Jackson Farewell, St. Trinian Sequel Adds Tennant, Beatles Terrify

by Anne Thompson
July 7, 2009 2:25 AM
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Variety's Dana Harris covered the Michael Jackson memorial. So did Bob Tourtellotte at Reuters and the NYT. I did not go; I listened on NPR and tracked it on Twitter. Defamer posts the ten most important moments at the Memorial.

The New York Times is asking its writers to stop texting and IM instead. And no 411 calls.

Funny or Die reminds us of how terrifying The Beatles once were.

As soon as we find out about the stateside release of the UK hit comedy St. Trinian's, the Brits announce that Dr. Who star David Tennant will join the sequel. It remains a mystery to me why Hollywood hasn't snapped up this sexy actor. Didn't anyone see Viva Blackpool?

Filmmaker gives a a blow by blow on the release of Kirt Gunn's micro-indie Lovely by Surprise.

The LAT's intrepid Joe Flint is tracking the moguls to Sun Valley for the annual Allen retreat. Sounds like there are fewer agents, for one thing. Execs tend to go there when they're able to walk the walk, not when they're hurting. Here's #sunvalley.





Originally posted on Variety.com

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