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Wednesday Roundup, Part 2: Brosnan, McGregor on Polanski's 'Ghost Writer'; Three Six Mafia's 'Cookin' Ain't Easy'

February 10, 2010 |  5:48 pm

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A report from AFP notes that Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor were effusive in their praise for Roman Polanski, who directed them in the upcoming thriller "The Ghost Writer." The pair, who spoke to the media at a news  conference in Paris, were quoted in report as describing the controversial filmmaker as having "a command over the whole set I've never seen before. He's like a maestro," said McGregor. Brosnan added that the 76-year-old Polanski's "energy is ferocious... he keeps everyone on their toes." Neither actor commented on Polanski's current legal woes, which find him under house arrest in Switzerland and awaiting extradition to the United States for his 1977 charge of sex with a minor. "The Ghost Writer" will have its world premiere at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival on Feb. 12; Polanski will not attend the screening.

Sublime/Ridiculous Dept.: What exactly brought together celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and Oscar-winning rap duo Three Six Mafia for this photo -- taken during Puck's cover shoot for the new issue of The Food Magazine -- is not clear, but it does shed light on the latest doings of the men who brought us "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp." A link to a report on AllHipHop.com reports that Juicy J and DJ Paul are shopping a cooking show to various networks, which will feature the pair hosting a weekly dinner party for friends and celebrity guests. The title? Why, "Cookin' Ain't Easy," of course. Be sure to check out the video of Three Six Mafia's visit to Spago on the Food Magazine's site for some of the finest in awkward banter from Chef Puck and his staff.

-- Paul Gaita

Photo: Pierce Brosnan. Credit: Getty Images. 

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