Media Morsels 9.23.11

  • Oh Well. Whatever. Nevermind.
    Nirvana's Nevermind turns 20 this year. (Is that possible?!? I remember when it came out!) Surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, as well as Nevermind (and Wasting Light) producer Butch Vig, recently spoke with AP about the iconic and influential album. A commemorative 20th Anniversary reissue will be released on Tuesday, September 27. Fans will have their choice of which super special reissue they want, whether just a remastered copy of the record, or a super deluxe edition featuring boombox recordings and alternate mixes.

  • Rory O'Malley Talks Mormon and 8
    As a co-founder of Broadway Impact, an organization that rallies the Broadway and theatre community at-large in support of marriage equality, The Book of Mormon's Rory O'Malley has been busy getting ready for a starry benefit reading of 8, a new play written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black. 8 chronicles the Proposition 8 trial that overturned the California anti-equality ballot measure. The reading took place on Monday, and O'Malley spoke to Broadway.com about what it's like to work as an activist and also make people howl with laughter eight times a week. (Check out Broadwayworld.com's photo coverage of the starry reading: red carpet arrivals; after party)

  • They Work Hard for the Money
    Forbes released its list of the highest paid men in entertainment. Note that this list differs from the one Leo topped last month, the highest paid actors list. In contrast, this list includes only two actors (one of them is Leo); the rest are writers, directors and producers, plus one athlete. The multi-hyphenate Tyler Perry tops the list on which Steven Spielberg, Elton John and Howard Stern also appear.

  • J. Edgar
    Speaking of Leo, check out the trailer for his latest film, J. Edgar.

  • Another Brick in [Jimmy Fallon's] Wall
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
    will host a Pink Floyd week next week. Throughout the week, according to RollingStone.com, Fallon's show will include "interviews with members of the band and performances of their songs by...Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam." Tune in all week for what are sure to be epic "cover" performances. The Foos will be featured on Tuesday night, when Roger Waters will be a guest.

  • The Joe Iconis Interview
    Guess what, dear readers. I interviewed musical theatre writer Joe Iconis! He gave me wonderfully thoughtful answers and I can't wait to share them all with you. Over the next few weeks, I'll tease out pieces of the interview. Check back next week when the Morsels will include the first interview installment.

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