Entertainment behind the scenes
Psst! Want to know where Judd Apatow hangs his hat when he’s not on the lot churning out pictures like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up”? Universal Pictures accidentally included his home address in widely distributed press materials produced for his latest movie, “Funny People,” which opens on July 31.
His wife, “Funny People” co-star Leslie Mann, was outraged when told of the snafu at a press gathering for the film on Sunday, saying: “That’s really not cool at all.” Apatow started to answer a reporter’s question on the subject, but was interrupted by a studio publicist.
For some reason, one of the pages in the press kit is a printout of an email reproducing an invoice for limousine service from Apatow’s home in the tony Los Angeles oceanfront suburb of Pacific Palisades to the nearby Santa Monica hotel where the ”Funny People” press event took place. Cost of the 12.4-mile roundtrip? $1,375.79. A taxi would have cost about $19 each way, excluding tips.
A studio publicist ripped out the offending page when it was shown to her, even though dozens of press kits had already been handed out.