Behind the Screen
We were at the Four Seasons during The Observer’s 25th anniversary party, when a colleague pointed to a short, slightly nebbishy-looking man standing among notables like Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Katie Holmes and Spike Lee.
“I know that guy,” he said. “Where do I know that guy from?”
We suggested various TV shows, including Mad Men, but nothing stuck. “No, I think I know that guy, like, from real life,” said our co-worker. Perhaps he did. The matter was almost dropped when Harvey Weinstein came barreling up to our subject.
“Danny,” he said. “Look, I really need to talk to you.” The two walked off together, with Mr. Weinstein’s giant paw dwarfing the other man’s shoulder.
If anything, the whole ordeal left our colleague even more confused about who this guy was, why he looked so familiar and why one of Hollywood’s biggest producers would require a meeting with him in the middle of a party.
Golden Globes 2013
If you are too busy watching the Australian cycling thing and can’t understand what the hell is going on with Twitter (honestly, we don’t know who you follow, but no one on our feed actually bothers naming the winners of these things), here are the latest updates for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.
Golden Globes 2013
Not too many surprises this year in the nominations, announced today, for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. This year, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be making history as the first female duo to host the ceremony, held on Jan. 13., but other than that, it’s all Lincoln (seven nominations), Argo (five) and Django Unchained (ditto).
Sarah Palin has evidently been wigging out over Julianne Moore’s portrayal of her in the upcoming Game Change film on HBO. The TV movie shifts the focus of the campaign book from a panorama of the 2008 election to the aftermath of candidate John McCain picking Ms. Palin as his running mate. Ms. Palin published Read More
Game Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s gossipy, somewhat controversial bestseller about the 2008 presidential campaign—filled with plenty of juicy Sarah Palin anecdotes—recently received the HBO adaptation treatment. Julianne Moore’s role as the former Governess of Alaska and vice-presidential would-be is one of the more highly anticipated actor-politician roles in recent Read More
Avy Kaufman, one of New York’s top casting agents who’s cast movies from Brokeback Mountain to American Gangster to the upcoming Lincoln-assassination drama The Conspirator, had no idea who she’d cast as Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO film Game Change. (Julianne Moore, it was announced, got the role; no other Read More
Chunk of Change
In today’s New York Post, Keith Kelly reports that Penguin Press has shelled out $5.3 million to sign up John Heilemann and Mark Halperin to write a sequel to “Game Change,” their best-selling chronicle of the 2008 presidential campaign.
Meanwhile, Matthew Flamm of Crain’s reports that the deal is raising some Read More