Reactions to Irene

By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / August 29, 2011

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“Donny’s Boy’’ - the Adam Sandler-Andy Samberg movie that’s been filming around the Cape - wasn’t rained out by Irene over the weekend. “We wrapped. So not affecting us. :),’’ film spokeswoman Sabrina Laufer e-mailed us during the weekend. One of the movie’s costars, Boston funny girl Rachel Dratch, kept tabs on the storm from New York. “Irene was less than a bad thunderstorm in Manhattan,’’ she tweeted. “I’m [peeved] that I bought those three cans of corn.’’ . . . Other Irene jokesters on Twitter included Boston rocker Kay Hanley, who wrote, “If I am the only looter on Cape Cod tomorrow, I will be very disappointed.’’ Best-selling “In Her Shoes’’ author Jennifer Weiner, who spends part of her summers on the Cape, reported via Twitter on Saturday, “Outer Cape abandoned. Route 6 empty. Bought a rib roast and ingredients for trifle. Reading ‘Duma Key.’ ’’ (“Duma Key’’ is by Red Sox fan Stephen King.)