Arts&Entertainment

FILM INDUSTRY NOTES

by Jared Curtis


The first casualty of the fall TV season occurred last week when The CW canceled “The Beautiful Life,” after airing only two episodes. The show, which starred former “The O.C.” bad girl Mischa Barton, revolved around a group of models living together in a co-ed residence in New York. We imagine that “Hank,” “Cougar Town,” “Brothers” and “Accidentally on Purpose” will soon follow.

Just when you thought Flavor Flav’s reality show days were over, he’s back. The Hollywood Reporter revealed the hype-man’s new show will follow Flav as he returns to high school to get his diploma because he dropped out of school in 10th grade. No word on when the show will air, but it’s safe to say the show will affect kids in their decision to drop out of high school, because who wants to end up like Flavor Flav?

CBS’ outstanding comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” might have finally cast the pivotal role of the mother. Sources say Rachel Bilson (“The O.C.,” “The Last Kiss”) has been cast for the show’s 100th episode, airing in January. Executive producer Craig Thomas stated in an interview that the episode would feature “some serious mother action.” We’re not sure if this is another tease, ala Stella (Sarah Chalke), but we’re guessing that Bilson won’t be the mom but rather a friend or roommate of the mom who introduces the two. Your guess is as good as ours.

The cast for Joe Carnahan’s “A-Team” film has been set. Liam Neeson (“Kinsey”) will star as John “Hannibal” Smith, Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”) as Templeton “Faceman” Peck, Sharlto Copley (“District 9”) as “Howling Mad” Murdock and UFC fighter Quinton Rampage Jackson as B.A. Baracus. Filming has already begun.

Michael Bay announced that a story for “Transformers 3” is written and the release date will be July 1, 2011.

Director Quentin Tarantino spoke about the possibility of a third installment in the “Kill Bill” series. He said he wanted to wait until star Uma Thurman had aged 10 years from the last film, but did declare, “The Bride will fight again.” CV



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