Friday, January 18, 2008

Daily Rounds

I enjoyed discussing the Daily Rounds so much yesterday, I figured I would do it again today. Here we go...

  • +Hope is here. The Directors Guild of America have come to terms and made a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The two groups agreed on a three year contract that negotiated the rights and payment of online content. Word on the street is that this deal will be used to move the AMPTP and the WGA closer to a deal and an end to their strike. Hopefully this all happens before the Oscars!

  • +Speaking of writers, directors and actors – Oh MY!The Sundance Film Festival began in Park City last night. The most buzzed about movies this year for the festival are Be Kind Rewind, starring Jack Black and Mos Def, directed by Michel Gondry, & Choke, the adaptation of my favorite book by Chuck Palniuk, starring Sam Rockwell & Mysteries of Pittsburgh, starring Peter Sarsgaard and Sienna Miller. I have been so excited for Choke ever since I found out Rockwell was cast in the lead role. This could be (crossing my fingers) one of the best adaptations ever!

  • +EW interviews the latest Auf'd designer Kit from Project Runway. I have to say that I am super glad that “Team Fierce” won this week’s challenge since they seriously knocked it out of the park. I lover when the group gets smaller on the show because the competition really turns up. As long as Ricky is gone next week, we are going to have a real interesting race to Fashion Week.

  • +Lily Allen suffered a miscarriage. The singer and her partner, Ed Simons, of the Chemical Brothers, announced today through a spokesperson that the couple suffered a miscarriage. Our condolences go out both of them! These things are just so sad, especially when there really isn’t anything to do about it.

    +The Smithsonian in DC is opening an exhibition celebrating hip hop and its culture with Recognize! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture. The show opens in early February.
  • +Rosie O'Donnell is getting her own Broadway show. Apparently the dudes behind Spring Awakening felt the public needed to see Rosie’s life come to “life” on the stage. Uggh!