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Alanis Morissette Cashes In On Her ‘My Humps’ Success

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Terms of Entanglement: Alanis Morissette’s new album, Flavors of Entanglement, produced by Björk and Madonna veteran Guy Sigsworth, drops this spring, and features an eclectic array of world- and folk-influenced tracks. Morissette promises a deeply personal and highly political record, which should go over great with all her new “My Humps” fans. [Billboard]

Favreau, Yoakum, McGraw Make Four: New Line turns to Vegas and Nashville to fill out the supporting cast of its Reese Witherspoon–Vince Vaughan comedy Four Christmases, as Jon Favreau and country stars Tim McGraw and Dwight Yoakum join the holiday-themed pic about a couple who spend Christmas visiting all four of their (separated) parents. [Reuters]

Albrecht Hires a Call Girl: Former HBO honcho Chris Albrecht cuts a deal to bring twenty episodes of British network ITV 2’s highly raunchy (though reportedly less raunchy than Tell Me You Love Me) hit show Secret Diary of a Call Girl to Showtime. Undaunted, HBO is going ahead with developing Darren Star’s Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl. Three cheers for pay cable, the home for shows about women! [Variety]

Ventimiglia Dominates Butler: Milo Ventimiglia will star opposite Gerard Butler in an as-yet-untitled science-fiction epic about futuristic prisoners in a deadly fight-game who are under the control of online players. Ventimiglia is rumored to play a villainous controller who brutally forces Butler to put his shirt back on. [/Film]

Raphael Enrolls in Year One: Should you envy or pity June Diane Raphael? On the one hand, she scores a potential breakthrough role as Jack Black’s love interest in next year’s Judd Apatow–produced Year One. On the other hand, she’ll have to battle castmates Black, Michael Cera, Oliver Platt, David Cross, and Vinnie Jones to even register. [HR]

Alanis Morissette Cashes In On Her ‘My Humps’ Success