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Harvey Weinstein Gets Down With ‘Fraggle Rock’

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LSD Sales Skyrocket: The Weinstein Company is turning Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock into a feature film musical, to be written and directed by Hoodwinked’s Cory Edwards. In a striking blow against CGI, technology, and all of robot-kind, the movie will stay true to the series and star only humans and puppets. Your Muppet competition has officially arrived, Jason Segel. [Variety]

Rapaport Goes to Prison: Michael Rapaport, the heart and soul of New York City, has joined Fox’s Prison Break. In a recurring role, he’ll play a government agent with a tantalizing offer for Michael and his brother. Our guess is Rapaport offers them a DVD box set of Boston Legal. [HR]

Chipmunks Redux: Allllllllllvinnnnnnnnnnnnn! Fox just announced a sequel to Alvin and the Chipmunks, and though Jason Lee is not yet attached, you can bet he’ll sign when the dump truck of money arrives at his house. The whole thing kind of makes us want to commit suiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicide! [Variety]

Moresco Revolts: Robert Moresco, producer of Million Dollar Baby and Crash, will produce a biopic about Fidel Castro’s exiled daughter, Alina Fernandez. Set in Cuba in 1958, the story begins when Fernandez learns that “the bearded cigar smoker who secretly visits her mother and the man she sees on TV are one and the same.” Evidently the 6-year-old looks down at her own cigar — the same brand as Papa’s — and it all comes together. [Variety]

Borth Wants an Orgy: Veteran naked actress Michelle Borth (Tell Me You Love Me) has joined A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, with Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis, and Leslie Bibb. We know it looks bleak, but don’t you give up — there’s still a chance you’ll get cast, Michiko Kakutani. [HR]

Harvey Weinstein Gets Down With ‘Fraggle Rock’