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Morning Meme: Pee-Wee Herman's Jokey, "American Idol" On Tour, Charlie Brown's New Owner, and "The Hills: Tng"

28 April 2010 3:42 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

I Love Lucy: The Movie, Ridley Scott messes with the perfect Alien, How To Retrain Your Dragon, and wasting Ryan Reynolds.

In a piece of perfect casting news, Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) has joined the cast of Smurfs to play Jokey.

Brad Pitt may have finally found a use for that dead possum he’s been allowing to take up space on his face. He’s considering directing and starring in an Eric Roth adaptation of The Hatfields and McCoys. No word yet on what side he'd be on in the legendary feud..

You may have heard that Facebook is now selling most of your personal information, and even making it available outside the (relatively) safe Facebook sandbox. Need to know if you’ve got the privacy controls set the way you want them? We had a single report of issues with this link being nefarious. It wasn't for me, »

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“I Love Lucy: The Movie” DVD gets released today

27 April 2010 9:20 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

By Greg Hernandez

When Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were riding high in 1953 as the stars of I Love Lucy, they decided to capitalize on their show’s popularity by signing to do the movie The Long, Long Trailer.

What is not widely known is that the release of the movie in 1954 about a couple on a rocky honeymoon meant pulling the plug on I Love Lucy: The Movie, a feature film version of their sitcom that had already been completed.

MGM, the studio releasing Trailer, balked because they felt that having the “Lucy” movie in theaters would interfere with the film’s marketing.

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