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Traci Lords will help Zack & Miri Make a Porno, says the Reporter. Also joining Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks and Jason Mewes in the Kevin Smith comedy are Craig Robinson (The Office) and Ricky Mabe (Beautiful People).... Juno's Ellen Page next will play a teen from a small Texas town who forsakes the beauty-pageant circuit to become a roller-derby queen in Whip It!, Drew Barrymore's directorial debut.... Also per Variety, Forest Whitaker is in talks to front Patriots, a real-life-inspired drama about Al Collins, the hoops coach who led John Ehret High School's hoops team to the Louisiana state championship a year after Katrina displaced scores of students.... Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay will bow at the South by Southwest Film Festival, taking place March 7-15 in Austin, Texas.
Here I was, fresh from penning the 30 Rock recap, prepared to shrug at the relative humor of Andy Barker, P.I. I mean, 30 Rock is 30 Rock but our stalwart accountant/private investigator combination served up a pretty good time. I've decided that the cartoony, ready-to-be-solved-in-22-minutes mysteries are akin to Police Squad!, with broadly drawn broads and gummy-bear goons. I loved Drebin & Co., so that's a favorable comparison.It's interesting that this week's guest star, Traci Lords, hailing from an early (porn) career known for bad acting, is... wow, she's a bad actress. But perfect for this week's purposes, as Geneva Marseilles (CC had "Marsay," but I have to think they were going for the history-rich one-two) wasn't Oscar-caliber either.The bullets: This week's dollop of man-wife tenderness: Jenny tilting her heel as she pecks Andy. Andy's bean-counter humor: "They don't call it Quicken because it slows your pulse." "You bit me! What are...
Before he played charming oddballs in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands and, well, insert most of his acting résumé here, Johnny Depp was your garden-variety teen idol on Fox's 21 Jump Street. Back in 1990, cult film director John Waters gave Depp his big-screen break — and a chance to send up his Tiger Beat image — in Cry-Baby. And since the Cry-Baby Director's Cut DVD is out today, TVGuide.com has a chance to touch base with Waters, for some "I knew Depp when" reminiscing and chatter about the rest of his freaky film exploits.
TVGuide.com: Cry-Baby was perhaps the most mainstream or "ready for prime time," of all your many wacky movies.John Waters: I disagree. Pecker is probably my nicest movie. Just 'cause Cry-Baby is a musical, people forget that I have a very dysfunctional, disturbed family in it. I have an ingenue who drinks her own tears becaus