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George W. Bush to Get Stoned

Oliver Stone, George W. BushPhoto: Getty Images Entertainment (Stone); AFP (Bush)

Oliver Stone Must Be Kidding: Oliver Stone, who presumably requires white-hot controversy the way other humans require sanitary drinking water, is shopping his next directing project, Bush, about the life and presidency of the current Commander-in-Chief. Josh Brolin, fresh off his success in the modern western No Country for Old Men, is attached as the ultimate cowboy. [Variety]

That Chick Carey Is Back: Mariah Carey sets an April 1 release date for her not-particularly-well-titled new album That Chick, which features production and guest contributions from Jermaine Dupri, will.i.am, and T-Pain. Click through to the article to enjoy some choice lyrics from That. [Billboard]

Franz Ferdinand Promises Dirty Return: On the other end of the spectrum, Franz Ferdinand front man Alex Kapranos announces that the band will drop a new “dirty pop” album this summer, which will take its inspiration from the sound of “the cheapest, shittiest guitars through practice amps.” [Billboard]

Get Ready for Hot Luna-Penn Action!: If sex scenes between Sean Penn and Diego Luna would make your life complete, than brace for completion, as Luna joins the cast of Milk as a supporter and lover to Penn’s real-life San Francisco politician Harvey Milk. [EW]

Brosnan to Act With Children and Animals: Pierce Brosnan signs on to The Vanilla Gorilla, which is partly about a father and daughter rebuilding their relationship after the death of their wife/mother, and partly also about, y’know, a gorilla. Hey, it didn’t sink Clint Eastwood. [PierceBrosnan.com]

Gurney, Blessing, Margulies & Howe Go Primary: Primary Stages is your mom's one-stop shop for fresh new middlebrow plays this year, as the company announces a slate for its 24th season featuring A.R. Gurney’s Buffalo Gal, Lee Blessing’s A Body of Water, Donald Margulies’s Shipwrecked! An Entertainment – The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself), and Tina Howe’s Manet (featuring Jane Alexander). [Playbill]