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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What Movies Do You Lie About Having Seen? "The Godfather" Perhaps? 

There's a new U.K. poll where 30 percent of respondents admitted they've never seen "The Godfather" but lied about watching it! Shame! You may end up swimming with the fishes :happy

The Francis Ford Coppola flick topped the poll. So what other movies made it to the Top 10? Here's the list:

1. 'The Godfather' (1972) 30 percent
2. 'Casablanca' (1942) 13 percent
3. 'Taxi Driver' (1976) 11 percent
4. '2001: A Space Odyssey' (1969) 9 percent
5. 'Reservoir Dogs' (1992) 8 percent
6. 'This Is Spinal Tap' (1984) 7 percent
7. 'Apocalypse Now' (1979) 6 percent
8. 'Goodfellas' (1990) 5 percent
8. 'Blade Runner' (1982) 5 percent
10. 'The Great Escape' (1963) 4 percent

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"Madea" Bigger Than "Elephant" But "Rio" Soars for Second Weekend! 

"Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family" edged out "Water for Elephants" but both movies were no match for "Rio." The animated film sold $26.8 million tickets to remain as the No. 1 movie in America for the second-straight weekend. ("Rio" movie review)

Meanwhile, Lionsgate's "Madea" proved that the franchise has strong built-in audience. The Tyler Perry flick grossed $25.8 million, debuting at No. 2 and beating Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon.

Their romance drama "Water for Elephants" entered at No. 3 with $17.5 million. Both the No. 1 and No. 3 movies were distributed by Fox.

Universal's "Hop" at $12.5 million (No. 4) and Dimension's "Scream 4" with $7.2 million (No. 5) complete the Top 5. For the complete Top 10 box office films for weekend of April 22, check it out below:

1. "Rio," $26.8 million.
2. "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family," $25.8 million.
3. "Water for Elephants," $17.5 million.
4. "Hop," $12.5 million.
5. "Scream 4," $7.2 million.
6. "African Cats," $6.4 million.
7. "Soul Surfer," $5.6 million.
8. "Insidious," $5.4 million.
9. "Hanna," $5.3 million.
10. "Source Code," $5.1 million.

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