Is HBO on Its Way Back?Great ratings for two HBO series, plus the announcement of the ultimate HBO show, Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl, make us hopeful.
Adam Duritz Probably Should Have Married Jennifer Aniston When He Had the ChanceCounting Crows lead singer Adam Durtiz laments the fact that he’s 43, single, and sits home a lot. Alan Greenspan is worried about the economy, but he can’t be that worried: He celebrated his 82nd birthday the other night with a pricey dinner at Le Perigord. Jimmy Kimmel says he bought his ex-wife an engagement ring from Costco. Bill Clinton says his favorite movie of the year was Michael Clayton, but that he hasn’t seen There Will Be Blood. Defense attorney Mickey Sherman says he uses Otter’s “It’s the system’s fault!” speech from Animal House to justify defending shady clients. Tina Fey thinks she’s funnier than Jon Stewart.
Dust Off Your Manolos: ‘Sex and the City’ Heading to the Big ScreenNew Line finalizes deal to produce Sex and the City movie, with series creator Michael Patrick King writing and directing and all four stars participating. Kim Cattrall had held things up with contract demands but receives a deal for a future show at HBO as part of negotiations for this project. [Variety]
A Big Detective Heads to the Small ScreenNo. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency On TV: The Weinstein Company is producing a TV movie (and possible series) based on Alexander McCall Smith’s much-loved series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, with Anthony Minghella directing and writing alongside Richard Curtis.