Bits and pieces for Thursday:
- Remember the Jason McElwain? The autistic kid who'd spent two years as a basketball manager, so the coach let him
dress for a game his senior year? And he came out raining threes to the delight of his teammates, the fans, and the
entire world? Well, we mentioned
shortly after the game that his family was being courted by multiple drooling studios -- and now, ladies and
gentlemen, we have a winner: Columbia
gets to make the Jason McElwain movie.
- Curse that scientologist baby!
Tom Cruise was supposed to head off today on a world-wide publicity
voyage to promote Mission:
Impossible III (which, let's face it, no one will even know exists if he doesn't go talk it up), but the
arrival of little Suri is screwing everything up. Cruise has canceled a junket scheduled for LA today,
and upcoming stops (including Paris, London, and Rome) are very much up in the air. Katie, if this movie flops, you are
in such huge trouble. Couldn't you cross your legs for a few weeks, or something?