"Three Weeks" reveal 4


Christian Bale’s emotions

Um, Christian Bale and Natalie Portman look SUPER HOT as a couple, right? I’m so excited to see him look like himself in a movie - not scowling, not dying, not drug-addicted and emaciated but ordinary, and smiling.

Anyway, about last night at the Movie Awards - in case you missed it, they played a Dark Knight retrospective and included a few scenes with Heath Ledger and then Bale took the microphone and could not contain his emotions.

Needless to say, some of you were all swoony about his public emoting. I’m a dumb c-nt though so, to tell you the truth, I was more uncomfortable than horny. When people cry on tv, or generally in front of a group, my go-to reaction is usually embarrassment. Also people need to stop crying at work.

Where Christian Bale is concerned, I do believe that he is A Sensitive Artist who has no filter. That lack of filter manifested itself in this case on stage at the Movie Awards in a sweet moment of tribute to a fallen comrade. But what is that expression... two sides of the same coin? Kind of appropriate actually when you consider the Batman and the Joker, because that which moved Bale to tears last night is also what moves him to lose his sh-t on set when someone gets in his sightline, resulting in, well, we’ve all heard his rant, right? That infamous rant is the fraternal twin of what happened last night at the Movie Awards. It all lives so close to the surface for Christian Bale. And it all depends where that intensity is directed. For every time he breaks down in tears, there may be a tantrum the next day, followed by a love connection right after.

June 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Three Weeks

"Thin For Nothing" reveal


Met Gala Thinnification: Ashley Greene

She’s wearing white Donna Karan. Basically a wedding dress. You’ve seen it a thousand times. What’s new here, or new-ish, at least since last year’s Met Gala, is Ashley Greene’s thinnification. Ashley Greene was always fit. She had a great body. Slim but strong and seemingly healthy.

Somewhere along the way though, as they do in Hollywood, someone must have told her she was “too athletic”, and “not delicate enough”. She’s not the first. To oblige. They are all so desperate for more. And this is the result. The saddest part is it won’t make a difference. Twenty pounds won’t make her Anne Hathaway. Ashley Greene will never be Anne Hathaway. She’ll never even be Jessica Biel.

May 8, 2012 at 8:16 AM 

Thin For Nothing


Anna Wintour presides over this event. Its official name is the Costume Institute Gala. So, as I say every year, this is NOT the Academy. There is no constituency here from Palm Springs to fellate. The people you want to blow are the precious fashion bitches. In other words, the style assessment has a slightly different standard. Save it with the taffeta. Please no ball gowns, no figure skating, no brides, no Oscar de la Renta for the Princess Michael of Kent, and ... no Lindsay Lohan! Anna shut that sh-t down!

At the Met Gala you bring your game. Your game may be considered ugly by some, by the minivan majority, but ugly, here, is better than boring, imagination is better than safe, edge is better than predictable. With all due respect, the fact that you would never wear it is half the point.

I will try to cover as many people as possible. By the end there may be as many as 40 articles, over 8,000 words. So...some will have to be cut. Like I’ll tell you right now, I’m cutting Heidi Klum. Not interesting and don’t care, unless she’s the subject of a blind riddle. But you already knew that.
Are we fighting? We will fight HARD! What could possibly be more fun than to fight over Dress Porn?

(Right now, at 9pm PT Monday night, I cannot find a photo of Andre Leon Talley. What is this world? Every year he makes some kind of entrance on those steps, and sometimes Anna even orders him to arrange her daughter’s dress, a sight I will never forget, along with my friend Lara, the first time we covered the event. This time he was responsible for Beyonce’s walk up to the doors. Will try to update later if new ones come up. In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy this shot of him with Anna front row at Chanel in March. And on the subject of Chanel...where was Karl???)

May 8, 2012 at 6:09 AM

Not a doting mother, not a kind employer


Before she f-cked up and when she could still get a job, Mischa Barton had great style. I loved her style. If you believe that style goes the way of a career though, well, she’s your best example. Like, Bebe looks more luxurious than this dress.

Remember, she is only 26 years old. Same year as Lindsay Lohan actually. Mischa hasn’t tweaked her sh-t as egregiously as Lindsay but... you can still see the hard living. They hard lived together several times. Most memorably once in a limo.

May 4, 2012 at 7:25 AM

Two girls, one limo


Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Julianne Moore went for a walk in New York yesterday. Apparently he’s directing her in a new movie. Scarlett Johansson will also star. JGL worked on the script, a romantic comedy about a player who is trying to commit:

"I wrote myself a helluva role, one that people wouldn’t (have) necessarily thought of me for."

Well he sounds confident, doesn’t he? Yes, actually, he says he is:

"I spent a year working with Chris Nolan, Rian Johnson, Steven Spielberg, and I did my best to pay attention. I've also been making short films for a long time now, I've directed a ton of them, and that is a huge part of why I feel comfortable and confident in this."

For some reason this reminds me of the Boy Sh-t he got into with Michael Cera a few years ago at Sundance. Click here if you missed that. The ones with dimples can be super precious too, you know.

In other JGL news, the final trailer for The Dark Knight Rises was released online yesterday and JGL features heavily. The trailer will precede The Avengers this weekend. In signature Christopher Nolan style, the preview is brilliant and bold, but bleak (sorry about the alliteration), and I am already afraid to see it because that’s the genius of Christopher Nolan - it’s never just a summer popcorn movie; it’s an unforgiving analysis of life which... is obviously never comfortable. 

May 1, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Scared Straight


The ongoing thinnification of Ashley Greene (Popoholic)

April 26, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Thin For Nothing