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Samuels revs up Invitation shingle

Lynda CarterRon Samuels, who is revving up his Invitation Entertainment banner with real estate mogul Judah Hertz, tells me Whoopi Goldberg wants to be a part of their first film effort, the Ruby Mccollum biopic. Mccollum was the first African-American women sentenced to death in Florida.

Goldberg’s banner has already teamed with Invitation on “Destined to Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany.”

The energetic Samuels, readying a 2006 “Wonder Woman” (he made the original skein starring the then-unknown Lynda Carter), volunteers advice to Joel Silver: “He should conduct an international search for the new ‘Wonder Woman’ — someone no one has ever seen before.”

He also mentioned he and Joel hired the then-unknown Teri Hatcher for “Jane Doe” before “Desperate Housewives.”  And when he managed Lindsay Wagner she was so poor, Samuels says, he loaned her $1,000 then got her a terrific deal for “The Bionic Woman.”

This is showbiz, folks.

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