- - Thursday, March 31, 2011

Schwarzenegger, Stan Lee team on animated series

With his years as California governor behind him, Arnold Schwarzenegger soon will return to his acting career with a new animated TV series, Associated Press reports.

The planned action-comedy cartoon is called “The Governator,” according to A Squared Entertainment, a partner in the venture. It will focus on a superhero living a double life as an ordinary family man. Mr. Schwarzenegger will provide the voice of the title character.

Comic-book legend Stan Lee is another partner in the project, which will be announced officially on Monday at the MIPTV trade show in Cannes, France.

The series is planned as the first stage of a franchise that also could include comics and films.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, formerly "The Governator" of California, will voice the lead in an animated series with that name.
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‘Teen Mom’ charged after videotaped fight

A North Carolina teenager who stars on MTV’s reality show “Teen Mom 2” has been charged with assault after a fight recorded on video, Associated Press reports.

Brunswick County authorities say teen mom Jenelle Evans of Oak Island and two other teenage girls are charged with fighting. The 19-year-old Miss Evans and 18-year-old Brittany Maggard also are charged with simple assault.

Authorities started investigating Friday after receiving calls about a video posted online that showed the teens fighting March 21. In the video, Miss Evans appears to be hitting another young woman while bystanders encourage the fight.

Miss Evans, Miss Maggard and 19-year-old Brittany Truett have posted bond and are scheduled for trial April 26. It was not clear if they had attorneys.

The show documents the challenges of four teens’ first years of motherhood.

Nancy Travis, Tim Allen to star in ABC comedy

Nancy Travis will star alongside Tim Allen in an as-yet-untitled ABC comedy pilot that follows the life of a guy who is fighting for his manhood in a female-dominated world, the Hollywood Reporter notes.

The half-hour show, previously titled “The Last Days of Man,” portrays Miss Travis as Mr. Allen’s smart and loving spouse, who “doesn’t miss much,” according to the Hollywood Reporter, which said earlier this year that the sitcom declares the traditional man an “endangered species.”

Mr. Allen is best known for goofy roles in ‘90s films such as “Toy Story,” “Jungle 2 Jungle” and “The Santa Clause” and the TV show “Home Improvement.” Miss Travis is famous for her performances in “So I Married an Axe Murderer,” “The Jane Austen Book Club,” “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and “Three Men and a Baby.”

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