Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Why Do I Link?

Gold Derby talks to Robert Osborne about what went wrong with this year's Oscar ceremony
I Need My Fix Sharon Stone on 'Law & Order: SVU'? Are things really that dire for her? Sad.
The Independent Eye Gabby Sidibe can have a career, Howard Stern. Here are seven plus sized successes from Hollywood's past
Movie Marketing Madness looks at the promotional strategy on The Runaways

Coming Soon the first poster for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
The Film Stage I'd somehow missed the news that Andrew Jarecki (Capturing The Friedmans) bought his Dunst/Gosling murder drama All Good Things back from the Weinsteins after they kept not releasing it (so typical). Sigh... the Weinsteins are basically like dragons who hoard shiny treasures (films) in dark caves (vaults).
Boy Culture attends the GLAAD awards. Lots of videos with the attendees! Here's one of Sigourney Weaver who starts out not wanting to give advice to closeted actors... but then does. Go Sigweavie

I think it's very important as an actor -- We can change into anyone but it's always very important to be true to yourself in the business. So I think it would actually be helpful and energy giving to absolutely be who you are.
The Independent looks at the topic Sigourney is speaking to. Playing gay is so great for careers, but few actors are yet willing to assume being gay will be.
Random Acts of Literary Vandalism discovers how endearing Drew Barrymore's Whip It is (more and more people will)
popbytes has details from that Glee promotional event we mentioned a couple of days ago.
Hollywood Reporter Jayma Mays (Glee) added to cast of The Smurfs


Laleena said...

How awesome is Sigourney? She's up there with Tilda as my towering heroines.

Sean said...

I'm really looking forward to Scott Pilgrim. The comics are a lot of fun and the only word that can accurately describe the cast is "adorable."

Kyle said...

There's nothing wrong with Sharon Stone going to "SVU." TV is probably the best place for her, and if she's good enough, she'll probably get another Emmy nomination.

Deus Ex Machina said...

I have an inkling that the "One major actress (who must go nameless)" Robert Osborne is referring to, may be Michelle Pfeiffer. Just thinking about someone who didn't do the red carpet and who seldom avoids it.


DEUS -- well can you blame her? I mean if reporters were really asking Robert DeNiro what part he'd like to play in the Twilight movies than the end is surely nigh for all of us... not just the legendary movie stars.

mrripley said...

Has sigweavie got her teeth done she kept slurring her s's.

Derreck said...

oh, come on. i'm not a huge fan of Sharon Stone, but guest starring on Law and Order: SVU isn't really slumming it. Why does everybody believe that a primarily movie actress is basically lowering her standards/reviving a dead career by heading to TV?

/3rtfu11 said...

Sharon Stone’s not sad. She’s underappreciated and always underestimated. I adore her but I think her public and private bitch persona has done her no favors when you’re famous for being a sex symbol and now you’re an older woman in Hollywood – nobody is writing for you. You have to fight for decent material and some of the best are made for television.

Gabby is not talented like the other women on that list not even a little bit. Her face is too server.

mrripley said...

she will always have casino.

Janice said...

@mrripley - I was wondering the same thing - she sounds like someone who has had dentures (which seems unlikely in this instance) or perhaps dental implants? Maybe a new bridge or somesuch.

Not that it affects my love for her. Sigourney Forever.

re: Ms Stone, with Holly Hunter, Toni Collette, Glenn Close, etc etc all having gone to TV, it only seems a natural move. I know we'd rather have these mature actresses on the big screen, but I'd rather they were working than not working at all. And if TV producers are willing to write interesting characters for older women (because lots of women watch TV) and pay them, then I think in the end it's a win-win for actresses and audiences alike.

Janice said...

BTW - regarding "Whip It", you might be glad to know Nathaniel that when I added it to my Netflix queue just now, it was marked as being a "long wait". And usually I can get even the newest releases from Netflix pretty quickly. So it may indeed be one of those films that is going to do very well in DVD.

Paul Outlaw said...

Nat, Sharon Stone joins the sad ranks of Audra McDonald, Shirley Knight, Celia Weston, Bebe Neuwirth, Elizabeth Banks, Mary Steenburgen, Martha Plimpton, Estelle Parsons, Lois Smith, Sherilyn Fenn, Mary Kay Place, Pam Grier, Mare Winningham, Beverly D'Angelo, Mariette Hartley, Shirley Jones, Jacqueline Bisset, Samantha Mathis, Jane Seymour, Dixie Carter, Zoe Saldana, Marlee Matlin, Jane Krakowski, Marlo Thomas, Diana Scarwid, Amy Sedaris, Abigail Breslin, Lea Thompson, Amanda Seyfried, Viola Davis, Mary Stuart Masterson, Amanda Plummer, Glenne Headly, Angela Lansbury, Rita Moreno, Marcia Gay Harden, Terri Garr, Bernadette Peters, Marian Seldes, Kathy Baker, Cynthia Nixon, Ellen Burstyn, Lena Olin, Ann-Margret, Rosie Perez, Cicely Tyson, Carol Burnett, Carol Kane, Swoosie Kurtz and Brenda Blethyn.

To name a few. ;-)

Don't hate on my SVU.


sorry. but i like to hate on L&O. It's not like they're getting GOOD roles on these procedurals.

i've seen these shows. (every once in awhile)

they're formulaic and characters are basically walking exposition machines. That can't be that fun for brilliant actors?