What do Matthew Perry and Aaron Sorkin have in common? No, not that. They are going to be working on a new show together:
After lengthy negotiations, the former "Friends" star will join D.L. Hughley and Steven Weber in an untitled drama set behind the scenes at a fictional long-running sketch-comedy series in the mold of "Saturday Night Live." Perry will play a genius comic writer who was forced out of his position as co-executive producer on the sketch show after a dispute with the network, UBS. Weber will play UBS’ ambitious chairman, and Hughley one of the sketch show’s three stars. Aaron Sorkin, who created the project with Thomas Schlamme, wrote Perry’s part with the actor in mind. "A lot is going to be asked of this cast," Sorkin and Schlamme said. "We still have a number of roles to fill to complete the ensemble, but you couldn’t hope for a better start than these incredibly gifted actors."
Assuming everyone behaves, this could be a hit for a long time.
First we hear about the Yellow Cab driver who was so infuriated by Paris Hilton’s drunken taxicab " bladder accident" that he saved the soiled rag he used to clean up her mess as a DNA sample to prove to the world that she’s a really "sloppy" drunk.
And now that rumors of Clay Aiken’s love of Military Men are spreading across the Internets like wildfire, it turns out that the American Idol’s Drill Sergeant has saved some DNA specimens of his own.
DNA – it’s everywhere. Literally.
Big Momma’s House 2 has "moments of raucous humor" according to USA Today
Bob Longino of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls it an "infectious comedy."
"more than mild chuckles" says Entertainment Weekly.
And The New York Times hails the movie as being "generally good-natured"
That’s why Big Momma’s House 2 is the BWE movie of the weekend. You don’t want to miss it!
Is Upton Sinclair the new James Frey? CNN has the story:
He was a man for whom the term muckraker was coined, a crusading journalist and novelist who never hesitated to expose scandal at the highest levels of government and business. But now the integrity of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Upton Sinclair is being questioned 38 years after his death because of the discovery of a letter he wrote in 1929. Quotes from the letter in recent news reports make it seem that the man who exposed the horrors of the meat-packing industry in the 1906 book "The Jungle" covered up a confession from a defense lawyer that famous anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were guilty of the murders for which they were executed. Many people thought the two were innocent and prosecuted for political reasons.
If this turns out to be true, weâ€™re going to have to take back Sinclairâ€™s Best Year Ever (1906) Award.
Question: Who would you like to see get the Oprah beat-down next?
(Please give your answer in the comments section.)
Hollywood playboy, David Gest, who was last linked with ‘it girl’ Liza Minelli, was spotted canoodling with another A-list hottie, Da Brat, last night outside a Tinseltown hotspot.
According to Entertainmentwise.com: Pop tart Lindsay Lohan has had the word â€˜Breatheâ€™ tattooed on to her wrist. " The new tattoo is reportedly a reminder of her recent asthma attack. "It’s about the asthma attack, but also a reminder to just slow down and enjoy life," says a friend.
Other possible things the tattoo could remind her of :
Faith Hill’s chart-topping country single "Breathe"
Michelle Branch’s chart-topping pop single "Breathe"
Fabolous’ chart-topping hip-hop single, "Breathe"
Marie Burnett’s chart-topping Christian single "Breathe"
Breathe Right Nasal Strips
Breathe: The Pink Floyd Cover Band
Bath and Body Work’s "Breathe: Honey and Soy Foaming Bath Milk"
Watch James Lipton reciting the lyrics to K-Fed’s "PopoZao" on Conan O’Brien at Gorilla Mask!
This day last year, January 27th, 2005
Paris Hilton decided that her chihuahua just didn’t do it for her anymore, so the hotel heiress adopted a rottweiler. Meanwhile, a still-imprisoned Martha Stewart started taking line-dancing lessons and Star Jones had all of her shameless plugs edited out of InStyle’s Celebrity Weddings special on ABC. Also, on January 27, 2005 Tara Reid told the NY Post "I’m a very smart girl. People don’t realize that." One year later, thanks to Taradise and a bunch of other poor decisions, sadly people still don’t realize that.