News briefs: Fresh Blood, Big Trek, New Jericho

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Dec 14, 2012

Valerie Cruz has landed a recurring role on HBO's vampire drama True Blood, playing Isabel, an elegant Hispanic vampire, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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The new trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek had more than 1.8 million downloads during its first 24 hours on Apple.com and has gone on to become the most popular HD download ever on the site, with more than 5 million downloads in its first five days, Paramount announced.
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CBS' Jericho return as a comic book from Devil's Due Publishing that picks up where the cult-favorite series left off and pledges to answer many of the story's lingering questions.
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Warner Brothers and Unique Features partners Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne have set Joe Stillman to write Alien Zoo, a high-concept family comedy film, which is pitched as Jurassic Park with aliens, Variety reported.
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The Tim Burton Collective has scanned images from the director's upcoming Alice in Wonderland movie from Disney's new Disney 23 magazine.
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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment releases Bolt on Blu-ray on March 22, with a standard DVD version available March 24. On the same day, the studio will release Lilo & Stitch: Big Wave Edition on DVD.
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Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts arrives exclusively on Blu-ray Disc and DVD May 19 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Kyla Pratt returns as Maya Dolittle, who is heading off to college when Hollywood starlet Tiffany Monaco seeks out her canine counsel to help with her depressed Chihuahua.
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Mira Sorvino, Scott Foley, Victor Garber and Omar Sharif star in The Last Templar, which debuts on DVD May 5 from Genius Products and RHI Entertainment.