Wait for It – Dreamgirls Will Never Leave You, But Kumar May

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DVD

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Brash, divisive and almost ready-to-own, Dreamgirls is headed for your DVD player. The movie musical is set for home-viewing release on May 1, in two versions. A single disc will include 12 extended musical numbers and alternate scenes, as well as a never-before-seen performance from Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson. Bringing things crashing over the top will be a two-disc, "Showstopper Edition" release, which will feature featurettes, screen tests and 12 previously unseen musical numbers. Because, you know, if there’s anything that movie needs besides bigger hair, it’s more music. [DVDActive]

TV

Kalpenn_waitKal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, the just-released The Namesake), may soon be punching in full time on TV. He’s signed on to star alongside Grey’s Anatomy‘s Kali Rocha in the ABC comedy pilot The Calling, in which he’ll play a paramedic. Maybe Kal will be more satisfied with this gig than he was with his spot on 24, in which he, an Indian-American, was drafted to play a terrorist. He says in this week’s New York magazine: "I have a huge political problem with the [24] role. It was essentially accepting a form of racial profiling. I think it’s repulsive." Here’s hoping The Calling isn’t so gross. [Hollywood Reporter/Reuters]

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