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Morning Shots: Patti LuPone's Memoir Is Coming, So Take Cover, Everyone!

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The cast of Glee now has had more Hot 100 songs on the Billboard charts than The Beatles. They're still behind Elvis and James Brown, but you should be aware that ... they will probably pass Elvis and James Brown. Hope you enjoy your remaining time as history's greatest musician, Elvis! Soon it will be the cast of Glee!

You know what I'm betting is a pretty lively show business memoir? Patti LuPone's. Who knew anyone was still mad at John Houseman? Over things that happened in college?

You may be familiar with GLAAD's reports on the presence on television of gay and lesbian characters; they've also put out a report on the presence of characters with disabilities. The news there, in short: six series regulars out of 587 have disabilities; only one is played by an actor with a disability.

If you follow some of the same folks on Twitter that I do, you already know this, but there's a nice piece in The New York Times about the fact that Twitter has encouraged a friendly, acrimony-free relationship among the showrunners whose shows face off at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday.

The next new network show to demonstrate serious signs of distress: Outlaw, starring Jimmy Smits, which is temporarily halting production while the network tries to figure out whether to keep it or kill it.

The Gap — or maybe it's just Gap — has a new logo, and it's terrible (as new logos often are), and everyone hates it, and now it almost seems like they're considering taking it back. Well done!

Sandra Bullock and Robert Downey, Jr., together as 3D astronauts! Doesn't that sound like an awesome idea?

You may remember when Todd McCarthy was fired from Variety as its film critic, and everybody thought it was a travesty, and it seemed so great when he found himself a home at Indiewire? Well, apparently Indiewire is to be repaid for its enthusiasm for his work with his abrupt departure for The Hollywood Reporter. Ouch.

And finally: IT DRUNK HULK BIRTHDAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DRUNK HULK! DRUNK HULK LIVE IN ZOO! LOOK LIKE MONKEY! SMELL MONKEY TOO! (I can't do it, as you can see. It is an art.)

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