Friday, September 21, 2007

daily rounds

Happy Holidays to those of you who celebrate Yom Kippur. For those of you who don't, try and have a good day, even if you don't get out of work early. Let's get to it:

  • Oh you crazy Christians....Apparently the The Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., home of Dollywood, were so mad about Kathy Griffin specifically not thanking Jesus when she won her Emmy that they took action. The idiots took out a full a page ad, worth $90,000, in USA Today to discuss how much they owe to Jesus. I am pretty sure the more Christian thing would do would be to donate that large amount of money to an organization which would feed or clothe homeless people, but what am I to know?


  • Is Charlotte preggers? News crews have been all over what should be the very secret first week of taping of the Sex and the City movie going on here in NYC. I hate to admit this, but I am pretty excited for this movie, so I would rather not know anything before it comes to theaters.

  • Oh Jan, Jan, Jan???? Apparently the Brady Bunch set was even crazier then we expected and with Maureen McCormick's upcoming memoir, we will be learning how crazy it was. In ‘Here’s The Story’ McCormick says that during filming she had a bit of a crush on Eve Plumb (Jan) and the two had a few lesbian encounters. The book won't hit the shelves until 2008, but Marcia has already acknowledged she has lesbian tendencies, snorted coke and had an eating disorder. So this is who Lindsay was looking up to?

  • Rule of thumb in Hollywood, don't piss off the major players, especially if they pull in the dough for you. Dreamworks exes are not too happy with Viacom's Paramount. Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, the founders of Dreamworks are supposedly rethinking their sale of the production company to Viacom two years ago and word is the relationship is close to an end. Dreamworks is said to be pretty pissed off without receiving the recognition from the studio in regards to these past two very successful years for both of them. No real word though if the split will actually happen.

  • Bourdain discusses this week's Top Chef And I have to agree with him that I am too shocked that Brian is still around. I feel the same about Dale. Its a huge bummer to me that Tre is gone, since I believe he had the most talent, but I am glad Casey is continuing to shine! I am pretty sure she will be crowned the winner this year!

  • And finally some Casting Notes:
  • Anna Faris goes Deep for a Linda Lovelance biopic.
  • Brad Pitt willreplace Matt Damon in "The Fighter", with Mark Wahlberg.
  • And Bette Midler, Carrie Fisher, Cloris Leachman, Lynn Whitfield, Joanna Gleason, Ana Gasteyer, and Debi Mazar have joined the cast of the remake The Women. Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Candice Bergen were already signed on and shooting has begun.