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You’ve undoubtedly heard that the famous Drew Barrymore is in town, making her forthcoming Whip It flick about derby girls, which will mark her directorial debut. Well, maybe you didn’t hear; the reasons I knew about this is a) because a location scout called me months ago, asking about clubs in Detroit (I unfortunately forgot to get back to her), and b) also because at least one of our classified account executives downstairs is now an “extra” in the film. As a result, the starstruck crowd at the Go! Team show at the Magic Stick last Saturday night got to spot the famous Ms. Barrymore as well as the famous Jimmy Fallon, the famous Zoe Bell, and the famous Academy Award-nominated Juno actress Ellen Page in the audience. I’m betting they all got in for free, too

(And here I thought I got out of Hollywood a year ago to avoid this kind of "the famous" crap

). In more of a music-related sidenote, however, Barrymore has hired the famous D-Town producer Jim Diamond to record music for the film’s soundtrack; recording reportedly began at his Ghetto Recorders studio this past weekend. No truth to – or at least we couldn’t verify – the rumors that the famous Clint Eastwood is working on a musical project with the famous Matthew Smith and the famous Eddie Baranek, now that he’s in town, making a movie as well

The book the movie's based on...

The famous Ellen Page...

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