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Laurence Fishburne to Play Perry White in Man of Steel

Laurence Fishburne

Looks like the thing to do after leaving a crime procedural is to join Man of Steel.

Laurence Fishburne, who exited CSI after two seasons, has signed on to the Superman reboot as Daily Planet Editor-in-Chief Perry White, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Laurence Fishburne exits CSI after two seasons

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Jackie Cooper, Superman's Perry White, Dies at 88

Jackie Cooper as Perry White

Jackie Cooper, who played Daily Planet editor Perry White in the original Superman films, has died. He was 88 years old.

Cooper died Tuesday at a Beverly Hills, Calif., hospital after a sudden illness, TMZ reports.

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Amy Adams Wins Lois Lane Role in Superman Film

Amy Adams

Amy Adams will take on the iconic role of Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman reboot, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"There was a big, giant search for Lois," director Zack Snyder told the newspaper. "For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just... read more

5 Things You Didn't Know About Michael Trucco

Fairly Legal

Michael Trucco has locked lips with the comely likes of Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff and Castle's Stana Katic. Now the 6-foot-3 40-year-old is playing Sarah Shahi's ex-husband with benefits in USA's new series Fairly Legal... read more

Oscar-Nominated Actress Susannah York Dies

Susannah York

Academy Award-nominated British actress Susannah York has died of cancer, The Associated Press reports. She was 72.

York died Saturday at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. Her son, Orlando Wells, told the news agency she had entered the hospital Jan. 6 after experiencing shoulder pain.

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York's first big break came playing Albert Finney's love interest in... read more

Smallville: Teri Hatcher Grateful to Step Back Into Superman World — and Wig!

Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher is no stranger to the Superman mythos.

The 45-year-old actress' first leading role was the dynamic Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane on ABC's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, which ran from 1993 to 1997.

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Before her, the role of Lois Lane had been portrayed by a plethora of women, Phyllis Coates took the part in the first live-action series. Perhaps the most well-known is Margot Kidder, who starred opposite Christopher Reeve in the films from 1978 to 1987.

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Smithsonian Supersnubs Reeve Family

The high-tech wheelchair in which Christopher Reeve spent his final years isn't good enough for the Smithsonian. According to the New York Post, when the Reeve fam offered the chair for display, the venerable institution put the brakes on the exchange, saying they wanted more, much more, to chronicle the Superman star's valiant fight. "We need the whole history of his experience," says the curator, who has since compiled a wish list, including Reeve's meds, exercise equipment, literature he collected and letters he wrote about his condition, "but never heard back" from the family. A rep for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation says they want the chair on display as tribute to "the most visible person with a spinal cord injury," but has balked at fulfilling the Smithsonian's shopping list. read more

Better Early Than Never
CBS producer Steve Friedman on revamping the net's mornings

CBS' The Early Show

There probably isn't anyone on Earth who has produced more hours of morning television than Steve Friedman. In two stints and 10 years of producing NBC's Today, he worked with Tom Brokaw, Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel, Katie Couric and Matt Lauer. He devised the show's street-level studio in Rockefeller Plaza, which has become a major Manhattan attraction. He led CBS' effort to become a serious player in morning TV when he launched The Early Show with Gumbel and Jane Clayson in 1999. The show has never challenged Today or ABC's Good Morning America in the ratings, but it has become a significant profit center for CBS News. Friedman followed pal Gumbel out of CBS in 2002, but the network's current news president Sean McManus has brought him back — as vice president in charge of morning broadcasts — in the hopes that Friedman can take The Early Show to the next level. The Biz talked with him about how read more

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Rebecca Holden and David Hasselhoff, Knight Rider

Question: On the show Knight Rider, what did K.I.T.T. stand for?Answer: Why, he and partner/driver Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff) stood for truth, justice and single-handedly lowering the auto-industry fleet's miles-per-gallon average by 10 miles or so. Weren't you watching? Actually, K.I.T.T. stood for Knight Industries Two Thousand, the model name for the superpowered, computer-sentient car built by dying rich guy Wilton Knight. The hit series ran on NBC from September 1982 to August 1986, and as fans will know, Knight rescued undercover cop Michael Young, who'd been shot in the face while on the job. He paid for his plastic surgery, giving Young a new mug and a new name (Knight, which smacked of some ego, I thought) in the process. Then he handed his creation the keys to K.I.T.T., a black Trans Am with a read more

I was reading recently in ...

Question: I was reading recently in your column about Sleuth and got to wondering: Wasn't it remade with Michael Caine as the author and Christopher Reeve as the younger man? Answer: Although Deathtrap (1982) isn't a remake of Sleuth (1972), there are similarities, first and foremost that it's also an adaptation of a stage play (by Ira Levin rather than Anthony Shaffer) and it focuses on the cat-and-mouse head games between a successful older writer (Michael Caine, who played the young buck opposite read more

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