‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes,’ ‘Rock Of Ages’ And Applebee’s Boozing In Today’s Twitter-Wood

The trailer for the succinctly named “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes” dropped today, sending the movie world into an ape-like frenzy. But it’s not just the trailer itself that’s catching some attention — some are taking issue with the film’s new title. While certain fans are upset with the name, one Hollywood director got the inside scoop on the film’s “original working title.”

As if that wasn’t enough, the “Rock of Ages” director announced some huge casting news for the musical through his Twitter account. We won’t give it away yet (okay, maybe we already did), but he’s British, you know his name, and he’s married to Katy Perry. Any guesses?

I’m @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 14th, 2011.

Planet of The Apes: @ThatKevinSmith Via @hamm0ndeggs “I’ll be happy if it’s not Planet of the Apes (2001)” Heard the working title of RISE was PLANET OF THE APES: THE APOLOGY.
-Kevin Smith, Director (“Dogma,” “Clerks”)

Planet of the Announcements: @adammshankman I can officially announce Russell Brand as your Lonny in #rockofagesmovie ! I see a mullet in his future…maybe a Nikki Six?
-Adam Shankman, Director (“Rock of Ages”)

@ConanOBrien Great, Applebee’s starts serving toddlers alcohol and my kids gave up booze for Lent.
-Conan O’Brien, Comedian (“Conan”)

@MrHoratioSanz Hey Dad’s…don’t let your daughters vote tonight so we can lose some of these douchebags (dudes).#AMERICANIDOL
-Horatio Sanz, Actor/Comedian (“Saturday Night Live”)

@Birbigs There are no standards for who gets their reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. I’m going to start a blog called “Movies Magloovies!”
-Mike Birbiglia, Comedian/Actor (“My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend”)

@diablocody I am silently judging the ringtone of the man who is demolishing my wall.
-Diablo Cody, Writer (“Juno”)

Secret TwitPic Of The Day: @ThomasLennon Ran into Old Freddy Kruger in the valley today. http://plixi.com/p/92227197
-Thomas Lennon, Actor (“Reno 9/11,” “The State”)

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