We loved Tim Robbins in “Top Gun” and “The Shawshank Redemption,” and formed a full-fledged crush on him in “The Hudsucker Proxy.” So you better believe we will buying his first album, Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery Band. Tim explained why he decided to record an album last year. “I asked myself the question, ‘What is it that will make you happy? What is it you have not done that you will regret not doing?’” he said. “I was thinking about calling it The Mid-life Crisis Album, but then I thought that’s not going to sell any copies.” Hee hee. The final result doesn’t sound too crisis driven. It’s full of folky, Tom Waits-ish ballads. We won’t lie—Tim’s voice isn’t the best, but then again it’s Tim, so we’ll overlook that fact.
A year after starring in the show “Californication,” a series about a novelist who can’t say no to sex among other vices, David Duchovny checked himself into rehab for sex addiction for real. Let’s hope the same fate does not await Tim Robbins and Mark Ruffalo. They have just signed on to star in “Thanks For Sharing,” a flick about sex addicts in an AA-like program in New York City. Perhaps the fact that this story takes place on the opposite coast will help? Also, I’m going to guess this project speaks to them for other reasons than that they identify with the addiction. Perhaps they both were attracted to the movie because it’s being directed by Ruffalo’s friend, Stuart Blumberg, who co-wrote “The Kids Are All Right”? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“I’ve always liked the idea of choosing to be with somebody. I thought that if you didn’t get married you wouldn’t take each other for granted as easily. I don’t know if after twenty-something years that was still true.”
– Susan Sarandon explains why she never tied the knot with Tim Robbins, her former partner of 20+ years. Well, Susan, the two of you certainly lasted a lot longer than many married celebrity couples, so you did somethin’ right. Sigh. Still not over this breakup. [Telegraph UK via Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“I asked myself the question, ‘What is it that will make you happy? What is it you have not done that you will regret not doing?’ A midlife crisis—I think we all go through something, it’s inevitable, it’s unavoidable. You’re staring some kind of frightening thing down. It’s when you pass 40, inherently we double our age when we think about life. At 40 you can imagine 80. You start thinking about how many years you’ve got left, and you start thinking, ‘What the hell am I doing here?’ … I was thinking about calling [the album] ‘The Mid-Life Crisis Album’, but then I thought that’s not going to sell any copies. Then I thought, ‘How about Songs of Love and Misery?’”
—Tim Robbins explains what made him want to make an album in the year after his split from Susan Sarandon and the implosion of a movie project. His tunes will be out sometime later this year. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
Santa just shoved a big honkin’ piece of gossip down our stocking a day early: a source tells Gawker that Susan Sarandon split from Tim Robbins, her beau of 23 years, for Jonathan Bricklin, a 31-year-old investor in a Manhattan ping pong club. For those of you who live outside the NYC area, yes, our fair city has an “exclusive” ping pong social club called Spin that members pay $100 to attend. Bricklin is an entrepreneur behind Spin and Sarandon has always been an, um, enthusiastic supporter.
We can’t tell if we’re more bowled over by the ping pong angle, or how the 63-year-old actress is allegedly boning a man 30 years younger than her. (It’s the “Madonna effect.”) All we have to say is: Susan Sarandon, you dog, you! [Gawker] Keep reading »
Nooooo! Famously never-married couple, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, have split up after 23 years together, her publicist has confirmed.
Sarandon and Robbins met on the set of “Bull Durham,” and, despite a 12-year age difference, had a long relationship and two sons together. (Sarandon’s daughter, Eva Amurri, is from a past relationship.) The split actually occurred over the summer, her publicist explained, but I guess no one noticed until now. [People]
Oh my stars. If Susan Sarandon can’t make a relationship work, what hope is there for the rest of us? Keep reading »