Media Morsels 9.30.11
- Josh Charles in Character
The Good Wife is off to a steamy start, and one of its sexy stars, Josh Charles (a.k.a., Dan Rydell, the fictitious love of my life) recently posed for Vanity Fair's Howard Schatz:
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Nominees for the next class of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers was announced this week. (Artists are eligible 25 years after the release of their first single or album.) New nominees include Guns 'n' Roses and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. And, since not every artist is selected for the honor in their first year of eligibility, return nominees include the Beastie Boys and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Winning artists will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, located in (oh me-o, oh my-o, oh) Cleveland, Ohio, in April 2012. Visit rollingstone.com for the full list of nominees and stayed tuned to find out who will make up the next class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- Glee ScoopWell, it's been a while since I've brought you any sort of Glee scoop, dear readers. (That's largely due to the fact that I haven't been excited about Glee ever since it jumped the shark in the second half of season one.) But, I thought this item from the week was interesting: Matthew Morrison will direct this season's eighth episode, which will air sometime in November. I'm curious to see what happens when this triple threat adds yet another hyphenate to his name. (Also, check out the clip below, in which Morrison and Jonah Hill use Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to expose their beef.)
- What Does Your Favorite Muppet Say About You?
That was the question posed and answered this week over at geekscape.net. Blogger Matthew Kelly offers his interpretations, theorizing about Muppets' personalities and how that relates to non-Muppets. Because of the plethora of Muppet characters we've come to know over the years, Kelly focuses on just a selection of Muppets, leaving out my actual favorite, Dr. Teeth. Of those listed, though, I definitely have to choose Kermit as my favorite, and that, according to Kelly, is quite fitting. Who's your favorite Muppet, and does Kelly's interpretation fit?
- Bloody Bloody Patrick Bateman?
According to Playbill.com, Sexypants POTUS, Benjamin Walker, portrayed Patrick Bateman in a workshop of a musical adaptation of American Psycho, the Bret Eaton Ellis novel, which was previously adapted on film with Christian Bale tackling Bateman. I'm thrilled by this casting. I think Walker's physical appeal, comedic chops and vocal and acting skills make him a great choice for the yuppie murderer. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark's Reeve Carney also participated in the reading. The adaptation is written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Sheik wrote the music and lyrics for Spring Awakening and Aguirre-Sacasa played show doctor to Spider-Man. I'll be sure to keep you up to date on further developments.
- Nevermind Turns 20
So last week I mentioned that Nirvana's Nevermind turned 20 and that there would be several opportunities to celebrate the occasion. Well, this week, our national treasure, Jon Stewart, interviewed surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, as well as Nevermind producer Butch Vig. Visit rollingstone.com for more details, and watch this clip from the interview:
- The Joe Iconis Interview: Teaser 1
Joe Iconis wants to silently hug people. He thinks listening to Dolly Parton is like "getting kissed on the cheek by someone and then going home and realizing that you're pregnant." Joe mentions "Sondheim's heart, William Finn's guts and Kander & Ebb's swagger." Intriguing, right? Want to know more? Check back in October when I'll post more from my Q&A with the talented songwriter, including his answers to Vanity Fair's Proust questionnaire and Inside the Actor's Studio's Bernard Pivot questionnaire.
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- Oscar-hosting veteran Steve Martin offers soon-to-be Oscar host Eddie Murphy some advice
- Great read from the New York Times: Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? (Hint: NO!)
- Esquire talks to Boardwalk Empire's Michael Pitt and Michael Kenneth Williams about their characters' style.
- The Artios Awards, honoring achievements in casting, were handed out. Winners included The Book of Mormon, Boardwalk Empire, Modern Family, The Good Wife and The Normal Heart, among others. Visit Broadwayworld.com for the full listing and photos.