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The Morning Roundup: Major Kira is Mrs. Voorhees, Clone Wars Pics, Watchmen Contest

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer


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Today's roundup includes a look at the upcoming Clone Wars cartoon, as well as details about a way for aspiring filmmakers to get their work into 2009's Watchmen. Plus, a Star Trek alum will appear in the remake of Friday the 13th.

Transformers fansite Seibertron has some possible concept art for Optimus Prime in Transformers 2.

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Sigourney Weaver lamented to MTV that she would have enjoyed coming back for another Alien movie with Ridley Scott.

Don't forget about the Coachella Music Festival in the California desert this weekend.

Virginia Madsen has joined the cast of the Amelia Earhart biopic.

Heads up, Tina Fey fans! Her sitcom 30 Rock has ben picked up for a third season, and NBC has moved it to 9:30 on Thursdays, after The Office.

The Drama League has unveiled its 2007 theater nominations.

Puffy Daddy will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hey, it's even more pics from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!

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The Groundlings are going digital with a new production slate of online short movies.

Nana Visitor of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fame will play Pamela Voorhees in the remake of Friday the 13th.

Does Frank Miller have Hard Boiled in his future?

Hey, you could make a commercial that will appear in 2009's Watchmen! Check out details on the contest below or on YouTube:

The L.A. Times took a long, hard look at the recent careers of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino – and they didn't like what they saw.

Universal Soldier 2?

Finally, Empire Online has some new pics from Clone Wars.

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Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet, CC2KOnline.com, Offscreen, and Geekscape.net. He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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