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Hasselhoff Rides Again!

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Hasselhoff: Back! David Hasselhoff is reportedly in talks to reprise his role as Michael Knight in NBC’s new Knight Rider series and will likely star in the two-hour pilot/movie which is slated to air in 2008. At last, Vulture has something to be thankful for! [Reuters]

Watts to Play an Angel (or a Demon): Naomi Watts will stand next to Tom Hanks in Ron Howard’s Da Vinci Code sequel Angels and Demons, making his haircut look even worse. Because of the writers’ strike, though, the film’s start date has been pushed back till at least next February, so Watts will have plenty of time to celebrate David Hasselhoff’s comeback with the rest of us. [NYP]

Ne-Yo Dropped From Kelly Tour: Ne-Yo, who’d been blessed with the divine honor of opening for R. Kelly on the R&B genius’ current Double Up tour, was given the boot after only a week. Fine by us — the less time we have to wait to see Kelly perform, the better. [Billboard]

Springsteen Back on the Road: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band have announced the details of the second leg for their Magic tour, which begins in February in Hartford, Connecticut, and wraps up in April in Charlottesville, Virginia. [Billboard]

Lumet Signs Funky Deal: Legendary 83-year-old director Sidney Lumet has signed a deal with the Funky Buddha Group to finance his next two films with the possible option for a third, supposing he lives that long. Fingers crossed! [Variety]

Hasselhoff Rides Again!