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Excess Hollywood: 'Wipeout' gets a winter makeover

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  • ABC has ordered eight episodes of a winter-themed Wipeout, set to air in January. Hey, if there’s anything funnier than a man getting hit in the groin by a giant red ball, it’s a man getting hit in the groin by a giant, icy red ball. It works on so many levels! [Variety]SoA S7 Gallery 04
  • Greta Gerwig and Adam Brody have been tapped to star in Damsels in Distress, Whit Stillman’s college-set film about a group of girls who makeover a new student (Gerwig). If there’s no shopping montage, it will be a big mistake. BIG. HUGE. [THR]
  • James Franco has optioned author D.J. Waldie’s memoir Holy Land, a book he read during a UCLA class that fascinated him. Lord help us if he once got ahold of a Bud Light-soaked Dane Cook album case moonlighting as hiding place for Lord of the G-Strings in his dorm room. [Variety]