Neil Gaiman‘s The Graveyard Book won the Newbery Medal. And he managed not to swear in amazement and delight at the librarians and teachers who broke the news. Read the story here. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
A new Bonnie and Clyde? Apparently so. Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead remake) are set to star. Not a remake of the 1967 film, but a brand new take. I never did catch War, Inc., but I understand Duff broke away from her good girl image so maybe this shouldn’t be immediately dismissed. But then again, I understand erotic dancing with a live scorpion will do that for you. Source.
Atkinson’s doing Oliver! and now Lenny Henry is doing Othello. Anyone who doesn’t think this is cool please raise your hand so you can be slapped. Shows starts at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds on February 14. Source.
As one of the five people on the planet who appear to recognize The Hudsucker Proxy for the genius it is, I raise an intrigued eyebrow to the musical version. It’s coming to the La Jolla Playhouse for their 2009-10 season. It’s quite obvious that the Law of Relative Development should be amended to account for the adapting of films to the stage. Source.
Ugly Betty has been pulled from the ABC schedule and will return at some point in the future. I share Michael Ausiello from EW’s confusion: “Now, granted, Betty hasn’t exactly been killing it in the ratings this season, but it’s still one of ABC’s signature shows. At least I thought it was.