Justin Bieber, Mark Wahlberg to Play Basketball? 


Mark Wahlberg and Justin Bieber are set to duke it out on a basketball court to see whose balls are bigger! Paramount is in talks with both stars for an untitled basketball drama.

Apparently, both Wahlberg and Bieber are avid basketball players and the one-time rapper turned Oscar-nominated actor saw the young pop star play ball during a celebrity game for NBA All-Star Game weekend.

Wahlberg was impressed with Bieber's basketball skills, so impressed that he pitched the idea to Paramount powers-that-be. According to Moviefone, the project is being described as "The Color of Money" meets "The Karate Kid." Really?

Okay, so let's predict the storyline -- Wahlberg will play an aging street basketball player who sees potential in the young street urchin to be played by Bieber. Wahlberg will have son issues, while Bieber will have poppa issues. They resist each other in the beginning, but when they decide to join forces together, magic happens! Bieber wins the basketball tournament. The End.

Predictable right? You know what would make this movie work? Make the two sing and dance together! :wink

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Jane Lynch and Larry David to Join "Three Stooges!" 


I think this news is quite heavenly! "Glee" star Jane Lynch is set to play a nun in the latest big screen incarnation of "The Three Stooges" from the Farrelly brothers. She will star as a Mother Superior who runs the orphanage where our baby Stooges grow up. According to Deadline, Lynch will co-star with Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe, Will Sasso as Curly, and Sean Hayes as Larry.

But wait, there's more! EW is saying that "Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Larry David is in talks to also star in the comedy. It's in the early stages, but David and his longtime friends, the Farrellys, must make a decision soon because production starts in May.

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Goodbye Ryan Gosling, Hello Armie Hammer? "Social Network" Star in Talks to Join Johnny Depp in "Lone Ranger" 


Last week, we told you that Ryan Gosling was in talks to co-star in Disney's big screen adaptation of "The Lone Ranger" opposite Johnny Depp's Tonto. But sadly, Gosling was unable to join the Gore Verbinski-directed project because of scheduling conflicts.

Now, Deadline is saying that "The Social Network's" Armie Hammer is in early talks to star in the title role. Apparently, the story will center on Depp's character, which, as you may have guessed, would be an "unreliable narrator."

Can you imagine Hammer as the Lone Ranger? With a mask on? I think he would be perfect!

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Gloat Break! Regional Emmy Nominations Announced and I'm Nominated! YAY! 


So, the 2011 Emmy nominations were announced last night, my home away from home, KMIR6, the NBC affiliate in Palm Springs received the most nominations locally -- 8 nods! Yay! (Check out the complete nominations right here)

Last year, I won for Best On-Camera Talent, and this year, I'm nominated for the same category again! I also received a nod for Best Arts/Feature for my story, "Palm Springs -- Hollywood of the Stars."

I feel truly blessed and fortunate, and I am very happy! So please pray for me that I win. I know it's cliche to say at least I was nominated, but I want that trophy darn it! :happy

Winners will be announced this June. Our regional Emmy is called the Pacific Southwest which includes the Las Vegas and San Diego markets.

Here's what I submitted for Best On-Camera/Talent category.

And here's what I submitted for Best Arts/Feature.

Thanks for the love and the support! :happy

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Confirmed! Johnny Depp to Make "21 Jump Street" Cameo! 


Once upon a time, many moons ago, there was a young, unknown actor who stole viewers' hearts in the Fox series, "21 Jump Street." His name was Johnny Depp.

Years later, Depp is set to return to the world of "21 Jump Street" in a small cameo role according to ComingSoon. The Columbia Pictures production is filming right now.

The big screen adaptation is going to be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Rob Riggle, DeRay Davis, Dave Franco, and Jake Johnson.

The original Fox series ran from 1987 to 1991 where Depp played Officer Tom Hanson. The new film has Hill and Tatum as undercover cops who are assigned to work in schools. Cube is set to star as the police chief.

I wonder what Hill wrote for Depp's cameo. It's supposed to be really funny! We'll find out on March 16, 2012 when the film is set for release.

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