Movies hope to keep on truckin' with ‘Tonka'

Posted: June 12, 2012

Another day, another movie idea that's more about synergy and product placement than about the movie.

Even though "Battleship" sank at the U.S. box office, Sony is following in the footsteps of "Transformers," "Bratz," "G.I. Joe" and its own upcoming "Risk" and "Candy Land" to make "Tonka," an animated movie about the 65-year-old toy truck line from Hasbro.

As one of the producers will be Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, it could be a sequel to "That's My Boy."

"That's My Boy's Toy."

‘Jersey' snore

Police in Seaside Heights are releasing details about the arrest of "Jersey Shore" cast member Deena Cortese.

Detective Steve Korman says Deena and other cast members were in a Mexican restaurant before she went into the roadway and began dancing and impeding traffic.

Korman says an officer saw Deena and said she appeared to be intoxicated — but that could have been any officer at any time. Deena was taken to police headquarters, processed and released to her proud mother.

She could face a fine up to $500 and up to 30 days in jail.

Coming next fall: "Jersey Shore: Guidettes Behind Bars."

In other "Jersey Shore" news, the New York Daily News reports that nude pictures of a pre-pregnant Snooki have been leaked to and England's Daily Mail.

For the good of the country, such leaks must be stopped.


According to, police say Lindsay Lohan lied to them about Friday's crash between a truck and her rented Porsche. This is not considered a smart move when you're already on probation.

Lindsay told police her assistant was driving at the time. Her assistant told police Lindsay was driving.

Police believe the assistant.

Country darling Carrie Underwood told Britain's Independent newspaper that she is in favor of gay marriage.

Fans argue over whether Jesus should still take the wheel.

Five years after being treated for breast cancer, "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts said Monday she was beginning chemotherapy treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a blood and bone-marrow disease once known as preleukemia. She is expected to get a bone-marrow transplant sometime this fall.

Her older sister, Sally Ann Roberts, an anchor for WWL-TV in New Orleans, is regarded as a perfect match to donate marrow and will be doing so.

"My doctors tell me I'm going to beat this, and I know it's true," Roberts, 51, said on "GMA."

Glenn Beck has reportedly re-upped with syndicator Premiere Networks to continue his popular radio show for another five years.

He'll make approximately $20 million per year — proving once again that there's a lot less money in celebrity gossip than there is in anger.

"Scream" star David Arquette came to Israel to shoot a segment for his travel show and ended up having a bar mitzvah.

Arquette completed the Jewish rite of passage Monday in Jerusalem at the Western Wall, the holiest place for Jews to pray.

As bar mitzvahs usually occur when a boy reaches 13, Arquette, 40, must have had one difficult Torah passage. n

— Daily News wire services contributed to this report. Email

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