Jennifer Lopez Will Attend Barack Obama's Super Bowl Party, and 7 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today

jennifer_lopez_225.jpgAlso in this Friday edition of The Broadsheet: Ben Affleck lines up his next directorial effort with help from George Clooney... Bond 23 potentially adds another heavy hitter... Lone Star's Kyle Killen gets another shot... and more ahead.

· To paraphrase Ricky Gervais: She's just Jenny from the Block -- it just so happens that block is Pennsylvania Avenue. American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony will attend Barack Obama's Super Bowl party on Sunday, because they're famous. Think of them when you crack open that eighth Coors Light. [Huffington Post]

· Ben Affleck is in talks to direct the George Clooney-produced political thriller Argo. The film -- which is about the Tehran hostage crisis -- is based on a Wired article called "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran," and will reportedly include some "dry" comedy. Let's hope it turns out better than The Men Who Stare at Goats. [THR/Heat Vision]

· File this under Don't Hold Your Breath: Ralph Fiennes is apparently being courted by Sam Mendes for the untitled Bond 23. If cast, Fiennes would join Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and the rumored Javier Bardem in the film. [Daily Mail]

· Speaking of Bond: Former Bond Girl Eva Green will star opposite Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's adaptation of Dark Shadows. [Deadline]

· I'm on record about finding short lists totally pointless, but this has to be passed along: Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike are being considered by Warner Bros. for the female lead in Superman. Get this, though: That role isn't Lois Lane. First Peter Parker loses Mary Jane and now this? What is the world coming to?! [Variety]

· Considering Jason Segel can do no wrong, I'll reserve complete judgment on his decision to star in the comedy Undercover Cop for Dreamworks. Isn't this the type of film Kevin James gets hired for? Sorry, still reserving judgment. [THR]

· Movieline hero Kyle Killen is back! The Lone Star creator was one of four producers to have a pilot picked up by NBC on Thursday. REM is described as an "Inception-style thriller about a cop who wakes up after an accident to find he is living in two different realities." Yes, please. Casting suggestion for the cop: James Wolk. Other pilots picked up by the network include Free Agents, a workplace romance from Party Down's John Enbom; LoveLives, a marital comedy from Family Guy executive producer Chris Sherida; and an untitled project from Parks & Recreation producer Dan Goor about a doctor and his kooky patients. Good luck, gents! All sound like possible winners. [Deadline]

· Finally: Steven Soderbergh is being sued for child support by an Australian woman who claims that the director fathered her daughter. [AP]



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