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Can Jessica Alba Save Broadway?

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Alba to Plow, Speedily? This morning on Live With Regis & Kelly Jessica Alba revealed that she’d been offered the role of Karen in the upcoming Broadway revival of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow but said, “I don’t know if audiences would even want to see me on Broadway.” In a related story, several stagehands have miraculously reported to work. [People]

Linney to Liaise, Dangerously: Laura Linney has signed on to appear in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s forthcoming revival of Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses. [Playbill]

More Viral Nonsense: If J.J. Abrams thinks that after seeing the new Cloverfield trailer, we’re still interested in the movie’s cheesy promotional alternate-reality game, well, he’s pretty much right. [Cloverfield News]

Does Someone in Enchanted Say the F-Word? No, but it sure sounds like it! [/Film]

RIP: Quiet Riot singer Kevin Dubrow was found dead in his Las Vegas home yesterday. The cause of death has not yet been released. [AP]

Can Jessica Alba Save Broadway?