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Good news: that gum you like is going to come back into style. Which is to say, David Lynch is rumored to be in talks with NBC about reviving his "Twin Peaks" TV series, which ended in 1991 under ignoble circumstances. The cinematic prequel that followed, "Fire Walk With Me," left fans cold at the time, but has gathered a tremendous cult following over the past two decades. In fact, parts of "Mulholland Drive" were originally intended to be a "Twin Peaks" spin-off, following Audrey (Sherilyn Fenn) to Hollywood, so it's no surprise that the sleepy town and its characters have remained on Lynch's mind all these years.
Celebrated playwright David Mamet just struck a deal to publish his 2012 play The Anarchist, which starred Patti Lupone and Debra Winger. The play (about a woman appealing her lifelong prison sentence) didn't do so hot with the critics, but perhaps like many other Mamet works, it will inspire a reading audience.
There's been a lot of talk about F. Scott Fitzgerald lately, thanks to buzz over Baz Luhrmann's upcoming "Gatsby" film. It turns out the author himself had a touch of the Moulin Rouge in him: Photos have surfaced of Fitzgerald dressed in drag, published in The New York Times to promote a musical at Princeton University. Shantay, you stay!
Director Michel Gondry's New Years greetings have arrived in the form of a short film called "The Haircut Mouse," blending live action and animation. It's going to have to tide us over for just a bit -- Gondry's got several interesting works coming out soon, but he hasn't released a feature since "The Green Hornet" in 2011.