Quentin Tarantino Friars Roast rescheduled

Was postponed to Dec. 1 due to death of editor Sally Menke

NEW YORK -- The Friars Club Roast of director, writer, producer and actor Quentin Tarantino, which was postponed due to the death of his close friend and editor Sally Menke, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 1.

As originally planned, the event will take place at the New York Hilton with Samuel L. Jackson acting as "roastmaster," a spokesman said.

A lineup of roasters and guests will be announced shortly.

The Friars Foundation is also naming a scholarship to honor Menke's memory that will go to a student "with a passion to study the performing arts and carry out the Foundation's mission of fostering the arts through scholarships," the Friars Club said in a statement.

"With Quentin's enthusiasm, this Roast is destined to be one of the most exciting and outrageous ever," said Friars Club executive director Michael Gyure.

Said Jackson: "Having known Quentin as long as I have now, there are many stories I've kept tucked away for a moment like this. I'm not so sure he won't regret asking me once the afternoon is over!"

Tarantino vowed: "I'm not coming to get my ass kicked, I'm coming to kick ass!"