Scoop This: Portman and Pitt Hook Up, Ellen DeGeneres Is Mother Nature and 'Sin City' Sequel in Limbo

Now here's an unusual on-screen duo: According to Variety, Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman have signed to star in a feature film based on the book "Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry." (Geez, that title alone is bigger than the last book I read.)

Jokes aside, it does sound like a pretty cool read. Described as a "Sotheby’s-like estate auction catalog," Leanne Shapton’s book includes "325 entries and photographs depicting items that reveal the private moments and the rise and fall of a four-year relationship between the fictitious couple Hal Morris (a 40ish photographer) and Lenore Doolan, (a New York Times food columnist in her late 20s)." Paramount will take this funky little art project and turn it into a rom-com with Pitt playing the 40ish photographer and Portman playing his food columnist gal pal.

What do you think? Do Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman make a good couple?

Ellen DeGeneres Dances Her Way Into Movie Role as Mother Nature

Ellen DeGeneres is quirky and successful at what she does, but I'm just not feelin' the whole dancing shtick. Call me a party pooper, but I can't be the only one who feels it's a little on the lame side. Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, DeGeneres may take her wacky act to the big screen as Mother Nature in a new comedy written by Sex and the City writer-executive producer Jenny Bicks.

The film, which still doesn't have a title, will follow Mother Nature's return to Earth for the first time since the planet was created. One imagines hilarity (and dancing?) will ensue.

Fans Hope for a 'Sin City' Sequel Sometime This Century

Fans of the hip, stylish Sin City have been itching for a sequel ever since the original – co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller—hit screens back in 2005. For many months now we've heard from Miller, as well as actors rumored to be in the sequel (like Rosario Dawson) that a script was already written and production might even begin as early as this year. Unfortunately, according to a recent report over at Cinema Blend, the wait may be much longer than anticipated.

During an interview at the South by Southwest Film Festival, Robert Rodriguez had this to say about the long-rumored and highly-anticipated sequel: "I always say Sin City 2 is right around the corner, because that’s what everybody wants to hear and I like pleasing the audience." He then added, "It might be a long corner." No word on why the project is delayed, but it might have something to do with Miller’s solo career taking off and Rodriguez's busy schedule tackling an assortment of different gigs.

Were you looking forward to a Sin City 2, or could you live without it?

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