Sideshow: Kristin Scott Thomas calling it quits

Kristin Scott Thomas has had it. In September she had a realization, she says. "I just suddenly thought, I cannot cope with another film."
Kristin Scott Thomas has had it. In September she had a realization, she says. "I just suddenly thought, I cannot cope with another film."
Posted: February 05, 2014

     

 

Scott Thomas: I'm done

World cinema is about to lose one of its brightest lights.

Kristin Scott Thomas, who is equally at home in English-language pics ( Nowhere Boy) or French-language ones ( I've Loved You So Long), has decided to stop making 'em altogether, she tells London's the Guardian in a lengthy interview. Thomas, who has made 65 films, said she's overworked.

In September she had a realization. "I just suddenly thought, I cannot cope with another film," says Scott Thomas, "and I just suddenly thought, I can't do it anymore. I'm bored by it." In the Guardian article, she refers to herself as a "recovering actress."

Scott Thomas, 53, who has lived in Paris since she was 19, said she's also demoralized by the general lack of quality in Hollyood movies. "I can't bear all the kind of rubbish that goes on on those big films."

A boy for Owen Wilson

Funny-dude actor guy Owen Wilson, 45, and his lover (and former personal trainer), Caroline Lindqvist, have welcomed a baby boy, name yet to be announced, People reports. Owen has a 3-year-old son, Robert Ford, with ex-girlfriend Jade Duell.

James Taylor tix!

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee James Taylor and his band will rock out at the Susquehanna Bank Center on July 22. Tix go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. Info: 1-800-745-3000 or www.Ticketmaster.com.

Wayne Coyne in town!

Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne will take a trip to Philadelphia after he plays the Amnesty International USA Bringing Human Rights Home concert in Brooklyn. He'll be at a.k.a. music in Old City at 5 p.m. on Monday. Among other cool stuff, he'll be selling a rare Flaming Lips EP housed in an anatomically correct chocolate skull. Each skull contains a gold coin that gets you into a Flaming Lips show, anywhere in the world, Willy Wonka-style.

- Dan DeLuca

Well-aged, vintage Stern

"Being 60 is not a bad thing," Howard Stern tells People of his birthday, which he celebrated Friday at a do at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. It was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and simulcast on SiriusXM radio. (Stern's actual birthday is Jan. 12.)

"I'm in a good place in my life. I have the best job and the perfect wife [ Beth Ostrosky]. I'm a lucky man. And it's an honor to have so many people come and celebrate with me. I could never have imagined any of this." Party guests included Robert Downey Jr., Justin Theroux, Barbara Walters, Bryan Cranston, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K., Heidi Klum, and Gov. Christie.

More Muti for Chicago

Former Philadelphia Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti will wield his baton in Chicago through 2020, the Associated Press reports. The maestro has signed a new pact with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra that calls for him to conduct at least 10 weeks of subscription concerts per season and lead the orchestra on tour.


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