The Wee Hours
Gawker’s retraction of their flubbed Arnold Schwarzenegger love child story wasn’t good enough for the former flight attendant Tammy Tousignant, whom it wrongly identified as the most recent employee/mistress/love child-bearer of Arnold Schwarzenegger. She’s filed a $40 million libel lawsuit against Gawker, National Enquirer, Daily Mail, and others, according to the OC Weekly.
“News crews and paparazzi converged on the Tousignants’ quiet Brea neighborhood,” says the lawsuit. “They were inundated with phone calls and messages. They were forced to flee their house and stay at another location. Tanner was followed. Their online accounts were hacked into. They were and continue to be the subject of scorn and scrutiny in their own community. Their reputations have been permanently damaged.”
The Hangover Part II, True Blood and Mortal Kombat 9, saved Time Warner, Jeff Bewkes told the The New York Times. On Wednesday the company, which owns Warner Brothers, Turner Broadcasting and Time Inc., reported a 10% increase in revenue this quarter, the highest growth since January.
John Belushi it wasn’t.
An hour after the weekly 3:30 a.m. text message spread like spitfire across New York, interns and set crew and assistants arrived at Professor Thom’s, a sports bar in the East Village, with outfits assembled and the password for the door on the tips of their tongues. They had heard stories, Read More
As the Tribeca Film Festival opened last night with Whatever Works, Woody Allen‘s new film starring comedian Larry David, the procession of talent filing into the Zeigfeld Theatre seemed to collectively decide that the safest thing to do, considering the masses of screaming passersby, overeager reporters, and elbow-grabbing publicists, was to get inside as Read More
Eric Gioia said he wants a moratorium on new fast-food restaurants opening up within 500 feet of public schools.
“This has a direct impact on our children’s health” and represent “a clear and present danger” to their health, Gioia told reporters on Sunday.
Like his publicity-savvy friend, Morgan Spurlock, who built a career Read More
Councilman and candidate for public advocate Eric Gioia, of Queens, held his 35th birthday celebration and “green” campaign kick off at the W Hotel’s Whiskey Bar in Times Square last night. His guest list included Morgan Spurlock, writer and director of Super Size Me (who appeared in an ad recently), and Karenna Gore Schiff, Read More
Just when I thought Betsy Gotbaum had the best YouTubes, here’s Eric Gioia out with a minimalist video featuring documentarian Morgan Spurlock (he’s the Super Size Me guy, but he also has a new movie about looking for Osama Bin Laden.)
“I’ve known Eric Gioia ever since we were roommates in college,” Read More
In his forthcoming Observer review of The Second Plane, Tom Bissell admires this throwaway Martin Amis line: “I found myself frivolously wondering whether Osama was just the product … of his birth order. Seventeenth out of fifty-seven is a notoriously difficult slot to fill.” Funny, but not entirely accurate—or so I gather from Steve Coll’s Read More
New York’s Morgan Spurlock, the indie doc film director who gave us Super Size Me and the upcoming Sundance entry Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?, has just signed a deal with Fox to develop both "scripted and nonscripted" fare with Fox, according to Variety.
Series "30 Days," which is Read More
Running Time 85 minutes
Directed By Mike Akel
Written by Mike Akel and Chris Mass
Starring Troy Schremmer, Chris Mass, Janelle Schremmer, Shannon Haragan
Mike Akel’s Chalk, from a screenplay by Mr. Akel and Chris Mass, with oodles and oodles of improvisation, plays out as a film by teachers and about Read More
Things we wish would stop: Freshly scrubbed twentysomethings in matching Patagonia pullovers accosting us on our way to work with a “minute” for Greenpeace (a great organization, blah-blah- blah) or for a few questions about our hair. Also, memo to CBS: Bring back Arthur Chi’en-we love that foul-mouthed f*cker! Speaking of an expression Read More