Onetime West Winger Matthew Perry stars on Aaron Sorkin's Strip.
Television's new fall lineups won't be unveiled until May, but Hollywood is already making predictions about which pilots will become full-fledged shows. Here are some projects that are generating heat.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip NBC has penciled in this drama from West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin about the backstage doings of a famous sketch-comedy show à la Saturday Night Live. Sorkin's mighty pen, and a cast that
Just a week before its premiere, Atom Egoyan's Where the Truth Lies has been fanny-slapped with an NC-17 rating, largely due to its depiction of an explicit three-way sex scene between Kevin "In Wild Things You Saw My" Bacon, Rachel Blanchard and Colin Firth (the Bridget Jones movies). "It was so close [to getting an R rating]," a defeated Egoyan tells the New York Daily News. Having had his appeal for an R denied by the MPAA, the director will now reinsert a lesbian scene that previously had been cut. So there.
Neve Campbell takes risks as an actress, but she doesn't consider same-sex smooches one of 'em anymore. As the femme fatale star of When Will I Be Loved (opening Friday in limited release), she shares a kiss (and much more) with a blond gal pal played by Joelle Carter (TV's Wonderland).
"This is like the sixth time I've had a kissing scene with a woman on film," she laughingly tells TV Guide Online, reminding us of her lip-lock with Olivia D'Abo on Party of Five and her poolside buss with Denise Richards in Wild Things, among others. "I don't know if there are many Hollywood actresses who haven't kissed a woman on camera."
True enough. Still, Campbell leaves few taboos (or costars!) untasted in Loved, which offers a different twist on the Indecent Proposal theme. Here's the familiar sitch: Neve's sleazy boyfriend is offered a small fortune by a wealthy businessman (Sopranos star