Press junket took place at Beverly Hilton
“Green Lantern” features an evil monster that sucks the life out of millions as it bellows through deep space. At Wednesday’s Beverly Hilton press junket for the $150 million Warners pic, the talent was asked if that vision from hell was modeled on anyone in particular.
“Joan Rivers,” quipped Ryan Reynolds, whose amazing abs and comic chops are showcased in pic.
Regarding his body-fitting green outfit, Reynolds surmised, “In the mythology, the suit is made of pure energy, so that would burn.”
Actually, he was photographed in a motion-capture suit. “I looked like a crash test dummy who lost his Volvo.”
On the Louisiana locations, co-star Blake Lively surprised everyone by baking cupcakes and brownies. “It was just a way to sabotage Ryan,” she said. “I’m the girl. I should look better.”
Staffers in the entertainment wings of NBC and ABC are anxiously awaiting developments on the post-season exec changes that are expected at both nets. NBC has already made a few changes, but as topper Robert Greenblatt told Marshall Herskovitz at the PGA’s Produced By confab last weekend, he didn’t have the time to consider any major moves because he took the reins of NBC Entertainment smack dab in the middle of pilot season. “It didn’t make sense to rebuild the chassis while the car was speeding,” he observed.
It’ll be interesting to gauge the buzz generated among showbiz journos to Fox’s screenings this week of the long-gestating “Terra Nova” pilot. The invite included a disclaimer that the screening is “not for review,” but we all know that journos can’t help themselves, especially in the age of Twitter.
That helmer bartlett sher is doing an online talent search for his Fanny Bruce does not bode well for the possibly Broadway-bound revival of “Funny Girl,” to open next February at the Ahmanson. The role that made Barbra Streisand a star is not a Danny Zuko or Sandy Dumbrowski who can be found via some casting stunt. Equally problematic is the show’s clunker second act, which the 1968 movie version completely retooled by dropping songs and adding old standards like “My Man.” Which is why this “Girl” has never enjoyed a Broadway revival.