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David Lynch Unleashes ‘Crazy Clown Time’

It’s not exactly tuneful. But man oh man, the accompanying video for David Lynch’s single “Crazy Clown Time” – debuting today on VICE’s YouTube music channel Noisey – offers a gigantic amount of visual entertainment. Seriously, when’s the last time you watched a punk dude willfully set his mohawk on fire?

The song is the title track from Lynch’s first-ever solo album. The director-singer describes his music video’s setting as “intense psychotic backyard craziness, fueled by beer.” Read: the Twin Peaks-Blue Velvet maestro’s version of March Madness. With Tim Roth thrown in for good measure.

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Massachusetts Writer to Fox TV: ‘You Lied to Me’

Claims of intellectual theft are nothing new in Hollywood. However, it is a rare instance when the fictional protagonist of the accused thievery clearly stands above the rest as the individual seemingly best equipped to resolve the legal matter at hand.

Plaintiffs Roderick Anscombe and John Hertz insist that the Fox TV series Lie to Me is based on the former’s 2004 novel, The Interview Room. The pair allege that in the summer and fall of 2007, they spent three months adapting the book into a TV pilot script only to be told the network was abandoning the project.

In a perfect, imaginary world, Tim Roth‘s series character Dr. Cal Lightman could swoop down into a conference room in lieu of arbitration and determine who really is lying here. Minus commercial breaks, this sort of thing never takes him more than 48 minutes.

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Phish Re-Emerges, Eight Years After Giacchetto Sting

Phishphish.jpg, the alternative Vermont-bred rock band that was at the center of the Dana Giacchettodana.jpg money manager scandal in 2000, is getting back together for a reunion concert in Vermont.

The band was smack in the middle of a round-robin scam, according to the New York Observer and scads of other Hollywood-watching magazines, conducted by Giacchetto whereby the money manager would borrow hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, from unwitting clients to pay back the Hollywood elite like Mike Ovitz, Ben Stiller, Lauren Holley, Rick Yorn, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire that Giacchetto enlisted as targets of the scam as well.

In March 1999, Giacchetto allegedly took $556,521 from Rick Yorn, Michael Ovitz‘s young partner at Artists Management Group, to pay What’s Love Got To Do With It director Brian Gibson $476,000. Then, on March 19, 1999, Mr. Giacchetto allegedly took $500,000 from Alanis Morisette’s manager Scott Welch to pay Phish manager John Paluska $258,978.00; in August, he took $450,000 from Mr. Ovitz to pay his company’s payroll, then cut a check to hotelier Andre Balazs for $11,000.

Then, in September 1999, Mr. Giacchetto went on a bit of a tear. He allegedly siphoned $250,000 from Ben Stillerbenstiller.jpg, $250,000 from then- Talk editor David Kuhn, $150,000 from actor Tobey Maguire, and $100,000 from Lauren Holley to send Mr. Yorn $737,000, Mr. Ovitz $150,000, Razorfish Web site design firm co-founder Craig Kanarick $21,000, and artist George Condo $75,000.

There was even a little left over the following month to mail E Street Band guitarist and Sopranos star Stevie Van Zandt $100,000. Then in November, he allegedly took $100,000 from art dealer Marianne Boesky and sent it right off to bony actor Tim Roth. One hundred thousand dollars from artist David Salle’s account allegedly went toward paying Alanis Morissette $3,600; a half million dollars of Phish’s retirement fund repaid Ben Stiller the quarter million he was missing. In January 2000, the $250,000 of a gentleman named Gordon P. Baird, Jr. allegedly helped pay producer Stacy Sher $251,033.

Phish disbanded in 2004.

Not sure whether Phish ever saw any money again. Maybe that’s why they’re re-uniting.