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Harvey In the News

As you know, nature abhors a vacuum, and so does The Reeler. More specifically, I cannot believe it took more than a week to invoke Harvey Weinstein's name in these pages, but alas, the cosmos works well that way: Conveniently enough, it took that same week for him to acquire enough momentum to be newsworthy again.

So why are we loving Harvey today?

--The Post's Braden Keil reported Oct. 5 that Weinstein's ex-wife Eve just sold their 16-room Central Park West "love" nest to Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower for an estimated $23 million. Cheers to Harvey for netting one of his highest weekend grosses since leaving Miramax, though if history is any indication, his brother Bob will surpass it when he sells four smaller houses this fall.

--Also in the Post, Reeler aunt Cindy Adams filed from last week's "superprivate" screening of Bobby, Emilio Estevez's Kennedy-assassination chronicle that the Weinsteins are opening Nov. 17. Of note: Illinois Sen. Barack Obama yawning to Adams: "I'm late because I've already seen the film on DVD. Harvey sent me a copy." Wow. I mean, wow. It's like he is president already.

--Blueprint of a Rumor, Vol. XXVI: A recent interview with David Arquette on the Web site notes the following exchange:

BD: Everyone wants to know if there is going to be a Scream 4.
DA: Courteney and I are ready to do Scream 4 but there has been no talk yet.

OK, got it? Because does not:

David Arquette tells Bloody Disgusting that he and wife Courteney Cox-Arquette are very keen for a re-match with Ghostface. Though he hasn't heard of any Scream 4 talk -- it's strange that he hasn't been contacted about it, apparently the film is in active development at Bob & Harvey's -- the actor said they've both got their hands up in willingness to play Dewey and Gale, respectively, again.

And now, to complete the cycle of bullshit, we go live to United Press International -- an actual news wire service that people historically tend to, you know, believe: said Arquette recently acknowledged that while he and his wife have expressed interest in reprising their roles in the Scream film franchise, the Weinstein Company has yet to contact them -- despite reportedly having already begun production.

So now Harvey has shut poor David Arquette out of the only job that could ever validate him. Thanks, UPI. I always knew his cruelty was just a big misunderstanding perpetrated by the Web.

Posted at October 9, 2006 2:59 PM

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