Morning Shots: What Apologies Sound Like And Who's Playing Herman Munster

Jun 5, 2012

You may have heard me talk in the past about the "onomatapology," an invented term for the celebrity or politician statement that sounds like an apology and makes noises like an apology but actually is not an apology. Jason Alexander said some dopey things on Craig Ferguson's show a while back, and what he has issued in the aftermath? That is what an apology is like. [OutSports]

Love this: Splitsider takes a look at Joss Whedon's Roseanne episodes (he was a writer there when he was very young) and identifies some of their great strengths, some of their weaknesses, and some of the ways in which they signal what he would do later on Buffy and elsewhere. Did you know he did the one where Darlene reads that agonizingly great poem about adolescence? [Splitsider]

Among the pop culture treats handed out in honor of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee: a slideshow featuring actresses who have played various HRHs in the movies. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Bruce McGill is one of those guys you've seen a million times — I first encountered him on MacGyver, if that says anything about either of us. The A.V. Club sat him down for their Random Roles series. [The A.V. Club]

How can I not show you a headline that starts "Jerry O'Connell To Play Herman Munster"? How can I? [The Hollywood Reporter]

The casting of Woody Allen's upcoming film continues to spawn really interesting casting news: it now includes Andrew Dice Clay and Louis C.K., in addition to already announced actors including Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale and Bradley Cooper. [Slashfilm]

Jared Harris, Lane Pryce's portrayer on Mad Men, talks about Sunday night's pivotal episode. []

Barbara Gaines of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater talks about her long history of directing Shakespeare for all kinds of audiences and how proud she is of the Chicago actors her theater employs. [The Wall Street Journal]

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