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Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Randy Travis arrest video released; Oprah Winfrey to return to acting?

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Video has been released that shows the recent arrest of country singer Randy Travis for public intoxication. The catch phrase of the otherwise not terribly compelling clip: “Are you kiddin’ me?” (Associated Press)

Oprah Winfrey is reportedly considering an offer to co-star in “The Butler,” a film about Eugene Allen, an African American man who worked as a White House butler for eight presidents over a span of more than 30 years. The movie will be directed by Lee Daniels, Academy Award-winning writer of “Precious”; the screenplay, rewritten by Daniels from a script by Danny Strong, is based on a Washington Post story by our own Wil Haygood. Hugh Jackman and Mila Kunis are among those who also may sign on to the project. (The Hollywood Reporter)


Mery Streep: From Margaret Thatcher to Julia Roberts’s mother. (Andreas Rentz - Getty Images)
In other casting news, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep have signed on to star in a screen adaptation of “August: Osage County,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Roberts will play Streep’s daughter in the film. It’s the first time the two women have worked together on a movie project. (Via Weinstein Co. press release)

Aw, it’s like old times: Charlie Sheen has called “Two and a Half Men” a “steaming pile of [expletive]” after Warner Bros. sent him a cease-and-desist letter, asking his production company not to use any promotional photos from his former show to promote his upcoming sitcom “Anger Management.” “I’m thrilled,” Sheen told TMZ, in addition to making the steaming pile comment. “It insulates me from having to redundantly see myself in the idiotic bowling shirt.” (TMZ)

Terry O’Quinn — you knew and loved him as John Locke on “Lost” — has signed on to star in an ABC pilot for “666 Park Ave.,” a potential series about a historic New York City building that may be host to some supernatural activity. Sounds like “Lost” meets “American Horror Story,” doesn’t it? (Deadline)

Ian Somerhalder will receive the Wyler Award at the Humane Society’s Genesis Awards next month. The “Vampire Diaries” star is being recognized for raising awareness about animal rights issues. (Via Humane Society of the United States)

Seal, who had been wearing his wedding ring despite plans to divorce Heidi Klum , has apparently removed the ring. Or at least he had when this photograph was taken in Australia. (E! Online)

With “ The Simpsons ” celebrating its 500th episode this week, it makes sense that designer Jeremy Scott created a series of Bart Simpson-inspired looks for Fashion Week. Yup. Total sense. (Entertainment Weekly)

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