Phil Spector appeals to Supreme Court; Reese Witherspoon to star in movie on West Memphis 3


Phil Spector and his attorney Dennis Riordan at his 2009 sentencing. (Reuters)

Reese Witherspoon has signed on to star in a movie about the West Memphis Three, the young men charged with murdering three 8-year-old Arkansas boys in 1993. The “Water for Elephants” star will play the mother of one of the young murder victims in the film, to be directed by Atom Egoyan.(Hollywood Reporter)

Clint Eastwood’s wife Dina and his daughters Morgan, 15, and Francesca, 18, are planning to star in a reality show for E! Eastwood will only make occasional cameos, apparently. Suggested titles for this show: “Go Ahead, Make Our Day!,” “Keeping Up With Dirty Harry’s Kids,” “Million Dollar Spouse and Babies ” and “Our Dad Decided He Doesn’t Want Oscars Anymore.” (Vulture)

io9 has weighed in on the seven-minute “ Dark Knight Rises ” prologue, currently screening in select Imax theaters in front of “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.” A quick summary: “All in all, this was slick Christopher Nolan action, delivered on a hot plate of sexy espionage and daredevil trickery. But this movie will now live on die on one thing — will people be able to hear Bane?” (io9)

Zach Galifianakis is apparently starring in his next comedy as Ron Swanson . (People)

In honor of her Golden Globes snub, Best Week Ever has put together this fine photo essay featuring pictures of Melissa McCarthy not giving a [bleep]. Not to nitpick, but I think she might give a [bleep] in a couple of these. (Best Week Ever)

Here’s video of Matt Damon making animal sounds for the benefit of a “We Bought a Zoo” bit on the “Late Show.” His elephant is particularly impressive.

And, for those who can’t get enough fairy tale movies, here’s the trailer for “Jack the Giant Killer,” Bryan Singer’s take on “Jack and the Beanstalk,” starring Nicholas Hoult..

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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