1. Kanye West hopped on stage and ruined Taylor Swift’s MTV Video Music Awards speech with a plug for Beyonce. [via AP]
2. Jim Carroll, punk poet and author of The Basketball Diaries, died of a heart attack at the age of 60 on Friday night. [via NYT]
3. Megan Fox… Read More
Guillermo Del Toro
Nerdy confession: Artist Ofer Dahan’s Made of Wood series makes us think of Ents, the race of humanoid trees from the Lord of the Rings movies. Perhaps Guillermo del Toro should get him on the production team for his upcoming adaptation of The Hobbit. More images after the jump. [via Street Anatomy] … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we thought that your baby was an asshole. We watched one plucky guy start a huge dance party. Then we watched that sexy vampire kid who supposedly smells funny smoke some cigs. We liked the premise behind Book Bench’s new Books, Interrupted summer series. We lusted after … Read More
Del Toro to take on Pinocchio: Guillermo del Toro has taken on yet another project — a stop-motion version of Pinocchio. He’s signed to work with the Jim Henson Co., Gris Grimly and Adam Parrish King. Though the lying wooden doll seems more innocuous than some of the director’s upcoming protagonists (Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), he claims that he will make this version “darker” than what we’re used to from the children’s book. [Variety]
You don’t have to be a comic book geek to know that best-selling author NEIL GAIMAN, creator of the SANDMAN series (which NORMAN MAILER once called “a comic strip for intellectuals”), is a very big deal.
Aside from writing the gateway drug that opened the genre up to a more widespread demographic, he has penned screenplays, short stories, novels, children’s books, radio plays, and other comics as well.
MICHAEL CHABON has said that he’s “really, really cute,” but as we discovered last night at the 92Y’s Sandman 20th-Anniversary Celebration, hosted by graphic guru CHIP KIDD, this cult hero is also really, really entertaining.
Find out what Gaiman had to say about Captain Kirk, Batman and Hellboy after the jump. … Read More
Scorsese scores another Stones film: Apparently MICK JAGGER can’t get no satisfaction with documentaries. SHINE A LIGHT — MARTIN SCORSESE’s film that follows THE ROLLING STONES for two gigs — came out earlier this year, but Jagger’s in talks with the director again. He is allegedly buying up biographies in preparation for another film and has said he wished he could change things on Shine a Light.
Poehler finally a baby mama: Saturday night was certainly lively this weekend, as AMY POEHLER and WILL ARNETT’s first child was born. The actors welcomed ARCHIE ARNETT into the world October 25th, as SETH MEYERS, Poehler’s co-anchor on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE‘s “Weekend Update” announced the birth during the segment. Let’s hope their next kid doesn’t get stuck with the name “Jughead.” [EW]
New Kaufman film hits the screens: SYNECHDOCHE, NEW YORK — CHARLIE KAUFMAN’s directorial debut — opened Friday. After creating phenomenal screenplays for films like BEING JOHN MALKOVICH and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND it’s easy to see that over six month’s worth of buzz is not unwarranted, but a story that centers on a theater director obsessed with death has left some critics cautioning against the film’s overarching gloom. [LAT]
After the jump, some comforting news for fans of MAD MEN. … Read More