Tory Burch turns 43 today. Former governor Mario Cuomo is turning 77. Helen Hunt is 46. Neil Patrick Harris is turning 36. Courteney Cox is 45. Fashion designer Douglas Hannant is turning 47. PR agency chief Richard Edelman turns 55. Socialite Bettina Zilkha is turning 50. Gallerist Marian Goodman is 81. Former Yankee Andy Pettitte is turning 37. Hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam turns 52. Ice Cube is is 40. Leah Remini is turning 39. Porn star Mary Carey is 29. And Project Runway Season 2 winner Chloe Dao turns 37 today.
· We were just thinking last night how the market is clamoring for more dramas about the folly of marriage. Luckily, Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt were available for the latest one, Every Day, shooting this month in New York. Should be a hoot. [Variety] · Last Samurai and Blood Diamond helmer Edward Zwick will visit ShowEast to receive the Kodak Award for Excellence in Coming Up Short in Awards Season Every Two or Three Years. Truly, he is a master. [Variety] After the jump: George Romero revives the dead, AMC goes to Mars and Megan Fox gets her impact gauged. Hot!· Bryan Singer should love this: A new study indicates that the most expensive films to produce are generally the most profitable in the long run. [THR] · Flexing its intergalactic genre muscle once more, AMC is in talks to develop the sci-fi novel Red Mars as a series. [THR] · Who are among those young stars receiving career report cards in Variety 2008 Youth Impact Report? Try Blake Lively, The Jonas Brothers, Megan Fox and — wait for it — Thor Bradwell. Indeed, if repping High School Musical talent doesn't work out, that is a name made for porn. [Variety] · George A. Romero is quietly shooting a new zombie film about an isolated island where dead relatives return to eat their kin. Working title: Lucasfilm. [Variety]
Deciphering your moviegoing options for the third week running, Defamer Attractions returns today with a look at the final weekend before the studios spill summer in our lap. Today we gauge Tina Fey's chances for box office superiority, corral the highest-profile dog since 88 Minutes (that was only last week? Really?), recommend a certain Oscar-winning actress's directing debut and scan the new arrivals shelf for DVD's of notice. As always, our opinions are our own, but they're also right. You can thank us later!
After posting our positively gorgeous presentation of the most horrific sex scenes to ever grace the big screen, we're delighted to learn of two new additions to the list. At a recent screening for Then She Found Me, starring Matthew Broderick, Colin Firth, and Helen Hunt (where has she been hiding by the way?), ex-couple Helen and Matthew gleefully dished to the NY Daily News on just what to expect during two reportedly not-so-steamy sex romps featured in the film. As the reporter informs us:
· It's Friday! What better to way to kick off the weekend than by pounding a couple of rootbeers and going to see some rock music? Check out Enon at Spaceland, Nick Lowe/Robyn Hitchcock at the El Rey, Rhett Miller at Largo or Glenn Frey at the Roxy.
· Crimes and Misdemeanors screens at the New Center for Psychoanalysis. [Insert your own Woody Allen shrink joke here]
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