Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Sharon Stone

Now, this is a good example of how far and fast you can fall in Hollywood.

Sharon Stone says she found her role as a depressed and taciturn woman in her latest film strangely uplifting, as it challenged what she called "Prozac society".

"When a Man Falls in the Forest" is in competition at the Berlin Film Festival, where it was screened on Monday, and brings the Hollywood star together with art house director Ryan Eslinger making only his second movie.

The surreal low-budget picture about three dysfunctional characters has little plot but raises fundamental questions about existence, relationships and guilt.

One bomb like Basic Instinct II and you're back doing art house films for inexperienced directors.


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Friday, February 02, 2007

Harry Potter Strips!

Well, the actor, Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter does, in his new stage play, Equus:

"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe, who strips for his new role in London's West End revival of the play "Equus," has ignited a bit of a media firestorm by posing for racy promotional photos for the production.

The Tony-Award-winning drama tells the story of a stable-hand who has an erotic fixation with horses. In one photo, Radcliffe, 17, dares to bare it all alongside a white horse; in another, he is pictured with a naked Joanna Christie, the actress who portrays his girlfriend.

"Equus," directed by Thea Sharrock, opens at London's Gielgud Theater on Feb. 27. Tony Award-winning actor Richard Griffiths plays a pyschiatrist who treats Radcliffe's character.

From the photos already released we can see that he is slim: according to gossip there's one scene where we'll also find out if he is hung like a horse too.


Tara Connor and Cocaine

Tara Connor admitted to cocaine use and to underage drinking in her interview on the Today show. Tsk, tsk:

Kentucky's own Miss USA, Tara Conner from Russell Springs, told Today Show host Matt Lauer in a live interview Thursday that "distorted thinking" made her deny that she was an alcoholic.

"It wasn't actually me thinking," she said.

Conner said she was 19 or 20 when she tried cocaine for the first time.

She alluded to abuse in her past but provided no specifics despite persistent questioning from Lauer. She also denied having a sexual addiction.

Conner, who nearly lost her crown after reports of late-night partying in New York City, was granted a second chance in December. At a press conference, she was contrite but denied that she was an alcoholic.

I thought pretty young women making a fortune were actually supposed to take cocaine and drink? Otherwise, what's champagne for, how are middle aged men supposed to get a look in?


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