Harvey Weinstein and Paul Rudd hold court at the Cinerama Dome; Disney characters galore at D23 gathering
Before premiering “Our Idiot Brother” in the Cinerama Dome at the Arclight last week, Harvey Weinstein copped to letting Paul Rudd talk him into tossing his Oscar for “The King’s Speech” in the trash. Weinstein only agreed to do it in a Funny or Die promotional video because he was assured this would help them get more views than a competing video with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.
“I love you Harvey,” Rudd yelled out from the back of the center section. (Photo by Todd Williamson)
Weinstein also called out his partner Ron Burkle who joined him on the Sundance purchase. “He's done many extraordinary things for our company, he's had great courage, and we thank him,” Weinstein said.
Writer/director Jesse Peretz told of writing the script for Paul Rudd two summers ago in his living room and thanking his manager Aleen Keshishian, “who represents like half of the cast, surely not a coincidence.”
Cast members Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones, and Adam Scott were in the Dome, as “Mad Men’s” Rich Sommer, fresh off a turn as a veterinarian on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Amy Poehler, and Jack McBrayer added star power to the event. (Deschanel and McBrayer photo by Todd Williamson)
Rev. Jesse Jackson surfaced at the Skybar after party, meeting Rudd for the first time and holding down a booth in the Tiki Hut.
The cast of “Phineas and Ferb” was among many at Disney’s annual Comic-Con style D23 convention this weekend. On Sunday, "Handy Manny" star Wilmer Valderrama and his 11-year-old brother Christian posed with the Handy Manny character at the Anaheim event. (Photo by Michael Yada)