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Playbill Celebrates 125 Years

john stamos gina gershon inside.jpgBroadway pub Playbill celebrated its 125th anniversary with style on Monday, hosting a star-studded gala at Bon Appetit Supper Club and Café.

John Stamos and Gina Gershon (right) introduced a performance by Allie Trimm of “Bye Bye Birdie,” (below) who performed “How Lovely to Be a Woman.” allie trimm singing.jpg

Bernadette Peters performed a few numbers, including “Fever,” while the crowd that included Lynn Redgrave, Michael McKean, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk, Cheyenne Jackson, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Anna Chlumsky dined on a an elegant dinner prepared by Chef Daniel Boulud.

Happy Birthday Playbill!

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Gershon Takes on Palin

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Sigh. As fans of awesome biting satire…we just can’t say that this video of Gina Gershon as Sarah Palin is that.

Still worth a view. But we think it may be on the ‘die’ side of Funny or Die.

Trade Round-Up: August 30, 2007

Atonement Wows Venice Fest
keira.jpegA-list celebs and their filmmaker friends are causing a commotion in the canals right now at the Venice Film Festival, which kicked off its 75th anniversary yesterday with the premiere of Joe Wright’s war romancer Atonement. Variety gives complete coverage, calling the fest’s opening “an invigorating shot of youth.” The news story, by Nick Vivarelli and Ali Jaafar, says the pic received a positive reception, a rare occurrence in Venice. Reviewer Derek Elley agreed with the report in his own critical account of “Atonement,” writing “rarely has a book sprung to vividly to life” in a “smart, dazzling” film. He continues that its stars – Keira Knightley and James McAvoy – show “impressive star poise and physical elan.” Speaking of physical, the tabs are likely to have a field day with Knightley’s presence on the red carpet with early chatter criticizing on her gaunt appearance. Those starlets never seem to catch a break do they?

Easton Ellis Novel Headed to Big-Screen
Another Bret Easton Ellis novel is being prepped for the big-screen with the packaging of his The Informers almost fully formed thanks to the addition of cast-members Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger and Brandon Routh, THR reports. Ashley Olsen, Jon Foster, Austin Nichols and Lou Taylor Pucci are also in the mix for the adaptation to be directed by Gregor Jordan. The story centers on seven stories taking course during a week in the life of a movie exec, his wife, his mistress, a rock star, a vampire and a kidnapper. Oh my!

Innovative Agents Show Fortitude
That interesting lawsuit sitch at Innovative Artists – two agents sued the firm’s partner to get out of allegedly unfair employment contracts – continues to play itself out with Michael McConnell and Ben Press announcing in THR today that they’ve launched their own fully-financed agent. The duo has formed a new shingle, fortitude, bringing a client list that includes Chevy Chase, Gina Gershon, Lara Flynn Boyle and Cybill Shepherd, among others. Rosters aside, Innovative honcho Scott Harris says in the story that his former employees’ claims are “disappointing.”

Zellweger Headed to Miami
renee.jpegIn casting news, Variety reports that Renee Zellweger will team up with Harry Connick Jr. in the fish-out-water comedy Chilled in Miami for Gold Circle Films. Pic will find the Oscar-winning actress starring as a Miami businesswoman who is transferred to Minnesota. Jonas Elmer is directing and funny enough, his last film was a Danish pic called Nynne which was often referred to as the Danish Bridget Jones.
- CHRIS GARDNER

Pilot Season, and All the World is Young: Nets Throw Stuff at Wall, Pray Something Sticks

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Pilot season is that magical period when networks and basic cable alike feel a renewed sense of hope. Let’s take a peek:

CBS

Skip Tracer
Stephen Dorff as a charming finder of people in LA’s darker corners. If they were in the bright, sunny spots, they wouldn’t be lost.

Viva Laughlin
A guy opens a casino in Laughlin, Nevada, gets involved in a murder. A US version of the BBC musical series Viva Blackpool. Hugh Jackman is supposed to guest in the pilot. Cast bursts into song at frequent intervals.

ABC

Cashmere Mafia
Four New York career gals try to have it all.
Gail Katz is EP, Kevin Wade writes.

Women’s Murder Club
Based on the James Patterson novels, four women, a medical examiner, a reporter, a detective and a lawyer, track down murderers. Brett Ratner is EP/Director. And we all kow what that means.

Oddly enough, these two pilots aren’t about the same four women, but they could be.

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