News briefs: Terminator's fast start, Hot Tub casting

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Terminator Salvation booked an estimated $13.3 million in domestic box office on Thursday, signalling a robust Memorial Day weekend, the Hollywood trade papers reported.

Lyndsy Fonseca has booked a part in the time-travel comedy Hot Tub Time Machine, now shooting in Vancouver, Canada, according to The Hollywood Reporter; Fonseca will play Jenny, the girlfriend who slipped away from John Cusack's character in 1987.

British actress Lucy Gordon, who appeared as journalist Jennifer Dugan in Spider-Man 3, was found dead in her Paris apartment after apparently committing suicide, Variety reported; she was 28.

ABC has picked up the animated holiday special Prep and Landing, a half-hour show about an elite elves' unit—known as Prep and Landing—that makes sure homes are ready for Santa's visit, Variety reported.

A digital comic book tied to Terminator Salvation is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch at the Apple App store, written by Dara Naraghi with art by Alan Robinson, for 99 cents for each of five episodes or $3.99 for the full collection.

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