Odds and ends from Tuesday:
- Brittany Robertson has signed up to play Steve Carell's rebellious 15-year-old daughter in the upcoming Dan in Real Life. Pic centers around a widower who writes a parenting column, though things take a turn for the worse when he falls in love with his brother's girlfriend. Man, don't you hate it when that happens?
- Just when you thought it was safe to assume they were done casting the latest big-screen version of Hairspray, yet another actress has thrown her name into the pot. Allison Janney (The West Wing) has been tapped to play Prudy Pingleton, the overbearing mother of Penny (Amanda Bynes). Janney joins a cast that already includes John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Christopher Walken and Michelle Pfeiffer, among others.
- After receiving an angry letter from Martin Scorsese regarding their movie review system (seriously, this guy has nothing better to do with his time?), DirecTV went ahead and hired the legendary director to help re-vamp their service. Scorsese will write a monthly column for the subscription-only On DirecTV. In it, he plans to "offer critiques of overlooked films on DirecTV." I'm not sure what qualifies a film to be "overlooked," but all you DirecTV subscribers are welcome to let us know which films he decides to cover. I'm super curious.