News Nuggets: Kyle Chandler will hunt Bin Laden for Kathryn Bigelow

Kyle Chandler added to the cast of Kathryn Bigelow‘s Bin Laden film: “Who killed Osama Bin Laden? Would you believe it was Coach Taylor? You probably would (there’s nothing Coach can’t do!), and that’s why Kathryn Bigelow had the good sense to cast ‘Friday Night Lights’ star Kyle Chandler in her next movie, a currently untitled action drama about the Navy Seal Team Six mission to take out the Al Qaeda leader.” VULTURE

The Help” wins at the NAACP Image Awards: “‘The Help’ accumulated more accolades tonight with the NAACP Image Awards naming it Best Motion Picture, and Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer were chosen Best Actress and Supporting Actress. Ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium were hosted by Sanaa Latham and Anthony Mackie. In addition, the Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association received the NAACP President’s Award.” DEADLINE

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl clarifies his Grammy comments: “Grohl has taken heat for complaining about a lack of ‘human element’ in contemporary music … He went on to explain he was talking about technology, not styles. ‘That’s exactly what I was referring to, the “human element,”‘ he said. ‘That thing that happens when a song speeds up slightly, or a vocal goes a little sharp. That thing that makes people sound like PEOPLE. Somewhere along the line those things became “bad” things, and with the great advances in digital recording technology over the years they became easily “fixed.” The end result? In my humble opinion … a lot of music that sounds perfect, but lacks personality. The one thing that makes music so exciting in the first place.” ROLLING STONE

Adele ties the “Bodyguard” soundtrack for most weeks at number-one: “With 20 weeks at No. 1, it marks the longest run at the top of the chart since the soundtrack to ‘The Bodyguard’ spent 20 weeks at No. 1 in 1992-1993. It’s quite likely ‘21‘ will easily net a 21st frame atop the tally next week, once a full week of Grammy impact is felt. Adele is also found at No. 9 with her debut set, ’19,’ selling 36,000 (up 103%). It’s the first time an act has had two albums in the top 10 since March 19, 2011, when Justin Bieber occupied the Nos. 4 and 8 slots with ‘Never Say Never: The Remixes’ (EP) and ‘My World 2.0,’ respectively.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

General Hospital” Emmy-winner Kimberly McCullough leaves daytime to pursue directing: “While recently attending a women’s directing program at the American Film Institute, McCullough, now 33, said in an interview that she realized it was time to pursue a dream to direct full time. ‘The first thing they said to us was, “OK, now you’re a director,”‘ she said. ‘It felt terrifying, relieving and validating. It was a wake-up call, like, “OK, don’t just say you want to do this. Do this.” So after that it kind of became clear that I needed to figure out a way to exit the story.'” WE LOVE SOAPS

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