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Spinal Tap Creators Hope Lawsuit 'Goes to 11'

3 other creators of mockumentary join in lawsuit

(Newser) - Spinal Tap is getting back together ... over a lawsuit. Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Rob Reiner have joined Harry Shearer in his lawsuit against entertainment group Vivendi, which acquired the rights to This Is Spinal Tap in 1989, the Guardian reports. The four men created the rock mockumentary together; Reiner... More »

Now Jay-Z Does Pro-Obama Ad

Plus: ScarJo, Eva, Kerry are quite unhappy with Romney's politics

(Newser) - President Obama brought in the big guns for his latest video: Jay-Z. The rapper appears in a new, nearly 2-minute video for the Obama campaign that's basically a mutual lovefest. "When the president got into office initially, what he represented to a nation of kids was hope,"... More »

Crystal Unleashes Harry Met Sally 2

Funny Or Die 'sequel' channels its inner 'Twilight'

(Newser) - It's an unconventional way to make a sequel, but Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner have brought When Harry Met Sally into the current century with a 4 1/2-minute video that debuted today on Crystal and Reiner pitch the sequel to "studio execs," who agree—with one... More »

How Ted Olson Became a Gay Marriage Crusader

Conservative attorney has long opposed discrimination

(Newser) - Conservative lawyer Ted Olson fought Bush’s side against Gore, loosened government regulations under Reagan, and helped impeach Bill Clinton. So how did the man liberals love to hate end up on their side of the gay marriage fight? Olson, who filed a lawsuit challenging California’s ban on same-sex... More »

Spinal Tap Is Back

First new album since 1992

(Newser) - Smell the glove one more time, guys. Spinal Tap is making another comeback. David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls, and Nigel Tufnel, who became mock rock legends in the 1984 mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap, are recording their first new album since 1992, reports the Sun. It will be on sale... More »

Estelle Reiner Dead at 94

'I’ll have what she’s having,' clan matriarch said after famous When Harry Met Sally scene

(Newser) - Estelle Reiner, wife of actor Carl Reiner and mother to actor/director Rob Reiner, died Saturday at her home in Beverly Hills at 94, the New York Times reports. Estelle is perhaps best known for her cameo in Rob’s 1989 film When Harry Met Sally, where, following Meg Ryan’s... More »

Inconceivable! Princess Bride Game a Treat

It takes just a few hours to beat, but it's good fun

(Newser) - Despite short gameplay and a $20 price tag, the Princess Bride PC game "delivers the goods" for fans, writes Matt Peckham in Variety. A light-hearted Flash adaptation, it remains faithful to the beloved 1987 swashbuckling spoof, even casting many original actors to voice their iconic roles. The game "... More »

Obama-ite Rebuts Jack's Hill Vid

Two can play at remixing Nicholson roles

(Newser) - Director Rob Reiner had some fun remixing some of Jack Nicholson’s notable performances into a comic Hillary Clinton endorsement video, but it was barely in circulation yesterday before a Daily Kos blogger demonstrated that it was a game two could play. The Hillary video includes clips of Jack’s... More »

Hollywood, Tech, Latino Titans Won Calif. for Clinton

Director Reiner among key pieces of Hillary's defeat of Obama

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton won the California primary on the strength of deep relationships with the state’s entertainment, Silicon Valley, and Hispanic communities, reports the Washington Post. Four figures that fought to tip the scales her way:
  • Filmmaker Rob Reiner worked full-time for Hillary, holding a $500,000 fundraiser for her
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Bucket List Is Leaky Schlock

Into-the-sunset tearjerker suggests that facing cancer can be fun

(Newser) - The Bucket List, Rob Reiner’s new cancer comedy, “never ascends from the bowels of tearjerk formula and audience pandering," writes Newsday’s Jan Stuart. The film stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as terminally ill buddies trying to do it all before they die. They skydive, race... More »

Dems Vie for Stars' Support

Obama, Clinton seek star power, cash

(Newser) - Democratic frontrunners Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are actively recruiting an army of Hollywood stars to help on the campaign trail. The LA Times runs down the supporting casts: Besides Oprah Winfrey, Obama has the support of George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Will Smith, Jennifer Aniston, and Halle Berry. Clinton's star... More »

Hillary Is Boffo in Hollywood

After flirtation with Barack Obama, entertainment power brokers now back Clinton

(Newser) - After an early romance with Barack Obama, entertainment industry power brokers have largely switched their affection to Hillary Clinton, the Los Angeles Times reports, finding the former first lady more charming and personable than they had expected. Director Rob Reiner, who had been skeptical that Clinton could be elected, is... More »

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