Mike Holmes managed to snag an A-list guest star – more like an A-plus, really – for his two-part TV special, Holmes in New Orleans, airing tonight and tomorrow at 9 p.m. on Global, to be followed Thursday by the first of a six-part spinoff series, to run consecutive Thursday nights at 8 on HGTV. Brad Pitt shows up early – tonight, in fact – in the new documentary chronicling the unprecedented rebuilding efforts of the Make it Right Foundation. As Holmes himself did in the Pitt-initiated project’s formative stages. It really all started … well, with Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 disaster that flooded almost 80 per cent of the historic city of New Orleans, taking more than 1,700 lives. Unlike many similar celebrity campaigns, Pitt’s resolutely pro-active Make it Right Foundation got right down to the business of rebuilding homes for Katrina’s many displaced survivors. All he needed was an experienced expert to oversee the effort. And as it happened, our own Holmes held the trademark for the “Make it Right” title, and has of course long shared Pitt’s commitment to charitable humanitarian action. Read more. Thanks Sandra. Is anyone able to record this program for SB in any way? Please contact me.
Warner Bros on Monday put its Bollywood counterparts on notice that they would sue for breach of copyright if the hit film ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ was remade here. Advertisements were placed in the Times of India and trade magazines stating that Warner Bros is the joint author and co-owner of the copyright of the period drama, which earned 13 nominations at this year’s Oscars. ‘Recent press reports have indicated that certain parties are in the process of producing a film in Hindi based upon the aforementioned film,’ New Delhi-based law firm Lall and Sethi Advocates said in the public notice. A lawsuit will be slapped on anyone producing a film ‘either in English or Hindi or other language, having a similar script, screenplay or story line or character sketches or interplay of characters or sequence of events,’ it said. Read more. Thanks Sandra.
The star’s WWII action film, the intentionally misspelled Inglourious Bastards, has been invited to this year’s May 13-24 Cannes Film Festival, and the film’s director, Quentin Tarantino, has not only accepted the call, Variety reports, he’s agreed to allow the picture into competition. The trade paper further reports that Tarantino has promised the Weinstein Company and Universal that his Dirty Dozen-style adventure about Jewish-American commandos battling Nazis will be ready in May. The movie is scheduled to open to the public (08/21/09). Read more.
Added some pics of the upcoming Vanity Fair photoshoot focusing on Inglourious Basterds. Click the link.
• Promotional Photoshoot.