Thursday, January 19, 2006

Bitchin' News (01/19)

  • An Australian prisoner has broken out of a top security jail by losing enough weight to squeeze through a gap between the bars of his cell and a brick wall. -Oh, so this is how it’s done? Mmm... This could be the answer to all my weight problems, land myself in jail. It worked for Bridget. And you know that very famous saying, “What works for Bridget, works for Trollop.”
  • The Sundance Film Festival kicks off tomorrow with a slate of 120 movies that highlight independent filmmaking and seek to distance the festival from the commercialism that has surrounded it in recent years.
  • The Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Holly Hunter has given birth to twins at the age of 47.
  • I’m a television editor and a pop-culture junkie. But I don’t understand the appeal of American Idol, which started its fifth season last night, and so help me, I don’t think I ever will. -I’m with this guy; I just don’t get it!
  • For anyone who hopes HBO’s mob drama, The Sopranos might return after its upcoming season, series creator and executive producer David Chase has one word—fuggetaboutit. Other shows that will be canceled, or off the air this season include the very popular Malcolm in the Middle and That 70s Show.
  • Does a work of non-fiction have to be completely factual? Can a memoir make things up? The exposure of Norma Khouri’s best-selling memoir as a work of fiction sparked fierce debate in Australian literary circles last year. Now readers in the United States are asking similar questions after a spectacularly successful memoir was found to contain exaggerations and falsehoods.
  • Reese Witherspoon was horrified when she learnt that the gown designed for her for the Golden Globes had been worn by Kirsten Dunst in 2003. Witherspoon, who won Best Actress for Walk the Line, wore a white-and-silver “vintage” Chanel dress only to learn later that it had been recycled. -OUCH! How could this have happened? Surely Reese has someone on her payroll that should be in charge of stuff like this. You know, the check-this-dress-has-not-been-worn-by-anyone-else position (Alberto, the guy that does this for me is the best!). BTW, notice in the pic how the dress is just as ugly now as it was in 2003; it’s been very well conserved.


2 comment(s):

Blogger Marlene D. Malone said...

you are so right that is an ugly dress!

1/20/2006 09:03:00 PM  

Blogger marcos said...

and they are wearing the same shoes too!!!! horror !!!!!

1/25/2006 01:56:00 PM