March 2, 2015 |
A HOST of this year's "Richardson Dilworth Award" ceremony likened the event to the Academy Awards. By that measure, the city's version was far more entertaining and a lot less boring. The hour-long awards presentation, held at City Hall on Friday, was chock full of genuine laughs, tears, surprises - and even a little love story. And when each nominee learned they had won, their reaction wasn't all, "Blah, blah, blah . . . I'd like to thank the Academy. " The acceptance was pure Philly: "Get outta here!
February 25, 2015 |
On the day before Michael Keaton lost the 87th Academy Awards best-actor prize (boo!), the Birdman star was holding a winged trophy aloft at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, across town from Hollywood. Accepting his "best male lead" win in front of many of the same glammy peers he'd be sitting with Sunday night, Keaton jokingly saved his last thank-you for Narcissus, the creature of Greek mythology who fell in love with his own reflection and whose name begat the term narcissism.
February 23, 2015 |
Birdman or Boyhood ? A breakneck backstage commotion about art and ego that seems to fly by in a flash? Or a loping survey of life's small moments filmed over 12 years with a cast that grows older before our eyes? As audiences settle down to watch the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday night (and pick apart the sartorial choices), the Hollywood pundits and progn -oscar -ators have pretty much decreed: The best-picture race is between Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Birdman , with nine nominations, and Richard Linklater's Boyhood , with six. I'm OK with that.
February 21, 2015 |
Every televised contest comes with its big opinions and bigger questions. (What was the most shocking moment of the Super Bowl: the Patriots' last-minute interception or that weird dancing shark? What was wrong with Kanye West at the Grammys and why do they keep inviting him back?) Certainly the same is true of the 87th annual Academy Awards, which air on ABC at 8 p.m. Sunday, preceded by an E! Network red-carpet watch at 6. Will Oscar voters go for Michael Keaton or Eddie Redmayne as best actor?
January 16, 2015 |
Paltrow approves Garner Gwyneth Paltrow thinks her ex-bf Ben Affleck has found the perfect mate in Jennifer Garner . Gwyn on Wednesday told Howard Stern that when Ben was younger, he couldn't handle anyone more sophisticated than a Scores stripper. But he's grown. "He's settled down and his wife is awesome," said GP of JG, who wed BA in 2005. "Not only is she beautiful but she's so warm, she cooks, and she's so into her kids and she's great. She's hilarious.
January 15, 2015 |
If the nominees for the 87th Academy Awards' top prize represent a thematically diverse field - War! Theater! Equality! Family! Musicianship! Mathematical genius! The hospitality industry! - the players in those Best Picture contenders constitute a shocking display of non-diversity. The same can be said of almost all the other nominated titles, announced Thursday, whose fates now fall to the 6,000-plus voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Yes, Selma - about Martin Luther King Jr.'s pivotal role in the fight for Voting Rights in the deep, divided South of 1965 - landed one of the eight (out of a possible 10)
December 28, 2014 |
A ccording to Amy Adams (presumably a reliable source in this matter), octogenarian artist Margaret Keane had never heard of the actress when approached last year and asked, "Are you OK with Amy Adams playing you?" "She was like, 'Who's Amy Adams?' " the five-time Oscar nominee recounts with a chuckle. "But she went and did her research and watched some films, and so I ultimately got the seal of approval, which is good. " Very good. Two weeks ago, Adams made the list of best-actress nominees for a Golden Globe (in a musical or comedy)
December 3, 2014 |
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of Jersey Shore fame made good on her threat to wed lovey and infant-father Jionni LaValle , doing so in Garfield, N.J., on Saturday. Her bridal party was a Jersey Shore cast call, with Jenni "JWoww" Farley , Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola , and Deena Cortese looking on. TMZ reports there's no prenup. How refreshing! Stop the presses . . . forever! GQ has named "Weird Al" Yankovic Pop Star of the Year. We return you now to your hallucinogen of choice.
August 13, 2014 |
Robin Williams, the synapse-snapping comic genius whose career caromed from standup clubs to concert halls, TV sitcoms to Oscar-winning films - from Mork to Mrs. Doubtfire , from the Genie in Aladdin to Oliver Sacks in Awakenings - died Monday at 63. His body was found in his home in Tiburon, across the bay from San Francisco, an area where he had long lived. A deputy coroner in Marin County indicated the cause was suspected to be suicide due to asphyxia, but an investigation is continuing.
April 28, 2014 |
THE GOOD FOLKS at Time and People this week have figured out the most beautiful and influential human beings on the face of the Earth. We here at Temporary Tattle humbly want to relay the celeb news that lies beneath. Yesterday A New York man who terrorized CNN anchor Anderson Cooper for nearly six years pleaded guilty to felony menacing and harassment charges. Alex Hausner , 38, of Queens, N.Y., said he wasn't a stalker and never meant to hurt Cooper. "Stalker is the furthest thing from what I am," said Hausner, who was freed on time served.