Wednesday, January 23, 2008
While it's hard (ok virtually impossible) for me to tear myself away from the Heath Ledger coverage, I am somewhat relieved to hear that Scarlett Johansson is NOT engaged to Just Friends star and Alanis Morissette's ex Ryan Reynolds. Johansson, 23, had her rep tell OK! magazine, "There is no truth at all to the Daily News piece."
While OK magazine isn't exactly the bible on truth, I'm willing to believe this one. If I could trade lives with anyone, it would have to me Miss Johansson. She starred in my favorite movie (Ghost World), dated my favorite actor (Josh Hartnett) and stars in the ad campaigns for my favorite handbag (Louis Vuitton).
I want to be re-incarnated as her! Plus, she's only 5-foot-4, so she can wear heels pretty much all the time and not look like a giant. I am truly jealous.
The sad tradegy of Heath Ledger's death plays on at a rapid speed, thanks to lightening fast reporters equipped with digital assistance
My worst suspicicion is starting to come to surface. Apparently more than just sleeping tablets and anti-anixety meds were found in Heath Ledger's room.
TMZ has confirmed with NYPD sources that cops found a $20 bill rolled up "in a certain way" with a powdered substance on it. Our sources say they don't know what the nature of the powder is, but it's being tested at the police lab.
CBS 2 in NYC is reporting cops found drug packets along with the $20 bill in Ledger's apartment.
Our sources say the manner in which the bill was rolled made them "suspicious."
I am having flashbacks to River Phoenix...This is a horrible ending for such a bright, young talent. His baby mama Michelle Williams was flying from Sweden to Brooklyn this morning with their young daughter Matilda to deal with this dark, traumatic time. I truly hope Ledger is finally at peace.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
As TMZ continues to unravel the story of Heath Ledger's death minute by minute, the Brokeback Mountain star was apparently found face down on the bedroom floor with no visible signs of trauma. In an even weirder twist, the apartment was allegedly owned by Mary-Kate Olsen, but it turns out it isn't. The death was reportedly "accidental."
Heath Ledger was found dead in bed his downtown Manhattan residence at 3:26 p.m. today. He was 28.
According to WNBC, Ledger was found with pills strewn all around him.
NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Ledger had an appointment for a massage at the Manhattan apartment believed to be his home. The housekeeper who went to let Ledger know the masseuse was there found him dead at 3:26 p.m. ET.
The Australian-born actor has a two-year-old daughter with former fiancee Michelle Williams. Ledger was set to play the Joker in the upcoming Batman film "The Dark Knight." He received an Academy Award nomination for his work in "Brokeback Mountain" and he shined in "The Patriot" and "A Knight's Tale."
As awful as it is, it seems like this could've been an intentional overdose. I guess we'll just have to wait for the toxicology reports. I am truly depressed now.
Here's something disurbing I found...
Back in 2006, Ledger checked himself into an Australian rehab facility and learned how to shoot up heroin from a junkie - to perfect his latest movie role. The Aussie actor played a drug addict in the movie Candy, but he had no idea how to portray his sick character on the big screen, because he has never stuck a needle in his arm. So he called on experts at the Narcotics Users Association of Australia, who hooked him up with a junkie and a fake arm.
"I went to this centre in Australia, called NUAA and met a gentleman who has been using, and still is, for the last 20 years. "He took us into a board room and opened what looked like a rifle case and inside was a prosthetic arm, which was designed for training purposes; it was designed to train young drug addicts how to find their veins. "It was a fully functional arm, the veins were fully functional. It would attach to the shoulder with two tubes that you could attach to blood bags and it would pump blood through the arm and you could find a vein and, when you found the vein, he showed us the angles in which to go in at (with a needle). "You could draw back even and take blood out of the arm and then push through. He taught us how to tie the tourniquets to pump up the vein. We also had someone on set who could take us step by step through the stages of drying out. "They would say, 'OK, now you're in a cold sweat, in this next scene your stomach feels like it's twisting up into a knot, your head aches, you're parched.'"
Ledger, who also stayed out of the sun and fasted to perfect the role of a pale, starving junkie, admits he had no longing to try hard drugs before making Candy, and now he'll never go near them. He adds, "I do think that drugs and alcohol have been obviously glorified and mythologised. We've kind of connected that with what it takes to create something, which is anything from the truth. Creation comes from your mind and it's hard to create when you're phased and drugged out. "I'm sure drugs and alcohol would inspire new thoughts but it's certainly not something that I use as a tool or a mechanism to create."
The other sad thing is Ledger may have been depressed since his May 2007 break up with ex- fiance Michelle Willams.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
I have learned to use exclamation points with extreme caution. I used to use them constantly, but my editor once told me you're allowed two of them over the course of your career and I already used one. But please, I urge you, go see Juno! It's truly a gem--one of the best movies I've ever seen. I don't want to give too much away, but the writing is brilliant and this is the only role I've ever liked Jennifer Garner in. The music is fantastic and it takes an incredibly different perspective on an all too common tale.
Anti-Dallas Cowboy fans have been urged to download a Jessica Simpson mask to wear at Romo's games.
This is clearly just an advertisement for milwaukeeworld.com and it obviously worked because people (including myself all the way in South Florida) is blogging about it.
I am SO pissed about this. I have interviewed Jessica Simpson twice and she is a sweet girl who doesn't deserve this crap. So she's dating Tony Romo and he happens to be having a bad streak athletically right now. Maybe it's just a coincidence. The bottom line is, when Jessica was dressed as Daisy Duke in the Dukes of Hazzard movie, all these men who are now making fun of her were salivating over her.
Grow up peeps!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
I took this personality quiz. It was fun and it really described me pretty accurately. You should fill it out too!
|You Are An ENTP|
You are charming, outgoing, friendly. You make a good first impression.
You possess good negotiating skills and can convince anyone of anything.
Happy to be the center of attention, you love to tell stories and show off.
You're very clever, but not disciplined enough to do well in structured environments.
In love, you see everything as a grand adventure. You enjoy taking risks for love.
And if things don't work out, you're usually not too much worse for the wear!
You would make a great entrepreneur, marketing executive, or actor.
At work, you need a lot of freedom to pursue your own path and vision.
How you see yourself: Analytical, creative, and peaceful
When other people don't get you, they see you as: Detached, wishy-washy, and superficial
This is so being kept on the downlow. I have hardly read anything on it, but Cher has been in Europe for the last few weeks
seeking treatment at the same German as clinic Farrah Fawcett. Fawcett went there for cancer treatment, but Cher is allegedly there tending to a stomach disorder. The 61-year-old singer flew to Europe after struggling to cope with the crippling pain, and was told she has diverticulitis, an inflammation of pockets in the intestines. Let's all wish Cher a speedy recovery. I am so bummed about this. Bette Midler is apparently taking over Celine Dion's Caesar's Palace gig, which Cher was originally set to do. I bet this illness was the reason for the switch. I hope she starts another show in Vegas after she recovers.
Well, it seems that all of Tom Cruise's ex-wives got pregnant after they left him. (Mimi Rogers and now Nicole Kidman). This further proves my hypothesis that Katie Holmes was articially inseminated with Cruise's sperm (or L. Ron hubbard's frozen friends) early in their relationship to make it look like an "accident." Either way, I am thrilled for Nicole and hope she finally has the life she dreamed of with her fellow Aussie, Keith Urban.
Kidman's publicist, Catherine Olim, made the announcement Monday after months of tabloid speculation and reporting. Olim at first retracted the information saying something like, "If this were true, Nicole would've been pregnant 30 times by now."
Well, lady, the bottom line is, these celebs don't like it when the tabs let their cat of the bag. Celebrities are in such little control of their lives as it is, when something personal such as a pregnancy occurs, they'll deny it until they're bursting out of their True Religion Jeans. Remember J.Lo and Christina Aguilera? They were denying for months.
This will be the 40-year-old actresses first birth child. She has two children, Isabella, 14, and Connor, 12, from her marriage to Tom Cruise. They divorced in 2001. Good for her! Better to get away from him and move on. If she hadn't have done that, she would never have the great life she's currently living with a man who adores her.