Monday's bits and pieces:
  • Hooray, Ocean's Thirteen has a start date! It's official: more pretty people will soon be running around in pretty locations soundstages, doing pretty things of absolutely no consequence. (In case there's any doubt, by the way, I'm totally serious here. Ocean's Twelve was the most wonderful pile of fluff I've seen in ages.) Happily, all the usual suspects will be back, including director Steven Soderbergh and the kings of pretty, Brad Pitt and George Clooney. The female of the moment will be Ellen Barkin - anyone care to guess to which man she'll be attached in what passes for the plot?
  • Word on the street is that Shia LaBeouf (apparently new go-to actor for vaguely nerdy teen roles) has been cast as the "ultimately heroic" kid in Transformers. There's also a casting call out for a few others actors not made of metal or pixels on a screen, including a girl to save Shia from his dorkiness, and a couple of military types. You know, just in case you happen to fit the part, or know someone who does.