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Catherine Zeta-Jones Joins Rock of Ages

Catherine Zeta-Jones hasn't been seen in a major movie since 2007's No Reservations, but they don't come much bigger than the star-packed, big-screen adaptation of the musical Rock of Ages, which she just joined. Director Adam Shankman says he cast the Chicago star in a new role invented to streamline the story, describing the character as "if Tipper Gore and Anita Bryant had a love child. She is this hardcore, moral majority, arch-conservative who wants to shut down rock 'n' roll in the great city of Los Angeles." Apparently, the rock-hating conservative is Hollywood's juiciest new character type: Zeta-Jones's Traffic scene partner, Dennis Quaid, also gets to wag fingers as the dance-averse reverend in this year's musical Footloose. [HR]

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