Ball point pen on the morning newsprint
Seth Rogen made news this week by saying he hates kids. Don't worry, parents won't boycott his movies, Rogen has perhaps the most valuable asset any comedian can possess: it's hard not to like him. Writers are free to mine any subject for a laugh without fearing the audience will turn on his lovable characters. A police officer who drinks on the job and abuses his power - lovable - an illegal alien, drug smoking, irresponsible, unemployed, overweight, pornographer - cute as a button. Hell, it even seems plausible that the beautiful, successful Katherine Heigl would fall for him.
A trimmed down Rogen is out promoting his new movie "Observe and Report" opening this Friday. Rogen plays an obsessed mall security guard. I haven't read a review of the movie, but I already know that audiences will love him.