“Burnell, you made me cry!” *Randy Jackson voice* Yo for me, dawg, for me, Burnell Taylor’s audition in Baton Rouge last night, THIS is the most interesting moment of Mimi on Idol so far! Here’s the thing about Mariah on Idol - she can act so self-obsessed and deluded that it’s very easy to forget sometimes that she possesses, or at least once possessed, a truly rare and exquisite gift. Full Story
The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 11 recap Guess whose PVR cut out right as (MAJOR SPOILER) Jeremy shot Damon in the heart? Obviously I found a way to work around it, because otherwise I wouldn’t have the charming title for this blog above but it kind of bugged me for a different reason. Full Story
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Victoria Beckham posted a teaser video for her upcoming online shoppe yesterday. It launches in February. In the preview -- see below -- Posh asks: “What do people expect of me?” She goes on to answer her own question: “Hmmm...uhhh...(giggle)...I think people expect the best. Full Story
A beautiful first trailer for the Coen Brothers’ new movie Inside Llewyn Davis was released this week. The spirit of Bob Dylan hovers over Oscar Isaac, current #1 on my Five List, in the title role and even though almost every single write-up of the preview includes Justin Timberlake’s name on the cast list. Full Story
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This is what JLO called Parker on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart the other night. Out Of Sight is a great movie, maybe her best movie. Is Transporter Jason Statham’s best movie? I don’t know enough about Jason Statham movies to be able to decide what, exactly, she’s trying to say here. Full Story
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Word is she’s negotiating for a part in the film adaptation, scheduled to begin shooting in the Spring in Chicago. Someone from Summit even tweeted that her involvement is confirmed, before pulling down the tweet later on. Everyone is now speculating on the role -- most think she’ll play Jeanine Matthews, the leader of Erudite who doesn’t have a huge part (in terms of screen time) in Divergent but shows up a lot more in Insurgent. Full Story
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Ever since Disney acquired LucasFilm, and by extension the Star Wars franchise last fall, the number one question has been who will direct “Episode VII”? Disney has already hired screenwriter Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3, Star Wars VII—what an interesting progression) to work on the script, and now it’s being widely reported that JJ Abrams will direct the next Star Wars film. Full Story
Pam! Happy 40th Birthday! Thanks for asking after Marcus and Barney. Marcus was actually named after Marcus Flutie from Megan McCafferty’s Jessica Darling series and Marcus Aurelius as Gladiator was on the weekend we met him. As for Barney, who is two, and very busy, and really annoying - he’s better now which means that we’ve all gone back to hating him. Full Story
Flu still. Worse today. So sorry about the inconvenience but it's probably best to stay in bed with a huge pot of congee to kill it before the weekend -- the SAGs are on Sunday!
Was I hallucinating or did they really give Mimi a bacon fantasy last night?
Apologies for the interruption in your gossip schedule. Be back in the afternoon if there's improvement through the morning. Otherwise tomorrow.
Yours in gossip,
PS...Sasha finds slouchy boots and long sleeved dresses today in Lifestyle.
I went to bed in the afternoon yesterday with a headache and turned on The Situation Room on CNN. Wolf Blitzer always makes me happy. It’s something about the way he shouts and also HIS NAME IS WOLF BLITZER. At least twice a week I need a hit of Wolf shouting and especially when I’m sick. Read Full Intro