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Amy Adams To Star In A Janis Joplin Biopic? Not So Fast.

Many a starlet has dreamed of playing Janis Joplin in a big screen biopic. Over the past 10 years, Lili Taylor, Pink, and Zooey Deschanel have all been one-time picks for the role by producer Peter Newman, who secured the rights to Joplin’s biggest songs, as well as the life rights to her friends and family members for a movie called “The Gospel According to Janis.” But, alas, the film never came to fruition. Ditto for a Joplin movie called “Piece of My Heart,” in which Renee Zellweger was supposed to play the lead role in 2003. And the same fate awaited “Get It While You Can,” a Joplin biopic that was going to be directed by Catherine Hardwicke of “Twilight” fame and was set to star Reese Witherspoon. But now, this third incarnation of the idea is alive and running again—this time with Amy Adams in the lead and Fernando Meirelles, the dude behind “City of God,” in the director’s chair. So, will this flick, uh, actually happen? We’ll have to wait and see. But with any luck, Amy will be breaking out the bell bottoms and circular sunglasses. [EW] Keep reading »

Eight Songs To Make You Spend (Without Saint Nick)

I can’t stand Christmas music. After a weeks worth of shopping I’m already up to my eyeballs in “Silver Bells” and “Feliz Navidad.” Don’t get me wrong, I love buying gifts, but if I hear one more light jazz rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock,” I’m going to lose it. There are plenty of non-Christmas celebrating shoppers out there, slowly being tortured by seasonal elevator music — the Heebs, Muslims, Buddhists, Jehovah Witnesses, Atheists, Taoists….well, you get the point. Still, since it’s our job, if we have the means, to help boost the economy, I would just like to suggest some tracks to the retailers out there, unless they want me to do my holiday shopping at home — where I can blast my own awesome non-denominational music. Now, let’s get in the mood to spend with these hot holiday-free jams that revel in consumerism…

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