Breaking non-story: Hey, Ben Kingsley takes parts for money!
An uncredited interview with Kingsley on Sympatico/MSN — apparently fluffed out of forty seconds’ chat with the guy on the TIFF red carpet for “Fifty Dead Men Walking” — reveals that Kingsley (a) did his painful cameo in “The Love Guru” for the paycheck and (b) doesn’t think he was spoofing his Oscar-winning “Ghandi” role at all.
I agree with him on both points.
“The Love Guru” hits video today. My DVD column is, understandably, about other stuff. I’ll post the link as soon as it’s up.