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Johnny Depp to Wear His Own Clothes in ‘Dark Shadows’ Movie

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Depp Explores the Shadows: Johnny Depp fulfills childhood dream by starring in movie adaptation of cult TV gothic horror series Dark Shadows. Depp reportedly grew up wanting to be Barnabas Collins, the vampire hero of the series. We grew up wanting to be a fireman, which we guess was just the beginning of our life’s divergence from Johnny Depp’s. [Variety]

Witherspoon, Vaughn in Four: Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn will star in and produce New Line’s Four Christmases, about a couple who has to travel to four divorced parents’ houses for Yuletide celebrations. This seems like an idea that’s more sad than wacky, but we’re sure Hollywood’s magic machine will sprinkle its comedy dust on the script and make one of the parents Dustin Hoffman. [Variety]

Sarandon Joins Lovely Bones: Susan Sarandon will play the grandmother in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Lovely Bones. Tim Robbins buys her a World’s Sexiest Grandma T-shirt, which in this rare instance is actually correct. [Variety]

Spock Returns: Leonard Nimoy will strap on the ears to play Spock alongside HeroesZachary Quinto in J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek movie. Fans at Comic-Con go wild at Nimoy’s introduction, as fans are wont to do. [Variety]

Waters Writes Memoirs: John Waters will write his memoirs for Farrar, Strauss; the tentatively titled Role Models will be finished in 2009. Suggested alternate titles: Two Rats Humping, They Made a Sanitized Musical of My Trash-Film Classic and All I Got Was This Lousy Memoir. [PW]

Goldberg to The View?: Whoopi Goldberg is reportedly in final talks to join The View, replacing either Star Jones as the black one or Rosie O’Donnell as the totally annoying one who was last funny in 1993. [Variety]

Zep Rules, Man: Led Zeppelin announces album reissues for the fall, including new version of The Song Remains the Same featuring six new live tracks. Band is reportedly mulling a full reunion tour. Somewhere, Wayne and Garth just went apeshit. [Billboard]

Johnny Depp to Wear His Own Clothes in ‘Dark Shadows’ Movie