Another 80s horror flick getting remade, watch the original’s trailer

Apparently, American movie producers made a bet they could remake every single horror film from the 70s and 80s in the next ten years, as a remake of the 1983 not-so-classic The House On Sorority Row will start shotting next month in Pittsburgh.

Retitled simply Sorority Row, the film will star Rumer Willis (The House Bunny), daughter of Bruce Willis (the Die Hard films) and Demi Moore (Mr. Brooks), Jamie Chung (ABC Family’s Samurai Girl), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2 The Streets), Audrina Patridge (MTV’s The Hills) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia in Star Wars).

In the original film, seven sorority sisters accidentally kill their house mother while playing a prank on her, but decide to hide the body in the pool because they want to have a graduation party before dealing with it. Naturally someone at the party starts killing the girls one by one.

Adapted by screenwriting duo Pete Goldfinger & Josh Stolberg (2 episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender), Sorority Row will change the initial accidental death to one of the sorority sisters rather than the house mother. The film is expected to be rated R in the US and will be directed by Stewart Handler (Whisper).

From the looks of the first film’s trailer (above), and its reputation, this remake doesn’t have much to live up to and could easily surpass the original. But then again, so could Prom Night and we all know how that turned out.

Fun Fact: The first film’s writer/director, Mark Rosman, went to direct 11 episodes of Lizzie McGuire and several Hilary Duff movies…WTF?

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Leighton Meester to sing her way into your wallet

Leighton Meester (The CW’s Gossip Girl) is about join Hilary Duff, Emmy Rossum, Jennifer Lopez, Lindsay Lohan and more among the ranks of the countless actresses alternating a pop music career. The difference here is that Leighton has apparently pursued music for a long time so this isn’t just an afterthought to get more cash out of young fans.

I’ve always done (music) – just now I am actually doing an album that I plan to release. It’s so cool because it’s a completely different creative process (to acting). From beginning to end it’s yours and you make it. You can see the finished product. It’s sometimes hard when you’re acting to be like, ‘Oh, I see the finished product right before my eyes.’ So it’s cool you’re there from start to finish when you are writing.

No word on when we can expect Leighton’s debut album or what style of music it will hold. All I know is that the fact the girl is pretty is usually enough for me to listen to her songs, so since I think she’s incredibly cute I’ll be there. But what about you? Are you excited at the prospect of a Leighton Meester album? Do you like the work of any actress turned singer?

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Beverley Mitchell compensates for dead career, invites famous friends to wedding

Assuming you somehow care, 27 year old actress Beverley Mitchell has invited her former 7th Heaven castmates Jessica Biel and Haylie Duff (also sister Hilary) to be her bridesmaids at her Italian wedding next month to a guy you’ve never heard of (at least we know it’s love…or maybe blackmail). Also attending? Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone and Lance Armstrong Bass.

In other words, Beverley is scrambling to get as many famous people to come as possible in a bid to appear at least marginally relevant. Why? Beverley’s sole job since 7th Heaven was cancelled a year ago was a leading part in a TV-movie entitled I Know What I Saw, also known as Post Mortem, which also came out a year ago. Since then? Nothing, nada, nichts.

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