Quote of the Day: “Sing your life/Any fool can think of words that rhyme…” — “Sing Your Life” by Morrissey
Thursday is info day at SCOTT TOPICS…I like to share all the news I hear about with you busy people who have better things to do than read the tabs and surf the net! Well, not better, but probably better-paid!
Anyway, where do we start?
With American Idol? Were Randy and Simon serious about giving that Bikini Girl so many chances? I mean, I know she’d make a good Replacement Pussycat Doll, but come on, already, she ain’t even that cute, using her “looks” as she does to get to the next level of the competition. Good thing that drama finally came to an end last night.
Or Ugly Betty? She may be be getting “hiatus-ed” as they say in TV Land but before that happens Betty’s getting a new love interest—and he’s coming with Mommy Issues, apparently. Why else would they cast that great, sarcastic, urbane, firecracker of Lady-dom—Christine Baranski—to play his Mama? Baranski’s the best, kids, and will surely strike up some sparks with any and every character she encounters. More info here…
Or Christian Bale’s on-set tirade? (Which you might have heard here.) His mother has commented. She understands his anger. He’s a perfectionist. Guess Mom is just prepping for the next family dinner. I’d hate to be there if he’s not feeling her Yorkshire Pudding.
Or Hottie and Sophomore Undercover, the two YA novels I’m most looking forward to this year? Hottie’s about a cool Beverly Hills princess who ends up a fire-shooting superhero, and was written by an old buddy from the SPIN mag days, wit-about-town Jonathan Bernstein (who blogs here). Sophomore Undercover sounds like the late, lamented Veronica Mars if VM was an adopted Vietnamese kid who fancies himself an investigative reporter. Ben Esch, Sophomore’s author has some interesting ideas about book marketing using video games.