The Random Spiel: January 14th 2008

-Walt Disney Pictures has released the first photo of Princess Tiana, the first young African-American female animated lead character in the studio’s history, in the traditionally-animated “The Princess and the Frog” opening in 2009.

-Some new photos of Clive Owen on the New York set of the country-hopping spy thriller “The International” over the weekend.

-The first photos are up from Starship Troopers 3 featuring the return of Casper Van Dien.

-Some great set photos are up of Jim Carrey and Luis Guzman on the Downtown Los Angeles set of “Yes Man”.

-Despite reality shows replacing many scripted shows, ratings this week haven’t changed much for key primetime series, even the unscripted Leno is still beating the bigger guests and smarter Letterman.

-Singer John Mayer received a very cool Joker promo tie-in for “The Dark Knight”, click here for pics.

-A test screening review for the upcoming teen horror thriller “The Ruins” and its positive.

-Sylvester Stallone talks to IGN about how he would go about remaking “Death Wish”.

-A complete copy of the production notes, replete with spoilers, for “Cloverfield” is up at JJAbrams.Net.

-Aint it Cool’s Harry Knowles has reviewed “Cloverfield” and as usual his opinion seems to be orgasmic.

-An awesome photo of one of the rival “Speed Racer” cars that’s actually used in Japan.

-A new 90-second clip of the upcoming “Knight Rider” TV movie/pilot is up at Jalopnik.

-A quick glimpse of redemption tickets for “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” toy tie-ins confirm that both the Ark of the Covenant, and a ‘Crystal Skeleton Figure with Throne’ play key roles in the upcoming film.

-“Dexter” and “Angel” actress Julie Benz talks about her role in the upcoming “Punisher: War Zone” with Coming Soon.