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Jonah Hill Gives ‘Transformers 2’ Its First Bad Review

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Transformers 2 to Possibly Be Crappy: Recent, subsequently scuttled reports that Jonah Hill was to star in Transformers 2 were very nearly correct. According to an IESB tipster, Hill was offered a part and allowed to read the top-secret screenplay in Michael Bay’s office. He read twenty pages then left, probably because it looked exactly like the fake script that we wrote. [IESB]

Norton Publicizes: Despite this morning’s reports, Edward Norton did a little publicity for The Incredible Hulk, appearing on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live in a semi-funny skit on which he presumably was allowed final cut. [Defamer]

The Happening Basically As Stupid As Predicted: New Republic film critic Christopher Orr thought M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening was so idiotic that, instead of reviewing it, he’s posted a list of the eighteen things he found most inane about it. Surely there are more! [TNR]

Coke Rapper Inexplicably Implicated in Coke Case: A witness testifying in the trial of a suspected Atlanta drug-dealing ring claims that Young Jeezy purchased several kilograms of cocaine, which we find hard to believe. [Creative Loafing via Gawker]

But We Would Go See Comet the Super Horse: The list-making Photoshop experts at Cracked have created movie posters for the “20 Superhero Movies We Hope They Never Make,” and nineteen of them are hilarious. [Cracked via Beat/PW]

Jonah Hill Gives ‘Transformers 2’ Its First Bad Review