October 23rd, 2009
12:18 PM ET

Your pop culture cheat sheet

Here's a look at what's happening in the world of entertainment today:

  • Tracy Morgan and Bronson Pinchot are both clarifying statements they've made recently. "30 Rock" star Morgan told EW.com what he meant when he criticized fellow "SNL" alums Chris Kattan and Cheri Oteri: "Everybody’s blowing that out of context. I’m not angry with any of those people. I don’t know those people. But we focus and fixate on drama. I didn’t write that book, and go through everything I went through, just so people could fixate on Cheri Oteri, Chris Kattan. We weren’t mortal enemies, but we never hung out," he told the magazine.
  • As for former "Perfect Strangers" star Pinchot, he told The Wall Street Journal that he was specifically speaking about then-virtual-unknown Tom Cruise's language over 25 years ago, when he claimed that Cruise used "constant unrelated homophobic comments." He also regrets his choice of words in calling Denzel Washington "one of the most unpleasant people I've ever met."
  • NBC hopes to add more comedy to its lineup, striking deals recently with Adam Carolla and Don Cheadle, according to Variety. Cheadle's series will be produced by "Boondocks" Aaron McGruder.
  • With Halloween approaching, this weekend's movie offerings are focused on horror as usual: as usual, it's another "Saw" movie in theatres, "Saw VI" for those keeping track. In case you haven't had enough between "Twilight, "True Blood" and "Vampire Diaries," "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant," starring John C. Reilly, hits the big screen today, based on another series of books. Kids can look forward to "Astro Boy," a computer-animated reboot of an early Japanese animated TV series. Finally, Oscar season is officially here with Hilary Swank starring as Amelia Earhart in "Amelia."

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