67 posts categorized "ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY MAGAZINE"
Via Entertainment Weekly (October 24, 2014): The men of Kingdom flaunt their tattoos, a sure way to convert even those of you who hate ink into fans.
In Entertainment Weekly (August 15, 2014), the esteemed actor Kevin Spacey, presumed to be gay by just about everyone (hence my post title), relates a really cute story of his former fanboy years, when he ambushed Katharine Hepburn after her performance in A Matter of Gravity in L.A.:
“I was 13 or 14 years old. She parked her station wagon in the loading dock of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and I was waiting there with a bouquet of flowers. She came down this landing and she stopped and she looked at me. [In a Hepburn voice] 'You've waited for me. How lovely!' She took the flowers and sat on the bumper of her car and answered my questions about Spencer Tracy for, like 15 minutes.”
They apparently became pen pals and then pals.
Greg Rutherford goes bare-assed for Attitude. (Work Unfriendly)
Ron Paul < Rand Paul < ... RuPaul???
Chicago White Sox LGBT Pride Night inspires outrage (in-rage?) online.
Fun in the shower.
KARMA'S A BITCH: Ramona Singer officially divorcing Mario.
Renisha McBride's killer found guilty of murder. Finally...sanity.
Kevin Spacey & Julia Louis-Dreyfus are drag versions of each other for EW.
Trust me: This boy is one of the hottest you'll see today.
Franco thinks speculating someone might be gay is “homophobic.”
Justin Bieber FaceTimes with Malala.
Ugandans pushing to reinstate Kill the Gays law.
Ebola is God's punishment for (guess?) homosexualism.
Tasty Chris Pratt covers Entertainment Weekly (July 18, 2014) in shots to publicize Guardians of the Galaxy.
Inside, he remembers a humbling audition for Avatar:
“They said they want sombody that has 'that thing,' that 'It factor.' I walked into that room knowing that I did not have that thing, and I walked out thinking I would never have that thing, probably.”
By George, I think he's (now) got It.
Working my way through AFI's 1998 and 2007 lists of greatest films (Entertainment Weekly's two lists—here and here—are next), I finally saw Charlie Chaplin's (April 16, 1889—December 25, 1977) Modern Times (1936), which was quite impressively engaging considering it's nearly 80 years old and mostly silent. Very funny stuff, and enhanced by Paulette Goddard (June 3, 1910—April 23, 1990), who was a strikingly and appropriately modern beauty.
Goddard's been interesting to me ever since she popped up ever so many times in The Andy Warhol Diaries, which were published after the artist's death due to hospital incompetence. Goddard was a big-screen beauty who'd retired by the '60s, but she married well [rich dudes and/or creative types—including both Chaplin and Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907—September 9, 1997], then became a fabulous NYC socialite.
Out of curiosity, I wondered what Goddard's final role was, and it turned out to be a stint on the long-forgotten, leaden pilot for the '70s series The Snoop Sisters, which was kind of like “Miss Marple” times two, starring Helen Hayes (October 10, 1900—March 17, 1993) and Mildred Natwick (June 19, 1905—October 25, 1994). It wasn't a very distinguished performance—Goddard, still lovely, was pretty stiff for a five-times-married, fading movie star (“Norma Treat”—often misspelled in various sources as “Treet“) someone was trying to murder—but it sure is fun to watch. Along with Hayes, Natwick and Goddard, the episode features Jill Clayburgh (April 30, 1944—November 5, 2010) as Goddard's concerned daughter and appearances by a host of familiar names: Art Carney (November 4, 1918—November 9, 2003), Charlie Callas (December 20, 1927—January 27, 2011), Bill Dana (b. October 5, 1924) and Craig Stevens (July 8, 2018—May 10, 2000).
My favorite line is when Clayburgh, expressing shock that her mother isn't picking up her phone, says, “She's compulsive—she answers pay phones!” The episode also makes use of vintage Goddard footage, Sunset Boulevard-style—a scene of her screaming and attempting to flee a zombie from 1940's comedic monster movie The Ghost Breakers.
Interestingly, the episode revolves around Goddard's character writing a scandalous tell-all book. In real life, Goddard was doing a memoir with Anita Loos (April 26, 1888—August 18, 1981) until Andy Warhol poached her...but a book never happened. One reason given by those in the know was that Goddard refused to dish on her old co-stars as much as the publisher—which had paid a $50,000 advance—wanted.
I think there is an argument to be made for the idea that a penis was painted on. Don't know much about art, but know what I like!