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Julie Taymor Will Get to Keep Her Spider-Man Credits, At Least

Even though she's been effectively fired from Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Julie Taymor will maintain her credits as the show's director and writer. The New York Times reported on Thursday that Taymor gets to keep her billing. Today, Showbiz411's Roger Friedman points to two possible reasons why: There isn't enough time to re-haul Spider-Man completely beyond the point of her initial vision, and there isn't enough money to hook Taymor up with a cash payment to have her agree to a quickie divorce. In related news, do you have any idea how difficult it is not to end this post with a mean-spirited "but why would she want her credits" joke? [NYT, ShowBiz411]

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