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Crazy Like a Foxx

Jamie Foxx: sensitive to mental illness.Photo: Getty Images

Foxx to Play Schizophrenic Violinist: Jamie Foxx has signed on to star in The Soloist, the true story of Nathanial Ayers, a classical violinist who has a mental breakdown while studying at Julliard and ends up homeless on the streets of L.A. Oh — spoiler alert, sorry. [Variety]

You to Get Sick of ScarJo: Scarlett Johansson has lined up three film roles in anticipation of a possible actor’s strike — she’ll join the ensemble cast of He’s Just Not That Into You, play the title character in period drama Mary Queen of Scots, and star with Samuel L. Jackson in Frank Miller’s adaptation of the comic-book series Spirit. Not bad for Justin Timberlake’s Plan B. [HR]

Springer Good for Nothing: Jerry Springer has signed on to host the British version of Nothing But the Truth, a new Fox reality show in which contestants are hooked up to polygraph machines and asked if they’ve ever cheated on their spouses. We can not fucking wait to see this. [Variety]

Little Steven Employed Again: In October, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will release Magic, their first album since 2002’s The Rising. [Variety]

Crazy Like a Foxx