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Stephen Colbert to Spread Liberty Worldwide

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Colbert Goes International: Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report will at last bring truthiness overseas with an international version of the show titled The Colbert Report Global Edition, customized with Colbert “riffing on international themes.” You’re on notice, Estonia! [Variety]

Latifah to Reign in Vegas: Queen Latifah will make a cameo appearance opposite Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher in the romantic comedy What Happens in Vegas…, but Fox is tight-lipped about the exact nature of her appearance. This will be an easy secret to keep, because nobody cares. [HR]

Whitaker Behind Camera for FX: Now that Forest Whitaker has won an Oscar as Best Actor, it must be time for him to produce some television! That makes sense, right? Whitaker will produce and direct a new drama about arms dealers for the FX network. [HR]

West Goes on a Thunder Run: Con Air director Simon West will direct and produce a film of Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad, a nonfiction chronicle of the pivotal April 2003 Iraq-war battle by L.A. Times reporter David Zucchino. How will it end? The suspense is killing us! [HR]

Mitchell Cracks Code: Radha Mitchell joins Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas in Mimi Leder’s crime thriller The Code for Nu Image. Her job will consist of looking dubious as one of the male leads explains to her that everything will be fine after he does this one last job. [Variety]

Lavin, Houdyshell Join Rudnick Comedy: Tony winner Linda Lavin and Tony nominee Jane Houdyshell topline Paul Rudnick’s new anthology of short comic plays The New Century, opening at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on April 14. [Backstage]

Stephen Colbert to Spread Liberty Worldwide