EMI and Apple have just announced that they'll partner to sell non-copy-protected music through iTunes. For now, the agreemend excludes EMI's Beatles catalog. (Associated Press)

Sydney Pollack will direct Recount, a re-telling of the events of the 2000 election, according to Variety. We probably speak for focus groups everywhere when we say that, if direct, the title's not exactly fetching.

Sorry, folks who fantasize about LA-only natural disasters: A brush fire in the Hollywood Hills has spared nearby studio properties. (Hollywood Reporter)


Director Rod Lurie will remake Sam Peckinpah's infamous Straw Dogs. According to Hollywood Reporter, this one will take place in the U.S. The original, set in England, was banned there for years for its depiction of the locals.

Because there's nothing quite like three men shaving another man, especially if they're psychopaths, here's a little wake-up treat from Donald Trump's triumph over Vince McMahon in the ring. (Apologies for poor video quality.)