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The Entertation Index: April 26

April 26, 2012

6, The Fast and the Furious – Yes, there are 6 of these, and EW asks “Who Else Would You Cast in ‘The Fast and the Furious 6’?”  The question would have been better posed as “…Would You Cast ‘The Fast and the Furious 6’?”

Link: F&TF6 (EW)

Mel Gibson's next role.

Gibson, Mel – Even after another off-the-wall, expletive-filled rant (NSFW), Gibson will reportedly star in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills.  Gibson is rumored to be playing the part of “Delusional, Bigoted Asshole with Insurmountable Anger Management Issues.”

Link: Gibson At It Again (Fox)

Hefner, Hugh – In the upcoming May issue, the Playboy founder condemns what he sees as the GOP’s newest battle in the war on sex: “All these years later I hear echoes of this same ignorance espoused by a new crop of self-appointed arbiters who are determined to oversee our morality.”  Hefner is no stranger to such skirmishes, having fought against sexually repressive laws and mores since the mid-1300s.

Link: Hef Speaks Out (Politico)

Kardashians – In simply wonderful news, Keeping Up with the Kardashians has been renewed for three more seasons!  Season 7 will begin May 20, which means that KUwtK has already run as long as Firefly, Arrested Development, and Freaks and Geeks combined.  Praise be!

Link: Kardashian Reign Extended (Cinema Blend)

Rises, The Dark Knight – With Batman’s low, raspy, and irritating delivery from The Dark Knight still fresh for some viewers, Bane’s nearly unintelligible utterances gave them pause until the most recent trailer had him sounding a bit clearer.  The next director in the series has already promised to record most of the dialog underwater next to a bombing range.

Link: Dark Knight Cleans It Up a Bit (Huffington Post)

Sequels, Reboots and – We’ve been lamenting for a while now Hollywood’s lack of originality.  Then we read that famous script writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have been hired to write the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man…which doesn’t even come out for about three months and is already a reboot of 2002’s apparently ancient Spider-Man.  Throw in G.I. Joe: Retaliation as more “real” and darker” reboot of 2009’s (!) G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and it’s a wonder studios don’t just scrap the first installment altogether and exclusively make sequels and “reimaginings.”

Link: YARM (E! Online)

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