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'Dragon Tattoo' casts its Lisbeth Salander: Have you seen Rooney Mara in previous roles?

Rooney Mara just landed the role of Lisbeth Salander in the U.S. remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. We’ve known for weeks now that director David Fincher had hoped to cast an unknown for the lead role in the hottest literary adaptation in development right now (or possibly ever?), and that’s why we here at PopWatch HQ don’t feel too bad about not having any recollection of seeing Mara on screen beyond the trailer for The Social Network (where she plays Erica). Heck, not even a scan of her IMDb credits could jog our memories. Is this like a S1m0ne thing? Did Fincher just whip up a “Rooney Mara” prototype with his dark and stylish puppetmaster claws? Take a gander at Rooney’s credits and see if any bells ring or ER sirens go off.

–Nancy Holbrook in 2010’s A Nightmare on Elm Street
–Fernanda in Tanner Hall
–Taggarty in Youth in Revolt
–Tara in Friends (With Benefits)
–Megan in two 2009 episodes of ER
–Wendy in The Winning Season
–Courtney in Dare
–Rebecca Smith in an episode of TV’s The Cleaner
–Evelyn in Dream Boy
–Alexis Sherman in a 2007 episode of ABC’s one-season wonder Women’s Murder Club
–Jessica DeLay in one episode of SVU
–And her first role in something called Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (!)

If you remember her, did she stand out for you? Will her talents translate to Dragon? All must be revealed! In fact, if you’ve ever seen Rooney Mara do anything, brag about it in the comments!

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Movie mistakes! Which have gotten stuck in your craw?

Some nerds at Nightline did a segment on Jon Sandys’ “Movie Mistakes” blog and even threw a few inconsistencies of their own into the clip! See them, and the video, here. Sometimes Dorothy wasn’t wearing her magical red shoes, and other horrors!

I kept waiting for the segment to mention Girls Just Want to Have Fun among other classic films and was shocked that it didn’t. I don’t know if I would call this a “mistake” per se, but I used to get so peeved when Janey Glenn (Sarah Jessica Parker)’s hair suddenly went from city bus-frazzled to perfectly curled and camera-ready moments before the DTV dance contest. Look at this!

That would totally take half a day in real life.

Like I said, it’s not a mistake. I get how films, and the ’80s, work. It’s just jarring. And frankly those poor people on the bus shouldn’t have had to sit through the Before picture.

Which inconsistencies in important cinematic works have stuck with you? Bonus points if they involve hair. It’s DTV time!

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Internet produces third 2010 Emmy nomination for Neil Patrick Harris out of thin air

Tonys-Neil-HarrisImage Credit: Gary Hershorn/Reuters/LandovAfter much pestering from bloggers fighting the good fight at the L.A. Times, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has agreed to give Neil Patrick Harris one more Emmy nomination — for hosting the Tonys last year. He sang and danced, and we laughed and laughed, and yet somehow his name was inexplicably missing from the list of people collectively nominated for CBS’ 2009 Tonys telecast.

Harris is already up for best supporting actor in a comedy series for How I Met Your Mother and guest actor in a comedy series for Glee. The world is a mess, and he just needs to rule it.

This is great news for NPH but an even greater feat for the internet. Quick! What else can we get NPH nominated for? I say every time a character in any TV show name-drops “Doogie Howser,” Neil Patrick Harris should get an Emmy. Or at least a unicorn should get its wings. Actually, NPH, I’m sure that happens already.

Read more: All Neil Patrick Harris-related PopWatch items

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Lunchtime Poll: Justin Bieber's book cover

justin-bieber-5-200.jpgImage Credit: Robert CaplinHey, maybe I will end up reading a book this year! People has an exclusive image of the cover of America’s most treasured stuffed animal and water bottle target Justin Bieber’s memoir First Step 2 Forever: My Story, due out in October. I’d always assumed the first step of something was step 1, but who has time for numbers and mysteries when 16-year-old Justin Bieber has written ME!!! a personal message on the cover of his book?! “Lots of exclusive photos just for you. Love Justin xxx.” OMG.

Read more: Friday’s Lunchtime Poll: The Situation wishes he were a Care Bear

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Lunchtime Poll: Wish Bear vs. The Situation

situation-wish-bearImage Credit: Sorrentino: Mejia/Asadoria /Splash News Oh, yes. This is Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s hair right now. He’s a star he’s a star he’s a star, just like Dirk Diggler.

Wish Bear, legit star of Care Bears: Big Wish Movie and other important films, is so puzzled. Who is that taller bear with insufficient fur, trying to cop his signature logo and hue? Silly Wish Bear. It’s The Situation. “S-I-T-U-A-T-I-O-N”; just ask the pizza guy on last night’s ‘Jersey Shore’. The More You Know…. [Dlisted]

Read more:
‘Jersey Shore’ recap: Love is blind, and so too (temporarily) is Snooki
Yesterday’s Lunchtime Poll: When I hear ‘Skarsgard,’ I think of….

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'Saved by the Bell': Oil spill episode airs tomorrow

It’s like a hidden gem on the DVR! As I sit here struggling to decide whether to record Erin Andrews’ first segment about stalking on Good Morning America or Saved by the Bell‘s “Pipe Dreams,” I just want to let everyone know. TBS: 8:30 a.m. ET. SBTB: Poignant as always. Truly ahead of its time.

For a refresher course on “Pipe Dreams,” breeze through Buzzfeed’s 12 Things I Learned From The ‘Saved By The Bell’ Oil Spill Episode and an amazing mashup between “Pipe Dreams” and There Will Be Blood called There Will Be Bell. All together now: “Stop the drilling! Stop the oil!” Becky the Duck!

This concludes today’s PopWatch PSA.

Two years ago: Mark-Paul Gosselaar fed me a cupcake

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Weirdest thing you've ever spotted in a record bin?

It wasn’t a record…it was a Ricky Martin calendar! Hey, everyone! Guess who can’t get The B-52s’ “Rock Lobster” out of her head? I’m back from my relaxing vacation and ready to resume my role as PopWatch’s hardest-hitting newsmaker. Here’s a Ricky Martin Year 2000 calendar I stumbled upon last week among heaps of crappy records at a junk store in scenic Grand Beach, Ind. For more random memories of the year two-thousaaaaaand, revisit EW’s 2000 time capsule photo gallery. It’s a nude, sequined bodystocking, bitch.

What’s the weirdest hidden gem you’ve ever spotted in a record bin?

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Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Felton sign up for their first post-'Harry Potter' movies

potter-alumniImage Credit: Janet Mayer/PR Photos; Anthony G. Moore/PR PhotosJust like their rivaling on-screen counterparts, Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Felton seem to be doing their best to keep up with each other in the real world, now that the Harry Potter films have finished filming. Over the weekend, the actors each booked a new movie role in a supernatural thriller, and it appears that their time in the hallowed halls of Hogwarts have prepared them well for their upcoming features.

Radcliffe is set to appear in Hammer Films’ The Woman in Black. The story is roughly as follows: READ FULL STORY

Tina Fey to co-star with Meryl Streep? Why, it's Fey's dream collaboration!

The L.A. Times has an intriguing story today about Creative Artists Agency shopping around the tentatively titled Mommy & Me, a movie to be directed by Stanley Tucci starring Meryl Streep and Tina Fey. There’s no script yet — hell, there isn’t even a writer — so this project is just learning to crawl. But the idea of a Streep-Fey pairing with Tucci behind the lens a) fills me with joy; and b) jogged my memory about something Fey said when I interviewed her (with Steve Carell) for EW’s Date Night cover story in March.

When I asked Fey whom she still dreams of working with, she said, “Well, doesn’t every person dream of, like, Meryl Streep?” (Yes. I totally dream of Meryl Streep, even though I have no plans of ever starring in a movie.) Then she added, “I’d like to play Meryl Streep’s mother.” Now, a sane person would argue that she was just making a Tina Fey funny here. (Carell let out a big ole wallop of laughter.) But I think she was sending out a message to the universe, which Tucci soon picked up. The guy is so gonna grant Fey her wish with Mommy & Me. Biology be damned, the Emmy-winning actress is gonna play the Oscar-winner’s mama. And win an Academy Award for her efforts! It’s going to be the cinematic event of the century! The grosses will top Avatar!

Or, you know, Mommy & Me will just be a really funny movie and make a lot of us moviegoers very happy. Fingers crossed this cinematic magic will come to fruition. What do you think of Mommy & Me‘s potential for awesomeness?

'Tink': Elizabeth Banks is Tinkerbell, of course

tinkerbell-Elizabeth-BanksImage Credit: Pixplanete/PR Photos; DisneyLook at her perfect fairy face! Elizabeth Banks will play Tinkerbell in Tink, a live-action romantic comedy from Disney to be produced by Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot, and McG. All we know is that the movie “plays with the mischievous nature of the Tinkerbell character,” so perhaps she’ll be playing with fart apps on her iPhone the whole time.

We’ve seen Tinkerbell in four films now — silent Peter Pan, Disney’s classic animated Peter Pan, Julia Roberts in Hook, and Ludivine Sagnier in 2003’s Peter Pan (which frankly I forgot even happened, but look at all these crazy YouTube tribute videos!). Is this fairy ready to carry her own movie? Will you be Enchanted by the liveliness of all the action? [Variety]

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