Rose McGowan, Robert Rodriguez break it off

Tbdrosemcgowan070308 Well, forget all that talk about a new Red Sonja movie (whew): Rose McGowan and her fiance Rodert Rodriguez have broken up.

The New York Post's Page Six revels in the breakup, saying that not only is the swords-and-metal-bikini flick done, but so are the pair's planned collaborations on Woman in Chains! and a Barbarella remake. This may be the best news we've had all week.

You may recall Robert dumped his wife of 16 years, Elizabeth Avellan, before going on to direct Grindhouse with McGowan as a star. You know, where she played the one-legged zombie-fightin' stripper.

"Too bad Grindhouse didn't gross $100 million. Then, maybe, Barbarella would have gotten the green light," a source told the tabloid. "Instead, the moguls were saying, 'We need a bigger star, a bigger name.' "

The bigger name they're tossing around is Jessica Alba, which is only slightly better news, since that remake would be awful, too.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:50am]

    

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