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Jim Carrey Answers in the Affirmative

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Jim Carrey Says Yes: In a boon to entertainment headline writers worldwide, Jim Carrey agrees to star in Yes Man, based on memoir by Brit author Danny Wallace about a year in which he said “Yes” to every offer anyone made to him. Move is a blow to the five other projects to which Carrey has been attached in the past few months. [Variety]

Southland Tales Finally Sees Release: Richard Kelly’s follow-up to Donnie Darko, Southland Tales, which flopped at Cannes in 2006, will finally get a U.S. release from Samuel Goldwyn Films in November. Film, about a near-apocalyptic future Los Angeles, stars The Rock, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Justin Timberlake, and is reportedly exactly as absurd as that cast would suggest. We can’t wait! [Variety]

Shakur’s Mother Files Suit Against Death Row: The mother of late rapper Tupac Shakur files suit against Death Row Records, claiming label is shopping around unreleased Tupac recordings as part of its bankruptcy proceedings. We look forward to Tupac: The Complete Voice Mails, due for release in 2017. [Billboard]

Beck, Jamie Lidell Record Together: In an L.A. recording studio, Beck and Jamie Lidell collaborate on a series of singles recorded live, straight to vinyl. We recommend these tracks for the soundtrack to Southland Tales. [Pitchfork]

Beggars in Search of a Little Rough Trade: Legendary U.K. record label Rough Trade Records is purchased by Beggars Group, London-based home of Matador, 4AD, and Mo’Wax. Artists like Super Furry Animals and Jarvis Cocker record for Rough Trade, which was previously part of beleaguered Sanctuary label. [Pitchfork]

Esparza, McKean Do Pinter: Raúl Esparza and Michael McKean join the previously announced Ian McShane in Harold Pinter’s Homecoming on Broadway this fall. This item is too awesome to make fun of. [Playbill]

Jim Carrey Answers in the Affirmative