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Innocent Hilary Swank Remark Sparks Tempest in KCRW Teapot

After a harmless Hilary Swank interview remark made by Kim Masters on Monday’s edition of KCRW-FM program The Business, the sound bite was picked up Tuesday by EW and TMZ, continuing on today via CNN.com. Each of these reports skipped over the part where Masters quickly apologized, acknowledging that her observation that Swank and Meryl Streep are not “pretty girl”-like came out wrong.

But that’s enough for an Internet news trail. Would you believe that TMZ got 200,000 clicks in a poll asking readers to rank the relative horizontal hotness of Masters and Swank?

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Who Will Play the LA Weekliers in the Grim Sleeper Film?

We’re not breaking any news here – we’re just saying the Grim Sleeper story is too perfect not to be a movie. The scrappy reporter – indifferent police – idiosyncratic killer. So since it’s inevitable we’d like to make our first casting suggestions:

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For the gritty yet girlie editor we’re thinking Holly Hunter as Jill Stewart.

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For the dogged Canadian reporter, Christine Pelisek we’re thinking Kate Hudson for looks. Maybe Kate Winslet because she’s…uhm…also foreign.

Who else? Leave the names in the comments.

T Magazine Flubs Golden Globe Coverage

t-logo-190.gifFar be it for us to take anyone to task for mistakes in their copy — especially on a micro-blogging system like Twitter where timeliness is almost more important than content — but when you write sloppily under a corporate account you run the risk of alienating not only your readers, but your employer as well.

Take this weekend’s Golden Globe coverage at T: The New York Times Style Magazine: an egregious error in the publication’s Twitter account for The Moment blog and a snarky opening remark to the wrap-up coverage was all it took for blogs to descend on T and tear it to shreds.

Horacio Silva is guilty only of not doing a preliminary Google search before Tweeting, “Is Michael C. Hall playing Bob Marley in an upcoming movie? Don’t get the hat or what he is hiding under it.” It was revealed last week that Hall was battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and ostensibly the hat was to cover his lack of hair from chemotherapy.

Silva apologized on Twitter, and released a statement on Tuesday to Women’s Wear Daily, saying:

“It was a question I posed entirely without malice…I know from the effect it had on my family, how devastating cancer can be and it’s not something that I take lightly. I apologize for any hurt that I may have caused.”

Criticism has also been pointed towards executive editor Andy Port for her comments about female celebrities’ bodies in an after-show wrap-up. Below pictures of Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson, Port wrote, “Maybe it’s just me, but I could have sworn that some of the ladies who showed up at the Golden Globes on Sunday had put on a little weight.”

If this comment had come from a male columnist, it would have undoubtedly been called sexist, though considering Port’s ambiguous name (another issue we totally relate to!), we wonder how many T readers wrote in complaining anyway?

Read More: Memo Pad: Online Under FireWWD

Now Scrutinizing | A Rounder Golden Globes — T Magazine, All the Actresses at the Golden Globes Were So Fat, Weren’t They? –Gawker

LAT In 90 Seconds

34871189-24183555.jpgDeborah Netburn’s Rush: The picture-book beat reporter (Deborah, e-mail us with your actual title, or we’ll be forced to keep making it up) likens Katherine Heigl to a recent sorority pledge, noting that the $30 million 27 Dresses raked in, “puts her in the same rarefied club as Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Drew Barrymore and just a few select others.”

34913614-24132050.jpgSundance Kid: Reporter David Keeps profiles Melonie Diaz, a 23-year-old you’ve never heard of who is about to blow up big: She’s starring in four films being shown at the festival RIGHT NOW.

klaileak.jpegOh, Henrys: “Federal prosecutors on Thursday identified Broadcom Corp. founders Henry T. Nicholas III and Henry Samueli as ‘unindicted potential co-conspirators‘ in an investigation into the illegal backdating of stock options.”

Elle’s Women in Hollywood Roundtable

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Salon’s Rebecca Traister sits in on Elle’s Women in Hollywood round table discussion on the state of show biz, why there aren’t more women directors, and so on. The group wonders why women don’t go to opening weekends, forgetting that people watch movies lots of other ways than at the multiplex, not than any of them ever see films with the public. While distinguished and credible, the ten are sort of randomly chosen. At the table are:

Moderator/producer Lynda Obst (called one of Tinseltown’s great brains, which is a frightening thought)
Claims Kate Hudson has same power as Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon in getting girly movies green-lit. Because the audience is clamoring for more.

Writer/director Nora Ephron
Thinks Transformers had a great emotional theme, sucks up to Spielberg. Claims to meet only timid girls at film schools. Ever wonder if she still takes calls from Meg Ryan?

Writer/producer Laura Ziskin
Discussing the lack of female directors, drops a bomb,

Our children watched their mothers and said, “Oh, no thank you. I don’t want my life to be like that.”

Writer/director Callie Khouri
Claims she wanted to make a NASCAR movie. So she directed Ya-Ya Sisterhood instead? Just made indie movie with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes and wonders why no studio wanted it. Then complains about the lack of wish fulfillment in Judd Apatow movies.

Writer/director Patty Jenkins
Liked Spiderman. Admits to concentrating on personal life after making Monster.

Producer Cathy Konrad
Has small child, married to business partner Jim Mangold, admits to scaling back work for family.

Writer/director/producer Kimberly Piece
Loves blowing things up, just made second film.

Writer/producer Andrea Berloff
Has little kid, wonders why more women aren’t in film biz. But she’s fairly new to the business, as World Trade Center was her first produced script.

Writer/producer Margaret Nagle
Breaks away from approved party line by believing babe/nerd hookup in Knocked Up.

Universal president of production Donna Langley (called “that rarest of Hollywood breeds, a female studio head”, as Amy Pascal, wasn’t in the room.)
Points out that despite Jodie Foster’s tiny cameo, lots of women went to see Inside Man starring Denzel Washington. See Queen Latifah, wish fulfillment above.

The discussion was held in August, so Jeff Robinov’s foot hadn’t entered his mouth yet.

These women don’t pay attention to the few women working as TV directors and that reality TV could be a training ground for women (who are usually credited as field producers). Michael Apted started in documentary, after all.

But there’s a big snob factor in features, and never underestimate the insularity of Hollywood. Directors who came from TV, like Dennie Gordon, Betty Thomas, and Mimi Leder, and those who go back and forth, like Nicole Holofcener tend to not get called for big tentpole pictures.

Nikki Finke picks out some high points, but think how lively the discussion could have been, had she sat at the table.

Elle hosts the 14th annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on Oct. 15, when it will honor actresses Lauren Bacall, Scarlett Johansson, Diane Lane, Kate Bosworth, Jennifer Connelly, Amy Adams and director Julie Taymor.

Radar’s Night Out with Sons of Hollywood

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Radar sent Thomas Patterson out with the Sons of Hollywood, and has what seems to be an ok time.

David “Sammy Glick for the new millenium” Weintraub comes off as an operator, but at least he’s got something on the ball. He’s also the best looking. Something is wrong.

Sean Stewart should have been strangled at birth.

Randy Spelling needs to change his name and get a plan. Change ‘em both, stud. He whines:

Forty years ago, Hollywood and the industry was so glamorous that if you were the son of someone famous, you were actually treated like royalty. Now it’s, “You must be spoiled, you’re just a little rich kid.”

Which is crap. He’s 29. Jake Kasdan (32), Colin Hanks (30), Kate Hudson (28), Emma Roberts (16), Schuyler Fisk (25),all have better careers than Spelling does. Why doesn’t he go get an MBA? Or a BA? Why acting? Why not producing?

Patterson paints a more accurate picture than the LAT ever did, while not shooting flabby fish in a barrel. Ray Richmond votes for “unwatchable”. YMMV.

In The Trades: New Movies, New Shows, New Titles

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Francis Ford Coppola’s first film since 1997, Youth Without Youth, might be acquired by Tom Cruise’s United Artists. The film is based on a novel by Romanian anthropologist/historian Mircea Eliade. Coppola shot the film in Romania in 2006 for around $5 million. It’s said to be an “arty Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

Pride, while following the script for inspirational sports movies, is better than most. First timer Sunu Gonera (he’d been a commercial director in Cape Town)directs Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac in the story of an African-American swim team that beats the odds.

National Geographic re-ups the Dog Whisperer and schedules Dino Autopsy, Fight Schience II, Naked Science and Taboo.

Preternaturally perky producer Lynda Obst re-teams with Marc Rosen for a new production company, housed at Paramount. While the usual Kate Hudson chick-flix are on the roster, they’re also doing Interstellar, a Spielberg-directed sci-fi movie.

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Apple will release the entire new season of The Andy Milonakis Show on iTunes, before the show airs on MTV. This time, Milonakis cavorts in LA.

Deanna Brown leaves Yahoo for Scripps where she’ll oversee the HGTV and Food Network sites as the president of the Interactive Group. She was another of those Yahoo hires who couldn’t seem to get anything really innovative greenlit. Is anyone left at Yahoo?
Stan Lee vs. Marvel in Super Hero Legal Battle.

Peter Bogdonovich and his biz manager are sued by some guy who claims he paid $100,000 to get his kid a PA job with the director. You’d think 100K would buy some sort of producer credit.