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'Blues Brother' Will Be a TV Show Now, and More...


- Dwayne Johnson tweeted the above photo as evidence that actor/comedian DeRay Davis has a part in G.I. Joe 2. Also as evidence that the two of them arm wrestled outside a ladies' room.

- Actor Ben Whishaw says Tom Tykwer's Wachowski-produced adaptation of Cloud Altas will see the cast all playing multiple roles and genders, which is either inventively progressive or a sign that this film has the production values of a local theater production of Our Town.

- HBO has picked up Mike Tyson and Spike Lee's boxing drama, Da Brick, thus continuing Tyson's slightly disconcerting path towards surprising redemption.

- Considering Dan Aykroyd's vodka-soaked enthusiasm for stretching his beloved creations to the limits of their tolerability, I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise that he and the widow Belushi have decided to bring the Blues Brothers back in a television series described by writer and former SNL staffer Anne Beatts as "Route 66 meets Glee." I can't wait for that harmonica-laced rendition of Don't Stop Believin', and then my own death.

  • June 22, 2011
    - Mike Tyson, Spike Lee, L.A. Riots' John Ridley, and Entourage creator Doug Ellin are working with HBO to create a series called Da Brick, which would depict the early life of Iron Mike growing up in Newark. Already there's opposition to my plea to never, ever replicate any of... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2009
    If you've got an HBO subscription, keep an eye out for Dennis Quaid to be playing that president from all the McDonald's and semen monologue jokes. The gruff-speaking actor has signed on to play Bill Clinton in the Frost/Nixon playwright's directorial debut, The Special Relatio... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2013
    As part of their commitment to produce compelling non-fiction and continue forcing James Gandolfini to make his bones, HBO is planning some new, original films to look at the life of Nora Ephron and laugh at some paleontologists.... / Continue →
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