Universal has announced a Dec. 22 premiere for Steve Carell's Evan Almighty, where it will go head-to-head with Ben Stiller's Night at the Museum and Charlotte's Web (no relation to TVGuide.com's Entertainment News editor).... Vera Drake's Imelda Staunton will play Dolores Umbridge, the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.... Per TMZ.com, director Lee Tamahori (Die Another Day) is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges that, while dressed in drag, he allegedly solicited an undercover cop in Hollywood on Jan. 8. But was he turning tricks under the name Alan Smithee? That's the question.

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