Frederick B. Owens as Caiaphas from Jesus Christ Superstar

  • Update: Apparently Amazon has some Wiis in stock for today only--they won't let me link directly to the product, so here's the Video Games page. You can navigate to it from there. Good luck.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Company has followed hard upon the Pythons by kicking off a YouTube channel with various and sundry bits. Here's my favorite of the bunch so far: from the 2000 film version of Jesus Christ Superstar (original film version reviewed here; recent tour version reviewed here) , featuring a ridiculously basstastic Frederick B. Owens as Caiaphas:

    Direct link for the feedreaders. Source: Variety.

  • When last we mentioned Jack Black's Brutal Legend, it didn't have a publisher after Activision dropped it. Now it's at EA. It's due out next fall. Source: Variety.
  • A Christmas Story the musical? Apparently so. It's going to have two readings next week with Beau Bridges presumably in the role of the Old Man. Source: Variety.
  • Whoopi Goldberg will star in and executive produce the six-part miniseries Strange for FEARnet.com. It's dubbed as a sci-fi piece. No relation to the British series, apparently. Source: Variety.
  • Trevor Nunn (Cats) has a production of Sondheim's A Little Night Music in London...which could find itself in the West End and then later on Broadway. I'm good with that--I've never seen it staged. And any Sondheim is good for me, thanks. Source: Variety.
  • New Moon has a director: Chris Weitz (Golden Compass). Production will begin ASAP (considering the box office perf of the first film--approaching $200M worldwide) to be released ASAP (see above notation). Melissa Rosenberg is returning to scribe the sequel. Anyone taking bets on a fifth book in the series? Source: Variety.
  • Apparently the sad bastards in the legacy media in the UK are trying to nail Graham Norton for making a crack about the looks of Camilla Parker-Bowles, which is Mrs. Prince Charles to our friends not in the know on this side of the pond. Which just shows how pathetic this is getting, since I can't think of a comedian who hasn't made a crack like that. Kudos to Chortle for even coming up with a CNN-esque "Comedy Witch Hunt" graphic.