• Fox and Marvel Films are suing Sony Studios over Zoom, a Tim Allen comedy that they allege copykats various elements from X-men, including "including teenage mutant super-heroes, an underground training facility, and a sinister government program." Um, yeah. Sounds like there's a bit of an overlap ...
  • Opening night of the Los Angeles Film Festival brought so many revelers to Hollywood's Cinerama Dome that the fire marshall had to step in and break up the fun. Quoth fesitval director Rich Raddon: "The overflow theater rules!"
  • Lindsay Lohan blew kisses to fans at the premiere of Herbie: Fully Loaded. She also potentially enjoyed a Hot Dog on a Stick (no editorial necessary).
  • 28-year-old former Oscar nominee Samantha Morton was honored with the Half-life Award at the CineVegas Film Festival this weekend. "I didn't know whether to be flattered or insulted," she said.
  • Warner Brothers has hired Tod H. Williams to adapt Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire; his cousin, Tod C. Williams, will direct. The picture will shoot next spring in Montana.