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William H. Macy Showtime drama picked up, 'Iron Man 2' gets smooth with Dr. Pepper (Excess Hollywood)

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  • Showtime is shamelessly in love with their William H. Macy drama: The network has picked up 12 episodes of Shameless, which follows an alcoholic father (Macy) of a blue-collar Chicago family. That’s deep stuff for the home of deep-dish pizza. Mmm. [Variety]
  • HBO has ordered nine episodes of Mike White and Laura Dern’s Enlightened, a comedy about a woman “who has a revelatory experience at a treatment center.” Let’s hope that involves rolling cheese. [THR]
  • Marvel and Paramount will spend over $80 million to promote Iron Man 2 through print, TV, radio, in-theater, and Internet campaigns. Also, Iron Man 2-branded Dr. Pepper cans will be available, since the only thing excitable comic book fans are missing in their lives is…more sugar. [Variety]
  • Less than one week after John Forsythe passed away, Dynasty co-star Christopher Cazenove died April 1 after a battle with septicemia. He was 64. [Reuters]
  • Roman Polanski’s attorneys have filed one final plea urging California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal to let go of the over 30-year-old case, claiming it’s a drain on the state’s legal system. [AP]