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Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson: Bridezillas

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Hathaway, Hudson Go to War: Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson will star in the New Regency comedy Bride Wars, about two friends who battle over venues, guests, and services when they realize they have the same wedding date. This idea could actually be the basis of a smart comedy, which makes us all the more certain this one will be stupid. [Variety]

The Persistence of Ashlee: Ashlee Simpson tells Billboard that the video she is currently shooting for her new single, “Out of My Head (Ay Ya Ya),” is inspired by the work of her favorite artist, Salvador Dalí. In a related story, staffers at the Teatro Museo in Catalonia, where Dalí is buried, are reporting strange sounds. [Billboard]

Columbia Makes Impact: Columbia Pictures acquires rights to Colin Beavan’s memoir No Impact Man, about a year in which Beavan’s Manhattan-based family used no electricity, never drove, and only ate local foods so as to do no damage to the environment. Columbia reps indicate that the adaptation of Beavan’s book will be made using electricity and cars. [Variety]

Spring in December for Bashoff and Burton: Lost and One Tree Hill star Blake Bashoff and three-time Tony nominee Kate Burton join the cast of the Broadway hit Spring Awakening, as, respectively, sad sack Moritz and the protean Adult Woman. You know your show’s a hit when you can score replacements of this caliber. [Playbill]

Purefoy a Saint?: Bizarro-find-of-the day goes to the to the extremely thorough Web-trawlers at Dark Horizons, who spot a post at the Website of the late crime novelist Leslie Charteris, creator of the gentleman cat-burglar Simon Templar, or “The Saint,” who later became the inspiration for a Roger Moore TV series and a 1997 Val Kilmer turkey. Charteris’s Website announces that production has begun on a new Saint film starring James Purefoy. [Dark Horizons]