September 8, 2008

People – Seth Rogen’s Cinematic Dream Becomes Reality

All Seth Rogen really wanted when he came to Hollywood was to make a movie with Kevin Smith .

His dream came true, and more: Rogen got to make a dirty movie with Smith.

Rogen stars with Elizabeth Banks in Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," a romantic comedy with a whole lot of skin showing.

The 26-year-old actor recalled a meeting nearly a decade ago with a prospective agent who asked what his career goals were. That's when he confessed his desire to work with Smith, whose profanity- spewing raconteurs were an influence on the sort of films Rogen eventually would make himself.

" The agent said to me 'that's probably easier than you think.' I hadn't realized that Kevin Smith movies didn't make any money," Rogen said in a telephone interview from Los Angeles.

With the "Clerks" movies and films such as "Chasing Amy" and "Dogma," Smith has built a huge cult fan base but has yet to break widely into the mainstream. Rogen, who has scored hits with the similarly adult-themed comedies "Pineapple Express" and "Knocked Up," thinks "Zack and Miri" could be the one that puts Smith in front of a broader audience.

The movie premieres Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival in advance of its Oct. 31 theatrical release.

Dunst's burglar gets sentenced

A drug addict who was arrested on charges of burglarizing Kirsten Dunst's New York City hotel penthouse suite has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison.

Jarrod Beinerman was arrested on burglary and larceny charges after a security camera captured his movements in Manhattan's SoHo Grand Hotel in August 2007. He was allowed to plead guilty to the lesser charge of attempted burglary.

Police say cash, cameras, an iPod, wallets and purses were stolen from Dunst's suite.

Defense lawyer Mitchell Elman says his 33-year-old client "admitted being in the hotel." He says Beinerman has been ordered to undergo drug treatment.

Elman says Beinerman faces sentencing Wednesday on a drug charge.

Spade acknowledges paternity

David Spade is the father of Playboy playmate Jillian Grace's newborn daughter, Spade's representative said Thursday.

The baby girl was born Aug. 26 in Missouri, and Spade plans to visit her on his first break from filming the CBS sitcom "Rules of Engagement," publicist Meredith O'Sullivan said.

No further details were provided.

The 44-year-old comedian told earlier this year that he would accept responsibility if confirmed to be the father .

- From Our Press Services


Today's birthdays

Comedian JoAnne Worley , 71; singers David Allen Coe , 69, and Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), 65; actresses Swoosie Kurtz , 64, and Jane Curtin , 61; comedian Jeff Foxworthy , 50; news correspondent Elizabeth Vargas , 46; singer Mark Chesnutt , 45; actress Rosie Perez , 44; rapper Foxy Brown , 29.


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