Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Clooney! Memphis! TV!

Posted By on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 8:09 AM

Internationally acclaimed hottie George Clooney
  • Internationally acclaimed hottie George Clooney
The Hollywood Reporter is another-word-for-reporting that George Clooney is executive producing a greenlighted pilot called Delta Blues for the cable channel TNT.

From THR: "Delta, from Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures and Warner Horizon, was penned by Liz Garcia (Cold Case) and Josh Harto. It centers on an outstanding but unusual Memphis cop who moonlights as an Elvis impersonator and lives with his mother. Delta was put in development at TNT about a year and a half ago and was included in the cable network's development slate during its May 2008 upfront presentation."

George Clooney is, of course, Batman. No word at all about where the pilot will shoot, thought one suspects somewhere Memphis-y like Vancouver or Paraguay.

And there's more from The Hollywood Reporter: Pau Gasol! MIami! TV!

THR is also admitting that former Memphis Grizzly and current L.A. Faker Gasol will be appearing on CBS' insanely popular CSI: Miami.

I thought maybe the episode's crime would be Pau getting posterized and the suspect list would include every player on the Miami Heat. (And Gasol would check for DNA evidence coming out of his nose after being victimized.)

But, no, the Reporter clarifies: "CBS says Gasol will appear in the Nov. 16 episode of the crime drama, playing a person of interest in the investigation of a terrible car accident. CSI: Miami stars David Caruso and Emily Procter. Gasol sat out the Lakers' final six preseason games because of a strained right hamstring, and was considered unlikely to play in Tuesday night's season opener. The Spanish-born athlete has other screen credits, including an appearance on the CBS drama Numb3ers with teammate Jordan Farmar."

I like that in the five sentences of reporting THR does on this story, one of the sentences is about Gasol's injuries.

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