Apparently Steven Spielberg Wants to Remake ‘West Side Story’?

West Side Story has survived more than 50 years without being messed with, but no film can survive untouched forever. Deadline writes that Fox is digging up the title “specifically because Steven Spielberg is interested in making it.” Nobody is onboard to write yet, and Spielberg’s name floating around a project in its early days often results in nothing more than a producer credit. But hey, if he does do it, we know what a respectful, pitch-perfect job he did with that remake of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

“I’ve been beating myself up all day. Then I thought … what would Idina Menzel say? She’d say, Let it go, let it go!” —John Travolta, who seems to get over things in a remarkably breezy fashion

Patricia Arquette will star in the CSI spinoff about cyber-crimes “high octane crimes that start in the mind, live online, and play out into the real world.”

This Billy on the Street Season 3 sneak peek is unbeatable and makes me want to scream at people on the street.

SNL’s Lena Dunham promos are here.

Might have a Volcano/Dante’s Peak situation on our hands with the Tupac movie and the N.W.A movie.

Schoolboy Q is no. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 139,000 copies of Oxymoron. Not bad considering Rozay’s estimated to sell around 155,000 next week and Pharrell might only move about 100,000 copies.

Did you catch this Tony Hawk–endorsed hoverboard ad yesterday? It was a Funny or Die fake-out. April Fool’s! (?)

Fred Savage will direct the eight-episode debut season of IFC’s Garfunkel and Oates series.

Veep Season 3 poster: Louis-Dreyfus Crossing the Delaware.

Snooki 4 Lohan: I have been a fan of Lindsay since she started showing her cute little freckle face on our screens … I think this docu-series with OWN is the start to her comeback, and for the world to really see what goes on in her life. Lindz, I’m rooting for ya girl and I’m here for you if you ever need a friend. No seriously, call me.”

And over to Katy Perry with the weather. [via]

Filed Under: Afternoon Links, west side story, Steven Spielberg, John Travolta, Lena Dunham, SNL, billy on the street, Katy Perry, Tony Hawk, Snooki, Lindsay Lohan, patricia arquette, Schoolboy Q

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Zach Dionne is a staff writer for Grantland.

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