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FarmVille Coming to TV

Brett Ratner to produce half-hour cartoon

(Newser) - FarmVille might be ready for its overalls-clad close-up. Director Brett Ratner, of Rush Hour and Prison Break fame, has signed on to produce a half-hour animated show based on Zynga's popular game, the Wall Street Journal reports. The series will be produced with Canadian production company Six Eleven Media.... More »

2011's Least Fascinating People

Hey, not everybody can be interesting: Seth Abramovitch

(Newser) - Needless to say, Gawker isn’t all that impressed with Barbara Walters’ annual list of the year’s 10 most fascinating people . The good news is, that didn’t stop blogger Seth Abramovitch from offering up his own list, of the year’s 10 least fascinating people, in response:
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Billy Crystal: I'm Hosting the Oscars

Familiar face tweets that he's replacing Eddie Murphy

(Newser) - Who else? Billy Crystal will be the new Oscars host. Crystal himself tweeted the news in joke form, notes the Huffington Post : "Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions," he wrote . "Looking... More »

Oscars' New Producer: Brian Grazer

Oscar winner will replace Brett Ratner

(Newser) - The Oscars has quickly filled one of two gaping holes in its telecast: Big-time producer Brian Grazer will produce the show, reports TMZ . He takes over for Brett Ratner, who stepped down after uttering a gay slur . Still no word on who will host following Eddie Murphy's decision to... More »

Eddie Murphy Drops Out of Oscars Hosting Gig

He steps aside after his pal, Brett Ratner, steps down over slur

(Newser) - Eddie Murphy won't be hosting the Oscars after all. One day after buddy Brett Ratner stepped down as producer for using a gay slur , Murphy announced that he would not be part of the show. Murphy is one of the stars of director Ratner's new flick, Tower Heist.... More »

Oscar Producer Quits After Gay Slur

Brett Ratner apologizes for saying 'rehearsing is for fags'

(Newser) - Using anti-gay language can do serious harm to your Hollywood career, Brett Ratner has discovered. The film director, facing a firestorm of criticism over his use of a gay slur, has resigned as producer of the Oscars telecast, according to the Hollywood Reporter . During a Q&A session at a... More »

Murphy In for Beverly Hills Cop 4

Paramount wants director Ratner to revive franchise after Indy -like 14 years

(Newser) - Fans of the old Eddie Murphy (you know, before the fat suits and prostheses), rejoice: A third sequel to 1984’s Beverly Hills Cop will start production next year, Variety reports. Murphy approached Paramount about the project, and the studio eagerly agreed after successfully disinterring Indiana Jones. Murphy is attached,... More »

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