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Natalie Portman-- "Adventureland" writer-director Greg Mottola is searching for some "Important Artifacts" and has certainly found two solid actors — Natalie Portman and Brad Pitt — for the romantic comedy. "Artifacts" is based on a novel written by Leanne Shapton. [Risky Business]

-- Larry David isn't through with making you feel awkward, as the "Seinfeld" co-creator is bringing an eighth season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to HBO. After the "Seinfeld" reunion, I'm very curious to see where the show goes next. [Variety] Read More...

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“You’re being too nice!” Woody Allen would tell Larry David on the New York set of their upcoming comedy, “Whatever Works” (July 19). Sure, David’s suicidal physicist Boris Yellnikoff was calling friends and foes alike “cretins” and “inch worms” and “sub-mental baton twirlers.” But the director wanted his leading man to really lay into his fellow actors, whether it was a pre-teen girl he was teaching chess to or the naive runaway—Melodie St. Ann Celestine, played by Evan Rachel Wood—who shows up at his door needing a place to crash.

“At first it was odd because I never use those words,” David told MTV News. “It felt strange when they first came out of my mouth. But then I got very used to it and now I’m calling people ‘inch worms’ all the time!”


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