Sunday, May 26, 2024

What the Heck was Drew Barrymore Doing on Colbert Last Night? She’s Partners with Jimmy Fallon’s Wife


Weird segment on Colbert last night. Drew Barrymore showed up to promote her TV, “The Santa Clarita Diet.” Why weird? Drew is business partners with Colbert rival Jimmy Fallon’s wife Nancy Juvonen in Flower Films (one of the nicest peeps in Hwood). In fact, they’ve produced a bunch of movies together including “Charlie’s Angels” installments, “Music & Lyrics,” and the cult hit “Donnie Darko.” Fallon and Juvonen met when he starred with Barrymore in the 2005 rom com “Fever Pitch.”

But here she is telling Jimmy’s competitor that she’s watched all his shows and “loves” him. Something is wrong. But Drew can be finicky. She is well known for not having a great relationship with her own mother, the terrific Jaid Barrymore. Maybe “The Santa Clarita Diet” only appeals to Colbert, not Fallon fans?


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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