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Friday, April 14, 2006

Thank You for SMOKIN’ (Sssssst!)

Posted by on April 14 at 9:09 AM

True, I said in my review that the satire in Thank You for Smoking was “safely and securely dated”. But how was I to know that former Hollywood superagent Michael Ovitz (spoofed by a kimono-draped Rob Lowe in Smoking) was going to tell the F.B.I. that “he paid Mr. Pellicano [a detective] in April or May of 2002 to obtain information on 15 to 20 people who were saying negative things about him”?! (Mr. Ovitz’s lawyer denies that Mr. O asked for info on anybody except people who were suing him.)

Michael Ovitz has now lived up to Rob Lowe’s lamest performance ever.