Some might call this "the photo we've all been waiting for"... vogue.com
"A friend of mine once said, 'God—the things you say!' " Radcliffe recalls. "I thought, Imagine the things I don't say. You can't possibly imagine what it's like to actually live inside this head."
Aww, spoken like a true movie star. They grow up so fast!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Some might call this "the photo we've all been waiting for"... vogue.com
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Did you know that David Hasselhoff has a new social networking site? Well, he does, and it's called HoffSpace, natch. "For the love of God, WHY," you ask? Let's let him explain...
"I realized that while two people from two entirely different countries and backgrounds may seem to have nothing in common, the only thing they might have in common is me."
I hear that A Tale of Two Cities is every inch the hot mess I predicted! An anonymous industry insider called me during intermission at a recent performance, urging me to "get to the theater right now and see what's left of this mess, because there's no way they could possibly have any more performances after tonight!" From my pal's description, the show sounds like a hodge-podge of the worst moments of Les Mis, The Scarlett Pimpernel, and Jekyll and Hyde. Oh my!
I don't see what could be so terrible about a show that starts it's press releases with these words:
A Tale of Two Cities, a new musical to quicken the hearts of fans of sprawling romantic historical epics — the kind of show where characters in the shadows sing about the light of tomorrow — begins its Broadway life Aug. 19 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. (emphasis mine)I mean, wow.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Finally, a big-screen adaptation of R.L. Stein's Goosebumps series is in the works! Writers Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander are in negotiations to pen a live-action adaptation for Columbia Pictures. Not only did these dudes write Man on the Moon, Ed Wood, and Tales from the Crypt, but the duo also penned Problem Child, the early 90's film that gave us the unforgettable image of John Ritter drinking something he thought was lemonade, but was in fact his kid's urine. In other words, they are the perfect pair to adapt the creepy but goofy series for the screen.
Mmm, Goosebumps... the very word invokes a sense memory overload of my 12-year-old self making frantic trips back and forth to the local library on my bike, desperate to read the next book. And oh, how thrillingly frightful they were! Night of the Living Dummy! One Day at Horrorland! A Shocker on Shock Street! The Haunted Mask! Fun Fact: According to the Hollywood Reporter, the books "have grossed hundreds of millions for Stine and Scholastic, second only to the "Harry Potter" series."
Monday, August 18, 2008
I'd almost forgotten how much I lurve Roseanne Barr's blog, Roseanne's World. Woman has a way with words like no other.
On Jon Voight: "is a frightened little girl in a pink ballet tutu, who acts like Obama just wandered in from the rain forest with a bone thru his nose and a communist pamphlet in his loincloth. The neocons who own jon voight and make him dance on the chabad telethons are the worst most elitist people on earth. glen beck and jon voight are their bitches... both of them are used tampons who must be flushed down the toilet immediately! jon voight your evil spawn angelina jolie and her vacuous hubby brad pitt make about forty million dollars a year in violent psychopathic movies and give away three of it to starving children trying to look as if they give a crap about humanity as they spit out more dunces that will consume more than their fair share and wreck the earth even more. (just sayin')."
[via The Huffinton Post]
Speaking of Spring Awakening, it seems that people out there are dying for the dirty details on the hunky new Melchior, Hunter Parrish. I haven't seen him play the role, but I have seen him on Weeds, and here's what I know: 1) I don't care how young he is, boy is damn sexy and I would definitely hit that. 2) There's a video of him in rehearsal right here. Anybody seen him yet? Care to share?
Friday, August 15, 2008
Spring Awakening is kicking off it's national tour, and this photo of Blake Bashoff is creeping me out. I get the whole Broadway replacement game, replication of the original performance is unfortunately par for the course, but do they really have to pose the kid exactly the same way as the original poster artwork? It's disconcerting.
at 12:25 PM
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
BREAKING: The Godspell revival has been cancelled. Cast members were informed last night - get this - via mass email!! What a terrible lost opportunity for some wonderful talents, including Gavin Creel, Sara Chase, and director Danny Goldstein. Terrible!
Update 8/14/08: Still no official press release, but Reidel says "There is no Godspell," because producer Adam Epstein was short $1 million of the production's $4.5 million cost. I snapped the photo above this morning, pretty ironic...
More Updates 8/14/08: Bixby Elliot has some interesting notes on a whole social networking aspect of this story. Bixby says, "Many in the theatrical community felt the rumors were confirmed yesterday when director Danny Goldstein posted on his Facebook page the following status: 'I think I'll move to Australia.' " A commenter on Bixby's blog, Two on the Aisle, added, "Diana's Myspace status read "Diana DeGarmo is searching for answers" and yesterday Gavin Creel's Facebook read that he was trying to find his drawing board."
The below Questionable Cover Letter was sent to a friend of mine. I won't share my friend's name, but you bet I'll share the letter he received:
[Name Withheld], it was an absolute pleasure speaking fast with you... This is me and my working headshot. Again my apologies on not carrying it with me last nite but then again I've always been known to break the routine of things. Ask around about me, and if you like what you hear, give a call. I need a "pusher" [Name Withheld] and you seem like a breath of fresh air. Be well and hope to hear from you...
Yes, you will be hearing from [Name Withheld] soon! [Name Withheld] is looking for new clients who "break the routine of things," and nothing shakes things up like ill-preparedness and spelling errors! [Name Withheld] will "ask around" about you, just as soon as he figures out who to ask. You need a pusher and [Name Withheld] is ready to do just that!
Questionable Cover Letters is a new tradition on Moxie the Maven, in which Moxie will provide illuminating examples of what not to write in the cover letter that will accompany your headshot. If you have received a Questionable Cover Letter, don't be shy! Send it along to moxiethemaven [at] yahoo [dot] com.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I caught The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2 last night (along with all the tweens in Queens), and well, okay I'll just come out and say it, I liked it! It's fun and funny and adorable, and while it's totally candy-coated, it's rooted in reality in a few important places. The four girls aren't perfect by any means, they mess up and make mistakes and have to take responsibility for it. And how refreshing to see a movie starring four young starlets who aren't all a size zero, and who still are confident and funny and gorgeous and perfectly capable of attracting awesome guys. Will this movie change your life? No, duh. But it's got Amber Tamblyn workin' at the Two Boots Video Store, Shohreh Aghdashloo (from House of Sand and Fog and 24!), and a smorgasboard of sexy multi-cultural men to ogle. Take Jezebel's word for it:
[Director Sanaa Hamri] handled the story of four smart young women dealing with romantic, familial and working relationships really well... A movie directed by a woman, written by a woman, based on books written by a woman, starring young women with minorities and older women as supporting cast? Give it a chance. Or at least rent it when it comes out on DVD.And I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I like pretty much anything Blake Lively does. New season of Gossip Girl starts September 1st, here's a little something to tide you over until then.
at 10:40 AM
Friday, August 01, 2008
Has the whole world gone totally batshit crazy? First MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow was detained and interrogated by the FBI after loosing her infamous fury on a flight attendant. The NYC artistic community shared a collective giggle. One anonymous insider said, "So THAT'S what Lynne is doing on her sabbatical!" Okay that might have been me that said that, to my mom. But it's true. What is she doing, anyway?
So now Nikki Blonsky, the perky star of Hairspray the movie-musical-movie, has been arrested with her dad for BEATING THE SHIT OUT OF SOMEONE, also at an airport! People, what the fuck is going on?!!??
US Weekly says Nikki Blonsky was charged with "actual bodily harm," while her dad got a scarier charge of "grievous bodily harm". The father/daughter beatdown took place at the Providenciales International Airport in Turks and Caicos, and the woman (yes, they beat up a woman!) was flown off the island to Miami. Oh yeah, and the story wouldn't be complete without this cherry on top: "America's Next Top Model contestant Bianca Golden — whose family resides on the island — was also involved in the brawl. It is unclear what role she played." There. Are. No. Words.
Check out this photo of Nikki and her dad. On the left, "Yes, I am adorable!", on the right, "I will cut you with my bling."
That's Nikki post-arrest. She's got a neckbrace on. The horror!
8/11/08: Here's an update. The Blonsky family lawyer is insisting that Bianca Golden sparked the brawl for publicity, which actually sounds totally possible.