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Adam Duerson
April 16, 2007
THE FOLKS at PBS may not return their calls, but Eddie October and Al Berman, the producers who gave us Tommy Lee Goes to College, think they have a sure TV winner with the Pillow Fight League, a WWE-like circuit on which women with stage names like Ursula Anvil, Betty Clock'er and Eiffel Power (below) try to knock each other out with sacks of feathers. Says October, who will begin negotiations with networks next week, "I'm gay, and even I know that girls pillow fighting is sexy." ... Larry David can't curb his enthusiasm for the Jets. The Seinfeld creator, who was raised in Brooklyn, met with G.M. Mike Tannenbaum and coach Eric Mangini in L.A. last week to make some suggestions before the NFL draft. The team won't say what advice he offered, but it should take it seriously. Last year David suggested to Jets brass that they draft Vince Young, who ended up winning the rookie of the year award with the Titans.... Try to act surprised: Will Ferrell has another sports project. Ferrell, whose Blades of Glory topped the box office in its first two weekends, is producing a comedy pilot for HBO about a washed-up big leaguer who can only find work as a substitute gym teacher.
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THE FOLKS at PBS may not return their calls, but Eddie October and Al Berman, the producers who gave us Tommy Lee Goes to College, think they have a sure TV winner with the Pillow Fight League, a WWE-like circuit on which women with stage names like Ursula Anvil, Betty Clock'er and Eiffel Power (below) try to knock each other out with sacks of feathers. Says October, who will begin negotiations with networks next week, "I'm gay, and even I know that girls pillow fighting is sexy." ... Larry David can't curb his enthusiasm for the Jets. The Seinfeld creator, who was raised in Brooklyn, met with G.M. Mike Tannenbaum and coach Eric Mangini in L.A. last week to make some suggestions before the NFL draft. The team won't say what advice he offered, but it should take it seriously. Last year David suggested to Jets brass that they draft Vince Young, who ended up winning the rookie of the year award with the Titans.... Try to act surprised: Will Ferrell has another sports project. Ferrell, whose Blades of Glory topped the box office in its first two weekends, is producing a comedy pilot for HBO about a washed-up big leaguer who can only find work as a substitute gym teacher.

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