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No need to freak out: Sean Penn purposefully didn’t mention wife Robin Wright Penn in his Oscar acceptance speech. Penn told Access Hollywood that they had discussed it ahead of time and Robin knows how he feels about her. Wright Penn went on to say that they knew there wouldn’t be “enough time.” Pretty cool that the couple thought Penn’s time in the spotlight would be better used raising awareness about important issues, especially if they feel that secure about their relationship. Keep reading »
At last night’s Academy Awards, Sean Penn won Best Actor for his performance in “Milk.” In his acceptance speech, he thanked everyone from screenwriter Lance Black to Harvey Milk, but he didn’t thank his wife, Robin Wright Penn. The two have had a rocky relationship, even filing for divorce in 2007 before reconciling in the spring of last year, but was his omission more than a simple mistake? After the jump, we look at four other Oscar speeches and their effects on the winner’s relationship. Keep reading »
Gus Van Sant’s biopic “Milk” is nominated for Best Original Screenplay, but writer Dustin Lance Black drew heavily on “The Mayor of Castro Street,” Randy Shilts’ 1982 biography of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official, played onscreen by the fiery Sean Penn.
Something that sets this movie apart from the pack of plain old biopics is its use of actual archival and documentary footage. But Black also took some liberties with the story—here’s a rundown, so you don’t get caught revising Wikipedia with “facts” from the movie that are as real as Bernie Madoff’s money. Keep reading »
Sarah Jessica Parker has stopped pretending she’s happy in her marriage with Matthew Broderick and is reportedly looking for her own place in New York City. Although Broderick was the one caught cheating, we think Parker will start dating someone else soon because she emotionally checked out of this marriage some time ago. Keep reading »