Monday, August 28, 2006
Ellen Pompeo from GREY'S ANATOMY is the new millennium answer to Calista Flockhart.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Yes Schieder was hot in a sort of twisted way in JAWS, but what about MARATHON MAN? If you want to revisit anything in your career you would have to pull out the good stuff - wouldn't you?
An unforgettable moment between Lawrence Olivier and Dustin Hoffman - Hoffman being a devout follower of The Method would work himself up into a frenzy to shoot these scenes - Olivier would simply remark; "Just act!"
How can I tie in Cruise's recent departure from Paramount Pictures you might ask? Simple. It was the above incident that started his slow demise from their friendly coffers. Steven Spielberg was on the phone during the show begging Tom to promote the abysmal WAR OF THE WORLDS - Cruises mantra was just 'Katie, Katie, Katie'. Oh yeah and all that rubbish about how no one should take anything for post-natal depression.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Christina Ricci is here with a couple of grandpas from HFPA. She needs a bit of a boost in her career (I saw her recently on Grey's Anatomy)
Annette Benings career took quite a nose dive when she married Warren Beaty.
And here's the master of ceremonies Felicity Hoffman and Mark Ruffalo (who was fantastic in Jane Campion's In The Cut and keeps getting hotter) and another guy with a cheque.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
William Shatner is definitely in the limelight at the moment with all his Star Trek commitments and then this roasting. He must be feeling hot, hot, hot (pig on a spit comes to mind again). Anyway here he is with Farrah who is letting him know about her latest bout of surgeries. This keeps her occupied and also in the limelight. I really wanted to look like Farrah when I was a kid (I made mum buy the Farrah Fawcett shampoo so that my hair might look something like hers but you know how far fetched that was being - oh yeh, and it was about the same time I had a crush on William Shatner - so there's two dark secrets for you). Good luck to the both of them!
This is proof that if you look from a distance and squint your eyes, Farrah looks hot!
Here's George Takei looking like he hasn't aged a bit and giving that lovely Star Trek Salute - 'Nanoo Nanoo, George' or whatever they used to say.
And last but not least Nichelle Nichols - glamorpuss personified.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Its great to see pictures like this of Warhol. He was a trail blazer of sorts in the 'production' of art. Having a team of willing fans to do your prints and so on was how his factory was run. Seeing him hands on is rather rare.
Warhol's famous wig recently was sold at auction for US$10800 (if only).
This one's for you Stocking Face.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Its just great how William Shatner can keep promoting Star Trek after all these years isn't it? To me now he just looks like a pig on a spit but back in his hey day he was funky - and yes I did have one of my first TV crushes on him (dark secret). He recently had a kidney stone removed and wanted to sell it on Ebay but I think that they won't let you sell human body parts there so he had to sell it elsewhere. Good on him for having a go!
Leonard Nimoy looks surprisingly well preserved.
I always found Dr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) to be one of the most intriguing characters on the show and it wasn't because of those pointy ears or that endearing greeting he would flash up with fingers parted, it was because he was complex, misunderstood - a true character of the future - robot like - wanting to be human but like the tin man, missing a human heart.
Where do I fit in life's great game?
These two still get on like a house on fire!
"Hey, you were the greatest!" - "No you were" - "Hey you still look great after all these years" - "No you do" - "Lets get out of here" - "We've got too much to talk about!"
Monday, August 07, 2006
Geoffrey Rush poses before a stage conversation as part of The 2006 Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) at The Forum theatre, Melbourne, Australia.
Geoffrey Rush is one of those character actors that pleases the senses despite having the occasional mediocre script. He shot to international fame playing David Helfgott in SHINE. I don't know why but I can't stand that film (can I just indulge for a moment and add that my six degrees of separation from him is that the real David Helfgott came up to me out of the blue at a book launch and planted a kiss on my cheek - if you're familiar with the film you will know that this happens to anyone in close proximity to him) anyway, he went on to far more superior roles in ELIZABETH, QUILLS, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS. One role that I would have loved to show a photo of is his guest spot on ABC's KATH AND KIM (now that would have been the icing on the cake).
With Lyn Redgrave in SHINEPlaying Peter Sellers (could have done with a meatier script).
Saturday, August 05, 2006
After drowning in my own phlegm for a few weeks with the flu and drifting off into la la land, the intricate web of tangents that my mind is prone to led me from forgotten memories of the past (which included a lucid flashback of being at an ACDC concert and lamenting that I wished I'd seen them before Bon Scott choked on his own spew and died) to one cherished film - FANTASTIC VOYAGE. Surely the only way that I would be rid of this devilish affliction would be to shrink a team of scientists down to a microscopic size and then inject them into my body to laser the gunk out of there.
The ship that would take the scietists on their microscopic journey
When that didn't happen, I just realized why this planet is such a beautiful place. Its artists like Nike Savvas that do crazy things with balls of color (50,000 spray painted balls to be exact) that makes life look so silly and magnificent at the same time.
"Atomic: full of love, full of wonder" by Nike Stavvas is part of a sculpture project called ADVENTURES WITH FORM IN SPACE at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, opens 9th of August 2006.