Loose Ends

October 1, 2006

Clive Owen 

  • Clive Owen admits that he has had plastic surgery, but cleverly leaves it up to us to guess which areas of his body and how much he has had done.  [Contact Music]
  • Kathy Griffin tries to reinvent the whole concept of being a fag hag.  [BWE]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow tries to increase her miniscule coolness quotient and Beyonce tries to make us forget that she is little more than a dressed up country bumpkin.  [A Socialite’s Life]
  • Speaking of Beyonce, she and mother, Tina Knowles must rehearse their lines for hours before they leave the house, because answering basic questions about your fashion line is so complicated.  [Concrete Loop]
  • Maybe I’m just jaded, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Starbucks had actually hired a guy to say that he’s determined to buy a drink from every Starbucks store on the planet.  [BoingBoing]
  • No one seems to believe that Sienna Miller is talented at anything more complex than opening her legs.  [Pen15 Club]
  • Pink encourages more gay people to come out of the closet, so that things will be easier for her when she finally decides to come out.  [Female First]
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Sunday Sundries

October 1, 2006

Rachael Ray 

  • Rachael Ray is apparently trying to help her friends become famous the way she did: by putting an American spin on Nigella Lawson’s cooking show gimmicks.  [Radar
  • Hollywood is desperate to capture the attention of the disaffected masses, so the newest tactic that filmmakers have devised is to have film premieres in Po Dunk, USA, even if the film in question was made on a studio lot in LA.  [NYT]
  • Interview with Jack Nicholson.  [London Times]
  • The Guardian and The Independent discuss black British films.  [UK Guardian, Independent]
  • It seems that everyone makes money from independent films except the directors.  [NYT]
  • Profile of Jeremy Irons.  [Independent]
  • Interview with Kirsten Dunst.  [London Times]
  • Is Apple about to suffer from overexposure?  [PopMatters]
  • On Flavor Flav’s new millennium minstrel show.  [NYT]

News and Nonsense

September 30, 2006

CZJ 

  • T-Mobile has decided to stop paying Catherine Zeta-Jones millions of dollars to annoy millions of people on tv.  [London Times] 
  • Film piracy reportedly cost the US economy $20 billion a year, while the war in
    Iraq, government overspending, and corporate tax breaks barely made a dent.  [BBC]  
  • Tony Parker finally realized that dating Eva Longoria was ruining his future love life; by the time she finished telling all of his private business to the press, no other women would want to date him. [A Socialite’s Life] 

  • After firing Star Jones, demoting Elizabeth Vargas, and downsizing Bob Woodruff, we shouldn’t be surprised that ABC has started firing people from the staff of Good Morning America.  [Jossip]  

  • Janice Dickinson states the obvious about the fashion industry in her new book.  [Contact Music]  

  • Vanity Fair was so impressed with Jessica Coen’s skills at trashing their publication that they hired her to write for them.  [Gawker

  • Girlfriends has officially jumped the shark.  [LA Times


Random Ruminations

September 10, 2006

 Milla Jovovich 

  • Milla Jovovich uses her acting gigs to bankroll her fashion ventures.  [LA Times
  • A few random, little known facts about celebrities.  [ONTD]
  • Mike Tyson is still providing the public with a freakshow, only this time, he’s getting paid for it.  [ONTD]
  • Some people will do anything for publicity… while others are probably praying right now to win back their anonymity.  [London Times, Metafilter (NSFW)]
  • Scarlett Johansson wants to act in a horror film, because she’s got a lot of practice with feeling scared whenever she sees Josh Hartnett in a darkened room.  [Contact Music]
  • Sex blogs are the new black.  [UK Observer]
  • After Ellen chronicles the disappearance of the tomboy on TV.  [After Ellen]

Sunday Sundries

September 10, 2006

Maggie Gyllenaal 

  • If you thought you hadn’t seen enough of Maggie Gyllenhaal, think again; she’ll be in four new films this fall.  [LA Times]
  • Profile of Katie Couric.  [Independent]
  • The folks at Flavorpill show us a thing or two about marketing in the new millennium.  [NYT]
  • Is dropping out of Yale to become a model a smart thing to do?  Apparently, it is if you look like Joy Bryant.  [LA Times]
  • Profile of Larry David, from HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.  [Independent]
  • A preview of the new fall TV shows.  [New York Magazine]
  • A preview of the fall film releases.  [New York Magazine]
  • Profile of Penelope Cruz.  [NYT]
  • Patti Smith talks about her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe.  [Independent]

News and Nonsense

September 7, 2006

Michael K. Williams 

  • Interview with Michael K. Williams.  [After Elton
  • First L.A.M.B., then the infant line, and now dolls– Gwen Stefani is determined to gain a monopoly on spreading poor fashion taste.  [PopWatch]
  • Let the Suri Cruise birth conspiracy theories begin.  [A Socialite’s Life , Gawker]
  • AFI’s Top 25 musicals of all time.  [Movie Blog]
  • It seems that Jessica Simpson should have recorded “Promiscuous”, not Nelly Furtado.  [Celebitchy]
  • Ellen Degeneres to host next year’s Oscars.  [Defamer]
  • Rupert Everett is apparently upset that Madonna’s plastic surgery turned out better than his.  [PopWatch]
  • Since we’re midway through the decade, and he’s hasn’t written a successful screenplay in since the last decade, it’s time for Joe Eszterhas to release another tell-all book.  [StarBlogs]

Monday Musings

August 7, 2006

Samuel L. Jackson

  • From this moment on, Black Snake Moan will forever be confused with Snakes on a Plane.  We’ll eventually just end up referring to them both as “one of those snake movies that Samuel L. Jackson was in”.  [Cinematical
  • Even with a makeover to a more subdued wardrobe might not cure Katie Couric of her perky image, while Elizabeth Vargas still gets no love, despite her pregnancy glow.  [Jossip]
  • What ground, exactly, will Lethal Weapon 5 cover?  Shouldn’t Murtaugh and Riggs be in the nursing home at this point?  [Movie Blog]
  • Natalie Portman might be playing a hooker in an upcoming movie role.  And she might have a few nude/sex scenes that she might decide to have deleted from the final edit of the film.  [Yeeah]
  • PopMatters compares Bruce Lee to Gene Kelly.  [PopMatters]
  • Despite a thousand different options to choose from for entertainment, most youngsters say that they are bored most of the time.  [LA Times]
  • Jennifer Lopez reportedly quit Dallas because she neither approved of the script nor the fact that John Travolta would be headlining the movie.  She only did what any other exemplary thesbian would do under similar circumstances.  [Entertainmentwise]
  • Bookies are the people who really own Hollywood.  [LA Times]