This is a few days late also, but at a fund-raiser last Sunday for the American Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, and which honored Cinderella Man director Ron Howard, Michael Keaton made a cheap crack. (The event, as reported by Roger Friedman, was atttended by Howard, his producing partner Brian Grazer, Jim Carrey, Edie Falco, Renee Zellweger, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, et. al.) “The bad news is that Russell Crowe isn’t here,√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢√É‚Äû√ɬπ Keaton quipped. “The good news is that we don’t have to listen to his [expletive deleted] band. They suck. They√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢√É‚Äû√ɬ¥re horrible. John McCain came up with the anti-torture bill about them.” Oh, yeah? I’ve listened to some tracks by Crowe’s band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, and they sound fine. (I got into them after watching a pretty good documentary about the band, called Texas, at a Sundance Film Festival five or six years ago.) They have their own sound (they specialize in folk ballads) and they’re totally tight and professional sounding, and Crowe has a smooth crooning voice and does really well by that.