In doing a list of TV's hottest actors, I—on a whim—tweeted Mia Farrow to ask the best-looking man she's ever worked with. In an instant, she replied: "Alec Baldwin." Here's what he looked like during their time on Alice (1990)...can't say she was mistaken:
For some reason, she thought better of her reply and deleted the tweet. Maybe so as not to hurt Ryan O'Neal's feelings. By the way, you should follow her on Twitter—she's one of the more interesting and engaged celebrities on it.
Last night, I joined my autograph-hound friend, lovable mailman Rich, at an obscenely crowded reading/signing for the book Lights, Camera...Travel! (Lonely Planet) edited by Andrew McCarthy and Don George. Along with the editors (including Mr. Doe Eyes himself!), contributors scheduled to appear included Alec Baldwin (who's lost weight and looks terrific...mayoral run?), Paulina Porizkova, Anthony Edwards, Bob Balaban and Sandra Bernhard. Not bad!
Paulina was a model author
I showed up after Rich, who'd kindly somehow saved me a spot on a long bench. There were only a few rows of seating in McNally Jackson's lower level, and as the place filled up, I came to appreciate that bench. It was a mob scene, and the signing afterward promised to be a clusterfuck.
Love is...stalking Sandra!
I overheard some guys razzing a girl who claimed to be a movie and TV blogger who made the mistake of confessing to them that she'd never seen Star Wars or Star Trek. "And you wonder why nobody visits your blog???" the guy chortled.Star Wars is mentioned a lot in situations where people are gathered to get the autographs of famous people.
Jesus, this looked like The Last Supper or something!
The first bummer was finding out McCarthy had taken a last-minute trip to New Zealand so wouldn't be there.
The reading started and was shockingly long. I had figured they'd each say something brief and get to signing, but as it turns out, the lion's share of the people who'd come just wanted to hear them read and gawk at them, not actually buy a book, so it was lucky that each contributor read a healthy hunk of his or her piece.
Cinesnatch called my attention to "Who's On Top?", the latest in a long line of gay-themed skits on Saturday Night Live. I agree with his write-up that it plays with stereotypical notions of masculinity. If I had a dime for every nelly guy I've met who's a strict top, I'd have enough money to pay a nelly guy to fuck me.Video is here.