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Billy Bob's new one


Billy Bob Thornton, whose new film "Jayne Mansfield's Car" with Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon and John Hurt is now on the festival circuit, has another promising project in the works: a road movie called "And Then We Drove."

Variety reports the film will be penned by Thornton and writing partner Tom Epperson, with filming in L.A., the American South and the desert Southwest on a budget of under $20 million. It's a road movie about a man who picks up a female hitchhiker and their subsequent adventures. Producer Alexander Rodnyansky said that the film will be based at least in part on Thornton's relationship with Angelina Jolie.

Thornton is also currently seeking a distribution deal for his 2011 bio-documentary on Willie Nelson, "The King of Luck."

Levon Helm took home a Grammy again on Sunday — his third in four years — and is now back at home in Woodstock, N.Y., after a successful medical procedure, according to the Times Herald-Record.

This was Helm's third Grammy. The Turkey Scratch native's "Ramble at the Ryman" won for best Americana album. He won that category for 2010's "Electric Dirt" and won for best traditional folk album for 2007's "Dirt Farmer."

Miranda Lambert is scheduled to play Verizon Arena Friday, April 13. The country megastar comes to town on her On Fire 2012 Tour, with opening acts Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $37-$52, go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 17. You can get them at the Verizon Arena box office, through Ticketmaster or by calling at 800-745-3000.

Comedian, actor, author, commentator, provocateur, political gadfly, style icon, shaman, licensed hairstylist, classically trained opera singer, Olympian, Master Gardener, Certified Mystic Healer and all around Renaissance Man Michael Ian Black will be performing comedy at the University of Arkansas on Feb. 16.

According to the good folks at the Fayetteville Flyer, Black will take to the stage of the Verizon Ballroom in the Student Union long about 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and it's free, but seating is first-come, first-served.

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