Deadline.com keeps getting “exclusives” out of our old stories. Can’t Nikki Finke teach her people to use Google? First it was the Barbra Streisand story about her directing her first feature since “The Mirror Has Two Faces.” (I will have more on that on Monday.)
Now it’s Deadline’s “hot scoop” that James Gandolfini and Steve Carell are planning an HBO feature called “The Bone Men.” They’ll play Civil War era paleontologists.
This is no surprise to yours truly since I reported it in September 2012. http://www.showbiz411.com/2012/09/24/james-gandolfini-expectant-dad-plans-film-with-steve-carell
It’s not so hard to find out if a story has already been written. I do it all the time. I use a new search engine called Google. That way my only exclusives are ones that I report myself. Like this one. And many others that have wandered away and found new bylines. And this Google thing is free, too!