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Lindsay Lohan’s ‘Inferno’ too hot for big screen

Lindsay Lohan’s big return to acting is supposed to be in the role of Linda Lovelace, a.k.a, “Deep Throat,” in the film “Inferno.” However, the role may be so controversial it won’t see the light of day in any mainstream fashion.

According to Aerik Von, who works at a fetish website and claims to have read the “Inferno” script, and spoke to the New York Post, Lohan will have to play a role in which her character is “thoroughly degraded.” According to Von, “the movie is obviously designed to just outright disturb (with) the combination of childhood imagery and absolute outright depraved perversions.”

“It’s hard to imagine the movie making it to theaters in its current form no matter who plays Lovelace,” reports the Post.

Fergie tells Oprah, ‘I’ve been drinking’Oprah Winfrey scored the first sit-down interview with Sarah Ferguson since she was caught on videotape accepting money for access to her ex husband, Prince Andrew. In the episode, which airs Tuesday, Ferguson tells Oprah, “I haven’t faced the devil in the face, because I was in the gutter at the moment.” Ferguson also said, “I’m aware of the fact that I’ve been drinking, you know, that I was not in the right place.”

Read this, watch thatMemorial Day marks the unofficial start of “not much on the DVR” season; as such, “Read this, Watch that,” is back for another summer, with suggestions on how to fill the time usually taken up by watching “Lost.”

As for what to read: Please pick up the Stieg Larsson books if you haven’t already. Up until a week ago, I was part of the population who looked at countless strangers toting around “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” or “The Girl Who Played with Fire,” and thought, “seriously, what is the big deal about these books?” Now that I’ve finished the first and am well into the second, I get it. Larsson’s crime mysteries really are great summer reads, and the newest, “The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” just came out.

What to watch: Premiering on HBO June 1, is the documentary “I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale.” If you’ve ever watched a television show or film, saw a character and said, “who is that guy?” this is a documentary for you, as it explores the career of Cazale, who is most know as Fredo Corleone in “The Godfather,” among other notable roles. Cazale spent most of his career in oblivion, despite the fact that every feature film he appeared in was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture. This documentary gives Cazale long overdue attention.

Monstrous weekend at the box officeEven though Sex and the City 2” got off to a great start — grossing 20 percent more in midnight Wednesday ticket sales over the original film — it didn’t come close to winning the holiday weekend box office. That title goes to “Shrek Forever After,” which grossed $43.4 million. “SATC 2” made $37.1 million, and landed in the No. 3 spot behind “Prince of Persia: The Sand of Time,” which earned $37.7 million.

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