A Beautiful Mindlessness

· Ron Howard's getting started on the 2011 Best Documentary Short race with this Funny or Die clip starring concerned citizen Heidi Montag. In the video, Montag pokes fun at herself, stopping short of literally poking her own frozen epidermis. At any rate, Opie has a trenchant message about the economy, I think, and he's using reality stars to drive it home. I'm a little worried, too. [FunnyOrDie]

· While Jay Leno's The Tonight Show earned more viewers last night, David Letterman's The Late Show posted a slightly higher adult demo score. Entire in-production TV movies must now be rewritten! [THR]

· Robert De Niro will play legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi in an ESPN feature biopic. There's no "I" in "Oscar nom," but that means nothing. [Variety]

· Kate Gosselin's Dancing with the Stars partner Tony Dovolani is already foxtrotting around those damn kids. [RadarOnline]

· In this tough economy, CBS believes we need to see more CEOs flipping burgers. They've renewed Undercover Boss. [Reuters]


  • The Winchester says:

    I'm 99% sure that's Nicole Kidman in a Rick Baker mask.

  • HwoodHills says:

    Dear Mr. Howard,
    While we all (those over the age of 30) GREATLY appreciate your reaching out to younger viewers in order to educate them about serious, financial issues...
    ...Couldn't you have had at least ONE "banana" sight gag?
    (Lowell & Babaloo would have.)

  • John M says:

    Like an outtake from A.I.
    Woulda been funnier if Ron Howard just ironically ignored her.

  • Old No.7 says:

    Oh, you meant the video, not Heidi?