Robert Redford

Pop Culture Daily: Robert Redford, David Foster Wallace, Gwyneth Paltrow

Robert Redford

Robert Redford is directing “A Walk in the Woods” and also starring opposite Nick Nolte in the film, based on travel writer Bill Bryson’s book “A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail.” Will have to pick that one, because I haven’t read it yet.

Oh man! The guy who voiced Charlie Brown was sentenced to rehab in a stalking case. Good Grief!

If you’re familiar with David Foster Wallace’s legendary graduation speech “This Is Water,” which he gave to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College, this is great news. It’s now an awesome short film. Here it is:

Yes, yes, yes. I’m with the Hollywood Reporter on this. One thing I’ve loved about “American Idol” this season is the guitarist who accompanies the singers on stage — and he’s been on that stage a lot. It’s Brady Cohan, who’s ultimate goal is to score music for films. “As much as I love touring and playing all around the world, it’s nice to stay in one place,” he says. Well, we love you on “American Idol.

Met Gala: Gwyneth PaltrowThat Met Gala on Monday? Gwyneth Paltrow called it “so un-fun” and declared, “I’m never going again … It was boiling. It was too crowded. I did not enjoy it at all.” Here’s why I get a little snarky and say: If you’d worn a cuter dress, you might have liked it better!”

“Homeland” has upped two stars to series regulars for season three: F. Murray Abraham and Sarita Choudhury, respectively playing retired black ops agent Dar Adal and the estranged Mrs. Berenson, Mira. Can’t wait to see what’s in store!

NBC has canceled “Deception” and “1600 Penn.” Connie Wang called that one.

Meanwhile, NBC has renewed “Parks & Recreation” for season six. I guess I can start watching it now that we’re passed that “will it be canceled after three episodes” question.

Disney is narrowing down the list of directors for “Pirates 5,” including Fredrik Bond, who helmed “The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman,” Rupert Sanders (“Snow White and the Huntsman”), and the “Kon-Tiki” directing team of Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg,


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