Two legends onstage
Josh Brolin emerged at last night's National Board of Review awards to present Best Actor to Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook. "Yes, I'm out," he began. I assumed he was referring to his arrest last week for public intoxication--not saying that he's gay, lol.
There are a lot to choose from because, just like they soar in special and exciting ways, celebs also mess up with a gigantic splash heard 'round the world. Here are the choices for the worst star boo-boos of our times, as selected by the posters over at datalounge.com: Cher's hair care infomerci ... More >>
In 1955, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard announced "Project Celebrity," coming up with a list of Hollywood stars he wanted his followers to treat as "game" to hunt down for the church. And while Hubbard didn't succeed in bagging Danny Kaye, Sid Caesar, or Liberace (!), his organization did event ... More >>
The 1962 Granny Guignol classic Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? is being remade by Walter Hill, and it's time to line up two stars who are over the hill to play the parts. You know the drill. Jane is a nutjob who's stuck in her cutesy-pie kiddie routine and is so adorable except that she viciously ... More >>
Find sartorial inspiration at this festival
If the experts at GoldDerby.com (including me) are right, Glenn Close will tie Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter for the most losses in female-acting categories in Oscar history. They each have six nominations. Deborah was actually a bigger loser than Glenn because all six of her noms were for Best A ... More >>
George Clooney might be well-known as the face of Nespresso, and the image of Padma Lakshmi munching away at Burger King is forever ingrained in the minds of fourteen-year-old boys. Other celebrities have endorsed food products, too...only in roles before they hit stardom. The Daily Meal has a fun ... More >>
The Devil Wears Prada Movie stars don't get older, they get better, especially when it comes to my five fave hotties over 50. (5) Mark Harmon. Mamma like, mamma like. (4) Pierce Brosnan. Come to me, Pierce. Your singing in Mamma Mia! will be totally forgiven.
Let's get this party started! We have chocolate marshmallow cookies, and wine, and cheese and crackers, and maybe we'll get pizza. And, most importantly, we have CELEBRITIES CONGRATULATING THEMSELVES FOR BEING CELEBRITIES. And Billy Crystal. Whee! Herewith, Runnin' Scared's official live blog ... More >>
Check out the TV rejects of Conan, Ben Stiller, and Judd Apatow
In case you live for the nominations like I do (and by the way, they'll be announced tomorrow morning), here are my guesses. Disclaimer: I'm at a disadvantage. I actually saw the shows!
The Best Picture Oscar nominees are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire. The other top nominations are: Best Actor: Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Sean Penn (Milk), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), ... More >>
*Was Steven Spielberg being sincere in saying that Marty Scorsese, who happened to be there presenting his award, was a huge influence on him? Anyone see traces of Mean Streets in E.T.? *Why didn't they show Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz in the same frame, even when Salma was onstage talking to Pen ... More >>
As per usual, the Globes went for any movie personality who's famous (Brangelina, Tom Cruise, etc.) and with only a few exceptions dissed actual actors who aren't enormous stars. Uninvited from the buffet table were such underpublicized critical darlings as:
It's only four months to the Oscar nominations (sorry, I'm a sick queen), so it's time to start separating the frontrunners from the back-of-the buses. Here come my never-too-early choices for the definite-probable-maybe nominees. And not to brag, but I'm usually about 80% right with this shit.
The mother of short-film festivals comes to NYC
Kitty litter: Armed with bullwhip and skimpy leather catsuit, Berry coughs up a hairball
The Other of Invention
Oscar Declares War on the War
The Many Sides of Indie Film's Newest Siren
A Patriotic Hollywood Celebrates Its Own Beautiful Mind
'The Believer' Makes the Long Pilgrimage to the Silver Screen
Millennium Movies Get a Second Chance
Why Is It Libelous to Call an Action Actor Gay?
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
Battle Royale: Crowe vs. Nietzsche
A rundown of the season's movies handpicked for their potential wondrousness or probable woefulness.
The Cloudy Crystal Ball of Movie Magazines
Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).
A Winter Movie Preview
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