November 10th, 2009
01:15 PM ET

Your pop culture cheat sheet

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

Oscar buzz continues to build around "Precious," and movie studio Lionsgate plans to expand it to 1,200 theaters over Thanksgiving, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio's president told the paper that the word of mouth for the movie is higher than that of most "prestige films" this early on.

Speaking of Oscar buzz, the chances for this past summer's "Up" to be nominated for Best Picture continue to look good. The Hollywood Reporter says that if that happened, it would be the first time a movie has been nominated for both Best Picture and Best Animated Feature. "Beauty and the Beast" was the last animated movie nominated for Best Picture in 1991.

Donald Trump and first season "Apprentice" contestant Omarosa are getting back together, Variety reports. The pair are working on a reality dating show called "Omarosa's Ultimate Merger." Omarosa also appeared on the first season of "Celebrity Apprentice."

Another one bites the dust: ABC has decided not to renew new series "Eastwick," reports. However, another new series, "The Forgotten," just got an additional five episodes ordered.

On DVD today: the aforementioned "Up," "The Ugly Truth," starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler, Ashton Kutcher in "Spread," "Andy Barker, P.I.: The Complete Series" and "Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days."

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  1. Jessica

    You know – Lucinda isn't far off. Even all the children movies that are out and children cartoons – all have adult innuendos.
    Why is that necissary? So parents don't get bored when they take their kid to see these movies.

    Why is it that every smash hit at the box office is some stupid movie where the same guy kills 10 people, gets away with it and then next year it happens again. WHY ARE THERE 6 "SAW" movies?! There's no reason for it. (Except for those producers, director and filmakers can make that next billion on the very same idea they've used for the past 6 years.)

    November 12, 2009 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. JK

    @Lucinda, there are thousands of children movies, just go to the theatre and you'll see that. Precious is not a movie for children its for a different audience, if u can't figure out that well you're the one with the problem (not the filmakers).

    Precious is a great piece in acting and storytelling of a difficult subject and I'm greatful to have the possibility to do that.

    If you want to see talking pigs, that's you're prerrogative and I respect that, but don't blame the world for that.

    November 10, 2009 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lucinda

    Regarding "Precious" Yep. That's all we need, more movies about violence, abuse, incest, racial discrimination and dehuminization. You people don't get enough of that in the newspaper everyday? Can't you filmmakers throw in another "Babe" type movie once in awhile. Anybody notice childhood keeps getting shorter and shorter! I guess that crackpipe means more to these parents than their own kids. What a World.

    November 10, 2009 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |

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