Chris Columbus, Babysitter?
An odd little item at the LAT shares a brief word with Chris Columbus, the director best known for launching the franchises Home Alone, Harry Potter and next year's Percy Jackson. Neither the reporter nor even Columbus's Potter producer, however, give him much credit for anything beyond his gifted handling of child actors. "Chris Columbus was the exact right director for those films," producer David Heyman said of the first two Potter movies, while Columbus seems to acknowledge priming them for megastardom first and performance second. "They've really turned into terrific adults," Columbus said. "And that being said, they've also turned into terrific actors, you know." Sort of? Somewhere, the Culkin family is feeling more ripped off than ever. [LAT]