All you Fox Mulder and Dana Scully fans can start to get a little excited; David Duchovny has confirmed that a second X-Files movie is in the works, and he and Gillian Anderson will be there. "I'm supposed to see a script next week," he said during promotional work for his new Showtime show, Californication. Series creator Chris Carter is going to direct and write (with Frank Spotnitz) the film, Duchovny said, with a shooting schedule that may start in the fall. "I think it's November for a summer (2008) release," he said. But don't break out your mythology guides just yet - the movie is supposed to be a one-off story.
Lovitz just couldn't take it any more
Jon Lovitz fulfilled the dreams of many a TV viewer recently by beating the tar out of irritating roustabout Andy Dick at a comedy club, the New York Post's Page Six says. Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada, who saw the fight, said, "Jon picked Andy up by the head and smashed him into the bar four or five times, and blood started pouring out of his nose." Lovitz said, "All the comedians are glad I did it because this guy is a (bleep)hole." The fight stemmed from an incident at an L.A. restaurant last year, when Dick went to Lovitz's table and said "I put the 'Phil Hartman hex' on you - you're the next one to die." (This refers to the fact that Dick offered Hartman's wife, Brynn, cocaine at a party in 1997 after she had been clean for 10 years. Five months later, Brynn shot and killed Phil and then herself.) Then Lovitz and Dick ran into each other at the Laugh Factory.
That's one pricey dinner for Sting
Remember how Sting's old personal chef sued the singer and his wife after she was fired? Well, an employment tribunal ordered the Police-man and wife Trudie Styler to pay 41-year-old Jane Martin $51,000 in compensation for her sex-discrimination claim, the Associated Press says. Martin won the dispute back in May after being fired by Styler after Martin's pregnancy in 2005, and the panel hearing the claim agreed she had been unlawfully dismissed by Lake House Estate (Sting's and Styler's management company). But being ordered to mete out such a high amount has left a sour taste in the couple's mouths - they've already announced they're appealing.