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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Ivan Reitman: 'Ghostbusters' script is ready

Ivan Reitman: 'Ghostbusters' script is ready

LOS ANGELES -- Power up that Proton Pack: ''Ghostbusters 3'' is closer to becoming a reality.

Ivan Reitman, who directed and produced the first two ''Ghostbusters'' movies, said ''a very good script'' for the third installment in the comic ghost-hunting tale has been sent to star Bill Murray.

Reitman said Friday that ''nothing you've read on the Internet is accurate'' and that Murray hasn't yet read the ''Ghostbusters 3'' script.

But the filmmaker is confident about its content, saying ''it's good enough to do, to take the risk of doing again.''

'Jersey Shore' MTV premiere highest rated

LOS ANGELES -- More than 8 million viewers watched Snooki and company return to ''Jersey Shore.''

The third season premiere of the MTV reality TV series was the most watched series telecast in the cable network's history, MTV announced Friday. The network said 8.45 million total viewers tuned in to the show, which chronicles the carryings-on of a group of hard-partying, 20- and 30-somethings at a beach house on the Seaside Heights, N.J., boardwalk.

The second season was set in Miami.

Clooney uses starpower in South Sudan

JUBA, Sudan -- How do you get a long-suffering but little-known slice of Africa on the White House agenda and onto American TV screens? George Clooney knows how.

Humble, self-effacing and dressed for safari, the Hollywood star and former Sexiest Man Alive is in Southern Sudan to draw attention to the region's weeklong independence referendum.

The vote, which begins today, is likely to create the world's newest country. Clooney is working to help the region avoid a backslide toward war.

Clooney has met with President Barack Obama on Sudan and has persuaded reporters from outlets like NBC, CNN and Newsweek to focus on the country