Saturday, April 20, 2024

Richard Simmons May Have Come Around to Pauly Shore’s Film About Him: Watch Short Video They Showed in Sundance Here


Comedic actor Pauly Shore really wants to play Richard Simmons in a biopic. He brought a short film to Sundance called “The Court Jester” to find backers for the film.

Simmons, now a recluse, issued a statement saying he gave no permission. (He doesn’t have to.) But now Shore says Simmon’s okay with it, probably because he was offered money and rights. The short is executive produced by Max Ostroff, nephew of Hollywood exec Dawn Ostroff.

Anyway, here’s the short. At first Shore looks like Ronald McDonald. But then it settles down.

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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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