New Woody Allen Movie Casts Colin Firth, Emma Stone

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woodyWoody Allen is returning to France for his next film and bringing Colin Firth and Emma Stone along as its stars.

Producers Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum announced Tuesday that Allen is set to start shooting his untitled new comedy this summer.

This is the writer-director’s second time filming in France and his eighth film set in Europe. Allen will reunite with the cinematographer, production designer and costume designer he worked with on some his previous European productions.

Allen’s latest movie, “Blue Jasmine,” is to be released in July. It stars Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin.

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‘Arrested Development’ Stars Unite For Premiere

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aArrested Development‘s all-star cast was back together on the red carpet for the premiere of their Netflix series – and news was released that its guest star list is still growing.

Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, David Cross, and Jessica Walter were back together after seven years of cancellation to meet the press and celebrate the unlikely return of the cult hit TV show.

According to USA Today, de Rossi called it “such a relief. It’s so exciting. I’ve been waiting for a long, long time.”

“It was divine to put that hook back on,” said Tony Hale, whose character Buster lost his hand on the show and had it replaced with a hook.

“The show we’re doing, it’s 15 episodes,” series creator Mitch Hurwitz explained to the crowd once they were in the theater. “Together they sort of become one giant Arrested Development that slowly unfolds… everybody kind of has their own chapter in it.”

Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly reports that Office star John Krasinski will be a guest on Arrested Development – and just like the rest of the star-studded guest list (which includes names such as Ben Stiller, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, and Conan O’Brien), his role is being kept tightly under wraps.

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Chris Hardwick Gets A Late Night Show On Comedy Central

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2013 Winter TCA Tour - Day 2Comedy Central just scribbled another line onto Chris Hardwick’s jam-packed dance card.

The 41-year-old comedian, who got his start hosting MTV’s dating show Singled Out in the mid ’90s, already produces his weekly Nerdist podcast, hosts AMC’s Walking Dead companion talk show Talking Dead, hosts a weekly Nerdist chat show on BBC America, runs Los Angeles’s Nerdist Theater, and voices one of the title characters on Nickelodeon’s upcoming cartoon Sanjay and Craig. And later this year, he’ll add another line to his resume: EW has confirmed that Comedy Central will launch a Hardwick-hosted late night show to air after The Colbert Report four nights a week, starting this fall. Deadline first reported the news.

The yet-untitled show will be executive produced by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, the team behind Comedy Central’s Reno 911! and the Night at the Museum movies. It’s being billed as a “comedic panel show that will have a heavy social-media presence integrated throughout.” (Hey, sort of like Talking Dead!) Bad news for comedy lovers with limited DVR space: That midnight time slot will put Hardwick in direct competition with fellow comedian Pete Holmes, who’s getting his own late-night cable program on TBS this fall.

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Bay City Rollers Frontman Les McKeown Admires Fans’ Loyalty

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lesBay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown says he’s grateful fans he had as a teenager in the 1970s haven’t abandoned him.

“Most, if not all, of the girls who connected with me back then, are still faithful and want to come and see me perform and supported me through the dark times from the good times,” says the singer, now 57.

McKeown, the only original member of the Scottish band who now performs in what’s now known as Les McKeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers (he actually replaced the first singer Nobby Clarke who quit in 1972), is about to hit the road on a 12-city Canadian tour.

After spending the first part of the year recording a new album, McKeown and four other musicians, including Sydney, N.S. native Jeff Stapleton, will traverse the country for the next three weeks playing such hits as Saturday Night and Money Honey.

We caught up with McKeown at his home in Hackney in east London, to talk teen heart-throbdom, battling booze and yes, still wearing plaid.

Q. Is is still a sea of tartan both on stage and out in the audience at Rollers shows?

A. We have that iconic costume – you remember the Bay City Rollers version? – well, we have almost that costume but without the short trousers.

Q. How does touring in 2013 compare to touring in the ’70s?

A. I didn’t have control over anything (back then). You were more or less sherpherded from point a to point b and you never knew if you were going to have time to go to the toilet never mind have something to eat.

Q. What advice would you give to Canadian teen pop idol Justin Bieber who’s been struggling on his European tour?

A. Go with the flow Justin. Have a breakdown. You’ll come out the other side of it, much stronger and happier.

Q. You’ve definitely been through the ringer over the last 40 years — a car accident that killed an elderly woman, getting fired by the band before they broke up, alcoholism and drugs, coming out as bisexual despite being married and fathering a child, and an ongoing lawsuit with your former label over Rollers royalties, among other things. How did you cope?

A. It took about ten years of hard drinking.

Q. What sobered you up?

A. I was about to die. In the moment, I really didn’t care. I was an alcoholic at that time and I really couldn’t give two hoots. And it was only the love of a beautiful woman and my son that drove me to seek help and became the well-adjusted human being I am today. I had no idea when I was going through all that self-harming and self-loathing that there was such a beautiful world still here. I had convinced myself that it was all s—. And, of course, it wasn’t. It all came out in my four-month rehabilitation at Passages clinic in Malibu, California, where I went in there and the end of 2008 and came out February 2009 a changed man.

Q. Are you in touch with your fellow Rollers?

A. We’re all big buddies. We had a big divorce back in the late ’70s. We didn’t talk to each other for about 10 to 15 years. And then we realized how foolish that was and started to talk back together. Since I came off the booze, it’s gotten so much better now.

Q. Do promoters throw piles of money at you to reunite as a fivesome?

A. Yeah, they have done that and they continue to offer that and of course our reply is, ‘Well, think about that after our court case is settled, which is going to be settled later this year.’

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Lindsay Lohan Is Trying To Get Out Of Starting Rehab This Week

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lindsay cover 1Is it just me or has Lindsay Lohan been relatively quiet the past two weeks or so? It seemed like we were worried about the Cracken’s Coachella Crack Party for nothing, and we’ve barely heard a peep from her since then. I’m not saying that I believe she’s behaving herself or anything – of course not. Lindsay is to crack shenanigans like a cracked-out moth to a crack pipe flame. I’m sure she’s probably committing a felony a day, but right at this moment, we haven’t heard anything about it. YET.

TMZ had a story last week about Lindsay “blowing off” something or other, insert obligatory “blow joke” here. But I didn’t think much of that story, considering it’s from a crack shenanigan from like four years ago – it’s about that time that Lindsay literally hit a baby in her car! But nothing will come of it, trust me. Meanwhile, shocking absolutely no one, Lindsay is trying to crackie her way out of her rehab start date:

Lindsay Lohan has just four days to enroll in her court-ordered rehab but has exclusively learned that she may be trying to figure out a way to manipulate the system and not start her rehab on time.

“The judge told Lindsay that she had to be enrolled in the rehab by May 2, but it’s possible that her defense attorney might try and say that she is ‘enrolled’ with her actual check-in date later than that day,” a source close to the situation said.

“She could say that she is scheduled to go to rehab at a future date and has everything arranged with a rehab place, but she might not physically be there on May 2.”

Lindsay, 26, notoriously has prolonged her punishment in the jewelry theft probation violation case, switching from her long-time attorney Shawn Holley to New York based lawyer Mark Heller, but ultimately agreed to the 90-day rehab treatment.

The court agreed to allow Lindsay to enroll in a treatment center in New York, but a source close to her told that she’s employing even another delay tactic.

“Lindsay is now saying that she wants to go to rehab in California and she’s looking for a treatment center, and she thinks that this might help her buy some more time too,” the source said.

As previously reported, Lindsay had her attorney argue for the May 2 start date so she could attend the Coachella Music Festival and she has been partying non-stop around the world leading up to her scheduled rehab start date.

[From Radar]

For the love of God. I thought that the judge and the DA’s office had to sign off on her choice of rehab facilities and that the decision had already been made? And don’t get me started on letting Crackie Von Cracks-A-Lot choose her own rehab. How dumb will the California DA look if Lindsay gets to keep playing this same game? You know what she wants, right? She wants to be able to party her ass off on her 27th birthday in July.

Meanwhile, did you see that interview Tom Brokaw did ahead of this past weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Brokaw called out Lindsay Lohan in particular, saying that she was the reason he no longer attended the dinner, because dumb famewhores ruin it. Well, Lindsay called up TMZ to cry about it, claiming that Brokaw is “picking on her” and that he’s “mean”. Tom F—king Brokaw, man. Lindsay is trying to elicit a pity party out of TOM BROKAW calling her a dumb famewhore (which is like saying water is wet).

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Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Have An ‘Unhealthy’ Relationship

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Although Justin and Selena are thrilled to be back together, their friends are less than pleased. A new report claims that their inner circle did everything they could to keep them apart.

justinJustin Bieber and Selena Gomez are going strong but their friends want it to end! A shocking new report in The Sun claims that those who know Selena, think they’re “unhealthy.”

The young lovers have been spending quite a bit of time together recently, but a report claims that Justin is no good for Selena.

“We did everything we could to keep them apart but he was so persistent,” the source says. “It’s really unhealthy they have such a turbulent relationship at such a young age. He leaves her in floods of tears constantly. She has had a really difficult year or so dealing with the tense emotions that come with dating him. We thought she had finally broken free.”

The friend goes on to say that Selena has spent the past year being an emotional wreck over Justin and that friends will continue to break them up.

“There’s not much we can do about it,” the insider adds. “But we are going to try. She spent the last year of their relationship an emotional wreck. And we can see no end in sight to this.”

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Pink Covers Glamour: ‘I’m A Reformed Slut… It’s My Way Of Taking The Power Back’

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pink1Pink covers the new issue of Glamour Magazine, probably just to promote her current album, The Truth About Love. I’ve liked the songs I’ve heard from this album – I downloaded “Try” and “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” but I’m not crazy about “Just Give Me A Reason,” the duet she did with Nate Russ (from fun.). I find that song rather cloying, although I do like both artists’ voices. Pink is usually good for an upbeat workout song or the occasional ballad, and I’m glad her album is doing well. Apparently, Glamour asked her why half of the songs on the album were about sex – some highlights:

Why her songs are about sex: “I’m a reformed slut… It’s my very unsophisticated way of taking the power back. I’ve always had an issue with [the idea that] ‘OK, we’ve both decided to do this. Why am I a slut and you’re the player? You didn’t get anything from me that I didn’t get from you.’”

Getting her start by touring with NSync and 98 Degrees: “It was Beatlemania for those boys… I got in trouble for toilet-papering 98 Degrees’ bus. Joey Fatone was in love with me,” Moore recalled. “He took me to Friendly’s on a date, and he bought me an ice cream. Such a sweetheart. He asked my dad’s permission.”

Why she named her daughter Willow Sage: “I love the idea that a willow tree cannot be snapped or broken. And we burn sage all the time. It clears bad energy.”

Her worst day: “Willow and I were at the pool, and I was taking her to nap time. She was walking just a foot in front of me. And she trips and falls and gets a concussion. She passed out. Cut to an ambulance and fire truck. And a CAT scan. She was about a year old. That was the worst day of my life. And what do they say? ‘Kids fall.’ Welcome to parenthood, I thought. I can’t handle this. I’m fitting her for a bubble. Every time she bounced on the bed, I see stitches. Being a parent is a Jedi mind f—. It’s also the raddest thing ever.”

Her relationship with Carey Hart: “Are things ever good? I don’t believe that exists,” Moore said. “Long-term relationships are an everyday choice. It’s harder to be in a marriage than it is to bounce from one relationship to the next. We’re good because we communicate and we’ve grown up together, not because we don’t fight.”

[From The NYDN]

I like “You didn’t get anything from me that I didn’t get from you.”That being said, the movement to “reclaim the slut” seems… I don’t know, dated? It just feels like women have got so much to fight for and about these days, and fighting about the word “slut” doesn’t even make the top ten. Although maybe Pink sees it as part of a larger struggle for women’s rights? Like, the struggle to redefine “slut” is related to how we think of reproductive rights and Rape Culture? Am I overthinking this?

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Chelsea Handler: ‘I Don’t Know That I Could Handle My Own Child, Especially A Girl’

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cheslea 1There’s one thing that I don’t flat-out hate about Chelsea Handler (generous of me, I know): I don’t hate her when she’s talking honestly about how she doesn’t want children, or how being a wife and mother was never her goal. In that one instance, I find her refreshingly honest. Maybe it’s because it’s one of the few times I relate to her and agree with her. Chelsea did an interview with Amanda de Cadenet (I have yet to see an episode of The Conversation) and the conversation turned to babies and… again, I give Chelsea credit for not spouting the standard “Oh, I want babies, soon!” crap. Chelsea’s not into babies.

Chelsea Handler has said it before, and now she’s saying it again: “I definitely don’t want to have kids.” The 38-year-old Chelsea Lately host explained her decision to not have children during the Apr. 27 episode of The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet.

“I don’t think I’d be a great mother,” the New Jersey native said. “I don’t want to have a kid and have it raised by a nanny. I don’t have the time to raise a child. Childhood was heartbreaking enough for anybody. I don’t know that I could handle my own child, especially if I had a girl, going through what I went through growing up. Not that it was so traumatic, but in many ways, it was in your own way.”

Handler, the youngest of five children, also opened up about her long-distance relationship with wealthy hotelier Andre Balazs, her on-and-off love since the spring of 2011. “My boyfriend is as busy as I am, so we both make time. I think if you want to be in a relationship with someone, you both make it happen, and we do,” the My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands author said of the divorced father of two, 56. “We’re fortunate enough to be able to have the wherewithal and the resources to kind of meet each other all over the place.”

The comedienne, whose exes include rapper 50 Cent and animal trainer Dave Salmoni, said she actually prefers having a bicoastal relationship. (Handler resides primarily in L.A., while Balazs lives in New York City.)

“It’s always fun. It’s always exciting,” Handler revealed. “He’s very romantic. He’s very good for me and I’m very good for him. He’s pretentious and I’m not, so I take him down a notch and he brings me up a notch.”

Though the pair have broken up twice, they’ve since learned how to better understand each other’s needs. “We had some troubles in the beginning because we were both fighting who the other person was. Everything you like about somebody you end up detesting about them. . . Finally, we both calmed down and then we were able to come together in a much different way,” Handler said. “But I’m grateful to be in an adult relationship because I always figured, ‘Oh, I’ll just have sex with a bunch of guys and have my career.’”

[From Us Weekly]

I still don’t understand the Andre Balazs thing. Maybe I never will. I mean, I understand what she sees in him – he’s rich, he’s powerful, he’s incredibly well-connected and he provides her with so much legitimacy as a celebrity or whatever. But what does she do for him? That’s what I don’t understand. Anyway, here you go. My one relatively nice Chelsea Handler post. I guess I do one of these a year.

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Johnny Depp To Join ‘Into The Woods’ With Meryl Streep?

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images (5)Johnny Depp is in talks to join Meryl Streep in a new big-screen adaptation of the hit musical “Into the Woods,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Streep was confirmed as the upcoming movie musical’s evil witch back in February. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star is said to have entered into negotiations to play a sexy variation of the big bad wolf. If he lands the part, it will mark his first singing role since tackling the title character in Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon of Fleet Street.”

“Into the Woods,” which unites classic fairy-tale characters, is also rumored to feature Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Christine Baranski as the wicked stepmother and Patrick Wilson as Prince Charming. “Nine” and “Chicago” director Rob Marshall, who worked with Depp on the fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” installment, will direct the Stephen Sondheim musical.

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Tim Allen: In Search Of A Midlife Crisis

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alenTim Allen is not having a midlife crisis. He’s been too busy to deal with such a thing. He seems free and clear of doing anything irrational to make himself feel young and invincible. These days, at 59, the Last Man Standing actor is coasting through life like a well-oiled engine from any one of his (we think over 30) favorite cars that he owns — no serious body damage and running on a full tank. And, he’s smart. Quantum physics smart. Who the heck knew that?

Mr. Home Improvement — or, as the kids know him: space ranger Buzz Lightyear from the animated film Toy Story — who still performs his standup comedy act in Vegas, had a very revealing conversation with The Huffington Post to discuss the afore-mentioned quantum physics, how the aging process is going for him, why he became determined to do standup comedy after he got out of prison, how he conquered his alcohol addiction (loved this candid revelation the most) and his interpretation of the meaning of life. (Finally, we find out what Is the meaning of life?)

You do standup in Vegas. How hard is it to do standup after all these years? Do you have to revise your act often and refresh your routines?

I started this whole thing in ’89. I did that until I got the gig with Jeffrey Katzenberg and Michael Eisner. They saw me in concert, gave me the show, so my whole Home Improvement was based on that characterization. I did tools and guys. I don’t want to do my old act, and it really was a lot of work to get another act. I don’t have a hook but I don’t really need one. Now I can just be myself — a much more authentic guy. I really love doing standup. I like being a part of the family of comedians throughout history. It’s a very small, select, wonderful group of men and women that enjoy making people laugh.

When AARP magazine called you to be their cover boy, did you stop and think, ‘Gosh, I’m over 50, when did that happen?’ You look so young.

Thank you for the young part. I guess it really hit me on my 50th birthday because my brother gave me a subscription to that [magazine], and I’m OK with it… some days I’m not OK because I have a very broad range of friends age wise. I have some 80-year-old men that I still call good friends. I watch them turn into old men. You go through these periods of everybody’s life where you go through a plateau where you don’t change at all, then all of a sudden you turn and you see a man that you’ve known for years, frail… and then kind of collapse and move on into the death spiral — for good or bad.

Age didn’t really hit me until I’d see pictures of me when I’d do Last Man Standing. I’ve never been that concerned. I’ve never been a pretty boy. I do the best I can to clean up well, but when I see myself on TV I’d go, ‘Good Lord, if I stoop or bend in the wrong way, my solar plexus looks bigger than it is, then TV puts about 20 pounds on you, and if I bend over the right way, I’ve got a head of hair, but if you get the right light, I say, ‘Gee, Am I losing my hair?’ Then, all of a sudden, your neck looks bigger and your skin is a little saggier, and, as my mother or grandmother would day, ‘Just wait!” There’s no sense complaining about it, we’re all waiting in line for a ride we don’t want to get on.

Tell me your worst midlife crisis moment. Have you had one yet?

Nah, I’m really not like that. I’m a lucky guy. I’m a very interested person. I’ve always got something that interests me. I love science and medicine and people and I’ll always find something interesting.

I was at Steve Jobs funeral, and that was — not a midlife — it was a very emotional day for me because I was able to have whatever you call it — a nice relationship with him over the years and the way he passed kind of put a real blue on me for awhile. You miss creative people a lot. I don’t know how to describe it. It made me sad and it made me think of my age.

The AARP article suggested you have a fresh look on marriage this time around. How so?

I don’t want to be too dramatic about it, but the first go-round I was an unsettled man in my heart and soul. I was on the road a lot. I was doing my comedy, and I literally abused every privilege God gave me, whether it be time with my family — certainly I wasn’t there very much, and I drank heavily — heavily for me, but it got in the way of things. I had baggage from my bad past. I wasn’t settled and it showed up in many different ways. I just wasn’t present, and now I’ve been an active sober guy for just 14 years, and it’s just a different person I’m dealing with. I engage. The engagement in life is where magic happens. But it takes energy and focus, and I said this time around, I engage more but I realize it’s very tiring for me on a spiritual level. I don’t know that human beings are built to engage in the world. Only bits and pieces I think. When people say, ‘Smell the roses,’ and ‘Live every day like it’s your last,’ sounds good. I’ve never met anybody who does that.

I didn’t really know you had a drinking problem until I read about it. I’m not asking this to be a smart ass — I have someone in my family who’s dealing with this problem, and it’s breaking my heart in two. So what brought you around? How did you stop drinking?

I hate to say it but I think you get picked. For me, I was done! I was just done! And I didn’t know where to turn. A physician friend of mine told me a long time ago, he said you’ve just got to ask for help. One of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard recently was, if you want help, it’s the first thing you go to in the phone book, and it’s free. How can it be simpler? It’s a program that’s always got its doors open, there are no dues or fees, there is no leader, there’s no organization. You’ve just got to go! You’ve got to be ready, and if you’re not ready, and you don’t think it’s time, then it’s not time. It is a disease of the soul and the mind, and it will tear up the people around you. It’s a matter of hitting a personal bottom. And for me, I was done. D.O.N.E. I was tired of my excuses, I was tired of the shame and the guilt… so much energy to manage it. It was unmanageable. But I was done, and I sat there — maybe not on my knees — but I said to whatever God that was watching over me at the many times that I felt that it was: ‘Help me! I will do what you want.’ And phone calls came in, oddly enough, got me to a program… and I’m a guy who doesn’t like ‘organized’ anything but AA is just brilliant to me.

Your book: ‘I’m Not Really Here’ “focused on midlife, family and quantum physics.” What is quantum physics?

It’s the science of … they call it reductionism. That’s what I call it. I took my older daughter to Switzerland to see one of those nuclear accelerators to show her that people are involved in a spiritual quest and don’t even know it. She doesn’t like religion, and I love it so I said: They keep reducing a table to its component parts, its cellulose and then wood gum and all the things that make up wood, and then if you keep going smaller, it’s packets of cellulose and carbon put together and if you keep reducing stuff, everything gets down to these very peculiar world of protons, electrons, neutrons, positrons… we used to call them molecules, atoms and electrons in high school…blah, blah, blah…

I think you just spent five minutes talking way over my head. I failed math and science in fourth grade. Let’s talk about Last Man Standing. You recently tweeted, ‘Save Last Man Standing.’ Were you afraid it wasn’t going to be picked up? I think it’s laugh-out-loud funny.

I’ve got to be honest. I’m not sure what I do on Twitter. I think what I did was I retweeted. Somebody kept asking: “What if we want this show on the air?’ And I had no idea that it was a question. ABC won’t make a decision until May. We’ve done every single thing we were asked of. We got moved twice. And it’s still doing great numbers. But it’s a business decision as usual. I love this show. I like it so much that it’s like our old black Lab Home Improvement died, and when that dog died, I said that I would never get another dog. And when this show started there were some deaths, and some real tragedies in our staff that we had to get over. And time change, cast change, there was all these horrible things I’ve never dealt with and we still survived. The scripts are getting better and better. It’s about real stuff in a family. I said, ‘Good Lord I like this.’

I just love these girls [in the cast] to death. They are so talented. It’s my dream. I went from three boys that I adore to these three girls… four actually because the original girl, Alex, (Alexandra Krosney) I still think about quite a bit.

Is she the actress who was replaced?


Awww, is that a tough decision to make?

It wasn’t mine. It came from outside. I found out literally 25 minutes before she did. And I called her. I think she was finding out when I called her. I don’t get involved in casting. I do a lot of other things, but that is not one thing that I do.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who was your son on Home Improvement and came back in a guest role on LMS, recently said that he’s not sorry he walked away from fame. Is that a hard thing to do in general? Could you do that?

I don’t know. I’m kind of a center-of-attention guy. Jonathan’s not like that. He really wasn’t comfortable with that. He came back on and was so fun to be with. He did real well not knowing where he fit in. He just killed it. It was so much fun working with him. I just adore that kid.

I read that you got your calling for comedy in prison. How did that happen?

I just was a lazy good for nothing. Raised well, great parents. My father died. I got a new stepfather, he was a great guy. I just was a f**kup. I relate to entitlement. I wanted a government job. I wanted to be taken care of. I deserved it. Why do rich people make more money? They should be taxed more. I was really into that. That’s where I grew up. My parents weren’t like that but I wanted to f**k around. I didn’t want to work hard. I grew up near a very fancy neighborhood and I thought it was weird that people had more money than me. I was just as important as them, why don’t they just give me some of their money? I grew up feeling entitled, and that got me lazy and opportunistic. And really nobody’s fault but my own. I need hard lessons. And I got into prisons, and I do not belong here. Well, it’s too bad. It’s like saying you don’t belong in an AA meeting. It’s a little late at that point. You’re at an AA meeting. You’re in prison, you idiot. You got yourself here. Nobody’s to blame, and it was the first time I took responsibility. I worked hard to study and when I got out… actually before I went in, I went up on stage, and I just dedicated myself with that. I actually worked six months, got my act together and I was called and my bond was revoked and I went to prison. But I kept all the contacts. It was a life changer, I’ll tell you that.

You must be pinching yourself that you got to do the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story movies.

That to me is a pleasure watching that grow up. From infancy to idea to the first thing with Michael Eisner who looked at that and all of us said, ‘What is this thing?’ Because it was the first computer animated movie of that size, and who knows? Thank God we stuck with it because it was just a wonderful story.

Your mom is in her 80s. What’s the best advice she’s given you as an adult and do you listen to your mom?

Of course I listen to her. You know most of it is personal stuff that I can’t get into, but she’s been really good about being authentic. There’s no sense in being guilty or shameful over behavior that’s you. That’s who you are. If you can’t change it, accept it.

You’re going to be the big 6-0 on June 13th. I bet when you were 10 you thought people who were 60 sat around on deck chairs with blankets over their laps.

Oh, God, you’re singing to the choir.

Last question. What is the meaning of life Mr. Quantum Physics guy?

Leave it better than you found it. That’s all that He asks.

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