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I’ll believe it when I see it!

Peter Gabriel’s long awaited new album is in “final stages”

For music fans who’ve been wondering — is Peter Gabriel down with O.P.P. — we’ll soon get an answer.

Gabriel, whose long-delayed new album “Up” is in the final mixing stage, appears as a guest on Naughty By Nature’s forthcoming album “iicons.”

Gabriel’s official website says producer Tchad Blake (Ron Sexsmith, Crowded House) is giving “Up” a final mix, while Gabriel gives the album’s lyrics a one last reworking.

Among the guest musicians appearing on the five-years-in-the-making “Up” are Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the Blind Boys Of Alabama, former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green, and Nick Drake bassist Danny Thompson.

The site says, once and for all, that “Up” will be released in 2002. His last studio album was 1992′s “Us.” The site also said that Gabriel has remixed his catalogue of albums for a reissue campaign to be launched by Virgin’s U.K. division this spring.

Meanwhile, Billboard reports Gabriel managed to find time to contribute to Naughty By Nature’s cut “Fight Back.” The album also contains contributions from Queen Latifah, Method Man and Redman, Pink, and a host of other guests. “iicons” is due in record tores April 23.

Hopefully that is April 23, 2002!

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How would you like to be that guy?

THREE PRODUCERS TO RULE THEM ALL

Because only three producers can be eligible to win the Best Picture Oscar, the Producers Guild of America ruled on Wednesday that Tim Sanders is the odd man out for The Lord of the Rings, which had four producers listed in the credits. Should LOTR win the Oscar, Peter Jackson, Frances Walsh and Barrie M. Osborne will take home the prize.

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As long as she doesn’t end up with the killer

CALL IT “CAREER SURVIVAL 101″

Meg Ryan is in talks to star in an erotic thriller titled “In The Cut.” The film is slated to be directed by Jane Campion, who made “The Piano.” According to Variety, the film is about a New York writing teacher who becomes sexually involved with a detective tracking a murder.

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This should be awkward, but great TV

TRIBUTE TO HEROES

Robert De Niro will host “9/11″, a two-hour CBS documentary that will include never-before-seen footage from inside the Twin Towers during the September 11 evacuation. The special will air March 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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I would still love to see Kevin Smith’s script!

MAN OF STEEL?

Charlie’s Angels director McG has signed on to shoot the next installment of Warner Bros.’ Superman franchise. Felicity and Alias creator J.J. Abrams is writing the script.

Fingers crossed, fingers crossed!

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Finally!

SHE SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT COMING

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit charging Miss Cleo and the operators of her psychic hotline with fraud. The FTC has received more than 2,000 complaints over the past 18 months.

Hopefully now we won’t have to see those commercials ever again!

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Go Canada, go!

Cujo gets the call in goal for Game One versus Sweden!

Go Canada, go!!!!!

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If you need a film for tonight, Valentine’s Day…

…here are some Romantic Movies even guys will like!

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Just in case you are not in love…

…here are some Anti- Valentine’s Day movies.

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Yummy!

I WANT TO WRITE “SHOW ME THE DVD”, BUT I WON’T

Finally announced are the full specs for that long-in-development special edition of Cameron Crowe’s Jerry Maguire, due out from Columbia TriStar on 4/30. This two disc set looks pretty dang impressive, featuring a new 1.85;1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, English 5.1 and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese 2.0 surround and subtitle tracks, and plenty of additional extras.

Disc one also features an audio commentary with director Cameron Crowe, and actors Renee Zellweger, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and making his first audio commentary appearance ever, Tom Cruise.

Disc two features a separate transfer of the film featuring a new video commentary, also with Crowe, Cruise, Zellweger and Gooding, deleted scenes and rehearsal footage with optional commentary (and including Courtney Love’s screen test with Cruise!), the original making-of featurette as well as the “My First Commercial” and “Drew Rosenhaus: Sports Agent” clips, the Bruce Springsteen “Secret Garden” music video, trailers, and text supplements including the original Jerry Maguire “Mission Statement,” filmographies and production notes.