September 9th, 2009
02:34 PM ET

Your pop culture cheat sheet

Here's what's going on in the world of entertainment today:

  • reports that Janet Jackson will make an appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday, in a tribute to her late brother.
  • The drawn-out lawsuit between the Tolkein Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema appears to be over, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The dispute was over profits for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Terms of the settlement (called "one of the biggest profit participation settlements in Hollywood history" by the paper) are confidential, but the long-planned "The Hobbit" film, to be directed by Guillermo del Toro, should be able to go forward now.
  • Halle Berry is set to star in "Dark Tide," an action thriller from the producers of "Twilight," according to Variety.
  • At the end of last season, it appeared that "Saturday Night Live's" Darrell Hammond, best known for his impressions of Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney and Sean Connery (not to mention the longest-serving cast member in the show's history) was moving on. Now Variety reports that he is negotiating a return for his 15th season.
  • Variety reports that its well-known columnist "Army" Archerd has died at the age of 87. He was a beloved figure in Hollywood and the "official greeter" of the Academy Awards for 47 years.

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