Madonna‘s plaything, Jesus Luz, has decided he’d like to become a professional deejay. According to the New York Post, Madge is working hard to help him get gigs so he can be more than “just a model.” He wants to become a DJ so he’s more than a model? I believe the social hierarchy favors models, Jesus. It’s like starting a handbag line 10 years ago (think: Monica Lewinsky). It’s something you don’t need talent to do if you’re semi-famous. After the jump, other celebrity DJs who have gifted us with their turntable stylings. Keep reading »
My mom always used to joke in the kitchen, “Never trust a skinny chef,” even though she’s a skinny chef herself. Her words always ring through my mind when I see thinso chefs on the Food Network, or super-slim food critics like Padma Lakshmi of “Top Chef.” She is perhaps the most baffling—I see her eat plates full of food laden with fat (hellloooo butter!), and yet she always looks ridiculously slender. How does she do it? Keep reading »
I’m off next week for a much needed vacation — Costa Rica! Surfing! Yoga! Beer! — leaving The Frisky in the very capable hands of your regular bloggers. Consider this video my parting gift. There’s a dance sequence in “(500) Days Of Summer,” in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt is so high on life that he dances through the streets of L.A., but Zooey Deschanel‘s own sweet moves were absent. On his website, hitRECord.org, Joe posted this video and wrote:
I mean, it really felt a bit wrong — Zooey’s born for musical numbers, and the one day she wasn’t on set, we go and shoot a musical number? The wrong had to be righted. So when it came time to start promoting the movie, we had the idea to kill two birds with one stone…. It’s a work of art in its own right. And to me, it seems like so much more effective an endorsement of the movie than any interview or fashion shoot…. Plus it was about as purely fun a day on a set as I’ve ever had. Hope you like it!
TMZ is reporting that the guy in this photo, walking with “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”‘s Kim Zolciak, is “Big Poppa,” the guy who had previously been identified as Lee Najjar, a prominent rich dude in the ATL. The picture was allegedly taken in November, but I’m just happy to see that my suspicions have been confirmed — I knew Kim was the type of chick that wore high heels with her swimwear! [TMZ] Keep reading »
TGIF, ladies! It’s been a long week and you deserve to treat yourself. This weekend, the perfect treats are the openings of “Paper Heart” and “Julie and Julia”! I’m not sure how Julia Child felt about popcorn, but I know she’s down with butter, so go for it. Oh, yeah, and “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” is opening, too, but the only draw for that one is the rise of evil Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Gotta love good boys gone bad! Keep reading »
Poor Catherine. For the last year she’s been obsessively waiting for the release of “New York, I Love You,” originally slated for last Valentine’s Day, but now being released sometime this fall. And what do you know? The day the official trailer and the first movie poster pop up on the web (or at least our radar), she’s out of the office! Well, guess she’ll have something to look forward to watching when she gets back.
The film is a series of vignettes by different directors, all telling a uniquely New York story, taking place in a different neighborhood or borough. The cast is stupendous: Natalie Portman, Rachel Bilson, Shia LaBeouf, Hayden Christensen, Orlando Bloom, Blake Lively, John Hurt, Ethan Hawke, Robin Wright Penn, Cloris Leachman, Drea de Matteo, seriously, the list goes on and on. Check out the trailer, after the jump… Keep reading »
The Movie: “Paper Heart” The Trailer: Charlyne Yi doesn’t believe in love and so she travels around America interviewing real people, trying to find out what the big deal is. Then in walks Michael Cera who develops real life feelings for Charlyne and their budding romance is captured on film by the documentary crew (who are actually actors). It’s not really clear how much of the movie is documentary and how much is part of the script penned by Yi and director Nick Jasenovec. As Entertainment Weekly says, “The movie’s hide-and-seek attitude toward truth mirrors the intricacies of one lover getting to know another — an arresting notion of the heart that’s much more than paper-deep.” [EW] The Hitch: So, so excited. Not just for the hipster love connection, or the spillover cast from “Knocked Up,” but also for the Applebee’s and hot wings girl, I have a feeling that I have much to learn from her.
The Movie: “Julie and Julia” The Trailer: A movie based on a book based on two women’s parallel lives, “Julie and Julia” was inspired by Julie Powell’s memoir of the same name. Julie (Amy Adams) needs inspiration for her blog and decides to recreate all 524 recipes from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julie’s story runs parallel to Julia Child’s (played by Meryl Streep), based on her posthumously released autobiography, detailing her years learning to cook at Cordon Bleu in post-WWII Paris. And though both characters have refreshingly healthy marriages, this is not a romantic comedy, which is pretty new for director Nora Ephron.
The Hitch: Finally! So excited for this movie! Meryl Streep perfects the role of Julia Child and you have to love movies about bloggers…especially when there’s a year-long menu of amazing food involved. Both women took private cooking lessons before the movie started filming and of the foodie experience Amy Adams says, ”Ooooh, butter! I didn’t eat nearly enough butter before this movie!” [EW]
The Movie: “G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra” The Trailer: Apparently the movie isn’t based on the animated series, but instead on the comic books which came out in 1982. And producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (of “Transformers” fame) wants to stress that it’s not about American foreign policy, “It’s about a team of skilled operatives fighting an evil organization that’s trying to take over the world. There are no politics in it at all.” Huh. Okay. There is also no character named Joe in the movie, as the name was the 1940′s military version of John Doe. The good guys consist of Duke (Channing Tatum), Hawk (Dennis Quaid), and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) while the bad guys are played by Baroness (Sienna Miller) and Cobra Commander (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). The Hitch: I was going to write this one off as another macho explosive movie, actually I’m still going to do that but my curiosity peaked when I heard Joseph Gordon-Levitt is playing the masked villain, because that could be amazing. Paramount didn’t let any reviewers catch the movie before it came out, but it’s up in the air whether that means it sucks or not.
Why is this pug puppy stuck in a toilet while its owner films him? Well:
“I wanted to snag her up out of that toilet immediately but I thought this was too priceless not to videotape, not to mention I don’t think she’ll ever do it again, LOL! Seriously guys … don’t leave the toilet seat up!! Especially if your pug is used to hopping up onto it while you brush your teeth!! Otherwise tragedy like this could happen!”
Hopefully this isn’t a reflection of the entertainment value of the movie he’s filming with co-star Jennifer Aniston (who seems to have fallen asleep herself). [Sleepy Hollow, NY, 8/7/09] Keep reading »
In the coming days, many people will write touching tributes about John Hughes, the director of seminal ’80s movies “The Breakfast Club,” “Sixteen Candles,” “Pretty In Pink,” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” who died yesterday from a heart attack at the age of 59. But I’m sure none will be as moving as the one written by Alison Byrne Fields, his fan-turned-pen-pal. From 1985-87, Alison and Hughes wrote to each other often, her impact on him perhaps as vital as his impact on her. It’s a wonderful story that truly illuminates who Hughes was a man, as well as a director. Read it here. Keep reading »