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Tuesday, September 28, 2004


Fun Movie News. #114:

Paul Feig's Star Girl.

UPDATE: Feig stops by the Freaks and Geeks board to clarify:

They were a little off in their description of the film when they say that the hero falls for an "eccentric beauty." Just wanted to clarify that this isn't one of those "she's an ugly duckling until she takes off her glasses and lets down her hair, revealing that she's actually the hottest girl in the school" fiascos that Hollywood always seems to make. The girl of the title, "Stargirl," is actually a very ordinary looking girl who is so different from the rest of the students that people don't even know how to deal with her. It's less a story about a kooky girl who comes in and changes people's lives as much as it is a kooky girl who becomes the most unpopular girl in school and how our hero's relationship with her turns his life upsidedown.

Well, that is until the studio forces me to cast some super model in the role and I end up putting glasses on her and sticking her hair in a bun. But it's a nice little book and a story I'm dying to tell.

Just wanted to clear that up.

posted by Linus | 7:03 AM

Sunday, September 26, 2004


And I had a wonderful bacon cheeseburger at Luke's.

Mailer's 'Gilmore Girls' guest shot is a family affair

Gilmore Girls, long considered a smart TV show, will add some literary cachet with one of this fall's guest stars: Norman Mailer.

Though it gave Mailer, who plays himself, the chance to work with his son, actor Stephen Mailer, he was reluctant to take his first TV series role. "I felt better when I saw a couple of runs of the show," he says. "It had taste. It was witty and well put together. It had a certain élan that I liked."

In the episode, likely to be broadcast in a month or so, Stephen Mailer plays a reporter interviewing the acclaimed writer at the inn run by Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Sookie (Melissa McCarthy).

"To my amazement, I had a fine time," says the author. He improvised dialogue — much to the delight of executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladino. "It was completely intimidating," she says. "But it was one of those moments where you say, 'This is why you do this.'"

Mailer noted a coincidence between the show and one of his books. The Executioner's Song focuses on condemned killer Gary Gilmore: "The Gilmore Girls obviously are not related to Gary Gilmore." -- USA Today

Also: Set pics from episode 5.2 courtesy guest star Abigail Mavity.

posted by Linus | 9:37 AM