November 6th, 2009
01:16 PM ET
Here's what's happening in the world of entertainment today:
The Hollywood Reporter says that GLAAD is protesting Wednesday night's episode of "South Park" which dealt with the "F-word." Their statement reads in part, "Though this seems to represent a well-intentioned effort by the creators of South Park to delegitimize a vulgar anti-gay slur, the fact is that the word is and remains a hateful slur that is often part of the harassment, bullying and violence that gay people, and gay youth in particular, experience on a daily basis in this country."
Jellystone Park is getting a little more crowded as three actors are in talks for the live-action/CG-animated "Yogi Bear Movie," Variety reports. Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake will be part of the film's cast, with Aykroyd looking at voicing Yogi himself, with Timberlake as Boo-Boo. Faris is negotiating to play a documentary filmmaker (not CG-animated in this case, one would assume).
Popular satirical website/newspaper "The Onion" is coming to TV, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Comedy Central is partnering with "The Onion" on a half-hour scripted comedy, based on the website's video sports "coverage."
In theatres today: Jim Carrey gets animated in Robert Zemeckis' state-of-the-art version of "A Christmas Carol," George Clooney in the quirky "The Men Who Stare at Goats," Cameron Diaz in the psychological thriller "The Box," alien close encounters of "The Fourth Kind," and finally, "Precious," which is getting a lot of Oscar buzz of late.
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