Music, Movies and the Not So Mundane

David Fincher’s protégé Noble Jones is working on a low-budget remake of American Psycho. Originally a novel by Bret Easton Ellis (Rules of Attraction), American Psycho tells the tale of a yuppie serial killer by the name of Patrick Bateman running amok in the streets of New York City. The 2000 release, directed by Mary Harron, starred an excellent Christian Bale. Jones hopes to strip down the original to a more raw film, updating the scenery so to see how Bateman would fare in a modernized New York.—-

The 2012 Academy Awards have tapped up Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer and Grammy-winning Hip Hop artist and producer Pharrell Williams as the musical consultants for the event. Imagine: “Drop it Like It’s Hot” plus the soundtrack to Inception.

An elderly Florida man has been sentenced to 13 months in prison for posing as a doctor and offering free door-to-door breast exams.

This is happening. Thoughts?

Karen O says she’s working on new Yeah Yeah Yeahs material.

Jay-Z told MTV there is a possibility of seeing a new Hova album as well as another Watch the Throne album next year. "It depends on how this thing finishes up," Jay said, referring to he and Kanye West’s current Watch the Throne tour. "We — I say 'we' because I'm in Throne mode — we're in a great place creatively. You might see a Jay, then Kanye and Throne album next year. You know, we're really in a great place creatively. We really found our zone."

The xx say they are looking to release a new album, heavily influenced by “club music,” next year.

Happy Birthday to John Malkovich, Judi Dench, Beau Bridges, Michael Dorn, Kirk Douglas, Felicity Huffman, Kurt Angle and Mario Cantone.

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