Thursday, November 1, 2007


Let’s just start off with Halloween being pretty awesome this year.

I dressed up as Tippi Hedren from Hitchcock's The Birds, pictures to follow. While hoping around the city with my zombie friends and I saw some great costumes out there. The parade was a bust, since it was nearly impossible to get to 6th Avenue after 8 pm, but there was a pseudo parade of people trying to get into the area on 5th Avenue, so that was nice. After that we did some party hopping, from Chinatown to Williamsburg and I had a great costume sighting at Galapagos. As I was cutting a rug to sounds of New Order and Kriss Kross (don’t ask!) I ran into David Cross dressed as his incredibly funny character Tobias Funke from Arrest Development. He was covered in the Blue Man Group paint and his omni present never nude cut off denim shorts. He had mentioned during his set on Saturday at Irving Plaza that he would be dressing up as Tobias, but I didn’t believe it, that is until I saw it with my own eyes. He was very gracious when I began chatting him up about how awesome it was that he actually pulled off the costume and he said he was a man of his word. We parted ways and I continued to sweat it up on the dance floor. Hopefully all of you enjoyed your Halloween just as much and I can’t wait till next year!!!

So let’s get to the news:

  • NBC has decided to scrap the Heroes spinoff, Heroes:Origins, which was set to premiere this Spring. No specifics were given for the change, but we are sure the unimpressive ratings this season and looming writing strike did not help anything.

  • Meryl Streep is set to play Julia Child in the upcoming "Julie & Julia”, adapted and directed by Nora Ephron. Amy Adams is also set to star as Julie, a wannabe master chef following Ms. Child. Production is set to begin in late 2008.

  • A&E stops Dog the Bounty Hunter production after National Enquirer released tape of Dog repeatedly using the N word to describe a black woman who was dating his son. While he has apologized for his insensitivity, A&E is still worried about the outcome of this huge mistake.

  • Broken Lizard scheduled to begin production on The Slammin' Salmon. The comedy troop, who brought you Beerfest and Super Troopers, will beginning filming in 2008 on the comedy set around a former heavyweight champ who is now a restaurant owner. The story has the all too funny waitstaff pitted against each other, similar to Glengarry Glen Ross. Kevin Hefferman will take directorial duty from Jay Chandrasekhar for this pic. They also have another full length in the works with Warner Brothers.

  • Don Vito, Bam Margera’s uncle, was convicted of two counts of sexual assault yesterday. Vito then collapsed within the courtroom after the verdict was read. Sentencing is set for later this year.

  • Justice is served to the bigot Rev. Fred Phelps. Not sure how many of you out there are aware of the moron Fred Phelps who runs a small Baptist based church in Kansas, which celebrates hate and bigotry. He has received notoriety by his congregations’ protests of the funerals of Iraq War soldiers, with such disgusting signs as “God Hates America” and “God Hates Fags”. The bigots believe it is the fault of the gays that these soldiers die, since they are fighting for the freedom to “be gay”. I guess he forgot they were also fighting for the 1st Amendment, anyways, one soldier’s father, Albert Snyder, sued the church after they protested the funeral of his son, Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder. The family was awarded an $11 million judgment after the jury deemed the church was liable for invasion of privacy and intent to inflict emotional distress. I hope these assholes can’t pay and are forced into jail!!!!

  • And in funnier legal news, Da Brat arrested after attacking a waitress in Atlanta. The rapper allegedly assaulted a waitress at Studio 72, Jermaine Dupri's club, with a rum bottle to the face. This is the third incident in the past few years that has had Da Brat attacking a woman. Maybe the waitress wasn’t digging her hitting on her…just a thought.

  • In “Can America get any dumber news?” Britney's new album is set to hit the charts at Number 1! The pop tart apparently can do no wrong and even while going through a mega meltdown can still find a way to the top. She is like fucking Teflon!

  • But in better and more respectable music news, the adorable Carrie Underwood just broke her own record with her Number one debuting sophomore album, The album sold more then 500,000 units its first week, which makes Underwood the most successful American Idol on the charts. I was pretty indifferent about this chick until I checked out her latest interview with Entertainment Weekly. She discussed what its like to actually be a celebrity and keep her life private, how it feels to not be accepted in the Country world and what she sees for her future. She seems like a wonderful role model who does what she loves and doesn’t allow the haters to break her down. I hope this girl is just at the beginning of a very long career.

    Hopefully I can get around to the review of the “Comedians of Comedy” and the sneak peek into the Comedy Festival that is headed out way next week!!!!!!!! ENJOY THE DAY!!!!