Flotsam & Jetsam
3:07AM Brian Moylan | Last night, Anna Wintour’s charity boondoggle, the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, brought out the brightest in the fashion world and tons of celebrities wearing their couture finest. But it wasn’t easy walking that red carpet. More »
2:24AM Maureen OConnor | Judge Judy is hospitalised after a bizarre on-camera ramble. Vanilla Ice becomes a mime. Lindsay Lohan looks for an apartment in New York. Thursday gossip is in recovery. More »
4:25AM Seth | At long last we get an unobstructed view of Zack and Miri Make A Porno, Kevin Smith’s little, “Hey—Let’s Put on a Donkey Show and Save the Community Center!” comedy, with this redband trailer. We were hooked quite early into the proceedings, with Justin Long’s cameo as an adult male video star. (Come to think of it, the Mac guy has the perfect name to adorn a Falcon DVD sleeve.) Landing upon the perfect theme—Star Whores (maybe chief LucasArts licenser Howard Roffman could lend them a few creamy-skinned boys from his stable)—Zack, the lovely Elizabeth “Miri” Banks, and friends go upon the business of making if not the greatest porn of all time, at least the greatest erotic home video to incorporate the use of magical queef bubbles. Enjoy the filth! More »
4:00AM STV | Our scepticism regarding the five-month turnaround on W. was founded as much in Lionsgate’s potential to move the marketing as it was in Oliver Stone’s curious capacity to work that fast. And while we’re not necessarily wrong yet, this new, pre-GOP Convention clip making the rounds hints that the whole thing may come together yet — as a date movie! Who knew? Follow the jump for a glimpse at the introduction of librarian Laura Welch to future husband and president George Bush Jr. (“Call me anything but ‘Junior’”) — two drawling souls joined forever in what’s since been recognised the Backyard BBQ Come-On Heard ‘Round the World. Awww! [YouTube via Spout] More »
8:20AM Molly Friedman | Whenever a long-standing couple like Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel hit the skids, we feel the need to play Emma and set the lovelorn kids up with someone new ASAP. And since we were the ones who debunked the news that Jimmy had already rebounded with one of his writers, we feel like we should continue our tradition of suggesting a few paramours for the pair of funny people. See our suggestions after the jump.
Isla Fisher Chooses Stardom Over Judaism, But All The Other Converted Actresses? Some Fine Lookin’ Jews10:55AM Molly Friedman | When choosing between months of intensive studies spent hunched over a Torah preparing for your kiddushin (that’s betrothal for you goyum, which are non-Jews for you…non-Jews), and becoming a big star, it seems Isla Fisher has decided to go with the latter. As the Daily Mail reports, the potential redheaded successor to Lucille Ball’s slapstick throne has put off the conversion process in order to complete filming Confessions Of A Shopaholic. And fiance Sacha Baron Cohen’s ultra-religious parents just don’t see what all this movie stardom fuss is all about. The wedding date has reportedly been postponed, Cohen’s gone back to making Israelis cry as Bruno, and the wee Cohen baby is presumably in the hands of the only au pair they could find who hasn’t seen Borat. But Fisher isn’t the first actress to undergo conversion to Judaism for a guy — from Liz Taylor to Connie Chung, a diverse handful of stars became Jews in the name of love, though not every shattered chuppah led to a happy ending… More »
2:15AM Defamer US Edition | While we long ago put to rest those rumours that Oliver Stone’s forthcoming George Bush biopic W was a fantastically sophisticated April Fools gag on the media and all modest Americans of taste and discretion, it’s not like Entertainment Weekly had to go rub it in with its new cover story. But there they are anyway: Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Banks as the President and First Lady, all set to ham it up in the drama Stone is apparently location scouting as we speak. Alas, with Stone swearing up and down he can have the film in theatres by election time, one critical vacuum remains: Who, who will play Dick Cheney?
3:53AM Molly Friedman | Once we heard that the late night afterthought Jimmy Kimmel was planning a revenge video in response to Sarah Silverman’s “I’m Fucking Matt Damon” viral sensation, it seemed inevitable that an onslaught of response videos would emerge. And just on the heels of Jimmy’s subpar Ben Affleck spoof, Zack and Miri Make a Porno co-stars Elizabeth Banks and Seth Rogen are now getting in on the action. Shot on the set of the upcoming Kevin Smith comedy, Banks glumly strums the guitar and explains that she just had to take a ride on Seth’s “weird-looking cock” (“It looks like an otter!” proclaims Seth) in order to meet Judd Apatow. With cameos from Office sidekick Craig Robinson, Traci Lords, Jason Mewes and Zack and Miri director Kevin Smith himself (who emerges towards the end carrying a shiny strap-on), this video not only earns brownie points for being a funny addition to the “I’m Fucking” canon, but also for its surprise twist ending. More »