Bring out the big guns when it’s crunch time, right? And Benjamin Button has a lot of ground to make up. So the Brange arrived with the kids in Tokyo today to promote the film and it’s a clear shot of not one but BOTH twins Vivienne and Knox – photos that undoubtedly will sell totalling of hundreds of thousands of dollars by the time all magazines, tv shows, newspapers, and blogs around the world have been accounted for. Full Story
After shooting scenes for the final episode of ER last week, George Clooney flew back to Washington yesterday to attend a screening for his film Good Night and Good Luck and participate in a discussion at the Newseum and the American University School of Communication moderated by his dad Nick Clooney. Full Story
Have finally watched most of the SAG clips. Thankfully didn’t miss much. Meryl of course was delightful but for smutty tingles, the best speech of the night belonged to Sean Penn. Several reasons… First – Frank Langella’s bitchface! Angelina Jolie has kicked off an awards season trend! Only Frank’s, if you can believe it, is much worse. Full Story
I’ve bitched about this several times before - the last few Coldplay live tv performances have sounded like sh-t. More specifically Chris Martin has sounded like sh-t. So Coldplay has been confirmed for the Grammys. Yesterday however the Grammys announced that Radiohead will also be on hand for their “first live U. Full Story
And Xenu loves money! As mentioned several months ago, Russia has become a must-stop on the Hollywood promotional tour. There is BIG money in Russia. And Russians seem desensitised to supercheese. So here’s the GMD in Moscow at the premiere of Valkyrie last night looking all heroic and sh-t, accepting a rose from his ardent fans, continuing to work that new young waxy face. Full Story
HAPPY NEW YEAR, GUNG HAY FAT CHOY! Wishing you well for the Year of the Ox: Health, happiness, and prosperity!
We are spending the week in Toronto to celebrate. Had dinner with my mother, the Chinese Squawking Chicken gets loudest on this occasion. Want to see her New Year outfit?
It’s a new classic.
She’s been harping about it for weeks. On the phone – you HAVE to see what I have planned for New Year dinner. We were instructed to photograph her all night long. Not sure if the photos do justice. It was orange and bedazzled all the way to Beijing. The front of the blouse was crazy sequined…which MATCHES her nasty ass sparkly nails. Not fakeys either. And the back…the back is my mother’s motto.
Don’t Forget Me.
How could we?
So anyway, we were at dinner, then we went to Temple which means I missed the SAGs. Few things take precedence over gossip. Chinese New Year is one of them. So I’m still catching up. But the photos…the photos tell the story. Many photos and commentary to follow.
Suffice to say however, Oscar will be a tight race. Perhaps tightest race in years with Meryl’s win setting up a very hotly contested Best Oscar showdown between the Streep, the Winslet, and perhaps the Princess Hathaway squeaking in as a tie breaker. Also, clearly, Sean Penn is still winning the industry popularity contest. Mickey has a month to campaign. Drama!
Would you believe it though that something happened this weekend that actually eclipsed the SAGs? High waisted country Porny at the country fair.
For real. It’s only January 26th but already, these are my favourite pictures of the year. More on that later.
Long column today. Please note: SCROLL DOWN, click VIEW MORE ARTICLES to get caught up on it all. You can also click here to get all the SAG coverage in one place.
Yours in gossip,
PS. What kind of Xenu bribe had to happen for Katie Holmes to present Best Actor? As if.
Jessica Alba was nominated for multiple Razzies last week despite ongoing efforts at wooing the MiniVan and playing like she’s civic minded. I wrote at the time: How long before the Alba Cow rushes out new photos of herself playing with her daughter to try and erase from public minds the memory of these Razzie noms? I say the weekend. Full Story
Remember Angelina Jolie’s bitchface at the Critics’ Choice Awards when Anne Hathaway started dithering on stage? Angie is a novice compared to the legendary Sophia Loren. Here in Rome today with Daniel Day-Lewis on the set of Nine – the longest shoot ever!?!? – treating us to a clinic on how to give face. Full Story
And there is no pleasure in saying this. Because he’s supposed to be a sweet kid…when he’s not flailing his ego about and pissing on the movie version of the tv show that made him. But it’s true. Michael Cera’s Paper Heart ate it at Sundance. Touted as one of the most highly anticipated films at the film festival, Paper Heart ended up falling flat. Full Story