[Wait for It is our daily roundup of things to look forward to in pop culture. Yay future!]
One thing that you don’t see enough is Parker Posey, but all of that could change. The indie-flick queen has been drafted to topline the Fox pilot Jezebel. Parker’s set to play a children’s book editor who finds out that she can’t have children and then asks her younger sister to be her surrogate. Zany! Creator and executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladino (The Gilmore Girls) says she "can’t believe" they nabbed Parker for the role. It is pretty amazing for an under-appreciated talent like Parker to be involved with such a project. On her less-than-gushing work flow, Parker herself told New York last summer, "I might as well be starting my career now, as far as Hollywood’s concerned." Hopefully, Jezebel will be blessed with beginner’s luck.
It may be another excuse to drum up some posthumous profits, but it’s easy to put your cynicism aside for this one: Notorious B.I.G. is finally being immortalized with his first Greatest Hits package, due March 6, just three days before the 10th anniversary of Biggie’s death. The 17-track set will include two previously unreleased songs ("Running Your Mouth" and "Want That Old Thing Back"), as well as the elusive single remix of "One More Chance," and the Junior M.A.F.I.A. classic that his first verse drove, "Get Money." That’s enough to wash away the foul taste of the money-grubbing Duets: The Final Chapter for good. At the very least, it should tide us over until the inevitable A New Beginning.
Full tracklist: "Juicy," "Big Poppa," "Hypnotize," "One More Chance (Remix)," "Get Money," "Warning," "Dead Wrong," "Who Shot Ya," "Ten Crack Commandments," "Notorious Thugs," "Notorious B.I.G.," "Nasty Girl," "Unbelievable," "Niggaz Bleed," "Running Your Mouth," "Want That Old Thing Back," "F***in’ You Tonite"