October 30, 2015 |
AFTER HIS RECENT Serious Actor stage and movie triumphs, Bradley Cooper turns to lighter fare in Burnt, the story of a hot chef. His character is hot as in celebrated, and hot as in Bradley Cooper. Who can blame him? After playing "The Elephant Man" every day for several months on the West End, it doesn't hurt to serve up a heaping helping of handsome in a movie like "Burnt" to remind audiences that Cooper is a dish. He eats raw oysters, lapses into French and walks around in a towel a lot. Though he's put on a few pounds since "The Hangover," I did hear someone in the preview audience use the word "yummy.
October 29, 2015 |
For those who feel the warmth for Bradley Cooper , it's now official: He is so hot, he actually caught on fire. His latest film, in which he plays a chef (and which opens Friday), is called "Burnt," and, it seems, he was. In fact, both he and co-star Sienna Miller needed medical attention on the as-real-as-a-real-kitchen set. "There is the intensity of the kitchen in the movie," Cooper said. "Massive amounts of pressure, time pressure. It's hot and dangerous, and you better keep up. There's a lot of burning.
October 26, 2015 |
In Burnt , opening Friday, Bradley Cooper is Adam Jones, a culinary star desperate for a comeback after torpedoing his career with drugs, drink, and insufferable arrogance. The dramedy, directed by John Wells, costars Daniel Brühl (restaurateur), Sienna Miller (rising chef), Emma Thompson (therapist), Uma Thurman (food critic), and Alicia Vikander (ex-lover). The cuisine is decidedly haute, and the scenes in the London restaurant where Cooper's Jones barks orders are perfect down to the last wisp of truffle pomme puree.
October 23, 2015
MONDAY'S musical Walk of Fame Gala at the Philly Fillmore just got A-list-ier. The event will induct local musicians who've made the big-time. Few - OK, pretty much none - spent their entire careers in the 215. Most, however, remain alive and even relevant. But only one group will receive honor from "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon . Before you guess who it is, you already know who it is. The Roots , led by Black Thought and Questlove - whom Temp Tattle prefers to refer to as Tariq and Ahmir-Khalib, because she likes feeling old - will be on the arty avenue Monday at 11 a.m. to get their sidewalk plaques, then ride back up to New York to tape the show with Fallon, and then ride back down here for the swank shindig.
September 23, 2015 |
* THE MUPPETS. 8 tonight, 6ABC. * SCREAM QUEENS. 8 tonight, Fox 29. Moves to 9 p.m. next week. * LIMITLESS. 10 tonight, CBS3. MAYBE the late-night wars aren't over after all. While the new guys on the after-dark celebrity-talk circuit insist that they're noncombatants, ABC's offering up a feisty female with the chops to take on all comers. Too bad that she's a pig, and that her show, "Up Late With Miss Piggy," exists only inside the prime-time half-hour of ABC's "The Muppets," one of three new network shows premiering tonight.
September 17, 2015 |
Coop scoop It's Bradley Cooper 's millennium. We just live in it. So says Details magazine in its 15th-anniversary issue next month on the "15 most influential cultural figures of the new millennium," of which Rydal's own leads the pack. (Others include Pharrell Williams , Judd Apatow and Alex Rodriguez .) Four Oscar nods. A Tony nomination. The highest-grossing film of 2014. You can see why Coop was chosen. In an interview, the actor "looks back" at his successes and toward his future.
September 11, 2015 |
THIS HAS been a good year for actresses of a certain age - meaty leads for Meryl Streep, Blythe Danner, Lily Tomlin. But just so you know, Patricia Clarkson is not one of them. She's got the juicy role, all right - in "Learning to Drive," opposite Ben Kingsley - but she's a decade (or two!) younger than these other talented women, even if audiences sometimes get that wrong. "I've been playing 50 for such a long time now, that when people see me they say, 'Patty, you look amazing,' because they think that I'm 100 years old. " Clarkson is a bit more than half that.
September 10, 2015 |
CBS3 anchor Ukee Washington hammed it up with "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert recently in New York City, in advance of Colbert's local debut last night, following Eyewitness News. The one-on-one interview, which aired last night at 11 p.m., covered topics - from the serious to the hysterical - including the impending question from Washington on whether Colbert preferred his cheesesteak "wit or witout?" "Yeah, yeah, wit wiz and onions and everything else," said Colbert, who admitted to trying both Pat's and Geno's steaks once in the same day. "Doctors say I will eventually pass them," he laughed.
August 29, 2015 |
'My life is over!" How many times do we hear people say that? How many times do we say it ourselves when faced with major disappointments in our personal lives or careers? Well, next time you feel this way, sit down and watch director Felix Herngren's wonderful Scandinavian comedy The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared , released by Music Box Films on disc and digital download. The film shows it's never too late to start your life all over again - not even when you're 100 years old. An adaptation of the international best-seller by novelist Jonas Jonasson, the Swedish-language film stars Robert Gustafsson as Allan Karlsson, a retiree so weary of life at his nursing home that he decides to skip his 100th birthday party and run away in search of adventure.
August 21, 2015 |
Q: I'm a happily married woman in my 40s and just this past week a boyfriend from my 20s got in touch with me on Facebook. He's married now as well. We exchanged pleasantries a couple of times, and then he gave me his private email and suggested I write him. He had a reputation as a womanizer back in the day and I am wondering what path he's trying to lead me down now. How do you think I should respond? Steve: My final offer is this: Nothing. You give him nothing. Mia: I had some old flame try to reignite things with me recently.