The Situation's App is a Best-Seller, and 6 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today

Situation225.jpgAlso in today's edition of the Broadsheet: Rachel Weisz joins the 360 promiscuity roundelay... Nobody cares about I'm Still Here... Don't hold your breath for Kick-Ass 2... and more...

· Jersey Shore's Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is a blockhead and a likely first-round Dancing With the Stars castoff, but at least he's got good management: A Situation app has become one of Apple's top 10 sellers, availing users of the opportunity to find nearby gyms, tanning salons and laundry facilities -- as well as play the interactive video game "Grenade Dodger" -- for the low, low price of $4.99 a pop. No word on if or when an STD clinic locator will be added, but for now, there's plenty to keep you busy. [THR]

· Rachel Weisz will reunite with her Constant Gardener director Fernando Meirelles for 360, the latest adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's play Reiden. Peter Morgan wrote the modernized take, featuring "short scenes between couples, shown before or after a sexual liaison. After each scene, one character from the pairing is then shown with another partner, who is then shown with another partner, and so on. Finally, the promiscuity comes full circle." [Deadline]

· You know what people don't care about, hoax or not? Joaquin Phoenix's meltdown in I'm Still Here, which averaged $944 per screen last weekend and is hovering well below $300,000 after two weeks' release. [Variety]

· Aaron Johnson shrugged off Mark Millar's unsettling, unrealistic Kick-Ass 2 development timeline, saying, "The way I heard was that we were going to wait until, I don't know, and it's, you know, it's not any time soon, I don't think. They're going to hold off and wait for that anticipation, I suppose." You think? [Cinematical]

· Tim Burton went way out on a limb for his Frankenweenie voice cast, enlisting old friends Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara. [Deadline]

· Orson Scott Card's venerated, unadaptable sci-fi novel Ender's Game has a development champion in Wolverine filmmaker Gavin Hood. It'll still never get made, but get excited if you want. [LAT]

· Best Buy plans to downsize its CD and DVD sections this holiday season to better stock and merchandise netbooks and tablets. Take your kids to see them before they're extinct forever. [Daily Finance]


  • TurdBlossom says:

    Kick Ass Again or Two or whatever it was going to be called isn't happening Mark. Build a bridge and get over it.

  • The Winchester says:

    Wait, Johnny Depp is signed up, too, right?
    It's like a natural assumption: Tim Burton movie = Starring Johnny Depp.