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Clint Eastwood to Win More Oscars

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Eastwood Announces Plans to Make Movie, Acceptance Speech: Clint Eastwood has signed on to star in and direct Warner Bros.’s Grand Torino (due in December), a film about which nothing is known except that it will definitely win Best Picture. [Variety]

Apple Invents Free Unlimited Music: According to the Financial Times, Apple is considering a deal that would allow customers unlimited access to iTunes entire catalogue for a small fee on top of the cost of an iPod. Or, for no money at all, they can continue to steal their music from whichever P2P service they’ve been using for the past nine years. [FT]

Can Anyone Replace Kelefa?: The New York Times is purportedly considering Vibe’s Jon Caramanica and Slate’s Jody Rosen — both fine choices — to replace pop critic Kelefa Sanneh, who recently left for The New Yorker. [NYO]

Trachtenburg Coming to Gossip Girl: Michelle Trachtenburg will appear in several upcoming episodes of Gossip Girl as Georgina Sparks, a character who returns to the Upper East Side from rehab, “shaking up and torturing the life of Serena van der Woodsen.” Look for this news to be covered in greater depth and with funnier jokes on our sister blog, Daily Intel. [HR]

Did You Know That Ryan Adams Has an Awesome New Blog?: It’s true! [TOTALLY BORED the musical]

Clint Eastwood to Win More Oscars