Squirming Their Way To Victory: Jury prizes went out to two films that deal with the painful, uncomfortable and downright icky at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Gretchen, the story of an awkward teen’s slavish devotion to bad-boy types, and Deliver Us From Evil, a documentary about a pedophile priest, each won $50,000.
DiCaprio Goes Counterculture: Leo is going to blow our minds, man. The prettiest face in Hollywood is considering developing (and starring in) a biopic about LSD advocate Timothy Leary.
We’ll Laugh Later: Fox entertainment president Peter Liguori is hunting for new comedy projects that can be ready to air when American Idol returns in January. This is good news to all those out-of-work comedy writers who have been cursing unscripted programs like — well, like American Idol.