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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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To: peyton randolph

There is your new Bond girl.


51 posted on 01/27/2006 3:15:23 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: rocksblues
Selleck's career went irreversibly downhill when he took a job as TV pitchman for The National Review:

"And of course I love the humor. It's a very funny magazine."

52 posted on 01/27/2006 3:15:24 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: savedbygrace; cgk
I really wasn't meaning to direct that at you, presidio9.

Trust me, I can take it.

53 posted on 01/27/2006 3:16:25 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

Magnum, P.I.

First Show 1980
Last Show 1988
Genre Drama
Network CBS
Slot Day Thursday
Slot Time 8 pm
Jumped The Shark when... Votes
Never Jumped 153
Death (Magnum) 14
Death (Mack) 6
Day One 5
Special Guest Star (Frank Sinatra) 3
Mangum goes to Nam 2
The basketball lesson 2
Orson Welles guest voice 1
Magnum couldn't pull the trigger 1
Magnum Proposes 1
Magnum bobs in the water 1
Special Guest Star (Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher) 1
Higgins as Masters 1
Special Guest Stars (Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell) 1
Where are the women? 1
Hair Care (Magnum's mustache) 1
Special Guest Star (Sharon Stone) 1
Special Guest Star (Carol Burnett) 1
Magnum the hotel detective 1
Tom Selleck writes and directs 1
Radiers spoof 1
Show crossover (Simon & Simon) 1
They ripped off Miami Vice and added pop music to the chases 1
New Kid in Town (TC's son) 1


54 posted on 01/27/2006 3:17:15 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: presidio9

He will inevitably poop it up with his left wing nuttery.

Magnum was much like selick, too bad they don't use the original.

Sellick has acutal talent and I would acutally pay money to see him act.


55 posted on 01/27/2006 3:21:21 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Patrick1
There is your new Bond girl.

Actually, this is my preference for the next Bond girl.

56 posted on 01/27/2006 3:23:01 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

Screw it, I'll just get out my Quiggly Down Under movie and watch that. No one is a better cowboy since John Wayne.


57 posted on 01/27/2006 3:23:11 PM PST by Casloy
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To: rocksblues

BTW, TV will not be new territory for Clooney. That's him (before multiple plastic surgeries) in his original recurring role on "Facts of Life."

58 posted on 01/27/2006 3:24:39 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9
Just as there is only one James Bond - there is only one Magnum P.I.




59 posted on 01/27/2006 3:29:27 PM PST by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: martin_fierro; TheBigB; Constitution Day; Fierce Allegiance; Slings and Arrows; Clemenza; ...

Since this story was deemed not important enough for current news, I thought you might like to be appraised of it.


60 posted on 01/27/2006 3:30:36 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: daybreakcoming

You'd better be a chick if you're posting beecake photos like that on my thread.


61 posted on 01/27/2006 3:31:32 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

hmmm, does george clooney count as a one?

Seems stupidity does not get covered by plastic surgery.


62 posted on 01/27/2006 3:35:07 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: presidio9; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; tiamat; ...
Since this story was deemed not important enough for current news, I thought you might like to be appraised of it.

I wish you'd waited until after I ate.


63 posted on 01/27/2006 3:35:41 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Ooga Chakka, Hooga Hooga, Ooga Chakka, Hooga Hooga" --D. Hasselhoff)
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To: iPod Shuffle

I wasn't saying Magnum was cheesy. I just meant that shows such as the Dukes of Hazzard and Miami Vice don't need to be remade into bad movies.


64 posted on 01/27/2006 3:36:25 PM PST by AUJenn
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To: presidio9

Great!
Take notes, could be used in a documentary on how to take a successful idea and crush it into absolute drek.


65 posted on 01/27/2006 3:36:40 PM PST by Darksheare (And baby says "RAAAAR!")
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To: cgk

Isn't Chuck Norris a Pubbie too?


66 posted on 01/27/2006 3:38:21 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Ooga Chakka, Hooga Hooga, Ooga Chakka, Hooga Hooga" --D. Hasselhoff)
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67 posted on 01/27/2006 3:39:45 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: WestCoastGal

How dare they think they can fill Magnum's shoes with Clooney! puke yuck disgusting!


68 posted on 01/27/2006 3:43:14 PM PST by KylaStarr (Be Prepared)
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To: Slings and Arrows; cgk
List of celebrities with links to the U.S. Republican Party
69 posted on 01/27/2006 3:43:57 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9
Can you believe Tom Selleck will turn 61 this coming Sunday?! He was born January 29, 1945. Wow, but the passage of time sure has a way of smacking us upside the head every now and again.

Re Magnum the movie, any word on which major male character will be turned into a swishy girly man? Hollyweird has to have at least one in every film these days. Maybe they will have Higgins and Magnum getting it on. (Barf!)

70 posted on 01/27/2006 3:43:58 PM PST by Wolfstar (Someday when we meet up yonder, we'll stroll hand in hand again, in a land that knows no parting...)
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To: WestCoastGal

The heck with the terrorism threats.............THIS really upsets me!!!!!! LOL

Selleck has always been one of my favorites. Haven't been to a movie in years and this is another reason not to go.


71 posted on 01/27/2006 3:45:02 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Patrick1

I guess Alec Baldwin was unavailable.

Maybe they couldn't find a big enough Hawiian shirt. Have you seen Baldwin lately? He's got Chris Penn disease.

72 posted on 01/27/2006 3:47:07 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

Interesting - thanks!


73 posted on 01/27/2006 3:52:11 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Ooga Chakka, Hooga Hooga, Ooga Chakka, Hooga Hooga" --D. Hasselhoff)
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To: presidio9

LOL What did you expect when you throw up a thread indirectly concerning Selleck who had the best legs of any man I've ever seen? Not to mention dimples, dry humor, killer smile (fanning self now)
But I understand. You had just come from peyton randolph's post (with pics) #56. :o)


74 posted on 01/27/2006 3:52:23 PM PST by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: presidio9

WHAT? George Clooney in a Tigers' baseball cap doesn't work.

Clooney fits in more as Higgins than Magnum.


75 posted on 01/27/2006 3:55:59 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("What does a guy have to do to get fired around here?" - Darryl Rogers, former Lions Coach)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hopefully Wikapedia will soon be adding the name of a former Pittsburg Steeler to its list of Republican office holders.


76 posted on 01/27/2006 3:59:32 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

From your mouth to G-d's ears.


77 posted on 01/27/2006 4:01:06 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Ooga Chakka, Hooga Hooga, Ooga Chakka, Hooga Hooga" --D. Hasselhoff)
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To: Slings and Arrows

BTW, that list is obviously far from complete.


78 posted on 01/27/2006 4:02:43 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: daybreakcoming
LOL What did you expect when you throw up a thread indirectly concerning Selleck who had the best legs of any man I've ever seen? Not to mention dimples, dry humor, killer smile (fanning self now)

Tall, dark-hair, handsome and sexy and he wears his dimples well.

This is an older picture, but it was fun to GIS for him.


79 posted on 01/27/2006 4:03:27 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: presidio9; savedbygrace
"Trust me, I can take it."...

Teflon P-9 will be your new handle, Presidio.

80 posted on 01/27/2006 4:04:03 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: Slings and Arrows

Yep... :) There are a few of them on our side - the ones I'd call "stars" and not "celebrities."


81 posted on 01/27/2006 4:05:42 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

Wow... there are actually a few surprises on that list! Thanks!


82 posted on 01/27/2006 4:08:16 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: cgk
the ones I'd call "stars" and not "celebrities."

Sort of sums up Reagan's acting career.

83 posted on 01/27/2006 4:08:48 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

BINGO!


84 posted on 01/27/2006 4:10:52 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: cgk
Wow... there are actually a few surprises on that list! Thanks!

Vince Vaughn jumped right out at me.

BTW, Vaughn has been friends with Peter Billingsly (Ralphie from "A Christmas Story") since they were kids. I have never seen this anywhere in print, but I just found out that Billingsly is the newphew of Barbra Billingsly, who was June Cleaver.

85 posted on 01/27/2006 4:11:48 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: iPod Shuffle
So they're reinventing Magnum in the mold of what Clooney thinks he is. <CUE LAUGH TRACK>
86 posted on 01/27/2006 4:15:42 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: presidio9

Phew, is that a relief. ;-)


87 posted on 01/27/2006 4:16:12 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: presidio9; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
List of celebrities with links to the U.S. Republican Party

Still reading - and I'm not entirely surprised by the number of NFL athletes on that list as I would've been say... 8 years ago.

88 posted on 01/27/2006 4:19:19 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

You know Jessica Simpson is on that list?


89 posted on 01/27/2006 4:20:02 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

This would be a bad mistake on the studio's part. Why can't Tom Selleck play the part?


90 posted on 01/27/2006 4:21:46 PM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: cgk; Slings and Arrows

I'm not entirely surprised by the number of NFL athletes on that list

91 posted on 01/27/2006 4:24:23 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: cgk

Um, if you mention her name, there is a FR rule about posting a picture.


92 posted on 01/27/2006 4:25:09 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

How great would that be? I think he can win - and big.


93 posted on 01/27/2006 4:25:33 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
Um, if you mention her name, there is a FR rule about posting a picture.

Um, does that rule apply to female freepers? Hmm... how's this?


94 posted on 01/27/2006 4:27:58 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: cgk

I forgot you were a girl. Could you have picked a less sexy photo?


95 posted on 01/27/2006 4:30:34 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: cgk; presidio9

"....there are actually a few surprises on that list!"

There certainly are, and actually some confirmations of some suspisions I've had, for example: Frank Capra. Also a LOT of wrestlers, LOL. And Dixie Carter? I always thought she was a dyed in the wool dem. Good to know we've got Shirley Jones on our side. They are missing James Woods, I don't know if he is a republican, but he is strong on National defense at least.

Interesting stuff.


96 posted on 01/27/2006 4:34:39 PM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: presidio9

I remember the show and the women in it, but George looks a little oh I can't say it!


97 posted on 01/27/2006 4:36:10 PM PST by rocksblues (John McCain says adopt a terrorist today!)
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To: presidio9
LOL!

Heh, sorry. I picked it more for what she was "saying".

Here you guys go:


98 posted on 01/27/2006 4:36:35 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
Sheesh. Now that I've posted that I will NEVER hear the end of it from my husband. Mostly because he prefers this one lovely lady to Jessica:


99 posted on 01/27/2006 4:39:49 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: Wolfstar; presidio9; All
Damn it! Hollywood butchers another classic.

Clooney as Magnum is bad enough, but like all series-made-into-movies, the producers are planning another dumbed-down version for "modern audiences".

(3/16/04) Back in the 1990s, when Tom Selleck appeared to be the top contender to star in this movie, none other than Tom Clancy, the best-selling author of naval and military-themed novels, was working on a 'Magnum' script which would see the character returning to his career as a Naval Intelligence officer (source: Corona). When the project was revived at Universal Pictures in late 2003, however, the studio chose comedy screenwriter Michael McCullers instead.

snip

3/17/04 - So, although the idea of a 'Magnum, P.I.' movie starring Tom Selleck has put up a good fight over the last decade, it appears that the movie we're likely to actually get will be a comedy starring... someone else.

As I imagine what a 'Magnum' movie will be like, the #1 aspect that filters through everything is Universal's choice to go with a screenwriter whose experience is so thoroughly within the world of "comedy spoofs." To me, that means we're probably not going to get the sort of gravitas and gritty dramatic tension that was just beneath the surface of the show even in its most comedic moments.

IMO, "Magnum" was at its best when it was dark and gritty. The best episode of the series was "Did You See The Sunrise?", which recounted Magnum and TC being tortured in Vietnam. The episode ended with Magnum executing--in cold blood--the man responsible for that torture.

Ultimately, 'Magnum, P.I.' was the story of four war veterans who end up spending the rest of their lives either dealing with or denying the impact that it had on them psychologically ...

'Magnum, P.I.' didn't make the war experience its immediate target, but by keeping it a continuing subtext that was touched upon a few times a season, it was never forgotten either. This new movie is expected to be set in the 21st century, with the war in question being the (first) Persian Gulf War. All wars are hell, but some are less infernal than others; that war only lasted a few months, and most soldiers did not experience the relentless battle horror that Tom Magnum and his friends went through as Navy SEALS. So, it's difficult to imagine that this movie will have that same sort of war-related depth and significance (and like I said, especially not with a script by the guy who helped Mike Myers with the 'Austin Powers' movies).

Gag me.

100 posted on 01/27/2006 4:41:46 PM PST by silent_jonny ("I LOVE every damn one of you" -- Conservativebabe)
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