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Illeana Douglas Assembles Another Season of Her IKEA Indie Hybrid

When the one-hour long-form version of Easy to Assemble’s fourth season red carpet premieres Monday night, there will be literal and figurative synergy on display. The event is being held at the newly opened Sundance Cinemas at Sunset and Crescent Heights Blvd. and comes on the heels of an announced partnership between the show’s creator-producer-star Illeana Douglas and Sundance Productions.

“Sundance Productions are going to try and help me get the show on TV,” Douglas tells FishbowlLA via telephone of the comedy about her life as an IKEA employee. “But there are also other things that we would like to do together, sort of the expansion of things that I have written.”

Joining Douglas for the fourth season is the latest in a long line of name-brand Easy to Assemble co-stars: Broadway vet Roger Bart. He plays the producer of Douglas’ talk show This Side Up and coincidentally also guest starred this week as a sleazy talk show host on Law & Order: SVU, garnering immediate and colorful blog reviews.

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Swimming with Snarks

Last night’s Los Angeles Film Festival poolside chat, held on the rooftop of downtown’s JW Marriott Hotel, was billed as a “Film Rant.” But what it really turned out to be was a “Film Riff.”

Which is fine when the gathered group consists of writer Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight, pictured), actress Illeana Douglas (Easy to Assemble), writer-director Daniel Waters (Heathers), and Oscar nominated screenwriter Josh Olson (A History of Violence). Stahl said he is still bitter about the lack of success of his board game movie Parcheesi 2, while Douglas remembered having to bite her tongue during a meeting at Oxygen when a network staffer raved about the great writing done by Steve Martin in the play Waiting for Godot.

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Watch the Box: It’s So Real

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Hard to believe, but Celebrity Apprentice was greenlit before the WGA strike. And the “celebrities”? Trace Adkins, Carol Alt, Stephen Baldwin, Nadia Comaneci, Tiffany Fallon, Jennie Finch, Nely Galan, Marilu Henner, Lennox Lewis, Piers Morgan, Omarosa, Tito Ortiz, Vincent Pastore and Gene Simmons.

Omarosa to win in a final bout with Lennox Lewis. He’s too pretty to want to get beat up by her.

MTV gets Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew from Warner Horizon Television. The live weekly show is slated to premiere in first quarter 2008. Shot in Los Angeles, top hip-hop dance crews with face off each week.

A&E shot a pilot for Celebrity Garage Sales. Host Illeana Douglas helps her buddy celebs put on a garage sale, with all proceeds going to charity. Tom Arnold was the celeb in the pilot. Cuz who doesn’t want a piece of the magic?