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In The Trades: Heads Roll, Queens Rule, Lawyers Drool

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Jim Samples has stepped down as head of the Cartoon Network, after the edgy if stupid Aqua Teen Hunger Force marketing effort blew up (or looked like it could) in Boston.

Sarah, the Dutchess of York, aka the other Fergie, gets a producer credit on a project about Queen Victoria that she brought to Graham King. King and Martin Scorese will produce.

Peter Bart admits what the rest of America knows: too many lawyers.

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As if the first one wasn’t bad enough: Disney will release Haunted High School Musical, the movie, in 2008. Then High School Musical on Mars in 2009. And then in 2010, High School Musical: Naked Study Hall. Don’t you wish.

Columbia is going to turn Metal Gear Solid into a movie, because all those other video game movies have been so awesome. At least Uwe Boll won’t direct.

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