The Deal Report: April 14, 2006
TELEVISION + What happens when Gilmore Girls‘ local troubadour, Grant-Lee Phillips, gets picked to open for Neil Young in the May 9 season finale of the WB series? A Stars Hollow Troubapalooza, where Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Joe Pernice, Sparks, and Mary Lynn Rajskub (24‘s Chloe!) show up singin’ and strummin’. Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino also says Lauren Graham‘s Lorelai will ”confront Luke about their long-stalled engagement,” while Alexis Bledel‘s Rory and hoity-toity boy toy Logan spend a ”last night together before he starts work in London.” Hey, hey, my, my!
MOVIES + John Krasinski (The Office) is Mandy Moore‘s fiancé in License to Wed. His future in-laws ”want us to meet the priest [Robin Williams],” says Krasinski. ”Then it starts to get out of control.”
BOOKS + Animated band Gorillaz go meta with an illustrated autobiography chronicling their rise to fame. The fall book, promises bassist Murdoc, ”is going to be a scorcher.”