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‘Tramps’ Like Trump, and Trump Likes ‘Tramps’

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Trump Looking for Tramps: Fox and Donald Trump are developing Lady or a Tramp, reality show in which party girls will be sent to charm school. “A few months ago, Britney had just shaved her head, and the idea was timely,” says producer Chris Coelen. “Now, with all this craziness with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, it’s even more timely.” And next month, when Mary-Kate and Ashley get arrested for running a meth lab, it’ll be super-timely! [Variety]

Weisz Is Lovely: Rachel Weisz will star in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones as mother of abducted and murdered girl. Film begins shooting in October. [Variety]

The Big Chill Goes Black: Screen Gems plans remake of Lawrence Kasdan’s The Big Chill, updated and adapted for an African-American cast. Regina King will star, as well as producing along with her sister, the similarly redundantly named Reina King. Unknown black actors already fighting it out for the star-making, left-on-the-cutting-room-floor Kevin Costner role. [Variety]

Aniston to Sing?: Jennifer Aniston options Skip Hollandsworth’s Texas Monthly story about the Goree Girls, women’s prison inmates who formed a popular country singing group in the forties. Aniston will produce and possibly star for DreamWorks. It’s like Caged Heat: The Musical! [HR]

Hurt Joins Hulk: William Hurt joins the cast of The Incredible Hulk as Betty Ross’s father, the general devoted to tracking the Hulk down. Hurt joins Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, and Tim Roth; we are forced to grudgingly admit that maybe this will be good. [HR]

Vaughan Happens in Vegas: Tom Vaughan (Starter for Ten) named as director of What Happens in Vegas, Ashton KutcherCameron Diaz romantic comedy for 20th Century Fox. Vaughan replaces Julian Farino, who drops out to direct adaptation of A.J. Jacobs’s The Year of Living Biblically. [Variety]

Company, Radio Golf to Close: In the wake of the Tony Awards, John Doyle’s brilliant reimagining of Company and genius August Wilson’s final play, Radio Golf, will close July 1. But don’t worry! Plenty of crappy shows are still open. [Variety]

‘Tramps’ Like Trump, and Trump Likes ‘Tramps’