Good afternoon! Happy birthday to Marion Cotillard, Monica Bellucci and out comedian Kate Rigg.
Tonight, Carnage opens the New York Film Festival. Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet star in director Roman Polanski’s adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play.
On Monday, October 10, Rosie O’Donnell’s new show, The Rosie Show, premieres on OWN at 7 p.m. Who will be O’Donnell’s first guest? Why British comedian and Katy Perry’s husband Russell Brand, of course! O’Donnell is apparently “fascinated” with Brand and desperately wanted him for her show’s premiere. Well, to quote Rosie’s talking doll, “Dreams come true with Rosie.”
The people that brought you Natalie Portman’s film Black Swan are being sued for using unpaid interns. Aren’t interns usually unpaid? Two former interns are suing the Oscar-winning film’s producer Fox Searchlight for violating minimum wage and overtime laws. Personally, I think the interns should have paid the studio to share air with Mila Kunis.
Forbes magazine is reporting that Tina Fey is the highest paid TV actress. Actually, she shares the number one spot with Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria, but in my mind Fey is the sole winner. Congratulations to Fey and, if she’s reading this; Hey Tina, can I borrow five bucks? Love Bridget p.s. I loved your stripper scene in Date Night.
On Wednesday, October 5, Kate Clinton takes the stage at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club. Last Comic Standing’s Michele Balan will emcee the 7:30 p.m. “Homo Comicus Presents: Girls Gone Hilarious” show.
Today, Anna Paquin’s film Margaret finally arrives in theaters in New York and Los Angeles. The six year old film was shelved due to numerous legal battles and is now getting slammed by the critics. (It ranked 44% on the Rotten Tomatoes’s Tomatometer. I want a tomatometer!) The Los Angeles Times breaks down the trials and tribulations of Margaret.
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I’m a new fan of the hilarious HBO series Hung, and I’m happy to report that the Season 3 premiere (airing Sunday, Oct. 2 at 10 p.m.) features a nifty little lesbian subplot. I won’t spoil it for you, but you can get a glimpse of some of the, ahem, action in the teaser below. Thomas Jane (Ray) may be the star of the show, but Jane Adams as his pimp, Tanya, is the reason why I tune in each week.