A morning mix of entertainment headlines...
In surprisingly late fashion, the release date for “ G.I. Joe: Retaliation ” has been postponed. Paramount had planned to roll out the film on June 29, in time for the July 4th weekend. But Wednesday, just weeks before it was due to follow that long laid-out plan, the studio announced that the action sequel starring The Rock, Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis will arrive on March 29, 2013, reportedly so the movie can be converted to 3D. The move leaves “ The Amazing Spider-Man ” with no major competition for blockbuster status that weekend, and also leaves Paramount with no big releases this summer. (L.A. Times)
A former nanny for Sharon Stone has filed a lawsuit against the “Basic Instinct” star, claiming that Stone fired her illegally after she would not return overtime pay she had rightfully earned. The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, also alleges that the actress engaged in harassment due to ongoing negative comments about her Filipino ethnicity and religious beliefs. A rep for the actress released a statement dismissing the suit’s merits and describing the nanny as “a disgruntled ex-employee looking to get money any way she can.” (The Wrap)
Sony issued talking points to the cast members of “Community,” suggestions designed to help them answer media questions that may arise in the wake of last week’s much-publicized firing of Dan Harmon as showrunner. Running theme in all responses, “Really looking forward to next season!” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Canadian newcomer Holly Deveaux has been cast as Casey Anthony in an upcoming Lifetime movie about her case, according to Us magazine. The TV treatment focuses more on the attorneys in the case instead of Anthony; those roles will be played by Rob Lowe, Elizabeth Mitchell and Osar Nunez. (Us)
Prince Charles, mix master, after the jump...
Because you need another Tumblr to follow, here’s Movie Simpsons, a look at film moments recreated on “The Simpsons.” (Movie Simpsons)
Oh, and here’s a musical reminder:
Speaking of the ‘80s, apparently Paul Fusco, creator of “Alf,” is preparing to pitch an “Alf” feature film to some Hollywood studios. Oh good, more jokes about how he likes to eat cats. Those never got old! (THR via Best Week Ever)