3 items from 2010
By Roger Friedman
HollywoodNews.com: Patty Clarkson–that’s what her friends call her, not Patricia–is the elegant, sexy, smart actress who’s gotten her first lead role at age 50. Well, she shot “Cairo Time” when she was 48, but it’s being released next Friday after she’s rounded that infamous corner.
I wish she would stop telling people she’s 50, but she’s proud of it. Some people just grow into an age. If you saw her Oscar nominated performance in “Pieces of April” or her award winning work in “The Station Agent” or her hilarious, triumphant turn in Woody Allen’s “Whatever Works” you know age doesn’t matter.
And it runs in the family: her mom, Jackie Clarkson, was just re-elected to the New Orleans City Council for the 5th time since 2000. She’s been a popular Louisiana lawmaker for 20 years.
We got to meet Jackie, »
- Roger Friedman
Comedy Central has unveiled its entire development slate and, as to be expected, there are plenty of funny concepts in the bunch. The standouts include Highdeas, which explores such stoner-friendly hypotheticals as “white chocolate milk” and “hamster-sized rhinos”, Jc, the animated New York City adventures of one Jesus Christ, and The Fuzz, a police procedural in a corrupt city where humans and puppets co-exist.
Also in development are potential series from the likes of Jon Benjamin (Archer), Broken Lizard (Super Troopers), and Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show), plus a Wating… adaptation from Rob McKittrick, the writer/director of the feature film that starred Ryan Reynolds. Note that this in addition to already announced projects from Will Ferrell, Nick Swardson, and The Onion. For a complete rundown, hit the jump.
Series In Production
“Futurama” – premieres Thursday, June 24
The Emmy® Award-winning “Futurama” is back! Everybody’s favorite zany group from the future has returned with 12 brand-new episodes, »
- Brendan Bettinger
For Amy Ryan, the key to balancing work and motherhood is streamlining both.
“It’s just about becoming really efficient with your time and just writing things down,” the Academy Award-nominated actress — mom to 5-month-old daughter Georgia Gracie, with fiancé Eric Slovin — tells iVillage.
“I used to keep a to-do list in my head before I had a child, but now I have to write it all down.”
Taking stock of each potential role has also become paramount.
“If it’s not good enough, I’m not going to leave home,” she explains, “and that makes for an easy decision. »
3 items from 2010
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