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Quick News – Smallville, Lovelace, Ted, Sonny With A Chance, Game of Thrones

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Compiled by the staff at Moviehole, Quick News is an assortment of news bites and other miscellaneous items, linkage and plugs that we just couldn’t find either time or space (or both) to place as individual news items. If you’d like something included in this section email us or tweet us!

Over on “Smallville” this week keep your ears peeled for someone referring to Clark as ‘Superman’. EW adds, “Smallville’s better-than-ever farewell season continues Friday with the appearance of Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle/Jaime Reyes in an episode that will have both fans of the mythology and beloved Clois squealing in delight. As teased in previews, the episode indeed features an iconic phonebooth transformation (but not into the full tights-and-cape). The moment is all you’d hope it to be, but what got this nerd really excited? The steps that were taken toward creating a critical part of mythology: our hero’s name. Also great: Lois’ interactions with Jaime, Clark’s almost child-like reaction to Booster douche (who is actually as frustrating as he his hilarious), and the arrival of clumsy Kent. Take it all in,Smallville fans, because we’re in the homestretch. Luckily, the show’s been making it more than worth the 10-year investment.”

Patrick Warburton will reunite with his “Family Guy” boss (Warburton lends his lungs to the animated series) Seth MacFarlane on “Ted” (More…)

“Live Free or Die Hard” actor Cliff Curtis will join Ashley Judd on the new ABC drama “Missing“. The show centers on Becca Winstone (Judd), a devoted single mom who, after her 18-year-old son disappears in Italy, takes it upon herself to travel to Europe and track him down. Curtis will play the director of a CIA branch in London (More…)

Joe Pantoliano (“Memento”) and Eriq La Salle (“E.R”) will recur on the Mark Wahlberg produced “How to Make it in America“, which is about to enter it’s second season (More…)

Fox Searchlight has renamed Emma Roberts’ next “Homework” to “The Art of Getting By“. The film is due for a June 17 Platform release before going wide a month later.

Ben Affleck can’t do “The Great Gatsby” because it’s filming schedule clashes with that of the actor-director’s next flick “Argo“, about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, in the Middle East. Isla Fisher (“Confessions of a Shopaholic”) does look like doing “Gatsby” though; the Australian actress would play Myrtle.

Four of the cast members of TV’s “Happy Days” – Anson Williams, Don Most, Marion Ross and Erin Moran – as well as the estate of the late Tom Bosley are suing CBS over unpaid merchandising revenue (More…)

Demi Lovato is exiting “Sonny with a Chance“. It made sense for me to go ahead and leave the show to focus on my music,” Lovato said in a statement to People magazine. “It’s kind of sad for me that a chapter of my life has ended, but there couldn’t be a better time for me to move on. I don’t think going back to Sonny would be healthy for my recovery, being in front of a camera would make me nervous.” (More…)

Kate Hudson tells Screen Junkies a little about “Lovelace“, the Linda Lovelace biopic in which she’s set to play the lead role. “It’s a very, very, very heavy script. She had an interesting life” says Hudson. “I think the script is really interesting because it’s nonlinear in the way it’s written. It portrays sort of an outside perspective of what she is and then it sort of takes you through a journey of what really was happening. As a real person, her life is quite controversial because you don’t really know when doing this research and looking into who she really was, she dealt with a lot of abuse and obviously a very difficult childhood which brought her into this world of pornography. But there is still that question of was she really being held at gunpoint to do this or was this really a choice of hers?”

“X-Men” actress Rebecca Romijn has joined the cast of Tyler Perry’s newie “Good Deeds“. John Stamos’ former abode sharer will play a former corporate executive who prefers motherhood. (More…)

A second season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” was announced only hours after the broadcast of the show’s pilot episode (More…)

Kevin Hart will star in a feature film adaptation of Steve Harvey’s bestselling 2009 book ”Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man.” The book is ”a male-perspective self-help manual for relationships, with topics that included everything from why men cheat, to why men are in the fixing business and not in the talking business, to how to get the wedding ring and why independent women should reconnect with their girlish side to make their men feel necessary. Like I said, it’s from a male perspective.” (More…)

Monica Breen and Alison Schapker have been hired to do a rewrite on a secret J.J Abrams project titled “Zanbato“, which is said to take it’s cue from Japanese history and involves, er, robots. (More…)

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