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Morning Shots: Stephen King, Steve Carell, And The Reign Of 'The Lion King'

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It's really a myth that Stephen King writes mostly bloodcurdling horror or ever did, but I'm as glad to hear he's got a new project going as anyone else. [Vulture]

Are you dying to know the difference between forewords, prefaces and introductions? Me too! Here's a post about that. [The Chronicle Of Higher Education]

Deadline is reporting that Steve Carell is in talks to enter a live-action version of the children's book Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I basically share Slashfilm's sentiments that it seems awfully sketchy to base a movie on that particular book, but also that Carell has the right kind of sensibility if you really want to do it. [Slashfilm]

Bad news for some of PBS' arts programming and documentaries: There's news of large funding cuts from the National Endowment for the Arts. [New York Times]

The Lion King has passed Phantom Of The Opera as the highest-grossing musical of all time. [Wall Street Journal]

Louis Vuitton is going forward with a lawsuit about The Hangover Part 2. You didn't know? I don't blame you. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Haven't had your fill of talk about NBC's cultishly adored Community? As much of a niche product as it is in the United States, it's apparently even harder to find in the UK, where it's "hidden away like an embarrassing relative with a body odour problem." [The Guardian]