Buzz Break: Drive, She Sang
· "They All Start Somewhere," promises the new ad campaign for American Idol, using a tagline that narrowly beat out, "They All End on County Fair Marquees."
· Director Amy Heckerling looked back on Brittany Murphy's post-Clueless arc: "Maybe she felt like she was not the, like, skinny, pretty girl, you know? And then the next few movies she was, you know, thinner, blonde...and, you know, suddenly got more into that whole glamorous scene... I think she felt the pressure to become a different sort of commodity to survive in show business, and I think it was awful."
· Starz has already renewed its sex-and-sandals drama Spartacus for a second season, even though it won't debut until next month.
· One of Sigourney Weaver's proudest achievements was playing the Cheshire Cat in a third-grade adaptation of Alice in Wonderland: "I realize now that I played it as a screaming homosexual, but I certainly didn't know it at the time."
· Will Ferrell is taking his unbilled role in Wedding Crashers far too seriously.