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Mel Gibson not heading to 'Mad Men' (exclusive)

Rumors that Mel Gibson may appear on Mad Men are false, according to a source close to the show. A report circulated earlier today that Gibson had met with Mad Men creator Matt Weiner, but “the two have never met,” the source said.

Bryan Singer and McG sign on to produce two new multi-platform digital series

Warner Premiere, a division of Warner Bros. that specializes in creating content for digital platforms, announced it is developing two new multi-platform digital series with directors Bryan Singer and McG. Singer, whose films include The Usual Suspects, the first two X-Men films, and Superman Returns, will produce H+, an episodic science-fiction tale set in a futuristic world in which an implanted computer system allows a person’s mind to be connected directly to the Internet at all times. Stewart Hendler (Sorority Row) will direct. McG, the director of Charlie’s Angels and Terminator Salvation, will produce a teenage action thriller called Aim High about a high school sophomore who has a double life as a secret government agent. Aim High will be directed by Thor Freudenthal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid). Both series are in pre-production and scheduled to begin filming by the end of this year.

Simon Cowell's rep on 'X-Factor' judges: 'No decisions made'

Now that Fox has offically announced the new judges for American Idol, Internet rumors have been swirling about who will be chosen to judge Simon Cowell’s upcoming U.S. adaptation of X-Factor. While some reports have mentioned Dancing with the Stars winner Nicole Scherzinger and British pop star Cheryl Cole as potential candidates, Simon Cowell’s publicist denies those rumors saying it’s “much too early” and there have been “no decisions made” regarding the judging panel.

Elizabeth Banks set to star with Sam Worthington in 'Man on a Ledge'

Elizabeth Banks is set to star in Man on a Ledge, alongside Sam Worthington. Worthington will play a suicidal ex-cop literally on a ledge, and Banks will play the negotiator trying to talk him down. Jamie Bell and Amy Adams also star. [Deadline]

Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning to star in J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8'

Kyle-Chandler-FanningImage Credit: Janet Mayer/PR Photos; Glenn Harris/PR PhotosParamount Pictures has announced that Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and Elle Fanning (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) are starring in J.J. Abrams’ latest directorial effort, Super 8. Principal photography began today in West Virginia; the film will be released in summer 2011. A cryptic teaser trailer for the sci-fi film debuted earlier this summer in front of Iron Man 2.

'American Beauty' producer, 'Pushing Daisies' creator teaming for a big screen 'Pinocchio'

Oscar-winning American Beauty producer Dan Jinks has tapped Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller to a pen a script for a new film version of Pinocchio for Warner Bros., Daily Variety reports. No director or timetable has been set for the film. Jinks, who produced Fuller’s cult fave TV series, tells Variety that he was inspired by director Tim Burton’s success this year with Alice In Wonderland.

MTV to air two 'Jersey Shore' specials

MTV has greenlit two Jersey Shore specials to air once the second season ends on Oct. 21. One of the shows will be a cast reunion, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 28, while the other will be a behind-the-scenes special.

Howard Stern says he may leave Sirius XM

Howard Stern said he “pretty sure” he will leave satellite radio at the end of the year after his five-year, $500 million contact from Sirius XM ends. He hinted that he’s considering alternate Internet formats, though it could be an opening move in negotiations with the satellite radio company as it looks to extend his contract. [Hollywood Reporter]

Court rules Eminem owed royalties by Universal; Universal to fight ruling

The Wrap is reporting that the U.S. Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court decision and ruled that Eminem’s music publishing company is owed royalties by Universal Music Group for songs downloaded through iTunes and as cellphone ringtones. An attorney for UMG said the company would file for a new hearing. The final decision could have greater implications as other artists attempt to get a bigger share of digital downloads.

Telluride Film Festival announces lineup

This weekend’s prestigious Telluride Film Festival has announced its lineup of movies, including a few entries that premiered at Cannes (including Mike Leigh’s Another Year and Biutiful starring Javier Bardem), several films that are also playing later this month at the Toronto International Film Festival (The King’s Speech with Colin Firth, Never Let Me Go featuring Keira Knightley), and most interestingly, Peter Weir’s The Way Back, a drama starring Colin Farrell about a Siberian gulag, which as of now has not been announced as a Toronto film. In past years, Up in the Air and Slumdog Millionaire have premiered at Telluride before going on to score multiple Oscar nominations. See the full list here.

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