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Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 01/18/2011

'King's Speech' leads BAFTA nominations; Judd Apatow attempts to be funnier than Ricky Gervais

By Jen Chaney

“@CreepyCreeper: @JuddApatow is the Ricky Gervais of comedy.”. We have a winner. Good night.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone


A few pop culture-related stories that have captured our attention...

"The King's Speech" snags 14 BAFTA nominations, including one for best picture. "Black Swan," "The Social Network," "127 Hours," "Inception" and "True Grit" are also up for best picture. Here's a list of all the nominees for the British equivalent of the Oscars, which takes place Feb. 13. (Associated Press)

In an attempt to be funny without being mean-spirited when he hosts the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, Judd Apatow solicits joke suggestions on Twitter. (See above.) That's definitely the answer: let's let the Internet host all these award shows. (Wait, didn't Jimmy Fallon already try that?)

A sequel to the Golden Globe-nominated "Red"? Yes, it's happening. (Collider)

See the first photo from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two" by scrolling down or clicking through to the jump.

Johnny Depp confirms that he still plans to star as Tonto in an adaptation of "The Lone Ranger." (Entertainment Weekly)

Have you been dying to find an annotated version of the X-Men family tree? You're in luck. (Geekosystem)

Warner Bros. releases the first image from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," featuring poor Neville Longbottom looking battered as all hell. See below.(Found initially via Slashfilm)


(Warner Bros.)

By Jen Chaney  | January 18, 2011; 12:32 PM ET
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Comments

Judd Apatow solicits joke suggestions on Twitter: 'cause it worked so well on "Knocked Up" and "Funny People."


Johnny Depp confirms that he still plans to star as Tonto in an adaptation of "The Lone Ranger." Let's hope his best line won't be left on the cutting room floor: "Whaddya mean, 'we', white man?"


I have nothing to say about "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," but someone needs to cast Neville Longbottom in a film with Benedict Cumberbatch, have it directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and produced by Davis Guggenheim, just for the comedy value of watching the credits scroll by...

Posted by: byoolin1 | January 18, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm kinda hoping that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" will end with Hogwarts and its inhabitants appearing in a snowglobe held by a young Neville Longbottom as the credits roll by to the "St. Elsewhere" theme.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | January 18, 2011 3:51 PM | Report abuse

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