3 items from 2007
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Fox Atomic has acquired Nick Kurzon's comedy pitch Spending My Inheritance for mid-six figures.
The story centers on a twenty-something slacker enjoying life beyond his means who reluctantly moves home only to find his once-frugal father living life to the fullest and spending the money his son had counted on inheriting.
Comedy scribe Scot Armstrong, whose credits include "Starsky & Hutch," Old School and the upcoming Ben Stiller starrer The Heartbreak Kid, and Ravi Nandan are producing Inheritance through their American Work shingle.
"Nick is a writer we've wanted to work with for a long time," Nandan said. "When he pitched us this idea, it seemed very timely and the perfect way to pair up a veteran comedy actor with an up-and-coming comedian."
Fox Atomic's Debbie Liebling and Jeff Arkuss brought the project into the youth-centric label of 20th Century Fox.
Kurzon recently sold the pitch On the Clock to Warner Bros. Pictures, with Shawn Levy attached to direct. He also sold his first spec, Big Dawg, to Warners, which Plan B is producing. »
Actor Luke Wilson has subtly hinted the rumored romance between his brother Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson is for real, after telling one US magazine the actress is "a very nice girl." Wilson and Hudson have spent months refusing to confirm or deny reports they're dating, but the Old School star tells People magazine his brother is "very happy" with the romance. And it seems the couple aren't hiding their love for each other anymore - diners in Santa Monica, California watched the pair make out during a recent meal out. One witness says, "From the second they walked in, they were all over each other. Kate even sat on his lap to give him kisses." Single mom Hudson split from her husband, rocker Chris Robinson, last summer. »
Actor Jeremy Piven has reportedly been banned from America's Nobu restaurants after paying a waiter's tip with a DVD. The Old School star was dining at celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa's restaurant in Aspen, Colorado during the recent Us Comedy Arts Festival. When the bill came, Piven paid up and left the waiter a copy of his Entourage series DVD as a tip. The outraged server threw the DVD at the celebrity diner. A fellow diner tells the New York Daily News, "He (Piven) came in with a large group of 12 or more without reservations and asked for a table. It was a very busy night, but a table, although cramped, was provided. On his way out, he made a nasty comment to the manager: 'Thanks for nothing.'" The actor was later advised to steer clear of all Nobu restaurants. But Piven is playing down the incident in Aspen: "I'm such a fan of Nobu and all of his restaurants. I had a great dinner at the Nobu in Aspen. As always, the meal was excellent and the service was great." »
3 items from 2007
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