Hollywood gets on with the business of being Hollywood, selling top-quality products and bottom-shelf products all in the same breath. In that vein we have a 1910 adventure series going to screen, and the Octo-mom lady getting a show.
Halle Berry is close to signing onto the thriller The Surrogate, about a wicked lady who carries a couple's baby, only to turn out crazy. Oddly, her Perfect Stranger costar Bruce Willis is in an upcoming thriller called, um, Surrogates. [Variety]
Rebecca DeMornay, John Mahoney, Aidan Quinn, and Penelope Ann Miller have all been announced as cast members of Flipped, a tale about two kids falling in love, based on a young adult novel. And with a cast like that, it's bound to be... something. [THR]
Revolutionary Road growler Michael Shannon is signing on to costar in The Runaways, the Joan Jett biopic starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. Hm. [THR]
NBC has signed a deal with Hallmark, which means we'll soon be able to buy 30 Rock and Battlestar Galactica greeting cards. Nothing says "Happy Birthday" quite like a card reading "Frak! I'm lizzing all over the place." [Variety]
Crazed octo-mom Nadya Suleman has finally landed a reality show deal, with the Dutch-owned reality hut that produces The Biggest Loser and For Love or Money (exactly). It won't be as "intrusive" as other reality shows, rather it'll occasionally check in on the lives of the enormous brood, sort of like the wonderful British Up series, except not at all because everyone will be miserable and vulgar. [THR]
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