Paul Krugman and P. Diddy
Judging from previews, Get Him to the Greek looks to be another in the long series of Judd Apatow romps (he of Anchorman and Knocked Up fame). The loose spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, centered on the perpetually zonked rock-god Aldous Snow, chronicles the herculean attempt of a lowly record company intern to drag the strung-out rocker from London to L.A. "The movie is funny in the way of 'The Hangover' about what trouble lads can get into when their senses are whirling," writes Roger Ebert in his review. "Unlike some depictions of binges, it doesn't shortchange vomit."
But the most jarring part of "Get Him To The Greek," at least for Foster Kamer, is the cameos. Economist and New York Times pundit Paul Krugman makes an appearance in the film, as does hip-hop impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who plays a major character. "P. Krugman is in a movie with P. Diddy?" gasps Kamer. "At this rate, dude's about to get pelted with a bunch of economist groupie-panties next time he walks in the Times building. Somewhere, Ross Douthat is on the phone, screaming at his agent while Charles Isherwood stews somewhere, feeling upstaged."