Hicks: Jim Carrey won’t be in ‘Dumb and Dumber’ sequel

Jim Carrey has backed out of a sequel to 1994’s hit comedy “Dumb and Dumber.”
It must be all those other hit movies he’s been making.
A spokesman for the actor confirmed in an “Entertainment Tonight” report that Carrey has grown “increasingly frustrated” by the lack of progress and enthusiasm for the movie from Warner Bros. and New Line.
“I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer,” Carrey said in a statement. “After all it’s implied in the title.”
So … you’re saying there’s still a chance?
In April, while promoting “The Three Stooges,” the Farrelly brothers announced that the original cast would return for a “Dumb and Dumber” sequel that would begin shooting this September.
Carrey’s comment seems to indicate his stance may change if circumstances improve.
ADELE STRUGGLED WITH ALCOHOL: Adele has struggled with an alcohol problem that once had Wholesale NHL Jerseys her close to “rolling in the deep,” according to a new biography.
In Marc Shapiro’s “Adele: The Biography,” the author detailed a time when the singer struggled with a drinking problem that, in one instance, left her visibly intoxicated while performing onstage.
“I got so drunk by the time I went on at 2 a.m. I had forgotten the words to my own songs … . It was the worst thing ever,” the 24-year-old singer told Shapiro in an interview, according to In Touch magazine. “Midway
through her first tour, she allegedly had a drinking problem,” he wrote.According to the book, the failed relationship that made Adele a global household name through her music, fueled her alcohol dependence. It’s an addiction her estranged father allegedly suffered from as well.
“Adele would drink more than normal to salve the heartbreak,” Shapiro wrote.
The singer has since been able to get her problem under control and, in the process, play guardian angel to a special fan.
Reports say a 7-year-old British girl suffered from a brain hemorrhage that left her in a coma in mid-April, but she miraculously awoke with a smile when Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” began playing on the radio in her hospital room.
KRISTEN STEWART IS HIGHEST PAID: Kristen Stewart is Hollywood’s highest-paid actress.
The banshee scream you just heard likely came from the vicinity of Jennifer Lopez’s house.
Stewart made $34.5 million between May 2011 and May 2012, earning her the top spot on Forbes’s list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.
Thanks to the Twilight franchise, as well as her starring role in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Stewart, at 22, is also the youngest actress on the list — by 16 years. It’s a safe bet she’ll be on next year’s list as well, since the fifth and final installment in the Twilight film series, “Breaking Dawn: Part 2,” comes out in November.
Stewart was followed by Cameron Diaz, who pulled in $34 million, thanks in part to “Bad Teacher,” and Sandra Bullock, who made $25 million and is still collecting from her Oscar-winning role in 2009’s “The Blind Side,” according to Forbes.
Other actresses in the Top 10 include Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston and Sarah Jessica Parker.
ASHTON KUTCHER SUING DMV: Ashton Kutcher is suing California’s Department of Motor Vehicles.
Kutcher’s production company, Katalyst Media, is accusing they DMV of allegedly dropping out of a deal to develop an original half-hour reality series built around its personnel and patrons.
Don’t those poor people at DMV have enough to deal with without Ashton Kutcher messing with them?
E! News obtained a copy of the suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The show, which was cleverly titled “DMV,” aimed to “capture the variously humorous, emotional, dramatic, moving, humanizing and entertaining situations that arise on a daily basis at DMV’s more than 170 offices across the state of California.”
In other words, they wanted to film angry people yelling at uninterested clerks.
Kutcher and company say DMV director, George Valverde committed — in a letter dated June 8, 2010 — to working with Katalyst on the series by, among other things, providing access to the various facilities to shoot four initial episodes in the summer and fall of 2011. Subsequent to that, DMV Deputy Director Mike Marando publicly announced the department’s involvement in “DMV.”
The “Two and a Half Men” star’s business partners (who are the people who brought you “Punk’d,” “Beauty and the Geek” and “True Beauty” among others) negotiated a contract with TruTV to air the program.
However, according to Katalyst’s complaint, six weeks after signing the deal, the DMV “changed course” and Marando fired off a five sentence letter to Katalyst producer Jason Goldberg that “simply declared that DMV no longer considered the series to be in its ‘best interests’ and would therefore ‘not be moving forward on such a project’.”
Despite California’s Deputy Attorney General reaffirming in December that the project “does not directly serve the public interest or carry out DMV’s mission,” the plaintiffs says that’s not a legitimate legal basis for the department to breach the contract.
If Arnold Schwarzenegger was still governor, he would just shoot someone and this whole mess would go away.
Kutcher’s company is asking for at least $1.4 million in damages for preproduction work Katalyst already carried out.
NEW ‘SESAME STREET’ FILM: A new “Sesame Street” film is on the way.
Following the success of the 2011 “The Muppets” film, 20th Century Fox is working on a big-screen adaptation of the 43-year-old series.
No truth to the rumor that Elmo goes full-frontal in this one.
The new film join’s 1985’s “Follow That Bird” and 1999’s “The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland” in the Sesame Street filmography.
Joey Mazzarino, a veteran writer on the show, will handle the screenplay. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show’s Sesame Workshop company should be involved in a production capacity as well.
JUNE 21 IN HISTORY
Thursday is June 21, the 173rd day of 2012. There are 193 days left in the year.
1788: The United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it.
1932: Heavyweight Max Schmeling lost a title fight rematch in New York by decision to Jack Sharkey, prompting Cheap Jerseys Schmeling’s manager, Joe Jacobs, to exclaim: “We was robbed!”
1942: German forces led by Generaloberst (Colonel General) Erwin Rommel captured the Libyan city of Tobruk during World War II. (Following his victory, Rommel was promoted to Field Marshal; Tobruk was retaken by the Allies in November 1942.) An Imperial Japanese submarine fired shells at Fort Stevens on the Oregon coast, causing little damage.
1948: The Republican national convention opened in Philadelphia. (The delegates ended up choosing Thomas E. Dewey to be their presidential nominee.)
1963: Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini was chosen to succeed the late Pope John XXIII; the new pope took the name Paul VI.
1964: Civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney were murdered in Philadelphia, Miss.; their bodies were found buried in an earthen dam six weeks later.
1970: Former Indonesian President Sukarno died at 69.
1982: A jury in Washington D.C. found John Hinckley Jr. not guilty by reason of insanity in the shootings of President Ronald Reagan and three other men.
1989: A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a form of political protest was protected by the First Amendment.
1997: The WNBA made its debut as the New York Liberty defeated the host Los Angeles Sparks 67-57. 2005: Forty-one years to the day after three civil rights workers were beaten and shot to death, Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old former Ku Klux Klansman, was found guilty of manslaughter in a Mississippi court. (Killen was sentenced to 60 years in prison.)
2007: Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, the chief U.S. nuclear envoy, made a rare trip to North Korea in a surprise bid to accelerate international efforts to press the communist government to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
2011: Amid street protests, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived a confidence vote. Defending national champion South Carolina tied the record for consecutive NCAA tournament wins with a 7-1 victory over Virginia at the College World Series.

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