Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Travis Bickle and Annie Hall deserve better
Actually they'd had dinner together the night before that, but I wasn't invited, so I can only report on the exchanges they had on yesterday's panel celebrating Universal's 100th year, moderated by deadline.com's Mike Fleming. Among the highlights: *Judd Apatow told Robert DeNiro that the Oscar wi ... More >>
Last night, Ron Paul was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno promoting his new romantic comedy Unfair Trade, in which he plays a Libertarian Congressman who won't settle for anyone less than Ayn Rand (played by Katherine Heigl). He's also running for president, so Leno decided to ask him some q ... More >>
I Dream of Jeannie was the classic, navel-baring 1960s show about a 2,000-year-old lady who lives in a bottle, which makes her look much younger. There's long been talk of a movie version, seeing as it's one of the few sitcoms (along with My Mother the Car) that hasn't been filmed yet. Wel ... More >>
According to forbes.com. (10) Meryl Streep $10 million per picture. What???? She should make that just for waking up. (9) Sandra Bullock $15 million. I bet she'd trade all that in for one normal man. (8) Cameron Diaz. $18 million. I guess there's something about Mary.
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Today, that is. (Spare me votes for Carole Lombard). Your choices are:
Katherine Heigl has always been known to be a firebrand who spouts honest if not always popular opinions about her various projects. As Knocked Up was raking in the big bucks, she told the press she felt it was a tad sexist. As Grey's Anatomy was grabbing for its usual Emmy consideration, s ... More >>
The real ugly truth? Katherine Heigl needs a new role.
Is Elton John actually considered cool these days? And if so, is Almost Famous to blame? In Cameron Crowe's self-mythologizing 2000 picture about fictional rock band Stillwater, the music of Bernie Taupin's mouthpiece figures in a key scene. Riding in the Stillwater tour bus the morning after some b ... More >>
Last week's prediction: About time for one of those winsome, short-haired female trip-hop devotees... Not to harp on this, but it is precisely by keeping an eye on these type of spots—e.g. iTunes, America's predominant music retailer and the place where all sorts of sophisticated licensing agree ... More >>
We have a trend, folks. First, Katherine Heigl announced that she had withdrawn from the Emmy race because the Grey's Anatomy writers hadn't given her material worthy of her talent. And then reports said actor/cowriter Edward Norton pulled out of promoting The Hulk and took off on a long, faraway tr ... More >>
. . and the debate over copies crops up again
But only because the Golden Globes were crippled by the strike
Yes, yes, we know. This was the YEAR OF APATOW. Beg to differ?
Judd Apatow delivers another spot-on geek-fantasy-come-true with Knocked Up
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
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