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Posts Tagged ‘Jenna Elfman’

In The Trades: Playas, Games, Stars

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ABC believes in the power of celebrity and cash to do good, having signed Ice Cube for Good in the Hood, a reality pilot, in which a reformed gang member, drug dealer or robber agrees to help someone in similar circumstances (a relative, friend or even a stranger) turn their lives around. Expect some not-quite-reformed folks to slip through casting.

ESPN will broadcast the USA Rock Paper Scissors League championship. Cuz it’s a sport, not a game.

CBS plans a summer of love for children, with Why Listen, an hourlong special in which six well-known entertainers visit disadvantaged children in China, India, Africa and other locales. However, the kids won’t be coming home with any stars. There’s also a 2 hour awareness and funds raiser, the Listen Charity Campaign.

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The success of 300 heartens those who’d make a movie from Who Watches the Watchmen, a 1986 miniseries based on a graphic novel. Zack Snyder has been developing the film, and a test image was snuck into a DVD trailer for 300.

Marti Noxon has been promoted to Executive Producer at Grey’s Anatomy.

ABC is supposed to be thisclose to picking up a new sitcom from Darren Star. Literary Superstar gives us Jenna Elfman as a book publicist who works tirelessly for her authors. Hi-jinks ensue.

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W and Hollywood Have a Golden Affair: FBLA Goes to the Party

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W magazine threw their Golden Globes kick-off party at the Sunset Tower Hotel’s Terrace last night–FBLA keeps thinking of it as the Argyle. Lots of svelte blondes in black, including Rachel Zoe, sweetly but maddeningly discreet about her latest red-carpet proteges, Steven Cojocaru who was pointed out as Madonna until he turned around, and among dozens, Monet Mazur.

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Tall, tall, tall Jenna Elfman was good-natured about posing with a purse for Donato Serdella.

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Philip Bloch, whom we know from our days at E!, has a film opening at Sundance, a new book, The Shopping Diet, and a fabulous matinee-idol aura. We both agreed that it’s weird to go to a party and come home schlepping luggage. Not that we turned anything down.

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FBLA amazed Clifton Collins, Jr. by recalling his work in GTA:San Andreas. Pays to do your homework–or play video games.

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