Rumor Control: Linda Hamilton in T4, Britney Spears in Pussycat

Linda Hamilton to reprise her role as Sarah Connor, the Mother of All Mankind, in McG’s “Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins”? Britney Spears to give up self-barbering and crotchless panty partying for a role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”? Not quite, but those were the rumors that had been floating around the net this week. The culprit for the Britney story was a familiar tabloid newspaper from overseas that tend to make us lowly movie bloggers look legit by comparison. As to the Linda Hamilton in T4 rumor, that seems to have been floated by one movie site no one has heard of before, but some idiot DUGG it, and it ended up on DIGG, and everyone else picked it up.

As it turns out, both rumor items are false. They’ve both been debunked by everyone involved in both productions. In the case of the Linda Hamilton rumor, it appears the actress’ people didn’t even know anything about it, much less the notion that Hamilton had been signed on for cameo appearances in all three upcoming “Terminator” movies. Which is too bad, I would have loved to see Hamilton back in the Terminator franchise. What’s she been doing now, baking cookies at home?

So: no Britney Spears in “Pussycat”, and no Linda Hamilton in “T4”. The Britney Spears one would also have been kind of fun. Can you imagine Britney and her trailer trash accent as she reels off some of Tarantino’s ludicrously long dialogue before stabbing some poor slob in the ass? That would have been fun.

But alas, no on both counts.

Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2