David Brent is coming back, as is Whose Line It Anyway? Also after the jump:

  • Lee Pace, Angela Kinsey, Michael Ealy and more book pilots
  • Entourage‘s Rhys Chorio will drop by Dexter next season
  • Ron Livingston and Brian Geraghty join Boardwalk Empire
  • FX’s Archer and Syfy’s Lost Girl get renewals
  • Goodwin Games, Louis CK‘s new special get premiere dates
  • The CW cancels 90210 and moves Cult to Fridays
  • AMC confirms Scott Gimple as the new Walking Dead showrunner
  • Dylan McDermott drops a hint about American Horror Story
  • Most PaleyFest 2013 panels will stream live online
  • Netflix announces the Flixies awards

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Entertainment news over the past week has been dominated by one facepalm-worthy Brett Ratner remark after another, finally resulting in his stepping down from his Oscar-producing gig. But there’s no need to worry — everyone’s favorite walking PR blunder is doing just fine, with one ’80s remake in the works and another one about to hit theaters after a long delay.

In the midst of that Howard Stern interview during which he bragged about sleeping with a young Lindsay Lohan, Ratner also revealed his plans to remake the 1982 teen sex comedy The Last American Virgin. Meanwhile, the Ratner-produced Mother’s Day, a remake of the 1980 Troma film, will finally be getting a North American release next year. More after the jump.

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Because there’s a lot of other stuff coming down the wire toady, I’m going to unceremoniously squish together two pieces of news here that are only tangentially related by title.

First, the Bong Joon-ho film Mother that played so well at Cannes and will soon be hitting TIFF now has distribution in the US. Variety reports Magnolia will be bringing the picture to the States; the company previously distributed his film The Host. Magnolia also picked up rights to Barking Dogs Never Bite, Bong’s debut film from 2000, which never got a proper US release. Mother will hit screens in early 201o. Ideal timing, since the movie is Korea’s entry for Best Foreign Film Oscar this year.

After the break, news about that Mother’s Day remake/reimagining directed by Saw’s Darren Bousman. Read More »