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Tyra Banks, Ashton Kutcher Announce Plans for ‘America’s Next Punk’d Model’

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Banks, Kutcher Form Satanic Reality Dream Team: Two legends of the reality-television world, Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher, join forces to create an unscripted series for ABC about a beauty pageant, but with a twist the network is keeping under wraps. Our bet: It involves some form of cruelty. [HR]

Rock the Tooth: Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson will attempt to capitalize on his comedy success in The Game Plan by starring in 20th Century Fox’s The Tooth Fairy as “an ordinary man who’s brought in to save the tooth fairy kingdom.” We know this is a bald-faced Santa Clause ripoff, but we don’t care; the idea of the Rock fluttering around with fairy wings is already making us giggle. [Variety]

Rhys Meyers Seeks Shelter: Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins Julianne Moore in the supernatural horror thriller Shelter. His unearthly, near-angelic beauty will stand out wonderfully in a field of deformed children. [Variety]

Broadway Finger-blast: Fresh off successful runs in London’s West End and at BAM, the Patrick Stewart–starring Macbeth will transfer to Broadway for eight weeks starting at the end of March, meaning we’ll get another chance to figure out exactly what Stewart’s doing to Kate Fleetwood. [Playbill]

That One Dance Movie, in 3-D: Disney is planning a sequel to Step Up 2 the Streets, that one dance movie that made all the money this month. No, not that one dance movie, the other one. Jonathan Chu is in talks to direct Step Up 3-D, which will give audiences the realistic sensation of being kicked in the face. [Variety]

Do You Enjoy the Taste of Unsubstantiated Speculation?: Some guy on a Website got an e-mail from a friend who saw Smallville villain Michael Rosenbaum out on the town apparently talking business with Michael Bay, leading said friend to picture Rosenbaum’s smooth head covered with burn scars and to speculate that Bay may be courting Rosenbaum to star as Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street remake he’s producing. Got all that? [Cinemablend]

Tyra Banks, Ashton Kutcher Announce Plans for ‘America’s Next Punk’d Model’