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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Katie Holmes prepares for next movie; Ernest Borgnine dies

A morning mix of entertainment headlines ...


Katie Holmes leaving her lawyer’s office on Saturday. (Mehdi Taamallah - AFP/Getty Images)
Katie Holmes is scheduled to begin shooting a movie next week. “Molly,” a film she co-wrote and co-produced, will star Holmes as (irony alert!) a single mother, People magazine reports. It’s unclear whether this is a theatrical release or something for television. It is clear that after she completes that project, Holmes is slated to star in a rom-com opposite Chace Crawford. (People)

Meanwhile, Tom Cruise and his advisers are in “crisis mode,” according to Us Weekly, as they try to reach a divorce settlement that won’t require a court battle with Holmes. He “doesn’t want his entire life laid out for everyone to dissect anymore,” says an anonymous individual, who apparently doesn’t want his or her name laid out for everyone to dissect. (Us Weekly)

Ernest Borgnine, star of screens big and small, died yesterday at the age of 95. During his long and prolific career, the Academy Award-winning star of “Marty” racked up 200 movie and TV credits. (Washington Post; Detroit Free Press )

Sienna Miller gave birth over the weekend. It is the first child for Miller and fiance Tom Sturridge. The baby’s name and gender have not been released. (Us)

The Amazing Spider-Man ” made $65 million over the weekend, and has amassed $140 million since it opened last Wednesday, making it the No. 1 movie in the country. (Associated Press)

“Unlawful Killing,” a controversial documentary about Princess Diana’s death, will not be released after all, because it did not secure the insurance required by its U.S. distributor. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Christopher Nolan got his hands and feet commemorated in cement outside Gruman’s Chinese Theatre on Saturday. It’s rare for a director to be honored outside the Hollywood landmark; according to Deadline, Nolan is only the eight filmmaker to be recognized in that way. (Deadline)

The occasion also allowed the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises” to pose for a handsome family photo...


(Mario Anzuoni - Reuters)

... and Jim Gordon, Batman and Catwoman to share some quality laughs.


(Mario Anzuoni - Reuters)

In his latest entry in an ongoing series of reviews for Gawker, Dan Rather proclaims that “The Newsroom” is “the closest we’ve had to ‘must-see TV’ in recent years” because “it digs deep to reveal the innards of big network television news.” Again, to summarize: all those shows you thought represented must-see TV in recent years — “The Sopranos,” “The Wire,” “Lost,” “Breaking Bad,” ”Mad Men,” “Friday Night Lights” — really didn’t come as close as Aaron Sorkin’s latest. (Gawker)

3-D movies are yesterday’s news. 4-D: now that’s the true cinematic experience. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a Michael Bay movie in a theater with “back ticklers.” (LA Times via Vulture)

FYI: “Jaws” is totally happening in real life. (Gothamist)

By  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Categories:  TomKat, Obits | Tags:  Morning Mix, Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise

 
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