- TV Guide reports that Tom Petty has been picked for the Super Bowl halftime show.
- Christian Bale is in talks to play John Connor in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, reports Variety.
- Amy Sedaris, Chris Kattan, and Tom Everett Scott will star in Tanner Hall, an indie film set at a boarding school that started its life as a failed UPN pilot, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
- Rosie Thomas, Califone, and Mark Kozelek are among the musicians pitching in on a new compilation with songs about every U.S. president, Pitchfork reports.
- Ratatouille leads the field with 13 nominations for the Annie Awards, which recognize achievements in animation, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
- NBC is buying blocks of reality and "adventure" programming from the producers of Ice Road Truckers, reports The New York Times.
- Michelle Trachtenberg and Melora Hardin (Jan from The Office) will join Zac Efron and Matthew Perry in the movie 17, writes Zap2It.