News briefs: Who's haunting Ghost; who's back in Spidey 4

CBS confirmed columnist Michael Ausiello's report in Entertainment Weekly that Hilary Duff will appear in an upcoming episode of Ghost Whisperer as a "beautiful woman of mystery" who may or may not have been involved in the death of someone.
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MTV.com reports that the proposed fourth film in the Spider-Man franchise will begin shooting in 2010, and actor J.K. Simmons revealed that he'll continue in the role of Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson: "I saw Sam [Raimi] at his Christmas party," Simmons told MTV.
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E! Online is reporting a rumor that Dakota Fanning (Coraline, Push) is in talks to play the vampire Jane in the upcoming Twilight sequel New Moon; the unconfirmed report says that Fanning will play a member of the Volturi, an Italian vampire coven treated like royalty who essentially act as lethal enforcers to ensure the existence of vampires.

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The Online Film Critics Society, which consists of Internet-based film critics, have named WALL-E best picture of the year and also honored director Andrew Stanton and screenwriter Jim Reardon, according to The Hollywood Reporter; The Dark Knight picked up four awards, for Christopher Nolan's direction, Heath Ledger as best supporting actor, Wally Pfister's cinematography and James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer's original score.
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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release Bolt in a Blu-ray/DVD/digital file combo on March 22, with a standard DVD version available on March 24.
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Oscar winner and Jennifer's Body writer Diablo Cody is one of three jurors who will choose the best first feature that unspools at the Berlin Film Festival, Variety reported.
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Thom Mount's Reliant Pictures has ponied up $300,000 for Todd Berger's script Isaac Gray, W.D., an adventure comedy about a witch doctor who uses his power to free patients from evil curses, Variety reported; Reliant expects to begin shooting the project late this year.

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