Leckey Wins Art Prize, Deschanel Sings Songs and God Goes Gay


Leckey wins Turner art prize: Artist Mark Leckey won the UK’s Turner Prize yesterday, one of the most prestigious and contentious prizes for art. He is known for his film installations, inspire by pop culture entities like Blade Runner, Felix the Cat, The Simpsons and Jeff Koons’s work. He took home $37,000 and hopes to start making a television show. [Reuters]

10 Things remade for TV: ABC Family’s set for a new show that we didn’t think would reemerge past middle school. The 1999 flick 10 Things I Hate About You is being made into a TV series starring Ethan Peck (Gregory Peck’s grandson), who reprises Heath Ledger’s role, Lindsey Shaw and Meaghan Jette Martin. We love this almost as much as we love our Prada backpack. [THR]

Buscemi in talks for HBO Scorsese project: Steve Buscemi is in talks with HBO to play in the pilot for the new Boardwalk Empire, a series about 1920s Atlantic City, New Jersey. Written by Terrence Winter, the show will be directed by Martin Scorsese and may potentially co-star the fantastic and underutilized Kelly McDonald (Trainspotting, Choke). [Cinema Blend]

Deschanel working on soundtrack, new album: Zooey Deschanel’s done fun things lately (like make albums with M. Ward!), and now she’s working on a soundtrack for new Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man. In the flick, she plays the lead singer of a “sort of made up” band called Munschausen By Proxy. She’s also working on a second album for her She & Him project with Ward, which they promise will be “twice as good as Volume One.” [Paste]

Gay Bible to be published, anger Christians: A little-known sci-fi film director is publishing a version of the Bible in which God says it is better to be gay than straight. The Adam and Eve story is transfigured into Aida and Eve, and Max Mitchell says he hopes to adapt this version of the Bible into a two-part miniseries: The Gay Old Testament and The Gay New Testament. The oddly-named Princess Diana Bible (because of her “many good works”) is already causing an uproar in Christian communities. [Guardian]