Weekend Wrap Up: Gwyneth on GMA, David Arquette in rehab, Ben Mckenzie talks ‘Southland’, and more

Gwyneth Paltrow is back in NYC after ringing in the New Year in Las Vegas. She stopped by GMA this morning to talk about one of our Most Travel-Inspiring Movies, Country Strong.

Meryl Streep will play Margaret Thatcher in an upcoming movie. [CNN]

Jeremy Renner’s Avengers’ character Hawkeye has a cameo in Thor, due in theaters May 6, 2011.[AccessHollywood]

Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy, starring Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk, Adam Sinclair (who is Kiefer Sutherland’s step-son-in-law, and Dean McDermott, just wrapped filming in Ontario, CA. [Winnipeg Free Press]

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt donated $2 million to the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia during the holidays. The sanctuary is home to mostly orphaned and injured animals that are not ready to be released back into the wild. [JustJared]

– After spending New Year’s Eve partying at his nightclub Beacher’s Madhouse, David Arquette checked himself into rehab. According to TMZ, he believes that this is “the right thing to do for his family.” [TMZ]

Ben McKenzie discusses filming Southland in L.A., saying, “We’re trying to embrace L.A. for the chaotic environment it can be and use that to our advantage when we’re trying to find stories to tell.” [USA Today]

– The New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles is celebrating the work of Edgar Wright this month. [SlashFilm]

Pete Postlethwaite, who recently starred in Ben Affleck’s The Town, passed away after a long battle with cancer. [ComingSoon]

– The J.J. Abrams pilot, Alcatraz, will begin filming in Vancouver at the end of January, it will also shoot briefly in San Francisco as we’ve previously reported. [@OLTV]

Army Wives begins shooting its fifth season in Charleston tomorrow. Let us know if you spot the cast around town! [@figi30, Chalreston City Paper]

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