(Sorry, I didn’t have a picture of the actual screenwriter, and I just thought… oh nevermind.)
Folks, even with all the retarded crap I have to write about every day, it’s not often that I legitimately smack myself in the face whilst researching a story. This was one of those stories. It started with the news that Walden Media is producing Gene, a script from Randi Mayem Singer about… you guessed it, a male genie. They call it “a modern take on the classic genie story.” And in this context, I guess “modern” means that this time the genie’s not Shaq. Now, if the name Randi Mayem Singer sounds familiar, it’s because she’s also responsible for:
But wait, it gets better! Today I learned that she’s also working on — and gird your loins, because this may be one of the dumbest f’cking things I’ve ever had to type — a sitcom for The CW with Will and Jada Pinkett Smith called… M.I.L.F. and Cookies. That’s right, “Mom I’d Like to F’ck and Cookies.” If that doesn’t say family-friendly sitcom, I don’t know what does. Description:
Pickup — “M.I.L.F. and Cookies” (working title), a single-camera half-hour about young, single moms who realize they need each other in order to raise their kids and have a social life. Randi Mayem Singer wrote the pilot and will exec produce. [Variety]
*breathing into a paper bag* Okay, okay, I promise I can make it through this post. She has just one more project I need to tell you about. It’s called (*mops brow*) Topper, and she’s writing it for (*dry heave*) Adam Shankman, director of Cheaper by the Dozen 2, The Pacifier, and Bringing Down the House (*prolapse*). Here’s the description from IMDB (where it’s listed as ‘in production’):
Steve Martin attached to play Cosmo Topper, an up-tight estate liquidator who’s hired to sell off the estate of George and Mimi Kirby, a recently-deceased wealthy young socialite couple who have no intention of letting their ghostly forms stop them from partying… or from trying to show Topper what life’s all about.
Whoa, I blacked out for a second there. What happened? When I woke up I had my own poop smeared all over my face. Thank God it was my poop. Other peoples’ poop smells really bad.