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Clooney to revive 80s tv icon (Hollywood outdoes itself ruining Magnum PI)
Tonight ^ | January 26, 2006

Posted on 01/27/2006 2:58:24 PM PST by presidio9

George Clooney is being hotly-tipped to play Magnum PI in a new movie.

Film bosses believe the handsome star would be perfect as the suave private investigator, played by Tom Selleck in the classic TV show.

A source is quoted in Britain's Daily Star newspaper as saying:

"He is a big fan of the original series. The part is his if he wants it." Meanwhile, George - who split from on/off girlfriend Lisa Snowdon last year - recently revealed he thinks 2006 will be the year he settles down.

The 44-year-old heartthrob - renowned for keeping his romantic life under wraps - said: "I want to be married with six kids this year. I want six little sextuplets around."

The star also admitted he believes in love at first site, saying: "It happened to my parents. My dad asked my mum on a date and asked her to marry him immediately.

"They're still together so I know love at first sight can work."


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: brucewillis; charltonheston; chucknorris; clinteastwood; clooneyisfagnumpi; genx; georgeclooney; hollywood; magnumpi; passesfornewideas; tomselleck
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1 posted on 01/27/2006 2:58:25 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

Clooney is box-office death... a one man Dixie Chicks.


2 posted on 01/27/2006 3:00:07 PM PST by Lexington Green (I'd rather have Jihadis in front of me than Democrats behind me.)
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To: presidio9

Sheesh!

That uptight yuppie scumbag is soooo not Magnum. Magnum is a totally relaxed character. What's next.. George Wendt as Higgins? Miscast.


3 posted on 01/27/2006 3:00:07 PM PST by iPod Shuffle
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To: presidio9

Before you ask, Tom Selleck will turn 60 on Sunday (happy birthday Tom), and, yes, he could still kick George Clooney's ass.


4 posted on 01/27/2006 3:00:46 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. He'd even be a bad choice for Higgins. What a disgrace. I bet they'll even have a new theme song. And it takes place in San Francisco. And he's an environmentalist research scientist instead of a PI.


5 posted on 01/27/2006 3:00:51 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (Moderates do not make history)
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To: presidio9


Renamed :

Pee-shooter P.I.

P.Shooter eschews firearms and using a straw and a bag of

barley.


6 posted on 01/27/2006 3:01:05 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: presidio9

Dear George:

Tom Selleck is everything you're not.

Sincerely,

cgk


7 posted on 01/27/2006 3:01:06 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: presidio9

1. Did he really say "Mum"?

2. Why not have Tom play the part. Then I would go see it.


8 posted on 01/27/2006 3:01:09 PM PST by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: presidio9
welcome back!
9 posted on 01/27/2006 3:01:34 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: presidio9

Judging from the wild success of Clooney's "Batman", this will work great.


10 posted on 01/27/2006 3:02:10 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: cgk
Dear George:

You ruined Batman.

And you were hidden in a friggin' rubber suit.

Imagine what you'll do to Magnum.

11 posted on 01/27/2006 3:02:21 PM PST by dirtboy (My new years resolution is to quit using taglines...)
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To: MPJackal

Selleck will turn 60 on Sunday. But we all know the real reason why he won't be appearing in this film.


12 posted on 01/27/2006 3:02:25 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: iPod Shuffle

Clooney is slated to play Magnum PI but there will be some rewrite from the original series.

Magnum will be a Vietnam draft dodger instead of a former navy officer. Will drive a hybrid instead of a sports car. And will live in Vermont instead of Hawaii.

He will also have a drug problem, a gay son and Mr. Higgins will be a cross dresser.

The perfect Hollywood film.


13 posted on 01/27/2006 3:02:41 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: Deb

Beat me to it by 11 seconds.


14 posted on 01/27/2006 3:02:46 PM PST by dirtboy (My new years resolution is to quit using taglines...)
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To: presidio9
Does he possess enough testosterone to actually grow a pornstar mustache?
15 posted on 01/27/2006 3:03:07 PM PST by usmcobra (Yesterday I got to say the coolest thing for the first time,"My son in law is a firefighter.")
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To: presidio9

Why does Hollywood continue to think that remaking cheesy TV shows and old movies is a good idea? Who really wants to see a new version of Miami Vice or The Pink Panther or this garbage? You tell me there aren't any original screenplay writers out there with new ideas?


16 posted on 01/27/2006 3:03:07 PM PST by AUJenn
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To: Lexington Green

Pardon me while I gag.


17 posted on 01/27/2006 3:03:16 PM PST by CaptainK
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To: dirtboy
And you were hidden in a friggin' rubber suit.

I can't stop giggling over this one!!!

18 posted on 01/27/2006 3:04:10 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: presidio9

I'll bet he's had love at first sites lots of times.


19 posted on 01/27/2006 3:04:18 PM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: cgk

Thanks. Great to be here for now.


20 posted on 01/27/2006 3:04:21 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9
I'm all for TS playing the part as he originally did! None of this Gclooney business. And...who calls their mom mum when you're raised in America? If he'd been raised in England...fine...but America? Ick to Gclooney.
21 posted on 01/27/2006 3:04:56 PM PST by zlala ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." -Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: presidio9
Going to TV is a great move George. Sort of like going from a CEO to a mail clerk.

Tom Selleck is twice the man you are George! We don't know what his political opinions are but you cry retreat like a baby with yours!

End Rant!

22 posted on 01/27/2006 3:05:16 PM PST by rocksblues (John McCain says adopt a terrorist today!)
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To: AUJenn

I wouldn't mind Dukes of Hazzard II starring only Jessica Simpson as a lifeguard.


23 posted on 01/27/2006 3:05:20 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: AUJenn

Nothing "cheesy" about Magnum PI. Great show, where characters evolved and progressed (but without long arcs). It was one of the first shows to portray Vietnam vets in a sympathetic light..


24 posted on 01/27/2006 3:05:27 PM PST by iPod Shuffle
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To: Cyclopean Squid
And it takes place in San Francisco.

Brokeback Magnum?

25 posted on 01/27/2006 3:05:37 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: presidio9
http://boxofficemojo.com/people/chart/?id=georgeclooney.htm

Look at his record. He's had four movies make over $100 million: Batman and Robin; A Perfect Storm; Oceans 11 and Ocean's 12.

The first was a franchise--he didn't make it that money. In fact, his entry killed the franchise until last year.

A Perfect Storm was a huge bestseller--he didn't make it a hit, the scale and subject matter did.

Ocean's 11 and 12 were ensemble pieces and remakes.

George is a multimillionaire who can't make a hit. Of course he needs to rely on yet another person's success, as with those four movies above, to keep up the illusion that he's a box office draw.

Check out the other movies on that link, the original projects in which he is central. Compare their box office with their production costs, and womder about the bizarre minds running Hollywood.

26 posted on 01/27/2006 3:05:41 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/#quotes)
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To: presidio9
George Clooney is being hotly-tipped to play Magnum PI in a new movie.

why does Hollywood keep rehashing old TV shows into movies??

Oh yea .. I remember now .. the new movies STINK !!

27 posted on 01/27/2006 3:06:36 PM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Patrick1
starring only Jessica Simpson as a lifeguard.

Lifeguard? I was hope she'd be cast as a nudist.

28 posted on 01/27/2006 3:06:36 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: presidio9; Rushmore Rocks; KylaStarr; DAVEY CROCKETT
OH NO PHOOEY YUCK

This is the only Magnum there will EVER be!!

Davey I will have to go find what I said about men like Clooney the other day.

29 posted on 01/27/2006 3:06:58 PM PST by WestCoastGal (-Flank2 - Wake up guys!! Jack is back!)
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To: dirtboy
VERSUS
30 posted on 01/27/2006 3:07:05 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: presidio9
Film bosses believe the handsome star would be perfect as the suave private investigator, played by Tom Selleck in the classic TV show.

First thing you oughta do is actually watch the TV series. If they think Magnum was suave, they never watched the show. The character was constantly messing up, running through cases like a bull in a China shop. Suave would not be close to an accurate description of Magnum.

31 posted on 01/27/2006 3:07:16 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: rocksblues

Um, we know quite well what Selleck's political views are. After Clint Eastwood, he's hollywood's ranking Republican.

32 posted on 01/27/2006 3:07:24 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: peyton randolph
Brokeback Magnum

Funny stuff!

33 posted on 01/27/2006 3:07:29 PM PST by zlala ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." -Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: presidio9

61


34 posted on 01/27/2006 3:07:59 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: presidio9
I was silent when they released Saved a couple of years ago.
I said nothing when they aired the blasphemous Book of Daniel.
I stood by when they cast outspoken homosexual activist Chad Allen in End of the Spear.

But I can remain silent no longer. How dare they desecrate the memory of Magnum PI!!

35 posted on 01/27/2006 3:08:16 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: peyton randolph

Needs to be PG-13 to make money..LOL


36 posted on 01/27/2006 3:08:28 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: presidio9
"(happy birthday Tom), and, yes, he could still kick George Clooney's ass."

Ditto!!

I wish Selleck had some sort of rights to that character. To have Clooney play Magnum is an abomination to say the least.

37 posted on 01/27/2006 3:08:47 PM PST by WestCoastGal (-Flank2 - Wake up guys!! Jack is back!)
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To: Patrick1

Isn't there a rule around here about mentioning people like Jessica Simpson and pictures? Who is this Jessica Simpson person? What does she look like?


38 posted on 01/27/2006 3:09:04 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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After Clint Eastwood, he's hollywood's ranking Republican.

He's at least second to Bruce Willis. :)

39 posted on 01/27/2006 3:09:32 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: presidio9

I wouldn't know. But I hear she is attractive.


40 posted on 01/27/2006 3:10:37 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: presidio9

The doe-eyed, pouty, one-note Clooney as Magnum? ROFL

Selleck's the man for that role & always will be.


41 posted on 01/27/2006 3:10:56 PM PST by WestTexasWend
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To: savedbygrace

Correct. Magnum was not James Bond.


42 posted on 01/27/2006 3:10:57 PM PST by iPod Shuffle
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To: A.A. Cunningham

My bad.


43 posted on 01/27/2006 3:10:59 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

I haven't seen any quotes from him in the news. I sort of figured Tom was a real person not a cardboard cutout like George.


44 posted on 01/27/2006 3:11:29 PM PST by rocksblues (John McCain says adopt a terrorist today!)
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To: WestCoastGal

I guess Alec Baldwin was unavailable.


45 posted on 01/27/2006 3:11:37 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: savedbygrace; presidio9

Whoops, I typed the wrong promoun in the first sentence of that post. Should have been:

First thing THEY oughta do is actually watch the TV series.

I really wasn't meaning to direct that at you, presidio9.

Sorry.


46 posted on 01/27/2006 3:11:52 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: cgk

Bruce is OK, but Tom's got the seniority. Clint to over for Heston.


47 posted on 01/27/2006 3:12:28 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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Who is this Jessica Simpson person? What does she look like?


48 posted on 01/27/2006 3:12:34 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: Patrick1

Handsome?

Heartthrob?

Who's drinking acid laced KoolAid? George Clooney is a legend in his own mind. Go ahead and do the movie so we can watch that one bomb too.


49 posted on 01/27/2006 3:13:51 PM PST by outofhere2
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To: MPJackal
"2. Why not have Tom play the part. Then I would go see it."

First of all George Clooney is an idiot. (I just had to say it.) Secondly, I spent nearly EVERY Wednesday evening of my life during the "Magnum P.I." years with a bottle of wine, a few bottles of nail polish and my best girlfriends.

Selleck is total eye-candy, no matter how old he (or I) get!

Now please, someone explain to me why Monica would choose Chandler over Tom? Good golly. "Friends" totally jumped the shark with THAT story line, LOL! He was the only reason I ever tuned in to that dopey show!

And let's all take a moment to remember that scrumpy Robert Urich as "Spencer: For Hire" George Who?

50 posted on 01/27/2006 3:15:10 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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