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Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 09/14/2011

A look at Johnny Depp in ‘Dark Shadows’; Kate Gosselin goes out on ratings upswing

The first photos of Johnny Depp as vampire Barnabas Collins in the remake of “Dark Shadows” have surfaced. And yes, in some of these pictures, he bears a vague resemblance to Michael Jackson. (Celebuzz)

Kate Gosselin and her brood. (TLC)
The “Kate Plus 8” finale earned the show’s best ratings in over a year. A reported 2.1 million viewers tuned in, which suggests that people do want to see Kate Gosselin on TV as long as they know it’s the last time they will be doing it. (Daily Mail)

Elisabetta Canalis, ex-girlfriend of George Clooney and soon-to-be ”Dancing With the Stars” contestant, has posed naked in another one of those “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ads. (PETA)

Hugh Jackman will perform in a one-man Broadway revue called “Back on Broadway.” The show will run at New York’s Broadhurst Theatre starting Oct. 25. (Associated Press)

Paul McCartney and fiance Nancy Shevell will reportedly marry this weekend at McCartney’s Sussex, England farmhouse. (Us)

FYI: The frontrunners in the Oscar Best Actor race are Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. (I can vouch for the Pitt part — he is indeed endearingly empathetic in ”Moneyball.”) (Hollywood Reporter)

Which fall TV shows allegedly have the best chance of surviving? Find out after the jump.

Michael Jackson’s estate has distributed its first payment to Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine, his children and various charities. Amount of that payment? $30 million. (AP)

Grantland projects which fall shows are destined for cancellation and which ones will survive. According to the site’s assessment, things don’t look good for Will Arnett and Christina Applegate’s “Up All Night” (despite positive reviews), but Zooey Deschanel and Tim Allen can rest easy. (Grantland)

J.J. Abrams has officially decided to direct “Star Trek 2”; shooting will begin this winter. (Vulture)

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