'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' Guys Now Penning 'Forgetting Nurse Janice' For Henson Co.

· The Dracula: The Puppet Musical sequence in Forgetting Sarah Marshall so impressed the Jim Henson Co., who produced the puppets, that they've hired Jason Segel and Nick Stoller to write and direct the next Muppet movie. They're hoping the whole Apatowian raunch-with-heart formula will lend itself nicely to a story about Miss Piggy's accidental knocking-up by Kermit's unambitious stoner character, which will result in a mutant frig baby that both will love despite its freakishly beflippered snout. [Variety]
· As we noted yesterday, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (that's the one where everyone except Draco Malfoy dies at the end. Kidding! Never read it.) is so expansive, Warner Bros. had no choice but to split it into two, billion-dollar-earning blockbusters instead of the regular one. Consider this a coup for everyone involved—particularly fans of post-jailbait-aged Emma Watson. [Variety]

· Comedy Central revealed its new development slate that includes projects from Snoop Dogg, Andy Richter and David Alan Grier, or shows that you need to be stoned to find funny, shows that you don't need to be stoned to find funny, and shows that no amount of weed in the universe will help you to find funny. [Variety]
· While you may be having a good laugh at Eliot Spitzer's downfall, the former governor's aggressive tax-incentive program for filming in the New York region could now be in jeopardy. If only he had done his slutting in L.A.—then it wouldn't have been prostitution, just some harmless starlet meeting-takings! [THR]
· Ratatouille director Brad Bird will make his live-action directorial debut with 1906, a Warner/Disney-Pixar co-production set against the backdrop of the Great San Francisco Earthquake. [THR]