Arts Thank You for SMOKIN’ (Sssssst!)
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.