Some-time movie star Ashton Kutcher (look for 'New Year's Eve' in December!) jammed his foot firmly inside his mouth in front of 8,265,596 close friends on Wednesday night, when he defended ousted Penn State coach Joe Paterno on Twitter. "How do you fire Jo Pa?" Kutcher wrote in the tweet that has since been deleted. "#insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste." The problem? Paterno, a legendary college football coach who has been on the Penn State sidelines since the 1950s, was let go by Penn State's Board of Trustees because of his inaction against former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, a man accused of 40 accounts of child-sex abuse. (The story is disgusting and unsettling, but you can find out more here.) Kutcher wasn't aware of all that, however, and came under fire from Twitter users after his remark -- especially because of his recent anti-child-sex trafficking crusade. "As an advocate in the fight against child sexual exploitation, I could not be more remorseful for all involved in the Penn St. case," Kutcher later wrote after deleting his first remark. "As of immediately I will stop tweeting until I find a way to properly manage this feed. I feel awful about this error. Won't happen again." [LAT/ShowTracker]

Mickey Rourke wasn't lying. CBS Films has hired Woody Harrelson to play a persnickety gangster in 'Seven Psychopaths' for director Martin McDonagh. Harrelson joins Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken in the black-comedy thriller. "The director was a jerkoff. He wanted a whole lot for nothing," Rourke, who was initially tapped for the role Harrelson just got, told Moviefone late last week. "He can go play with himself." Or Woody. Err. [Coming Soon]

In case you were holding your breath: 'The Dark Knight Rises' prologue -- which will hit IMAX theaters with prints of 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' on Dec. 16 -- has been rated PG-13. [Coming Soon]

Because you can't go five hours without reading about Brett Ratner: he told Howard Stern his next project will be a remake of 'The Last American Virgin.' No word yet whether rehearsals will be involved. [CinemaBlend]

Most audiences won't get to see Madonna's film-festival derided 'W.E.' until 2012. The Weinstein Company will release the film for a one-week awards qualifying run on Dec. 9 before unspooling it for wide audiences on Feb. 3. The move is reportedly being done to capitalize on Madge's supposed Super Bowl halftime show performance; never mind that she isn't actually in 'W.E.,' or confirmed for the Super Bowl. [THR]

James Remar, James Russo and Tom Wopat have been added to the hilariously massive cast of 'Django Unchained.' Jonah Hill was up for a role too, but he had to pass because of scheduling conflicts. Womp womp. [Variety]

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