Very overblown companion
The big entertainment news around these near-Wobegon regions yesterday was that Robert Altman will direct Lindsay Lohan and her protruding body parts in the film version of Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. More than 29 news outlets put out clarion calls like "Altman movie to be filmed in St. Paul," "Lohan, Streep in New Altman Film," and "Altman to direct Prairie Home Companion Movie" in an attempt to snag the crossover Praire Home Companion/Herbie: Full Loaded crowd.
For film fans, these would all be attention-grabbing
headlines if it weren't for the fact that Robert Altman has been in
line to direct the movie for more than nine months now,
and if Lohan, who has been attached to the project since early
February, didn't tell the world last month that bleaching her red locks
for the part was "so scary!" Either
Woody Harrelson signing on (the only new item to come out yesterday)
doesn't have the same cache as a 19-year-old whose breasts are
mysteriously shrinking, or it's Groundhog Day and tomorrow's big
headlines will be "Pope on feeding tube," "Lindsay Lohan to star in
Robert Altman film." Please, make it stop!
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