News and notes:
First, I must note the recent passing of Charles Aaron Smith, better known as Bubba Smith, the NFL defensive linesman and prolific actor. Smith played 9 seasons in the NFL and was on the Baltimore Colts team that won Super Bowl V (over the Dallas Cowboys), but lost Super Bowl III (to Joe Namath and the New York Jets). As an actor, Smith is best known for Moses Hightower, the tall floriest turned cop in the Police Academy films. The New York Times has a nice obituary of Smith. Rest in peace, Bubba Smith.
My! We certainly are confident. Entertainment Weekly informs us that Sony Pictures has scheduled "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" for May 2, 2014. Yes, that would be the sequel to the Spider-Man film franchise reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, which won't hit theatres until May 2012.
According to TV Line, ABC will soon announce that the 2011-12 season will be the final for Desperate Housewives.
Total Film says Jesse Eisenberg will take on the lead and dual role in the film, "The Double," for hot director Richard Ayoade (Submarine).
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES HOT STUFF:
Total Film has the official first picture of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.
But Slash Film ain't playing that! They have spy photos of Catwoman from the film's set.