Too young to play Superwoman, too female to play Superman, Taylor Swift is being eyed to play Supergirl in an upcoming remake of the 1984 flop Supergirl! The Love Story.
Swift will make her acting debut with a small part in the upcoming romcom Valentine's Day, but the Supergirl role could place her in the running to be the next big "female hero," according to Hollyscoop. Taylor Swift, who was just named entertainer of the year by the Associated Press, is pretty much the hottest thing out there right now. And we mean this in a showbiz way—not in a creepy old man way. [Hollyscoop]
•Continuing with the superhero theme: Kevin Bacon has just joined the cast of the superhero comedy Super. starring SNL's Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page ("Juno"). Which means he's just one degree from my future wife (ELLEN, CALL ME.) [Variety]
•Regardless of whether it makes enough money to save James Cameron's career, Avatar is generating Oscar buzz not at all in keeping with movies that have blue aliens as their main characters. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Avatar's strong reviews, revolutionary film-making techniques and Old Hollywood epicness all make it the film to beat this Oscar season. [THR]
•Lorber Films has picked up American rights to a documentary about the notoriously corrupt, sexist, generally bad person, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Videocracy was released in Italy earlier this year, and Italian broadcasters refused to show the film's trailer because it was "offensive to the honor and personal reputation of the prime minister." We are guessing that this deal would not have happened if Berlusconi hadn't been hit in the face with a souvenir statuette. Is that offensive? [THR]
•Oh shit: Two LA TV stations are setting up a televised Yule log fight! Variety details the holiday showdown, in whih both KCAL and KTLA will be showing hours of logs burning in a fireplace. The stakes are high, since KCAL won the 18-49 demo last year with its burning tree stump. Although, honestly, both of these stations stole the idea from New York's WPIX, which started the tradition in 1966. [Variety]