While you were sleeping
So last night I went to the Humber School of Comedy's annual industry showcase at Second City. It's the night when graduates of the Comedy Writing and Performance show the world whether they're funny or not. And fortunately they were. As was host Dave Foley (who definitely needs a sitcom about the Nazi beekeeper). The program featured both sketch and stand-up and, while I'm not one to play favourites, I will say that I enjoyed the stand-up just a tad more. And, while I'm not one to play favourites, I will disclose that the two ladies in the line-up were amazing. And, while I'm not one to play favourites, I will reluctantly disclose that their names are Carolyn Nesling and Ashley Moffatt and that they were both totally fearless. Loved it.
Settlement in Linda Evangelista child support case People: "With Linda Evangelista about to take the stand Monday for the second day, lawyers reached a settlement in the nasty child-support case between the supermodel and French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, who's now married to Salma Hayek. The terms of the surprise deal were not immediately known, according to the New York Post, which first reported the settlement. Outside the courthouse Monday, Francois-Henri Pinault's lawyer, David Aronson told reporters, "Everybody's glad for the sake and the benefit of the child that it's done." A rep for Evangelista had no comment. After court Evangelista and Pinault, who had barely made eye contact during the trial, were seen talking to each other. The model, 46, had been seeking $46,000 in monthly child-support payments for her 5-year-old son Augie with former flame Pinault. The case in a Manhattan family courtroom had grown increasingly contentious, with a lawyer for Evangelista claiming that Pinault had "suggested she terminate the pregnancy." His attorney strongly denied that Pinault ever said that and a source criticized Evengelista's camp for making statements that could hurt the child."
More join Maleficent Coming Soon: "Following last week's announcement that Sharlto Copley is in talks to join the cast of Walt Disney Pictures' Maleficent comes word, via The Hollywood Reporter, that five more have signed on, including Kenneth Cranham, Lesley Manville, Miranda Richardson, Sam Riley and Imelda Staunton. The film, a live-action fantasy that explores the origins of the evil fairy Maleficent and what led her to curse Princess Aurora in Disney's animated classic "Sleeping Beauty," is already set to star Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Cranham (Hot Fuzz, Made in Dagenham) will play a human king with machinations against the world of fairies. Manville (Another Year) will play Fittle and Staunton (Vera Drake, Harry Potter films), Knotgrass, two pixies that guard Fanning's Aurora. Richardson (The Hours, Harry Potter films) is the fairy Queen Ulla and aunt to Maleficent and Riley (Control, On the Road) is Diaval, Maleficent's aide with the power to turn into a raven."
Client List renewed THR: "Lifetime has given the go-ahead on another round of The Client List. The cable network said Monday that it has picked up the Jennifer Love Hewitt-led drama for a second season. The episode order has been upped from 10 to 15 episodes for the new season. "I'm so excited right now I'm crying!!! The Client List just got picked up for season 2!!! Thank you lifetime! Thank you all for watching!!!" Hewitt tweeted Monday morning. “The Client List represents everything we want to be: fresh, exciting and original with attitude,'” said Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of Lifetime Networks. "We love Jennifer and this series and are equally thrilled that they have connected with our audience, especially as we express our new brand, ‘Your Life. Your Time.' "