The “30 Rock” actor has some big plans after the series ends: writing a book. On “30 Rock,” Mr. Lutz plays a guy named Lutz, a staff writer for the show-within-a-show who is constantly subjected to insults and scorn. That’ll provide solid training for his work on the book.
Called “The Lutz Experiment,” it will team him with Jami Zaki, a Stanford psychologist who will subject him to a series of psychological experiments, which they hope will create more self-awareness and popularize the field, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Mr. Lutz majored in psychology at Valparaiso University.
“I try to do things that scare me,” Mr. Lutz told The New York Times. “Even the idea of writing a book scared me. My wife had to be like, ‘I think you should do this — it would be really good for you.’ But I’ve never done that before, and it’s terrifying.”
A Second City alum, Mr. Lutz wrote for “Saturday Night Live” before acting on “30 Rock.” “30 Rock” ends its seven-year run this season.
‘Idol’ winner Phillips partof show honoring Dalai Lama
“American Idol” season 11 winner Phillip Phillips joined a diverse cross section of musicians honoring Tibet’s Dalai Lama at the One World concert held in New York on Tuesday night.
The all-star lineup, which included Mr. Phillips’ personal idol Dave Matthews, was held at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The event also featured Cyndi Lauper, David Crosby and Roberta Flack and was broadcast live on AXS TV.
Mr. Phillips performed his hit “Home” and was met by screaming fans.
“I just want to say it’s an honor to be here for such a great cause bringing us all here together,” he said of the event honoring Tibet’s spiritual leader.
Portions of the proceeds from the show will go toward a scholarship in Bassel Shahade’s name. Shahade was a Syracuse University graduate student killed in Syria in May while filming a documentary about the conflict there.
Mr. Phillips also joined many artists for a performance of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” The concert coincided with Lennon’s birthday.
‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ starcast in ‘Little Rascals’
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is bringing back “The Little Rascals,” the adventures of misfit kids who first took the world by storm in the 1920s and ‘30s with black-and-white shorts produced by Hal Roach.
Doris Roberts, Greg Germann and Lex Medlin are among the adult stars who have been cast in the still-untitled straight-to-home feature that starts shooting this week.
And while the roles of scheming rascal Spanky, the dreamer Alfalfa and the enigmatic Buckwheat have yet to be cast or are going to unknowns, the part of Darla, the cute little girl who is the object of Alfalfa’s affection has gone to Eden Wood, according to The Hollywood Reporter.