Went to Torafuku, a great Japanese restaurant on Pico near Westwood… then upstairs to the new Landmark Theaters to see Iraq documentary, No End In Sight. It was sold out. Instead we saw 2 Days In Paris w/ French star Julie Delpy, who has worked in American productions. Delpy was not just the star but producer, director, writer, editor, composer & she sang the theme. I liked it. This is a real accomplishment by Julie Delpy. She’s like a good-looking, female Woody Allen or Larry David. Adam Goldberg as the beleaguered American boyfriend was also very good.
I’m sorry but Nancy Jo Sales didn’t deliver much juice, just puff, in the article, I’m With Her! (Vanity Fair, September 2007). It’s about the male consorts of the Paris/ Nicole/Lilo set. Vanity Fair usually tells all but here I don’t have a clue as to what these “guys” deliver!!! They all look & seemingly act anything but “happening”…..the attraction, pls??
Are any of them good lovers??? I doubt it !!! My guess, if anyone, would be K-Fed. HOW SCARY IS THAT!!!! These guys are all probably duds & one reason the girls are lost in drugs. My favorite is Cisco Adler, he’s so very, very, very LA. We know his dad is Lou Adler…his mother,pls???
Was at the W.Hollywood IHOP & our server looked EXACTLY like Penelope Cruz.
that’s Hollywood–it always has been. Beware of what you dream in the seductive, golden town.
The apparent double suicide of “It” couple, artist Jeremy Blake & writer/ filmmaker/ blogger, Theresa Duncan, is very sad & the odd, mysterious story has yet to fully unfold. It has all the trappings: beautiful, highly-achieved & highly-ambitious people; dashed Hollywood dreams; alleged Scientology tie-ins.
Until early this year, when the pair moved back to NY, they lived, like I, at Venice Beach.I didn’t know them-never heard of them–but apparently a longtime friend of mine, Glenn O’Brien, was their close friend. Blake & Duncan spent their last weekend at Glenn’s country house & he was asked by Jeremy Blake to make the final postmortem entry on Theresa Duncan’s blog. Blake followed his mate into death–days later.
I wonder what their suicide notes said? I wonder about so many things here…
I’ll stay tuned.
I rarely find a new movie that attracts me & there’s no new music I like. The last movie I really liked Team America: World Police…& that was released years ago.
2 of my favorite classic film masters, mid-century modernist Michelangelo Antonioni, & the legendary Ingmar Bergman, just died at great ages. These men were important artists who inspired & influenced so many.
After hearing of Antonioni’s death I was in the office of my Beverly Hills orthopod. Seated next to the reception window, I overheard the name of an iconic producer. Dino De Laurentis was there w/ his leggy blonde wife. In his late-eighties, De Laurentis is the very last of a dying breed. He produced giants like Fellini, David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, as well as plenty of big commercial fare. Bravo, Dino. Entertainment is slices of verité now. The big Phil Spector murder trial of victim Lana Clarkson, here in LA, is televised. The best summer movie, I am eager to watch testimony today by action director Michael Bay & anything else they offer up. Prosecutor Alan Jackson & no-nonsense Judge Fidler are new stars!!!