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‘Lincoln’ teaser released

A morning mix of entertainment headlines...

A teaser for Thursday’s premiere of the trailer for Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” — not the movie, just the trailer — is now online. And it gives us a sneak peek at the sneak peek for the movie. Spoiler: Daniel Day-Lewis continues to looks a lot like Abraham Lincoln. (Via Hollywood Reporter)

Al Pacino could play Joe Paterno in a film or TV project based on the late Penn State coach. The potential project is in an extremely preliminary stage; no screenplay has been written, and no studio or network has agreed to take on the movie, based on Joe Posnanski’s book “Paterno.” But Pacino’s talent agency confirmed a report last week from Deadline that said Pacino is interested in the role. (Telegraph; Deadline)

Tom Hanks, Jay Leno and “Green Mile” director Frank Darabont were among those who paid tribute to Michael Clarke Duncan at a memorial service Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in L.A. Duncan died last week at the age of 54, having never fully recovered from a heart attack in July. (Associated Press)

FYI: Kim Kardashian recently compared her failed marriage to Kris Humphries to having cancer. “We had done filming our season at that point, so we decided to film for the wedding,” she told the Guardian. “And that was a decision that he and I made together. But I think that, with any decisions in life, like, I spoke to a girl today who had cancer and we were talking about how this is such a hard thing for her, but it taught her a big lesson on who her friends are and so much about life. She’s 18. And I was like, that’s how I feel.” (Guardian)

On the other end of the spectrum... Christian Bale recently flew a young cancer patient and his family to Disney Land in response to the young leukemia patient’s wish to meet the “real Batman.” (E! Online; Lighting the Batsignal for Jayden)

The synopsis of “The Hangover Part III” has been released and it says the following: “This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.” So Todd Phillips is making a road trip movie? (Digital Spy)

Lea Michele appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night, called out Jonathan Groff (who was in the audience) for not remembering her birthday, announced that she was electrocuted while visiting Groff’s parents’ farm (they also were in the audience) and expressed shock when Kimmel compared her to Screech.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.


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