Shameless showrunner John Wells seeks the Real America in August: Osage County
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
August: Osage County is the Pulitzer winning play by Tracy Letts (see above) about the disappearance of a father and how it further spirals one of the more dysfunctional families in American literature. It was a powerful experience on Broadway, and now, inevitably, it's become a Meryl Streep movie. ... More >>
Julia Roberts could have done Blind Side, but opted for Valentine's Day instead. Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Michael Corleone, but felt it was an offer he could refuse. Michelle Pfeiffer didn't want to be Clarice Starling, and Jeremy Irons pooh poohed the part of Hannibal Lecter, both t ... More >>
Two of my "best bashes in history" were casino galas that were outrageouly lavish and star studded, just the way events in a glitzy gambling temple should be. First of all: The opening of the Mohegan Sun Hotel and spa in Connecticut in 2002 How's this for a gala weekend? Friday night in the bi ... More >>
Blame Sex and the City... Today brings us news of the "Burberry bandit," a man who reportedly robbed 14 Manhattan banks to fuel his high-fashion addiction, according to the New York Post. Cornell Neilly, 21, supposedly used the haul from the heists to buy "$400 sneakers and a Burberry shirt" whic ... More >>
You know, Jennifer Westfeldt, the Tony nominated actress/writer/etc. whose Friends with Kids movie Hamm recently appeared in. Easy: Because they really like each other. But what I'm actually trying to get at is this: Seeing how so many Hollywood relationships explode when one member of the couple ... More >>
Lifetime is doing a Steel Magnolias of color, and I'm all hopped up about the cast. Get this: In the part of Truvy, the salon owner played by Dolly Parton in the 1989 movie, they've signed the formidable Jill Scott.
In stark contrast with the man covered in Julia Roberts tattoos, this dog simply cannot bear the sight of the Pretty Woman star. Wonder how he'd react to Richard Gere?
According to forbes.com. (10) Meryl Streep $10 million per picture. What???? She should make that just for waking up. (9) Sandra Bullock $15 million. I bet she'd trade all that in for one normal man. (8) Cameron Diaz. $18 million. I guess there's something about Mary.
WikipediaYou can call him Al. OMGEEZE ANOTHER ROYAL WEDDING. Okay, so this one isn't quite as engrossing as the Kate and Wills hoopla in April, but there are reasons to get excited about the upcoming nuptials of Prince Albert II and South African former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock. The ... More >>
Not available at Victoria's Secret. "Woman Chili-Bombs Panties at Victoria's Secret" has to be your headline of the day. At least until someone dumps fried pickles all over the counter at an adult video store. (Send us your tips!) This happened: A woman infuriated at being barred from the Vic ... More >>
via Metro UKJust when the dreary weather is really starting to get to you on this Thursday afternoon (chin up, it's Thursday!) there comes the news that a 56-year-old man in Mexico by the name of Miljenko Parserisas Bukovic has tattoos of Julia Roberts' face all over his body. There are a lot ... More >>
Something about copping an Oscar often brings out the worst in people--phoniness, fake humility, excessive blubbering, and total inarticulation. As we hold our collective breaths for February 27, here are the absolute worstest so far:
Actually, not that many people. Though I predicted the royal shafting of quality actors like Jacki Weaver and John Hawkes, they actually got in there because Oscar has decided it likes grit and realness! (I got 29 out of 35 right, which is not embarrassing.)
White women love Eat Pray Love. And fro-yo. And ballet flats. And Julia Roberts movies.OKCupid's dating research site, OKTrends, did a rather fascinating analysis of 526,000 of their online daters' tastes, breaking down the most popular words and phrases used within the different self-stated ... More >>
She reportedly turned down The Blind Side and The Proposal, two smashes that ended up making Sandra Bullock the hottest property in Hollywood except for the sex rehab center where her husband ended up. But now Julia Roberts has said yes to what seems like a sure thing: Eat Pray Love After ... More >>
A friend of Runnin' Scared has alerted us to this delightful mashup of Dunkin' Donuts and Jersey Couture billboards, sighted at the Fulton G stop today. Lean in close and let's take a listen:
The trailer for Eat, Pray, Love has been released, and while we don't want to participate in the inexplicably rabid Elizabeth Gilbert-hating, let's just say that if you didn't like the book, the trailer is probably not going to win you over. Unless you have a serious thing for Julia Roberts. To our ... More >>
via WikipediaSupposedly this year, Oscar winners are forewarned to save their gratitudey lists of agents and preachers for backstage. On the telecast, they'll be advised to actually say something meaningful about the work they're being rewarded for. I don't necessarily agree that the Oscars ... More >>
Valentine's Day--aka Love, American Style, the Movie--is one of those criss-crossing ensemble pieces starring literally everyone alive who's ever walked the earth and ended up in front of a camera. In an attempt to satisfy every possible demographic, it has young people, old people, whites, ... More >>
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