Who's Sorry Now?
Just because it's frivolous Hollywood, don't think it's nice nice here. These guys write the movies about gangsters and are happy to act them out. (Brad Grey / Sopranos here) .Ok, this one is as weird and convoluted as Abramoff...just focuses on Hollywood power players instead of political power players. No dead bodies...yet (unlike SunCruz) but we're waiting. They say that what doesn't come out in the wash will come out in the rinse.
From Defamer / NYT / gossip:
1. Brad GreyÂs position looks increasingly untenable. ThereÂs another front page story in the New York Times today linking him with Anthony Pellicano and, at this rate, itÂs not a question of if he goes, but when.
2. The Board of Paramount will want to move the story on as soon as they give Grey his marching orders and what better way to do that than to choose someone completely unexpected to succeed him? In Hollywood, GraydonÂs appointment will be almost as big a talking point as Brad GreyÂs dismissal.
3. There have been plenty of prevrumorsmours about GraydonÂs imminent departure, but theyÂve lacked plausibility because, after all, why would he voluntarily give up such a great job? That isnÂt a factor here because being head of Paramount is self-evidently a better job than editing Vanity Fair.
4. Okay, Graydon has no experience of running a Hollywood studio, but, then, neither did Brad Grey. Admittedly, that may be an argument for replacing Grey with an industry veteran--Âa safe pair of handsÂ--but maybe not. Graydon has a good relationship with Âthe talentÂ and he knows a thing or two about packaging.
5. April FoolÂs Day is still one week away.