Did you know that Tracy Jordan started out as a professional model for barbershop magazines? I kid you not. The proof comes from Tracy Jordan himself.
Also, did you know that Jodie Foster and Jamie Lee Curtis were close friends? I didn’t know that either, until I found out that this week, after Lee Curtis was in a car accident, she immediately called Jodie Foster to come to her aid (Lee Curtis is OK, although her passenger may have been more seriously injured).
Mr. Captain America, Chris Evans — who is much smarter than one may initially give him credit for — will be directing his first movie. 1:30 Train takes place in one night in New York where two characters meet and hash through their problems, and is said to be a similar type movie to the Before Sunset series. He’ll direct it in between the Captain America sequel and Avengers 2.
Have any of you read Drew Magary’s The Postmortal? It is a fantastic post-apocalyptic novel, in which basically a cure for mortality is discovered, so that everyone can live forever (although, death by murder, accident, etc. is still possible), and then we see the repercussions of overpopulation, apathy with life, etc. Truly, one of the best pieces of sci-fi fiction I’ve read in years. In fact, after I reviewed the book, I emailed Drew Magary and asked if it’d been optioned for a film yet, because it seemed so well developed for the screen. He said that Justin Timberlake’s movie In Time had “f**ked the movie rights,” while that sh*tty American Torchwood series had f**ked the television rights.
Well, it turns out that they weren’t f**ked for long, as Scott Derrickson — the writer/director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister — has picked up the film option. Perhaps he’ll have his Sinister co-writer, Ain’t It Cool News’ C. Robert Cargill help him to adapt it, which would make The Postmortal a huge f**king deal for the web writer community. Also, Massawyrm is a really good guy.
Seth MacFarlane’s live-action series, Dads, with Giovanni Ribisi and Seth Green, screened for critics yesterday, and the reception was not favorable, as the pilot was singled out for racism (specifically, a sexy Asian schoolgril), stereotypical situations, and general unfunniness. In other words, it’ll probably be a huge hit for Fox.
Finally, I if you like celebrity scuttlebutt, turns out, Jennifer Aniston is not a fan of Katie Couric, as she hinted at during an interview with Chelsea Handler on Handler’s talk show.
“Katie Couric was asking me on her show about your wedding and I had to act like I didn’t even know you were engaged because I didn’t know that was out,” Handler said. “Then she was like, ‘Well, everyone knows about it!’ So, I felt really stupid.”
Aniston seemed peeved by the story and didn’t hide her feelings.
“What’s Katie Couric? Is she a legitimate journalist? Is she getting tabloidy? Wasn’t she on the ‘Today’ show?”
Handler quipped back: “She was on the ‘Today’ show. She got a demotion to her own show.”
I am digging Ms. Aniston of late: Hurling profanities, stripping for a comedy at 44 years old, and talking sh*t about Katie Couric. Chutzpah!