Maybe you might have heard a little something about Spider-Man 3 opening on May 4th. If you live in New York, however, Spidey’s going to be unavoidable: In addition to the film’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on May 1st, the gala in Queens (Peter Parker’s home borough) and arachnid exhibits at the Museum of Natural History, April 30th-May 6th is officially Spider-Man Week in NYC. No hero has shilled this hard since R2D2 started working for the post office.
- After joking about parachuting his dad’s ashes, Keith Richards has allegedly been scrapped from Disney’s marketing campaign for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. In the film, the Stones guitarist plays Captain Jack Sparrow’s father, Teague. Dennis Rice, Disney’s VP of publicity said, “Keith won’t be doing a lot of publicity for this movie,” and everywhere else, all over the world, squares and suits high-fived each other for making the summer a little more boring.
- Congratulations to Tina Fey and the cast of 30 Rock. NBC picked up the SNL-style comedy for a second season. Meantime, Fey’s SNL-based rival show, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, has been canned. The hour-long show was helmed by Aaron Sorkin, who’s most recently been in the news for transforming the Flaming Lips’ last record into a Broadway musical. This brings us to what’s perhaps our favorite diss, ever. At a party earlier this year, Tina Fey, dressed festively in a pretty gown, told a crowd of TV writers, “I hear Aaron Sorkin is in Los Angeles wearing the same dress – but longer, and not funny.” Way to channel Dorothy Parker, Tina!