Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock are currently starring in two of the country's biggest films — so it stands to reason that they'd be invited to reenact the classic piano scene from 1988's Big on a British talk show.
After hours of confusion and misreporting as police waited for fire to dissipate and temperatures to cool, authorities confirmed that a charred body was found in the smoldering cabin where a suspect believed to be Christopher Jordan Dorner, the ex-LAPD officer who allegedly killed four people over a weeklong campaign of terror against his former employers, exchanged fire with police over several hours yesterday. A forensics team will conclusively identify the remains, which are assumed to be Dorner's.
Sure, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue spread showing Will Ferrell pawing at a bikini- clad Heidi Klum was a mildly titillating stab at selling the movie with skin, but we suppose the magazine's decency standards prevented New Line's marketing team from doing what they really needed to do to push Semi-Pro: strip Ferrell to his tube socks, blow out his thicket of chest hair, and hand him a genital-obscuring, ABA-regulation prop. Mercifully, basketball doesn't employ the kind of phallus-shaped equipment that might have tempted the studio to take the photo in a more tumescent direction.
Another set-disrupting Writers Guild Strike Force has gone on the attack, descending upon a downtown location shoot for ABC's Big Shots in hopes of ruining some takes with the joyful noise of labor strife. A tipster reports from the scene, where it seems that star Christopher Titus has thus far avoided the fate of physically weaker Desperate Housewives hostage Eva Longoria: "I work on 5th and Spring Downtown and strikers were disrupting the filming of some Christopher Titus show. I know this because I walked into Titus' chest. He's tall and tan and seemed to be laughing about the antics. I think the crew was pissed. I overheard 'What benefits they get in the WGA?' Response: 'A lot.'"