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POPE PEEPS AT POPE
Pope Benedict XVI will attend a world premiere screening to be held Nov. 17 at the Vatican of CBS' upcoming epic miniseries charting the life of Pope John Paul II (played by Anaconda's Jon Voight). Mind you, the pontiff thought he was agreeing to preview Saw II.
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SOAP DISSAnaconda snake-bait and former MTV game-show hostess Kari Wuhrer has filed a lawsuit against ABC, claiming that she was recently fired from the soap opera General Hospital because she's pregnant — albeit not with evil twins. For much more on the story, check out today's Soap News column.
HOLY SWITCHEROO!Citing personal reasons, Ian Holm (The Lord of the Rings, Chariots of Fire) has asked to be released from his commitment to play the lead in CBS' forthcoming John Paul II miniseries; in his stead, Jon Voigt (Anaconda, Deliverance) will portray the elder pontiff, Variety reports. Cary Elwes still will play the younger Karol Wojtyla, which again I say is great, because brother absolutely killed in The Princess Bride