Hey readers, here’s your daily shudder: Actor Fred Willard was arrested last night on suspicion for “lewd conduct” after he was allegedly spotted masturbating in a porn theater. And just in case you’d like a mental picture to go with that news, you may know Fred from movies like “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Best in Show,”" The Anchorman,” and the television show “Modern Family.”
During a routine police inspection of the Tiki Theater in Los Angeles (routine inspection, riiight), the 72-year-old was allegedly caught literally with his pants down, hand firmly grasping his gizzard-like genitals. And the rest is Hollywood humiliation history. But maybe he was just doing research for his next role? Apparently he’s been cast in a film called “The Yank.” Read more …
A lot of celebs say that they love their dogs, but Amanda Seyfried really loves her mutt Finn — as in, more paparazzi shots exist of Amanda with Finn than without him. Last year, she even told OK! that she didn’t have time for dating because she just wanted to spend time with her dog, which I think is totally respectable, no? To be honest, I one-hundred-percent understand why Finn is the only man in her life: he is so handsome. Look at that lustrous coat! [Photo: FameFlynet]
“Everybody is setting out to write a full character. It’s just that some people are limited in their imagination of a girl. [A character in "Ruby Sparks" named] Cal’s brother says that in the film: “You’ve written a girl, not a person.” I think defining a girl and making her lovable because of her music taste or because she wears cute clothes is a really superficial way of looking at women. I did want to address that. … I am definitely not interested in adding to the genre of Manic Pixie Dream Girl. I’m very happy to have this movie read as a critique of that, if that’s how you want to read it. It’s not how I wrote it — that was not my primary goal. But I really, really think it’s dangerous to reduce a person to an idea.”
– I had no opinion on Zoe Kazan before I saw a screening of her new movie “Ruby Sparks” last week but now I’m in love — in loooooove — with the actress and screenwriter. “Ruby Sparks” is the thinking woman’s summer must-see film for sure. Without giving too much of the plot away, it is about a writer named Calvin (played by Kazan’s real-life boyfriend Paul Dano) who pens a novel about a lovely young woman named Ruby, who magically appears in real life. “Ruby Sparks” fantastically critiques the manic pixie dream girl trope in way that’s satirical but not in-your-face. I love what Zoe Kazan says in this interview here, especially in the full context of the interview where she talks about how reducing a person to an idea is dangerous to a relationship, as well as a film. [Huffington Post]
Seriously, can I be Marion Cotillard? The retro vibe of this look, the houndstooth and perfectly fit bustier-style top, and the pop of red on her lips and shoes and bag and … I die. Goddess. [Photos: Bauer-Griffin/Pacific Coast News]
Basically, if I had my way, I’d spend all of my time thinking about and researching the ’90s. But since that’s not a viable career option, I suppose this gallery of 10 ’90s superstars will have to do. After the jump, what happened to the guy from Teenage Fanclub, the dude from Suede, and eight others you probably haven’t thought about in a while.