October 7th, 2009
11:02 AM ET

Your pop culture cheat sheet

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

  • After "Terminator Salvation," it was only a matter of time before the 1980s "Predator" film franchise was brought back to life. Adrien Brody, in what Variety calls a "surprise development," has been cast as the hero in the upcoming "Predators," where mercenaries once again hunt an alien (or aliens, as the case appears to be).
  • Get ready for a fifth vacation with the Griswolds. It's unknown if Chevy Chase will return but another "National Lampoon's Vacation" sequel is in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter, focusing on son Rusty Griswold.
  • After Maura Tierney had to drop out of NBC's upcoming comedy "Parenthood" due to her battle with cancer, it seems that producers may have found her replacement: "Gilmore Girls'" Lauren Graham is in negotiations to join the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. They were unable to make a deal with Helen Hunt to take on the role.
  • Fans showed up in "Force" at a sold-out concert Thursday in Anaheim, California, launching a concert tour of "Star Wars" music. Ticketholders got the chance to take a look at some costumes, props and artwork, which could only previously be viewed at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. iReporter Allen Mealey was there to capture all the excitement.

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  1. Ken

    Someone please tell Todd Leopold that the SNL "piece" about Obama is a SKIT and not a SKETCH!

    If he doesn't believe it, have him check with Ed Rollins, who correctly referred to it as a SKIT in his post.

    October 7, 2009 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |

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