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Adam Duerson
January 28, 2008
BILL BELICHICK can relax. The film Patriots, which will begin production in April, has nothing to do with his team. It's about Marrero, La., basketball coach Al Collins and the John Ehret High team he led after Hurricane Katrina decimated the area in 2005. Those Patriots, cobbled together with transfers from five schools won the state 5A championship.... Juno star Ellen Page (below) is on a roll: The 20-year-old will star in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, the roller derby comedy Whip It!, which is set to begin filming this spring.... Jose Canseco has a mystery publisher for the sequel to Juiced, his steroid expos�. Vindicated was to be published by Berkley Books, but Canseco and the company parted ways on Jan. 15 because Berkley didn't think the book would be ready for its planned pre--Opening Day release. Canseco's agent, Bret Saxon, said last week that the ex-slugger has a new publisher—he declined to name it—and that the book will be finished on time. Canseco also has a new co-author: Pablo F. Fenjves, the ghostwriter of O.J. Simpson's If I Did It.
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January 28, 2008

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BILL BELICHICK can relax. The film Patriots, which will begin production in April, has nothing to do with his team. It's about Marrero, La., basketball coach Al Collins and the John Ehret High team he led after Hurricane Katrina decimated the area in 2005. Those Patriots, cobbled together with transfers from five schools won the state 5A championship.... Juno star Ellen Page (below) is on a roll: The 20-year-old will star in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, the roller derby comedy Whip It!, which is set to begin filming this spring.... Jose Canseco has a mystery publisher for the sequel to Juiced, his steroid expos�. Vindicated was to be published by Berkley Books, but Canseco and the company parted ways on Jan. 15 because Berkley didn't think the book would be ready for its planned pre--Opening Day release. Canseco's agent, Bret Saxon, said last week that the ex-slugger has a new publisher—he declined to name it—and that the book will be finished on time. Canseco also has a new co-author: Pablo F. Fenjves, the ghostwriter of O.J. Simpson's If I Did It.

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