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Was R. Kelly Framed by the Wayans Brothers?

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Kelly Uses Wayans Defense: Yesterday, in R. Kelly’s child-pornography trial, the defense reiterated its insistence that Kelly’s face could have been inserted into the infamous video via CGI. When a witness pointed out how ridiculous this is, attorney Sam Adam Jr. asked if she’d ever seen the Wayans brothers’ acclaimed 2006 comedy Little Man: “They put the head of Marlon Wayans on a midget and it looked real, didn’t it?” Yes. Yes it did. [Kelly Chronicles/Chicago Sun Times]

Yoko Wins: A Boston judge has ruled in favor of Yoko Ono in her fight to prevent World Wide Video, a New England–based group of Beatles collectors, from releasing 40-year-old, black-and-white footage of John Lennon smoking marijuana. It is said to be the only known evidence that John Lennon ever smoked marijuana in the sixties. [Reuters]

Pictures of TV: Writer Mike Sacks has posted photographs taken of his television, which are a good deal more entertaining than anything you’ll likely see on television, especially now that David Archuleta will probably never be on again. [Mike Sacks via Gawker]

Dreyfus Returns to Comedy: Richard Dreyfuss has been cast as Dick Cheney in Oliver Stone’s Bush biopic, W, expected to be his funniest film since What About Bob?. [HR]

Adventure Movie Opens: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is playing on 9,500 screens this holiday weekend and is expected to earn a modest sum of money by Monday evening. [Fantasy Moguls]

Was R. Kelly Framed by the Wayans Brothers?