Today in showbiz news: Spike Lee tries to raise money for his next movie, Mike Myers is making a documentary, Jeremy Piven, and more.
[Note: Richard Lawson is on a Before Midnight-inspired Greek vacation for this week, and I will do my best attempting to fill the void.]
Kickstarter might have finally its first artistically legitimate celebrity film project. Inspired by the fan service Veronica Mars film and Zach Braff's wholly unnecessary Garden State followup, Spike Lee is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise $1.25 million for the tentatively titled "Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint," about people addicted to blood. Aren't people addicted to blood technically vampires? That's a pretty weird premise for Spike Lee movie, no? [The Hollywood Reporter]
Jeremy Piven, world's most unlikely Masterpiece Theatre star, is returning to for a second season of his British drama Mr. Selfridge. Maybe this will usher in an era of Entourage cast members appearing on PBS: Turtle can appear in the next season of Downton Abbey while Vincent Chase narrate an episode of Nova. Actually, those guys are probably ready, willing, and able to take those jobs. [Deadline]