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Sookie!! (Joins SCREAM 4)!! And So Does Veronica Mars!!

Merrick here...
THIS piece in USA Today says that Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell will appear in some form of cameo in Wes Craven's SCREAM 4 - due to be released mid-April of next year.
Fans of the franchise will recognize original cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, who are set to reprise their roles as Sydney Prescott, Gale Riley and Dewey Riley.
Sookie Paquin's opening line of TRUE BLOOD's most recent episode was masterfully delivered - it's such a wonderful role for her and she's so good in it. And Kristen Bell? Yeeeeeaaaaaah....Kristen Bell. Please put 'em together in the same scene. You know what I mean...
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  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Home they make it past the 1st 5 minutes.

    by StatelyWayneManor

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    I'll be in the bathroom for 5 minutes.

    by HoboCode


  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by Michael_Ceras_Hidden_Powers

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    I thought he meant "Snookie"

    by Michael_Ceras_Hidden_Powers

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST


    by JoeD

    -Bill Compton

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST


    by Michael_Ceras_Hidden_Powers

    Directed by Wes Craven? I'm only seeing it for that reason. Otherwise...Fuck it

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Oh, thank God, NOT Snookie.

    by bah

    Don't do that to me

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I, too, thought it said Snookie.

    by beastie

    Not that I care. I mildly enjoyed Scream and hated the sequels. Might catch this if I'm bored one day.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Has anyone confirmed this? No, because that would --

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    -- require making a fucking phone call. The whole Internet is full of hit-grabbing lazy blogging.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Snookie, haha

    by professor murder

    Yeah, at first glance, I thought it read Snookie too. Was about to write off the movie right there. Sookie is much better. I like Paquin. She's come a long way since the Piano, and she's best buds with Wolverine, heheh.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    ... so Paquin continues to be cool...

    by cifra

    summary: won an Oscar at 11, went up to work with Spielberg, Zeffirelli, Van Sant, Spike Lee, Crowe, Lonnergan, Singer - she's damn Rogue - and went on to win a Golden Globe for True Blood and went on to star in the 2nd best Halloween movie ever made. In which way will she be killed off? 'cause we know she will.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    They're definitely staying true to the series

    by Kammich

    Filling the cast with cameos from quasi-stars-of-the-moment... with all the remakes and reboots floating around, especially in the horror genre, "Scream" actually seems tailor made to pull it off. If the script is smart and Craven pulls out a great directorial effort(which, occasionally, he CAN do) then this has a chance to be a tongue-in-cheek hit like the original. Or, it will fall flat on its face and be a complete and utter piece of shit like both the sequels. Should be interesting.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Make them a lesbian couple as the opening kill

    by Dharma4

    And I'll go see it more than once.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Vagina Shaving Death...

    by SeymourClearly

    Would love to see someone get killed while they are shaving their vagina!

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Obnoxious enough to make people pay to see her die.

    by cookylamoo

    It worked with Paris Hilton in "House of Wax."

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by Kammich

    thank you for alluding to how great "Trick R Treat" is. as a kid who grew up on anthological horror, that movie hit every single chord for me. Dougherty nailed the "Creepshow"-esque formula and wrapped it all up in more Halloween atmosphere than any of the actual Halloween sequels have ever accomplished combined. the sad part is, I haven't seen it since it came out On Demand... my local video store was closing and selling off all of their product on the cheap, and they had Trick R Treat for $7. of course, I grabbed it, along with about 6 other DVDs and 3 games... got up to the register, was about 6 bucks short, and for some ungodly reason I put Trick R Treat back. I went back the next day after work and someone else had already bought it. that decision haunts me to this fucking day!

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    No, its SookEH

    by Nice Marmot

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Really? Paquin is good?

    by Dignan17

    I watched the first season, and I stopped watching almost entirely because of her. Can't stand that show. Bell, on the other hand, was beyond amazing in Veronica Mars, but I haven't liked her in much since (other than Party Down), and she's chosen some bad/boring projects...

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Fuck Slutty Paquin and Cock-Tease Kristen

    by Willbraham

    They both suck a werewolf's dick

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    I hope this isn't going to be one of those bullshit...

    by Holeman

    ...sequels where they fucking kill off everyone involved in the originals to make way for a bunch of new fucks I couldn't give a squirt of piss about.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    i SCREAM 4 ice cream

    by Tigger Tales

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Copyrighting "Kill Snookie, not Sookie" shirt

    by StatelyWayneManor

    "X" below if you've never seen the Scream series.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    i bet...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...Sookie and Veronica will be a lesbian couple who will die in the beginning... a little late for them to be principal players

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Can we see em naked before you kill em?

    by alan_poon

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Not sure this was worth 4 exclaimation points

    by Neck_Lucas

    But then again Merrick's been on a roll that would make Terri Schiavo proud today.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    i love sookie

    by nightmute

    She can suck my cock any time. That might seem vulgar, but I generally feel that way about most hot chicks. My bad.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    What Was The First Line This Week?

    by Crow3711

    I remember it being entirely terrible and delivered even worse, though I now forget what it was. But it's funny that I do remember how awful it was, so I assume your remarks were sarcastic. But Bell is talented, so you shouldn't deride her imo. This is a bad choice tho. I'm surprised. Bit seiously, what was the first line? I want to remember how awful it was. Wasn't it something like "a fairy? How GAY is that?". Yea....fucking ugh

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    I like those too

    by David Cloverfield

    I hope Paquin gets to keep her ridicolous-awesome Sookie accent.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    They should kill off Neve Campbell

    by alan_poon

    She's as boring as sweetcorn on a dogturd.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Oh, Sookie...Come and play on my team...

    by SpyGuy

    We'll do it in the daytime...Bill won't know a thing.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    This has been filming this summer in Michigan

    by skimn

    Anyone know where? This news release.."Scream 4" star Hayden Panettiere celebrated her 21st birthday in style Saturday with a private party at Ann Arbor's Cavern Club...David Arquette organized the affair, which included circus and burlesque performers flown in from Las Vegas. "Scream 4" costars Neve Campbell and Emma Roberts were also in on the fun." And 'ol Snake, Kurt Russell is filming a football drama "Touchback" in the west Michigan area. I'm just an old Michigan boy glad to see all this filming in our state.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Ok yer mama

    by skimn

    I've got to give you credit for that one.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    skimn I think they're filming near Ann Arbor

    by indyjonez100

    Yeah, it's good for Michigan, they are offering a TON of tax breaks for production companies who produce and shoot their films in Michigan.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST


    by Tigger Tales

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Snookie is the fat pig slut on Jersey Shore.

    by BilboRing

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Wow, easy, Bilboring, she's not THAT fat...

    by Coughlins Laws

    But seriously, that's the first thing I thought when I saw the headline, too. For some reason, Snookie jumped out at me. I guess it's cause I have no idea who Sookie is since I haven't seen that ridiculous looking Vampire show. As far as Snookie, I actually thought she was pretty at first till I actually watched the show and saw that she was as wide as she was tall, and by tall I mean 4'6"...

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    That midget juicehead didn't deserve Snooks.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    He definitely has a drinking problem. I don't feel bad for Sam though cuz she's a ballbreaker. Maybe that's why he drinks.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    wtfuckers... this became a Jersey Shore tb?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    also, I wanna motorboat JWow and pow pow her

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    on Day 2 but she stood her ground. Now if she would only keep her big mouth shut the rest of the season she's do okay.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Her tits look rock hard. Blech.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    They're as good as dead...

    by Mr. Profit

    This is the bit of casting I needed to hear though. I thought they would go the obvious route and kill off someone like Lindsay Lohan in the beginning. But now it's Sookie and Veronica... <P>Also, why is Emma Roberts the lead in this? If you are going to go back to the 90's slasher resurgence that Scream brought about, at least cast chicks with nice bodies. Emma Roberts looks like a little boy with big teeth.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    I think the line was simply "I'm a fairy?" I thought the way she said it was hilarious though. I thought it had the perfect amount of surprise, awe, and self-deprecation in the inflection.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Knobules, that was UPN's fault...

    by Mr. Profit

    During Season 1, Veronica Mars was always in danger of cancellation, so they tried to put flavor of the month guest stars to generate ratings. The thing is, Rob Thomas was so good at appeasing UPN while not sacrificing his show's quality. So these guest stars were relegated to very minor plots. Like when they were forced to put a Top Model winner on the show, she died. <P>Don't give up on the show, Season 1 is great, but so was the whole series run.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    2 Adorable TV Ladies

    by frongbak

    That I fear will never have the goods for the big screen.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    yeah, don't let the stunt casting fool you

    by oisin5199

    Veronica Mars' first season is practically a perfect season of television. So amazing from beginning to end. 2nd faltered a bit towards the end and the 3rd was hit or miss, unfortunately.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Too Bad, I'd Rather see Snookie Die.

    by cookylamoo

    And the rest of those idiots, too.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    V Mars

    by frongbak

    Great show the finale of the first season is worth the price of admission. Thomas does a great job with Party On as well.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Scream series

    by frongbak

    Is spent, I have a little hope for Wes, I thought Red Eye was/is a really overlooked film, liked it alot.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Austin Homeless

    by PinkFloyd7

    There's this black homeless guy at the corners of Palmer Lane and Lamar who wears a shirt that says "I don't bite, I'm just starving." I was going to give him some Taco Bell food but thought that might be cruel and unusual punishment.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Who gives a fook?

    by daggor

    And when the homeless have their own clever t-shirt slogans, America has failed.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    I fucking hate Sookie

    by SpawnofAchilles

    She is easily the worst thing about True Blood. HER CHARACTER IS SO ANNOYING. I can't stand her on that show or in anything. She was terrible as Rogue too. It doesn't help matters at all that she has an ugly mug.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Who do we pay off so they DON'T make SCREAM 4?!!!

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Wes Craven's a HAS BEEN- Nothing Original Anymore!!!!!!!!!!!

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    JWow motorboatableness, Scream, and VMars

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    JWow is motorboatable... your just gonna bruise your face (by the rock hard tits and the fact she may punch you)<p> I cant wait for Scream 4, honestly, Scream is apart of the reason why I started wantin to write/direct<p> Veronica Mars is great and Im watchin it on ondemand... shes such a little firecracker (who suffers from "Sookieish" where they act all tough and sarcastic but become scared little bitches when something actually happens...but Miss Mars isnt as annoyin as Sookie while doin it)

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Only cameos?

    by photoboy

    I'd be more excited if this was more than just cameos.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Would anyone really want to put their face near JWOW?

    by Coughlins Laws

    Her face almost looks like a dude's and she's way to much of a bitch. The only girl on that show I would put my dick anywhere near would be Angelina.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Please no

    by CrusherBuddyRevell

    The first Scream was a very enjoyable movie and has one of the best opening scenes of any movie ("I will gut you like a fish"). The sequels sucked seven shades of shiteness. We don't need another.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Anna and Kirsten were probably about 14 when the first Scream ca

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    FUCK, where does the time go...?!

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    me out

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    these two should have sex in the movie

    by DioxholsterReturns

    and as a consequence of this sinful act they should be killed and eaten by fish.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Sookie and Bill BOTH die...

    by film11 the movie OPEN HOUSE in video stores now!

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Sookie and Bill BOTH die...

    by film11 the movie OPEN HOUSE in video stores now!

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    I too read "Snookie" -- and the sad part is, I can see them hiri

    by CountryBoy

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    ng her [darn; thought that would fit]

    by CountryBoy

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST


    by ConfusedPanda correct pronunciation.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Shit. I read "SNookie" vs "Sookie"

    by Hesiod2k7

    Having a slasher killer carve up Snookie would be a lot more fun and interesting.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    True Blood

    by Gwynplaine

    is as bad as Twilight. Possibly worse.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Thought it was "Snookie"

    by Snookeroo

    So naturally I had to investigate.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Ditto on hoping K-Bell at least survives the 1st 5:00.

    by PennsyDeux

    They're already filming in Michigan, though. This smells of a cameo appearance along the lines of Police Squad. :|

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST


    by Uncle Stan

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    it would be cool....

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    if in Scream 4, we get 4 killers... none of who realizes theres 3 other ghostface killers... imagine that ending...<p>Sidney: So you want to kill me because my mom molested you in camp... you want to kill me because Cotton Weary butt fucked you in jail... you want to kill me because of the TMZ footage of Gail... and you want to kill me because you have nothing better to do? Does that sum it up?<p> Ghostface Killers: Pretty much

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    You know what Kristen Bell is a fan of? A book trilogy.

    by PennsyDeux

    Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy (THG, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay, released today). It's a compelling read; the story of a 16 year old girl in a post-apocalyptic North America where a dictatorship called The Capitol has risen. The Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each of 12 districts to a fight. Its purpose; to show how no one, including children, is above the Capitol's power. The last person left alive wins.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    Why are you correcting people's pronunciation when we're all communicating through writing? <P>That don't make a lick of sense, son.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    To hell with this

    by BarryConvex

    Where's my sequel to "Shocker"? Horace Pinker gotta eat.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Another not cool story, sorry.

    by crankyoldguy

    Scream was never cool and never will it be cool. End of story.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Paquin is terrible in True Blood...

    by AnnoyYou

    ...and I can't believe that Bell has sunk this low. Jesus H. Christ. Paquin and her new hubby Stephen Moyer single-handedly drag down every scene they're in in this season's TB - they give new meaning to the words "annoying" and "wooden." So, so bad. And unfortunately Bell's career has been co-opted by similarly sharp-featured, tight-assed little girl Anna Kendrick, so she's reduced to squandering her talents on third-rate sequels to questionable films. Really horrible. I honestly thought she'd go places, but she spent too much time on Veronica Mars after it went into the dumpster. Too bad.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Aw, jeezoos fookeen cryst,

    by Subovon

    I thought this was bout the ugly cunt from Jersey Whores joining the cast. You scared the shit out of me. Probably more than the film will.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Dewey lol

    by MegaStiffy

    Anna Paquin please do something with your teeth.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 4:58 a.m. CST

    I personally dont have much hope for this movie

    by TheJudger

    I got a little caught up in the hype last year, but then I remembered how much I hate this series. Did i like the first film when I saw it. Yes, yes I did. Did I like the second one, somewhat. IKWYDLS anbd Urban Legend pulls the sheet off the bed and exposed the ugly. Scary movie put the nasty bitch out of her misery. All of these films I've just mentioned are films I promise to never ever see again, because they suck. No really they do. I dont like teenaged horror flicks. I dont like gay hipster dialog. The scream films biggest joke revolved around all the teen victims knowing the rulesm and like idiots they would exclaim hey touching a hot stove will fucking burn you, and then they would touch the stove, and that is a so called smart movie... um yeah. So scream 4 pretty much rips of a lot of shit from rob zombies halloween and halloween 2. We get a phantom jam. the killer wears a faux rooted up ghostface mask, and he dresses down in a hoodie. Sidney is selling an autobog book based on her events. Reminds me of Rob Zombie's Loomis. I can feel the movies payabout. On basic cable all those reality shows and shit that dancing with the satrs crap the obstacle course shit. the tv shows with the milfy bitches. All of that will filter down into this because. Kevin Williamson is gay and he watches gay entertainment. Do I really want to subject myself to this type of stuff that I tend to avoid on tv. Fuck this. Scream was a good film but it was aproduct of it's time and not a lasting legacy. It wasnt as smart as it thinks it was, and well. fuckit. I'm finished. This generation you teenagers, you got nothing. You seriously have nothing at all in your world worth a shit. I feel so bad for you. I really do.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 7:44 a.m. CST

    It seems Sookie is only in "Open House" for about three minutes.

    by cookylamoo

    Before....well, you know.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Wes Craven....

    by nico_laos

    ... is fucking 71! Time to pack in in, grandpa.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    I read "Snookie".

    by BigTuna

    And got very upset.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST


    by Zatoichi

    That sounds like Battle Royale. Have you read both? How do they compare?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Snookie > Sookie

    by tronknotts

    Deal with it.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Snoop Dogg and Sookie

    by Bouncy X

    i finally saw that video he made for her and wow, talk about weird. lol

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I want JWOWW's bewbs in my face.

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    by PennsyDeux

    Didn't read Battle Royale; but I'm lovin' this Hunger Games trilogy. It's being optioned into a movie (Lionsgate, I want to say is doing this, but I'm not sure). Can't put it down, and I'm about 20% of the way through Mockingjay. Well written deluxe. :)