Media Morsels 11.11.11

  • Aaron Tveit Wants to Make You a Drink
    For a good cause, of course. The immensely talented actor (who was on this past week's episode of The Good Wife) will be joined by several other stars of stage and screen on November 16 at Hudson Station Bar and Grill. While there, Tveit (most recently seen on Broadway in Catch Me if You Can), John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart), Jesse L. Martin (an original Rent cast member), Annie Parisse (Becky Shaw and Clybourne Park) and others will serve as bartenders from 7-11pm. All tips will be donated to Stockings with Care, which "grants the Christmas-morning wishes of children from families in crisis." Visit for more details about the event, and visit for information about the charity.

    Not sure what to ask Tveit, Hickey and others to make? Check out Virgin Media's list (with instructions!) of the ten coolest movie cocktails, including A Big Lebowski White Russian.

  • J. Edgar
    Leonardo DiCaprio's new movie, J. Edgar, comes out today. The star (or, more likely, someone in his camp) has been posting on his social media outlets all week, giving followers glimpses of the red carpet, as well as production stills. In this particular interview, Leo talks about his passion for this film, the kind of which doesn't get made often these days. (You can connect with my favorite actor on Facebook, Twitter and mobli.) You know my movie-going habits, dear readers, so check back soon for my review of J. Edgar. (And Happy Birthday, Leo!)

  • The Muppets
    Dear readers, you know how excited I am for The Muppets to hit the cineplex, right? Well, co-writer and star Jason Segel is also excited. Below, he explains the magic of the Muppets. First on Studio Q, then on The Tonight Show. Plus, great news: Jason Segel will finally host SNL. He'll host next week, November 19. Tune in, and enjoy! (And mark you calendar: the movie opens on November 23!)