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Posts Tagged ‘Katherine Harris’

In The Trades: Dolls, Drag Queens and How-to


Abigail Breslin and former child actor, Jodie Foster, are thisclose to signing a deal to star in Nim’s Island, a fantasy. Breslin will also star in the first American Girl movie, based on the dolls. First of seemingly hundreds.

Sydney Pollack will direct Recount for HBO. The film will show the “human drama” behind the Florida recount from Election Day through the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of George W. Bush five weeks later. Who’s going to play Katherine HarrisLady Bunny?

NBC has created a new position for Vince Manze, who’s best known for coming up with catchy ad phrases: Must-See TV and Save the Cheerleader, Save the World as head of the NBC Agency. He’ll now be the president of program planning, scheduling and strategy for the net.


Susan Sarandon and John GoodmanSpeed Racer’s parents? Sarandon just finished playing heiress Doris Duke, which makes her the Bette Davis of her generation.

Comedy Central is enrolling would-be comics in the online Crash Course in Comedy designed and instructed by comedian Ted Alexandro. How is this different from AOL Coaches?

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Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now! 

LAT in 90 Seconds

silvermanmagic.jpgTMI: Sometimes a review says more about the reviewer than the show itself. Take Paul Brownfield’s lovesick riff on The Sarah Silverman Program.

“I’ve dated her comedy, by which I mean the person Silverman is in her comedy — superior and always one step ahead of me, tasting what I just said and spitting it back at me with a clever note attached, or passive-aggressive put-down, or zinger. Ah, the achy love particular to a slightly less clever white Jewish male for the Semitic goddess who is meaner and quicker, who can talk so dirty and yet be so pretty in cargo pants and a T-shirt.”

Wow. Paul, who hurt you, baby?

billboardsign.jpgThings Are About To Get Ugly: Billboard companies that altered their signs illegally — by making their poles higher, enlarging them, changing their angle — might get away with it under a settlement between L.A. and the companies that could be approved today. The settlement will also allow companies to “modernize” their signs, meaning soon you could find yourself in a SigAlert on the 405 watching the same damn Geico commercial for 45 minutes on infinite loop.

gorepix.jpgAl Gore Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize: But he was totally bummed to learn Katherine Harris is on the deciding committee.