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News Shorts: May 28th 2010

By Garth Franklin Friday May 28th 2010 03:09PM
News Shorts: May 28th 2010

Promo photos and art is out of Lindsay Lohan as porn star Linda Lovelace in the upcoming biopic Inferno.

Reality show princess turned plastic surgery weirdo Heidi Montag has posted a strange audition video for the female lead in "Transformers 3".

A comedic website floats the idea of a fake comedy about four fathers (John Travolta, Brad Garrett, William H Macy and Cuba Gooding Jr.) who find themselves taking on North Korea's Kim Jong-Il.

Some disturbing photos of rapper 50 Cent's new look for the film "Things Fall Apart" about a football player diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to a liquid diet and three-hour-a-day treadmill walks, he dropped from a muscular 214 pounds to a gaunt 160 pounds in two months.

"Beloved child star Gary Coleman has died after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage. He was 42 years old...." (full details)

""Sex and the City 2" had the sixth biggest Thursday opening in history with an impressive $14.2 million..." (full details)

"Edgar Wright needs 100,000 Facebook users to become fans of the upcoming "Scott Pilgrim" film page, when that level is reached the studio will release the new trailer..." (full details)

"MTV is expected to give a pilot order to a U.S. remake of the acclaimed UK high school comedy "The Inbetweeners"..." (full details)

"The Pacificor hedge fund firm owns the rights to the "Terminator" franchise and has retained William Morris Endeavor to represent the company in the sale of all rights as well as "selecting and retaining key talent for the next sequel"..." (full details)

""Fast Five" will shoot in Puerto Rico from July to August with streets, neighborhoods and local offices substituting for Brazil where most of the story is set..." (full details)

"A casting notice e-mail from Paramount Pictures has emerged seeking three people, but not giving away the film's title or description. Many are guessing it's for the JJ Abrams-directed "Super 8"..." (full details)

"Lionsgate will not do any early screenings for the upcoming Ashton Kutcher/Katherine Heigl romantic comedy "Killers", claiming they want social networking to do the heavy lifting of getting the word out. What does that mean? There's a 99.99% chance the film's an absolute stinker..." (full details)

"Anjelica Huston, Thomas Haden Church and Ty Burrell have all been linked to the Christopher Neil-directed film adaptation of Mark Jude Poirier's 2000 coming-of-age tale "Goats"..." (full details)

"Newmarket Films look to have retitled the Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman-led Sundance feature "Hesher" to "Rebel"..." (full details)

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