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Warmoth's out again today. He hates me, you see. Really though, he busts his rear for this column and he gets a break whenever he wants it. The Twitter-Wood was relatively quiet today, but not so quiet that I've got nothing for you. Aubrey O'Day made some noise with a fairly scandalous TwitPic, the one that earned today's Twitter Pic of the Day honors. There were some strong runner-up contenders however from Danny Masterson and Fred Durst.

On the text tweet front, Amber Benson talks about her painful future as a roller derby girl, Rainn Wilson makes a startling observation, Michael McKean comes up with a brilliant movie idea and Ice-T addresses a very personal rumor. Plus, Gil Birmingham from the totally unpopular "Twilight" series brings an update from the set of "Eclipse." I'm @geminibros and this is your Twitter-Wood for October 2, 2009. Have a kickass weekend, y'all. Read More...

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Yesterday was a big day for Pee Wee Herman fans. Paul Reubens appeared on "The Jay Leno Show" the night before in the guise of his alter-ego, for starters. There was also the long-time-coming creation of an official Twitter account for @peeweeherman. In other words, Pee Wee is back and he's here with us in cyberspace. The word of the day is... "awesome."

The sudden Pee Wee resurgence led to a rush of of responses from around the Internet. Today's Daily TwitPic is one of those responses, from comedian and MTV veteran Andy Milonakis. In the image after the jump you can see a very messy -- and very excited -- Milonakis posing with Reubens and a handful of red licorice. Read More...

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If you haven't seen the T-shirts being given out to the crew for "Toy Story 3," you're definitely going to want to check out director Lee Unkrich's posts today. They're must-sees Disney and Pixar fans. I almost gave him Twitter Pic of the Day status, too, but Kevin Nealon's shot with Sarah Silverman in a headlock edged them all out. Furthermore, I couldn't pick just one side of one of the shirts to spotlight.

I've also got a nice memory of actor Henry Gibson, who passed away yesterday, thoughtfully tweeted by actor Michael McKean. You can check that out at the top of the Twitter-Wood rundown today, along with a David Slade "Eclipse" tweet, a TwitPic from Peter Facinelli out in the forest, and a note about Tom Arnold's bachelor party. I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter-Wood report for September 17, 2009. Read More...

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Are you familiar with John Waters? He may not be the originator of camp, but he is in many ways the modern-day godfather of it. As for what camp is, I'll let Waters himself explain it, which he did in a guest appearance on "The Simpsons":

Waters: It's camp! The tragically ludicrous? The ludicrously tragic?
Homer: Oh, yeah! Like when a clown dies.
Waters: Well, sort of.

Camp filmmaking essentially involves treating relatively stupid, tasteless ideas with the same sort of ingenuity and creative reverence typically reserved for so-called "fine film." This is Waters' stock in trade, so much so that it is somewhat baffling to be a fan today knowing that his classic "Hairspray" was adapted for film and theater musical treatments. What's not so baffling is the filmmaker's recent revelation that he's gearing up to call it quits. Read More...

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Four years back, the nerd gods of film decreed that 3-D was going to be the next big movie craze. George Lucas, Jim Cameron, Peter Jackson, hell, even Randall Kleiser (the dude who directed “Grease”, who may or may not be a nerd) showed off digital 3D footage at ShoWest 2005 and declared that having movies look like they’re throwing stuff at you was The Future. Everyone else said whatever, assuring themselves that “Spy Kids 3-D” was the first and last time they’d put on a set of ridiculous glasses at the theater for the duration of the 21st century.

How wrong we were. Damn near every major motion picture is presented in the third-dimension these days. Everything from family friendly fare like “Up” to grisly thrills like “My Bloody Valentine,” the nerds were right; having movies appear to throw things at you is very heart of the entertainment zeitgeist. Movie makers seem to be inspired by the tech too, both literally (in that they’re making new stuff) and metaphorically (in that they seem to be making a fair number of part threes in old franchises). Pixar’s dusting off Tim Allen to make “Toy Story 3” and the Weinstein Co. is already working on “Halloween 3D” for next summer. It’s easy branding and titling, cooking up a part three that requires funky glasses.

For any studio out there reading, here are five guaranteed hits prepared for three-dimensionalization. Read More...

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Peter Jackson-- "A Perfect Getaway" star Steve Zahn will star in the Fox adaptation of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," by Jeff Kinney. Thor Freudenthal will direct. I don't know which half of that name I like more. (Variety)

-- A few brief clips from Peter Jackson's adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel "The Lovely Bones" have hit the Internets. (Entertainment Tonight)

-- Writer/director John August has picked up the rights to Steve Hely's novel, "How I Became a Famous Novelist." The story follows a guy who sets himself on a path to write a commercial novel simply so he can make a lot of money and get back at his ex-girlfriend. (Variety) Read More...

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Kevin SmithConsidering the amount of hockey tweeting Kevin Smith has been doing lately, it should come as little surprise that he's setting up a match for his 39th birthday on Sunday. It sounds like he'll need to get some extra rest hours in on Saturday, though, because his new film "A Couple of Dicks" is pulling some a late shoot tonight, according to Kevin Pollak.

Other gems in today's rundown include Tom Felton's warm welcome to one of his Hogwarts professors, as well as a blast from the past for "Full House" fans via John Stamos, who uploaded a photo taken during a BBQ at Bob Saget's place. You can check out all of these and find out which "Twilight" actress recently got a tattoo in the Twitter-Wood report for July 31, 2009. Read More...

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Arnold SchwarzeneggerBefore Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger presided over the state of California, he was an actor. If you're old enough to read this, then you probably know that. After all, Schwarzenegger wasn't just an actor... he was THE actor. The one-time Mr. Universe spent much of the '80s and '90s as Hollywood's go-to action hero. He never quite managed to shake the thick Austrian accent, but that was in many ways part of the charm.

Today is Governor Schwarzenegger's birthday. He turns 62 and looks pretty much like you would expect a 62-year-old former Mr. Universe and former action star to look: fit as a fiddle. In honor of the Governator's special day, I'd like to take a moment to look back at some of the significant things he left us with before turning his attention from acting to politics. Read More...

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McGThe script for Disney’s adaptation of the classic Jules Verne character Captain Nemo is getting a revision, as Randall Wallace (“Braveheart”) steps in to rework the script previously penned by Bill Marsilii ("Deja Vu") and Justin Marks ("Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li"). As MTV recently learned, the film’s origin story focus will remain and producers have been traveling the globe to scout possible shoot locations.

“We’re just back from Australia on Friday,” producer Sean Bailey told MTV News. “We were looking around Australia and New Zealand. It’ll be a big, big globe-trotting movie. We feel like if you’re going to go 20,000 leagues under the sea, [the audience] needs to feel like you’ve done it with [Nemo].” Read More...

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Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert PattinsonFROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: If you live in the San Diego area, we suggest you buy some ear plugs, stat. Variety is reporting that "New Moon" stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will appear at Comic-Con 2009 this week to promote the "Twilight" sequel. Cue the squealing teens!

Fans have been speculating for months whether the Saga's stars would turn up for the event, with keen interest focused on RPattz who is in the middle of filming "Remember Me" in New York City. According to the report, Robert, Kristen and Taylor will participate in an off-site press conference Thursday morning and will attend a Hall H panel later in the afternoon at the San Diego Convention Center. (View an entire Comic-Con schedule of events here.)

Continue reading 'New Moon' Comic-Con Update: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart And Taylor Lautner Will Appear

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