October 30th, 2009
12:43 PM ET

Your pop culture cheat sheet

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

Anthony Hopkins is joining the cast of "Thor" playing Odin, Variety reports. Norse god Odin is the father of Thor and his nemesis, Loki in the Marvel Comics adaptation. Natalie Portman was previously cast as Thor's love interest.

Don't look for Hugh Jackman at the next Oscars, Variety reports. This past year's Academy Awards host reportedly turned down the offer to return this year in the past few weeks.

Charlize Theron will star in "Mad Max: Fury Road," a reboot of the films which launched Mel Gibson's career, according to Variety. The first "Mad Max" movie in 25 years will co-star "Black Hawk Down's" Tom Hardy. It's yet to be seen if Gibson will be involved.

"American Dad" has been renewed for next season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This means that all three Seth MacFarlane shows have been picked up for 2009-2010 by the Fox network.

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  1. Debra R

    Say it ain't so HUGH!!!! we LOVE youe!!!

    October 30, 2009 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |

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