Celebrities are really at their best when they get a forum on Huffington Post, don’t you think? Whether it’s the award-winning James Franco, a huffy Alec Baldwin or a proselytizing Jenny McCarthy.
But usually these stars stay on topic: either promoting a personal cause or giving you their armchair analysis from an “expert’s” perspective. (Or just talking about whatever is going on in their lives right now.)
That’s why it was so exciting to see NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar weigh in recently on his feelings about Lena Dunham’s HBO show, in an article called Girls Just Wants to Have (White) Fun.
Now that Dan Harmon is out as show-runner for Community, one of the show’s is heading back to New York.Comedian/writer/actor/Childish Gambino performer Donald Glover, who began his comedy career UCB as part of the viral troupe Derrick Comedy while still attending NYU, and was plucked directly out of college by Tina Fey to write for 30 Rock (and win an Emmy in the process), has been confirmed by Lena Dunham as the latest cast member of Girls. The second season of the show is currently filming at Steiner Studio in Brooklyn, which is where the New York Post first snapped a picture of Ms. Dunham and Mr. Glover hanging out; wunderkind to wunderkind.
Yesterday, Ms. Dunham confirmed that Mr. Glover would be joining the show.
Now that Community is on hiatus and with an uncertain future (although he always has his rap alter-ego to fall back on), Donald Glover has gone back to where his career started: on 30 Rock.
Celebrity Dog Fights
On Monday, The Observer braved the heat and schlepped down to the LES home of the City’s second-oldest Catholic high school, La Salle Academy. The alma mater of pro-baller Ron Artest was an all-too-appropriate venue for the filming of the third-annual Converse Band of Ballers 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament to air on MTV2 in mid-August.
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