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Funnyman Schwartzman Visits Parks and Recreation

20 December 2012 3:36 PM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

I’m sure if I called Jason Schwartzman a funnyman to his face, he’d have some biting response that would put me in my place. Still any onlookers would laugh, thus reaffirming my decision. What further reaffirms it is the actor’s newest gig. Schwartzman is paying Pawnee a visit as he guest stars on Parks and Recreation.

The Huffington Post had the latest on Schwartzman’s character. He will play one Dennis Lerpiss, owner of the Pawnee VideoDome. What’s a VideoDome? No, it’s not a civic center. It’s a video store and the only place in Pawnee where you can rent an film. At least it was. Cue the violins. This economy has led to a downturn for the video spot. Maybe the well-intentioned Leslie Knope can help.

In the episode Dennis and Leslie will pool their resources to get the Pawnee VideoDome put on »

- Sasha Nova

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Check Out The Red Band Trailer For ‘The Oranges’

12 September 2012 2:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A film with perhaps the least appeeling (geddit) title of the year, The Oranges appears to be a cross between National Lampoon’S Christmas Vacation and that Steve Martin comedy from a couple of years back Shopgirl.

The movie sees Hugh Laurie leaving House way behind to star as David, head of the Walling family who enters into an affair with Nina (Leighton Meester), the daughter of best friends Terry and Carol Ostroff, played be Oliver Platt and Allison Janney.

Here’s how the official people word it:

The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family.

The film premiered at Toronto last year, and will make it over to UK cinemas on the 7th December. Julian Farino (Coronation Street, Entourage, »

- Paul Heath

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TVLine Items: Final Best Friends and Gentleman Episodes to Air, Borgias Renewed and More!

4 May 2012 11:36 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC and CBS have scheduled the remaining episodes of two axed comedies, Best Friends Forever and How to Be a Gentleman, respectively.

First up, the Eye Network’s short-lived Gentleman (which was pulled from rotation back in October) will air two new episodes back-to-back on Saturday May 26 beginning at 8/7c. Meanwhile, NBC has slotted the final two installments of the recently-shelved Bff for Friday, June 1 from 8-9 pm.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Showtime has renewed its Renaissance drama The Borgias for a 10-episode third season, to bow in 2013.

Rob Lowe has booked a role in »

- Megan Masters

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Mad Men: "Far Away Places"--An Expert Opinion

25 April 2012 3:37 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Mad Men: "Far Away Places"--An Expert Opinion

"I have a feeling I've been here before...seriously, what's with that colour scheme?"

Mad Men: “Far Away Places” – An Expert Opinion

Far away places with strange sounding names

Far away over the sea

Those far away places with the strange sounding names are

Calling

Calling me

Written by Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer

 

Viewpoint one:

After the important developments for main characters that we’ve seen in previous episodes this year, and for Pete Campbell in particular from “Signal 30”, it’s hard to imagine a less “important” episode than “Far Away Places”. There is so little “going on” that the whole thing plays a little like the science fiction/Holocaust survivor story Ginsberg tells Peggy. Outside of Roger leaving his miserable marriage, very little of import occurs.

Which is fine—an episode spent watching how our favourite flawed characters take a road trip, »

- Jesse McLean

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Happy Birthday Claire Danes! Today, April 12, You’re 33 Years Old

6 April 2012 1:49 PM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

You have such incredible talent on our screens! You amaze us with your acting skills! Claire Danes, you have shocked us with your portrayal in Homeland! We hope to see more of that soon! Young Aries women often prefer to put their career above all else until they’ve really made their name. So despite counting such heartthrobs as Billy Crudup and Matt Damon among her exes, it wasn’t until the My So-Called Life cult star had scored serious success in such films as Shopgirl and The Hours that she was ready to settle down. The Golden Globe and Emmy winner married dreamy Brit actor Hugh Dancy in 2009. Get more details from Astrology.com. »

- HL

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Steve Martin Makes Amy Adams an 'Object of Beauty'

8 February 2012 7:50 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Steve Martin has the right idea. First, become an international movie star. Second, write a book. Third, turn that book into a charming and successful movie. Fourth... do that again.

You may remember a lovely little movie called "Shopgirl" with Claire Danes and Jason Schwartzman — it was based on a book that Mr. Martin wrote.

Impressed? We were. Which is why we're so excited that Martin is at it again—this time with his veteran literary effort, "An Object of Beauty."

According to Indie Wire, this go-round is starting to pick up some steam because Amy Adams has signed on for the lead (and will produce as well).

The story follows Lacey Yeager (seriously, how great a name is that?), a Sotheby's trained art entrepreneur, who sleeps and schemes her way to the top of the New York art world and opens her own gallery along the way.

It's being »

- Elizabeth Durand

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Amy Adams Will Be ‘An Object of Beauty’ for Steve Martin Adaptation

7 February 2012 1:32 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Steve Martin‘s talents extend far beyond just stand-up comedy, acting, sombrero-wearing, and banjo-playing, as the multi-hyphenate has also dabbled in the writing world, including a swim with fiction with three novels (fine, “Shopgirl” was a novella). That first novel(la) was turned into a film back in 2005, and now Martin’s latest work of grown-up fiction will join it on the big screen. An Object of Beauty will be based on Martin’s 2010 novel of the same name, and the project is now getting outfitted with not only three producers, but an Oscar-nominated star. Amy Adams will lead the film as central character Lacey Yeager, as well as producing it alongside Maven Pictures producers Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray. There’s no word yet on the rest of the film’s cast and crew, including whether or not Martin will adapt his own book for the big screen (as he did with Shopgirl). Adams’ producer duties »

- Kate Erbland

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Amy Adams takes the lead in Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty

7 February 2012 12:20 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Steve Martin is a mega talented guy. In addition to being an excellent actor and comedian, he's also a writer. If you remember, 2005s Shopgirl was adapted from his own novella. I never actually saw the film in its entirety aside from catching a few minutes of it here and there. So will another adaptation of one of Martin's books be a good thing? I'll let you decide. Amy Adams is set to produce and star in Martin's An Object Of Beauty. In the film, the actress will play, "an art »

- Niki Stephens

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Amy Adams Joins An Object of Beauty

7 February 2012 11:46 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actress Amy Adams has signed on to star in and produce An Object of Beauty, an adaptation of actor Steve Martin's novel.

The story centers on Amy Adams' character, an entrepreneur who scours the globe looking for pieces of artwork, and becomes romantically involved with several different men, one of whom is a famous artist. Maven Pictures' Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray are producing, although no screenwriter or director is attached yet. Here's what the producers had to say below in a joint statement.

""We couldn't be happier to be working with the brilliant Amy Adams on this adaptation of Steve Martin's smart novel. This project continues on Maven's mission of making films that highlight strong female characters and talent."

This will be Steve Martin's second novel to be adapted for the silver screen, after 2005's Shopgirl. No production schedule was given for An Object of Beauty. »

- MovieWeb

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Amy Adams To Lead & Produce Adaptation of Steve Martin’s ‘Object of Beauty’

7 February 2012 10:59 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Amy Adams has nabbed three Oscar noms, led Disney features, worked with directors like Martin Scorsese, Mike Nichols and David O. Russell, but is just now prepping her first producing effort. THR reports that she’ll also star in an adaptation of Object of Beauty, the 2010 novel from none other than funnyman Steve Martin. Check out a synopsis of the novel below.

Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby’s and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights–and, at times, the dark lows–of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.

Adams is a rare figure in Hollywood, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Amy Adams to Star in Adaptation of Steve Martin’s An Object Of Beauty

7 February 2012 10:13 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Amy Adams is set to star in and produce an adaptation of Steve Martin's novel An Object of Beauty. Per THR, the film "follows an art entrepreneur over 15 years of her life, as she acquires her own gallery, travels the world and tangles romantically with a series of men, including one who becomes a famous artist."  This is the second Martin novel to be adapted into a film; he wrote and co-starred in the adaptation of his 2005 novel Shopgirl. Adams might be seen later this year in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master and Walter Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, but neither film has a firm release date.  She's also playing Lois Lane in the new Superman film, Man of Steel, which opens June 14, 2013.  Hit the jump for a synopsis of Martin's novel. Here's the synopsis for Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty: Lacey Yeager is young, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Amy Adams Is 'An Object Of Beauty' In Adaptation Of Steve Martin's Novel

7 February 2012 9:57 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Steve Martin: comedy legend, art collector, bluegrass musician, and yes, novelist. While his attempts at conquering the literary world likely aren't going to be the first thing people talk about in regards to his legacy, it's no surprise Hollywood has been paying attention. Martin's novella "Shopgirl" was turned into the intermittently entertaining and should've-been-better movie starring Claire Danes and Jason Schwartzman, and now, his latest effort to hit bookshelves is headed to the big screen. None other than Amy Adams will take the lead in "An Object Of Beauty," a title firmly worthy of the actress. Adams will also produce the effort, which is very early stages and doesn't yet seem to have a screenwriter on aboard, but the material has promise. Described as a "sardonic morality tale" (is there any other kind?), the story follows Lacey Yeager, a Sotheby's trained art entrepreneur, who sleeps and schemes her way to the top. »

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Steve Martin Finds An Object of Beauty in Amy Adams

7 February 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Amy Adams has signed on to headline a feature film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel An Object of Beauty , says a story at The Hollywood Reporter . Best known as an actor and comedian, Martin has written several novels. An earlier one, Shopgirl , was brought to the screen in 2005 with Martin himself starring opposite Claire Danes and Jason Schwartzman. Published in 2010, Beauty is officially described as follows: A captivating presence who naturally draws in everyone around her, Lacey Yeager appears on the New York art scene as a clever and funny young intern at Sotheby.s. With her charm, ambition, and questionable and sometimes illegal tactics, she climbs the cultural ladder, step by step, and moves from cataloging paintings to success in the labyrinthine and mysterious »

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