"Wife confronts colleague" clue


Julia knows this Natalie

We were liveblogging last year’s Golden Globe Awards but would gladly have stopped after the best moment of the entire show happened on the carpet:

WHO’s NATALIE????????


This is why you invite Julia Roberts. Everywhere.

While Julia may not have known that particular Natalie (Morales? Does it matter? Julia doesn’t KNOW HER. Do we need to?), she does know Natalie Portman. They were both in Closer, of course. I LOVED Closer. Here they are in 2007 when Julia received the American Cinematheque Award. Holy sh-t, Natalie looked young. She looks like the small town niece come to the big town for a dress up party. And Aunt Julia is very proud. So proud she wrote an open love letter for Natalie, Portman, in Variety:

"It is an interesting endeavour, watching a friend in a film. It is a risk to agree to write an article about a friend in a film. With someone like my subject today, Natalie Portman, it seemed worth the risk. She is always lovely, always watchable, always interesting. Then there is 'Black Swan.' If only I could reach out from the page now and offer you a glass of terribly good wine and ask you to sit a while.

Natalie Portman in the new film by Darren Aronofsky is a ballerina. I cannot think of anything more accurate and complimentary to say about her in this role: She is a ballerina! One is so lost in the aching beauty, the elegant moves and the quiet mania of her pursuits, she, Natalie, ceases to exist.
It is an intense and at times brutal film to watch. There were times when I was watching through tiny cracks in my quaking fingers. But to see her in this role was worth the one night of tossing and turning.

I, as many, first fell deeply in love with Natalie in Luc Besson's film 'The Professional.' A performance like the one she delivers in 'Black Swan' affirms that my professional admiration for her was well placed. Now as the years have kindly made her a li'l friend (that's a joke for Natalie), I am simply beaming with pride for her and want only to have her over to our home to hug her, tell her all the wondrous things we think of her, rub her weary feet and make her the biggest, most delicious dinner she could ever eat!"

So much amazingness in one short letter.

First, she boasts like I do. She was right about Natalie Portman. She wants you to know it. JULIA ROBERTS BELIEVED NATALIE PORTMAN COULD DELIVER LIKE THIS. No one else did.


She’s so tight with Portman, a lock for a Best Actress nomination, she has a nickname for her. That makes Julia cool and with it. And friends with everyone.

And... don’t forget... she’s happily married. “We” want to rub her feet, have her over to “our” place. It definitely isn’t subtle.

Just like it’s no secret who she’s voting for. Julia Roberts is not voting for Annette Bening.

November 29, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Wife confronts colleague

A popular married television personality who’s also a chronic cheater had an affair a few years ago with a woman (also married with kids) who’s now become his colleague. The colleague ran into his wife recently. The wife decided they would have a little conversation. There were no pleasantries. The wife pretty much opened with - who did you have to f-ck to get this new position? How many people have you f-cked to get to where you are now? The colleague, obviously mortified, as they’re actually in a place crawling with parents and children, frequented by their own children, tried to be civil, tried to downplay the hostilities. No, the wife wasn’t interested in having a dignified discussion in public. She kept up her line of questioning about the colleague’s career mobility with pointed questions about how much time she’d spent on her back to get to where she is. The badgering continued, the wife was relentless, until the colleague rushed away. The wife is now boasting about the incident to all the ladies in the circle and beyond, convinced that the reason the colleague is getting so much play on the network these days is because she’s willing to give up so much play for the executives, the way she gave it up for her husband.

This isn’t the first time the wife has behaved aggressively. Her husband has pleaded with her to chill out when they’re in public as it could affect his reputation, like his constant dicking isn’t the major contributor to that. Still, her target right now is his colleague and the colleague’s reputation and she seems to be willing, happily willing, to share with anyone who asks how this colleague is earning all her jobs ...though I wonder if all that casting couching is enough since, you know, Julia Roberts didn’t seem to be aware.

October 25, 2011 at 8:53 AM

Update (10/25/11):
clue (regarding the Julia Roberts comment)

"Ladies' Room Encounter with That Girl" reveal 1


Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were photographed early Saturday morning leaving his Boston apartment with their dogs. The two were picked up by car service and taken to set where he’s working on RIPD. This just as Page Six reported that they were in New York last Thursday with Sandra Bullock at The Box for his 35th birthday. Blake’s rep, who is doing a really, really great job these days, found a source to tell the paper that Blake and Ryan were affectionate and coupley and holding hands. Someone else told the paper that they were accompanied by bodyguards?


When has that ever been his style?

No doubt, being with Leo, then playing Leo, or making it look like she played him and going straight to Ryan, no doubt that move has worked for Blake, has totally elevated her standing. But has it elevated Ryan’s? Initially, sure. To be chosen over Leo D can certainly help with the dick size, no doubt. Having your new girl personally deliver your birthday gift - click here to see - to set doesn’t hurt. But rolling with the personal security while she gets her personal paparazzi all up in their business? I dunno...

Here’s a dude who was married in the wilderness. Literally. He was photographed exactly 3 times during his entire relationship with his ex-wife. I’m just saying... how much is it helping him that he’s getting balled, and so obviously?

And how do you feel if you’re Scarlett Johansson? It’s over between them, totally. But she had some regrets. And now That Girl who kept hanging around, who kept waiting around for a crack, That Girl has now accessed the inside...

At Least That Girl isn’t the one who’s mean to you in the ladies’ room. It’s hard for me to feel sorry for her.

October 24, 2011 at 10:02

Ladies' Room Encounter with That Girl