The Rundown: Week of Oct. 21

Haley Boston, Columnist

This week in the lives of the rich and famous…

Less than two weeks before the election, President Barack Obama was the guest on Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show.” His recent appearances on many late-night talk shows allow him to sneak his way into the hearts of the unconventional voters — those who would rather watch “The Daily Show” than presidential debates, aka high school seniors that just turned 18.

No actor embodies the definition of “typecast” like Hugh Grant. Isn’t he a little bit old to be playing a snarky, uptight British man in yet another American rom-com? In his next project, he’ll be a tortured screenwriter who finds forbidden love (surprise!) with a single mom. I’m guessing they probably couldn’t book Channing Tatum after his stunning performance in “The Vow.”

The internationally celebrated pop singer Adele welcomed a baby boy Friday into her world of heartbreak-induced fame. We hope the little tyke has inherited his mommy’s lovely singing voice but has left her incomprehensible accent in the womb.

As of Friday, Justin Timberlake is now officially unavailable for marriage, much to every woman’s dismay. The incredibly lucky actress Jessical Biel snatched up the uniquely talented performer, musician, comedic actor, and (sometimes) dramatic actor. Let’s see how long this attractive couple lasts against the strains of Hollywood love.

Northwestern’s own alumnus Stephen Colbert will appear as an extra at some point in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy. Since it’s ambiguous as to which film he’ll appear in, you’ll have to pay rapt attention to every cut of all three movies. Be on the lookout theater majors, this is the face of your future! Or, back of the head of your future…

“Paranormal Activity 4” lurked into first place at the box office during its opening weekend, earning $15 million on Friday and surpassing “Argo,” a film that will most likely sweep the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Never fear, this is not the end of the soul- and money-sucking Paranormal franchise – the fifth and sixth installments may actually answer questions raised in the first film.