Intro for April 25, 2013
A big Hollywood event is happening on Saturday. But not in Hollywood. It’s the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. News outlets invite celebrities. And they all show up to meet the President. And then we get to look at all the pictures the next day. Two years ago, Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn made one of their only public appearances together at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Apparently she was sitting in his lap and they were all over each other during the main course. I don’t think I could make out with someone with the President just across the room. Am I a prude?
Anyway, Nicole Kidman will be there this year. She’ll be seated at the Newsweek/Daily Beast table with Harvey Weinstein. Safe to say she will NOT be on his lap. But it’s interesting that 11 months away from the Oscars, the two seem to already be in campaign partnership. As noted in yesterday’s open, Kidman has been named to the jury at Cannes and Weinstein is planning to screen footage from Grace Of Monaco during the festival to start building hype.
You know who else will be at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Frank and Claire Underwood! Are we ready to talk about House Of Cards yet? Email me if you’re not. Because I feel like it has to happen before the end of the month. Click here for more on the celebrity guest list for the event this weekend.
Last night at the Faculty of Celebrity Studies in Halifax, during a game of Let’s Play Publicist, someone suggested that the easiest way for Reese Witherspoon to make all of this go away, and quickly, would be to announce a pregnancy. Ultimate whitewash, right?
Yours in gossip,