Plus Morgan Freeman talks about penguin ranches, on our regular late-night roundup.
"Easy Reader, that's my name. Readin', readin', that's my game."
Morgan Freeman: "I want to express my appreciation to the NBR for not settling for George Clooney."
Freeman burst out laughing after making Nicholas Cage admit he hasn't smoked crack, for example.
James McAvoy: "I'd have snot all over!"
Plus: Helen Mirren! The Berenstain Bears! Kirstie Alley!
Plus: Julia Roberts! 'Roger Rabbit' Part Deux!
The Academy should like this a lot more than 'Gran Torino.'
James Patterson has signed a hilarious seventeen-book deal to cover his output through 2012 (which is in three years).
Plus: Finally, Padma Lakshmi gets a sitcom.
Plus: Kat Dennings to star in indie comedy!
Plus: "This is exciting for me because I've never done a movie about a notorious murder," Brian De Palma definitely didn't say.
On the other hand, if he's sick of playing Mr. Gravitas, maybe this isn't the best move.
Plus: Lake Bell meets Cameron Diaz, and Matthew Fox punches a stuntman.
Plus: Ne-Yo on his similarity to the Beatles, and Tina Fey on the profitable way to film one's knockers.
Riedel, happily for the rest of us, is one of the few entertainment writers who just puts into print the stuff everyone is talking about.
Plus: Industry news about Forest Whitaker and Queen Latifah!
Plus industry news on Natalie Portman, Mike Nichols, and that racist bastard Tintin.
Plus industry news on The-Dream, Duran Duran, and David Mamet.
Plus industry news on Kevin Spacey, Clint Eastwood, and Matt Damon.