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Drew Barrymore Named Editor-at-Large for Refinery29, Writes About Sandwiches

Drew Barrymore has been named an editor-at-large for Refinery29. Why? Because she’s famous and alive. Famous, alive people get to do whatever they want.

In her first post for the site, Barrymore penned a wordy piece about a breakfast sandwich. Specifically, an egg sandwich with tomato and cheese. It’s uh, quite an achievement.

You can read Barrymore’s entire column by clicking through, but here’s our favorite sentence: “I cut a generous half-inch slice off the loaf and threw it in the toaster oven — yes, toaster ovens still rule my world!”

Are we supposed to be surprised that Barrymore uses a toaster oven? What’s wrong with toaster ovens? Have enough people in the world had conversations about Barrymore’s refusal to use small kitchen appliances that word eventually leaked back to her, thus prompting her to dispel this rumor?

Here’s hoping Barrymore’s next column answers those questions.

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Drew Barrymore, Beauty Columnist

Shutterstock_DrewBarrymoreThe multi-hyphenate keeps getting longer for the talented 38-year-old actress, director, producer, businesswoman and winemaker. Starting with the February/March issue of Brides, she can officially add columnist.

“Ask Drew” is the Condé Nast publication’s first ongoing celebrity column. Although the aforementioned issue is already put to bed so it can safely arrive at newsstands December 24, future issues will feature Barrymore answering reader questions.

“The column will be a resource for readers to learn about bridal beauty tips and tricks from Drew,” a magazine rep tells FishbowlNY. “She’s been a red carpet fixture for years and launched her own cosmetics line [Flower], which she is deeply involved in, so she will offer her unique expertise about looking your best for readers’ red carpet moment, their wedding and surrounding bridal events.”

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It’s Official: NBC, Hearst Magazines To Rebrand G4 As ‘Esquire Network’

It has been rumored for months, but now it is a done deal: NBCUniversal will rebrand its G4 cable channel as “The Esquire Network” in partnership with Hearst magazines. The new channel will launch in April, and will expand beyond G4′s gaming and technology focus to include programming that will appeal to broader range of male viewers.

The goal, the company says, is to create a network “aimed at the full, multi-faceted lives of today’s modern men.”

Some programming will remain, like “American Ninja Warrior,” which has broken out on NBC as well as G4, but most programming will be new and original. Among the shows in development are a cooking competition show “Knife Fight” from producer Drew Barrymore, and “The Getaway,” a travel show from producer Anthony Bourdain, which will see well-known people take viewers to their favorite city on the planet. The network has also acquired rights to comedies “Parks & Recreation” and “Party Down.”

“There is a vastly under-served audience in cable TV – today’s modern man – and by joining forces with Esquire, we will deliver a multi-platform experience to this upscale, engaged, passionate audience, one that widens the aperture beyond G4’s technology and gaming base,” said the channel’s GM, Adam Stotsky, in a statement. “Esquire magazine brings 80 years of unparalleled insight into what makes men tick, and we will incorporate the best of this iconic brand to produce original shows that build the network for growth and success.”

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Madeleine Brand Exits KPCC

In the wake of some major grumbling from KPCC fans about the new weekday morning pairing on KPCC 89.3 FM of Madeleine Brand with former 710 ESPN AM reporter A Martinez, that peanut gallery now has something new to chew on. She’s leaving.

Per an announcement today on the SCPR website, Brand has chosen to pursue “other career opportunities.” There’s no mention of the fracas surrounding recent changes to her program, but that push-back likely factored into her decision. She will be replaced alongside Martinez by Alex Cohen (pictured), local anchor on the KPCC airwaves during the station’s broadcasts of All Things Considered and Marketplace. From today’s announcement:

“We are very fortunate to have in Alex a co-host with the combination of news judgment, experience and a lively, energetic on-air presence,” said vp of content Russ Stanton. “She has a range of experience in public broadcasting and journalism that few can match; she is smart, tenacious and insightful…”

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Drew Barrymore’s Wine Business Off to a Golden Start

Have you caught up to Drew Barrymore’s Pinot Grigio yet? The 2011 vintage recently won a gold medal at France’s prestigious Challenge International du Vin and continues to generate a healthy pour of media coverage, most recently in the LA Times and Angeleno magazine.

The Golden Globe winning actress engaged in a familiar development curve for this project, but gets to attach a price tag that is higher than a 3D movie ticket. From Barrymore’s Angeleno Q&A with Lesley McKenzie:

“I’ve always loved Pinot Grigio when I’m drinking white [and] I’ve always loved Italian wines. When I came across this one, I was thoughtful about the process, but I really fell in love with it. And I really want to be in love with things or I’m terrible at explaining why I want anything to do with them.”

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Senior Citizen Photog Down But Not Out of Celeb Paparazzi Game

It’s been three years, Hollywood paparazzo E.L. Woody tells CNN, since he sold a celebrity photo for $10,000. The picture was of Shia Labeouf, at a price tag that still pales compared to the glory days of six-figure and even sometimes seven-figure licensing deals.

Another problem with today’s paparazzi trenches, Woody suggests, is that illegal immigrants have jumped into the game, selling their digital snaps for next to nothing. Nevertheless, the 65-year-old veteran says his kind will always be a part of the Hollywood media fabric:

“Celebrities have to have the photogs. It feeds the ego. Every flash, every click feeds their careers,” he says. “It feeds the supernova of fame…”

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Tom Green Invades the SModcastle

Have you heard of the SModcastle? Located in the heart of L.A.’s theater district at 6468 Santa Monica Blvd., it is a wired corner of The Complex billed as “the world’s first podcast theater,” and it is where comedian Tom Green ventured Tuesday night, October 12th to tape a podcast interview with fellow funnyman Hal Sparks.

Despite a relatively low mainstream media profile these days, the Canadian trailblazer and one-time hubby of actress Drew Barrymore is all over the “Internets”, continuing to stream an online talk show from his Hollywood Hills home and trying his hand at other new media experiences like a (second) evening at the SModcastle. We have a feeling that one of these days, a cable network or bigger online streaming hub is going to once again catch up to Green’s antics, assuming of course the comedian is interested.

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Jumping Into the Fishbowl

On this, Columbus Day 2010, it gives me great pleasure to be able to introduce myself as FishbowlLA’s newest blogger.

When I moved from Toronto to Los Angeles in the late fall of 1993, I did what any self-respecting Canadian would: I drove around at night with the convertible top down, marveling at the balmy low-50′s temperatures. As winter season approaches, a new wave of Canadian and Scandinavian west coast transplants will no doubt soon be cruising down Sunset Boulevard in similar fashion.


Since my arrival in L.A., I have hung out at the House of Blues Foundation Room with Jimi Hendrix Jr.; helped filmmaker Brian Herzlinger land a date with Drew Barrymore; felt the wrath of Mel Gibson after authoring an article about video piracy; and become fascinated with North Korea as a result of starting a grassroots Twitter and WordPress campaign in 2009 on behalf of detained Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee.

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GLAAD Not Happy With Newsweek

newsweek gay marriage cover2.jpgRamin Setoodeh of Newsweek penned a piece titled, “Straight Jacket: Heterosexual actors play gay all the time. Why doesn’t it ever work in reverse?” Which claims gay actors can’t play “straight” straight roles convincingly.

Which is a weak premise anyway, because some “actors” can’t play anything convincingly (Drew Barrymore comes to mind). Plus gays and gay actors have been playing straight roles since the advent of ostracism…a lot of them convincingly. Pretty limp idea for an essay.

AP reports GLAAD has chimed in:

A gay rights group is demanding an apology from Newsweek magazine for a recent story that the group says suggested gay actors can’t play straight characters.

Setoodeh who is openly gay proves that gayness doesn’t give you special powers of perception and argument nor does apparently working at Newsweek. The scribe summed it up best in his response:

Many of them said they hadn’t even read the original article (some of them did) but they all seemed to agree on the same point: that I was an idiot.

Yep.

Will Ferrell Tops Forbes’ 10 Most Overpaid Stars

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According to Forbes, citing the stinker Land of the Lost, Will Ferrell movies earned an average of $3.29 for every dollar he was paid. Compare that with Michael Cera who made the magazine’s “Hollywood’s 10 Best Actors For The Buck” list whose movies earn $102 for each dollar he’s paid.

The only actress on the list this year is, no surprise Drew Barrymore. And yes, Tom Cruise is number six and Jim Carrey is number ten.

Read the whole story here.

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