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Viola Davis adopts baby boy; Halle Berry stalker will stand trial

Viola Davis, confirming her good news at the Elle Women in Hollywood tribute. (John Shearer/Getty Images for Elle)

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Viola Davis and her husband, actor Julian Tennon, have officially adopted a baby boy. The couple’s son, their first child together, is named Genesis. “The Help” star and Tennon announced their plans to adopt in August. Both Davis and her “Help” co-star, Octavia Spencer , confirmed the new arrival Monday during their respective speeches at the Elle Women in Hollywood tribute. (People)

Halle Berry’s accused stalker has a trial ahead of him. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Monday afternoon that Richard A. Franco — who was arrested last July after allegedly showing up on Berry’s property three times in three days — will stand trial on charges of burglary and stalking. His arraignment is slated for Oct. 31. (Associated Press)

Demi Moore came to the New York premiere of her movie “Margin Call” looking thin but still wearing her wedding ring. Husband Ashton Kutcher did not accompany her. (E! Online)

There is one thing the Occupy Wall Street protests really need: Batman. Reportedly, the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises” may film some scenes in and around the protests in New York. (Cinema Blend)

Instead of a sequel to the movie “Zombieland,” a TV show adaptation is in the works instead. Because apparently TV shows about zombies are kind of popular. (Vulture)

New Line has acquired a script written by Melissa McCarthy called “Tammy,” a comedy that would star McCarthy as a woman who gets laid off from a job at Hardee’s, realizes her husband is a cheater and goes on a road trip with her alcoholic, diabetic grandmother. (The Hollywood Reporter)

More after the jump...

Hiroyuki Sanada — the actor who played Dogen on “Lost” — has been cast on ABC’s “Revenge” as a mysterious Japanese business man. (Entertainment Weekly)

The second trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tin-Tin” is now online. (Comic Riffs)

So is the second trailer for George Clooney’s The Descendents.” (Slashfilm)

Or you an watch this supercut of very special episodes of TV sitcoms. If you can get through the Urkel-gets-drunk on “Family Matters” clip without snarfing, I salute you.

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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