- Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant are in negotiations to star as a New York couple in an untitled romantic comedy for Columbia Pictures. — Variety
- John McCain will appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend. — AP
- Bradley Whitford and Romany Malco will star in a buddy comedy pilot for NBC. — The Hollywood Reporter
- James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire, became the top-reviewed movie of all time on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, surpassing Pixar's acclaimed Toy Story 2. — ComingSoon
- Fox will not renew King of the Hill, but the show will be on the air through the 2009-10 season anyway. — Zap2it
- Who needs Project Runway? Bravo has three other fashion reality shows lined up. — Variety
- Beth Harbison's comedic bestseller Shoe Addicts Anonymous will be adapted for the big screen. — The Hollywood Reporter
Justin Timberlake left his lady at home but still made a cute pair with Mike Myers at the premiere of The Love Guru in LA last night. New mom Jessica Alba also had to sit this one out, but her costars were more than willing to take care of the talking, joking, and funny faces. JT dished about getting another acting role under his belt but made it clear that music is still his passion, saying, "I'd love to be a two sport athlete, if you're asking me what I'm hoping for. I don't think I could ever walk away from music." It's nice to hear the pop star won't be leaving his first love, especially since lately it seems he's enjoying the opportunity to play such well-endowed characters.
Lots more to see, including Romany Malco, Verne Troyer, and Mariska Hargitay, so just read more
As I left the screening for Baby Mama, I tried to equate the warm happy feelings I had to the after-feelings of another film in recent history and I came up blank. Maybe after Juno, I thought, or perhaps Waitress, but both of those films were also tender and heartstringy. Baby Mama is just a feel-good, have-fun, sweet-humored good time. Sure, it's a little on the predictable side and certain jokes fall flat, but it's one of the more positive movie-watching experiences I've had in a while.
For one thing, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey make a great team as the wacky lady (Poehler) and the straight (wo)man (Fey). Plenty of folks will probably compare this story to that of The Odd Couple, and these two opposites often make for hilariously awkward or gross interactions. But what develops between the two women is also totally refreshing: They become girlfriends, and it's really sweet to watch. It's funny to see their two different worlds colliding, though it's possibly more satisfying and equally funny when they come together and find some kind of common ground. To see what I mean, read more
Okay, I'm willing to give The Love Guru a huge chance based on the cast alone: Mike Meyers (natch), Romany Malco (Conrad from Weeds!), Justin Timberlake (dressed all funny and bewigged), John Oliver (hilarious British guy from The Daily Show) and Ben Kingsley (funny because of, you know, his Oscar-winning performance as Ghandi). Oh, and Jessica Alba's in it too.
The new trailer for The Love Guru looks silly in the Austin Powers kind of way, though less charming and less humorous. Still, I have sorely missed Mike Meyers in recent years and it's oddly comforting to see him back in action. According to IMDB, Meyers plays a guru who travels to the U.S. in the hopes of breaking into the self-help business. "His first challenge: To settle the romantic troubles and subsequent professional skid of a star hockey player (Malco) whose wife left him for a rival athlete (Timberlake)." The Love Guru opens June 20. To check out the trailer and tell me what you think, read more
One of the show's hallmarks is the "Little Boxes" theme song, which was written by Malvina Reynolds in 1962 and is performed by different artists at the start of each episode. Now, Showtime is looking for viewers to record music videos of their own version of the song; the winning submission will be aired on Showtime, and the creator will get $10,000.
To promote the contest, "Weeds" cast members have recorded their own versions of the song, which you can see on the contest site or on YouTube. A couple of my favorites are Romany Malco's rap and Tonye Patano's very earnest belting that goes all reggae toward the end. To watch them, read more
Wow, can you say Favorite Picture Ev-er? Ever. Ever. The amazing incredible marvelous cast of Weeds, Mary-Kate included, got together at the Showtime TCAs over the weekend. The event not only housed some stellar people, but held some pretty big news for the network like their new Spielberg show. As for the pics, first of all MK is totally cute. Her make-up and hair are finally understated and beautiful (get her look here!) and she looks so happy to be there. Also, judging from these pictures her relationship with Silas, or the boy who plays him, is pret-ty seriously friendly. Awwwww. Meanwhile, Mary Louise Parker was phenomenal, as usual, in her DvF dress. And speaking of on screen/off screen chemistry -- she's looking pret-ty seriously friendly with Conrad (clearly, I don't know any of the male actors real names). I'm in love with how much fun they're all having together! I cannot wait for Season 3!
Stay tuned later for more from the Showtime TCAs (like David Duchovny and his new costars) and, of course, all of Buzz's TCA coverage live from LA. To see A LOT more pictures of the Weeds ladies and gents all together, including so much MK and MLP and all the adorable boys just read more