The cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore has become the go-to bunch for movie spoofs. After doing parodies of the Oscar-nominated films on Lopez Tonight earlier this year, they took on the hit movie franchise on Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s Twilight-themed special last night. It’s what you’d expect: a lot of Italian jokes:
EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a movie spoof you have to watch, even though WME would prefer you didn’t. The agency often puts together presentations for its quarterly meetings. The lit department made this short film, and debuted it this morning. They hoped it would not go beyond agency headquarters, but Deadline got it and felt obliged to share. The short was directed by Dave Green, and the Ari-esque agency head is played by Miles Fisher. The WME agents who took part include Dave Wirtschafter, Rob Carlson, Kim Bilek, Simon Faber, Jason Spitz, David Karp and David Lubliner. Plus a Rob Cohen cameo.
UPDATE: George Clooney has chimed in, and said that he was the victim on the Ocean’s Twelve set with Brad Pitt circulating an Italian language note to local crew from Clooney asking he be addressed by his character’s name.
In his newly published book Paul and Me, author A.E. Hotchner reminesces about his pal Paul Newman’s fondness for mischief that made the author unable to resist becoming wingman to the actor on all his pranks. Newman had the same effect on co-workers, especially because of his penchant for knocking down directors a few pegs with schemes that only a big star like him could get away with. “Paul so enjoyed life, and never acted like a superstar,” Hotchner tells me. “Whether he was pulling pranks on a movie set, or mixing the first batch of Newman’s Own salad dressing with a canoe paddle, he was a maverick who did what he wanted. He never would have turned in those performances if he wasn’t a person who took risks and had fun.”
There is much to like about Hotchner’s book. But his descriptions of Newman’s movie set pranks that got me wondering how he compares to today’s consummate prankster, George Clooney. Newman’s pranks come from the book, Clooney’s exploits were described to me by a confidante. I’ve seen other mentions of his pranks where credit went to others, … Read More »
Well, at least the political culture. Below is from today’s Boston Herald (and doesn’t reflect my own point of view…) Anyway, the Lionsgate pic is expected to do $30+M this weekend, with Sony/Screen Gems’ Death At A Funeral predicted as low as $12M and as high as $20M. As usual, I’ll post first box office tonight:
You’ve GOT to watch this holiday card from 20th Century Television. Brutally honest and humorous about the biz. (My jaw is still on the floor.) UPDATE: Ah, it was written by Modern Family‘s Steve Levitan which is it’s funny. And it was made in a 1/2 hour during the crew’s lunch break.
‘Twas the night Hwood closes, and all through the land
Not an agent was rolling, with some soon to be tanned;
Bosses’ phone calls were ignored by assts without care,
In hopes that their contact soon would turn rare;
The actors were nestled all snug in their beds,
As visions of callbacks danced in their heads;
And Ari in his Prada suit, and I in my GAP,
Had just settled in town for a long winter’s nap,
When out on tracking boards there arose such a clatter,
I sprang off of Nikki to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Careful not to stare at celebs like touristy trash.
The moon on the breasts of reality stars did glow
Gave proof of Sunset nightlife going on below,
When, what to my glazed over eyes should appear,
But a party in Westwood, with plenty of beer,
So bring a designated driver, lively and quick,
Who can take you home should you get sick.
More excited than Speidi with the prospect of fame,
These partiers whistled, shouted,
And to this party they came; “Down, Highland! and, Santa Monica!
Now, Wilshire and Glendon!
Past The W! on Weyburn! Past Denny’s, on Tiverton!
To the front of the guard porch! Just say you’re a guest!
Of Apartment —-! With parking you’ll be blessed!”
Unlike heaves that before wild stomaches do fly,
You’ll meet with no obstacle, if you simply reply,
Up the stairs to the house-top you’ll find,
An apartment with vodka for you to unwind.