Afternoon Links: Sarah Silverman’s Dead Pilot Now Lives Online
Sarah Silverman was so close to having an NBC sitcom last year. It was called Susan 313 and it would’ve followed Silverman rebounding from a 10-year relationship. (Sound familiar?) The pilot featured excellent comedian Tig Notaro, an impeccable Jeff Goldblum cameo, and stripping. And it’s now online even though it never made it to TV! It gets extra special at the one-third mark. Enjoy.
- Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street won’t get bumped after all: It’s coming out on Christmas Day.
- Netflix will double its spending on original content next year, and Orange Is the New Black is the service’s most-watched original series. Also: It’s still interested in original movies, but not sports.
- Ronan Farrow on “Frank Sinatra is way handsomer than Woody Allen and also maybe Ronan’s dad”–gate: “You know, I wasn’t there, so I don’t have a lot more to offer than you.”
- Is this new, punch line–packed Childish Gambino track a direct refutation of Donald Glover’s recent seriousness? Nope! Just wait till the halfway mark. Fatalistic as fuck.
- In Arrested Development’s early days, Mitch Hurwitz toyed with the idea of having George Sr. appear for a single episode and be played by Robert De Niro. BRB, imagining the Cornballer commercial with De Niro instead of Jeffrey Tambor.
- Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa has a very red red-band trailer out, and Johnny Knoxville says a sort of sequel, a Bad Grandpa 1.5, will arrive on DVD.
- Jason Statham is thinking about joining Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne in Paul Feig’s Susan Cooper. The thought process will go: Shit, I forgot, do I like to laugh at work every day? Yes, I do. OK, I’ll do this.
- There is a Hallmark Channel, and it’s going to air a Kitten Bowl. AGAINST THE PUPPY BOWL!
- Peter Jackson’s post–Middle Earth career looks like this: “We [Jackson and writing/producing partner/wife Fran Walsh] just want to step off the Hollywood blockbuster thing for a while and we’ve had a few New Zealand stories in line for a while that we think would make great films. The Heavenly Creatures mode, really.”
- When Kanye wasn’t proposing and chilling with Steve McQueen yesterday, he was doing radio interviews in San Francisco, talking about bringing White Jesus on tour.
- It’s all secretive, but Ben Kingsley isn’t done working with Marvel.
- And in case you missed it: Blink-182 will play its self-titled album at two concerts in L.A. next month.
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“He was concerned about the structure of my life, and now I’m concerned about the structure of his life. He’s getting fired from TV shows. He had about six fights since we left ‘30 Rock,’ you know. I’m worried about him. I mellowed out, my daughter mellowed me out, and I don’t get mad at anyone.” —Tracy Morgan on Alec Baldwin