Friday, June 27th 2014
The first time I saw Philip Seymour Hoffman was in the epically thrilling movie Boogie Nights. The entire movie beautifully introduces each character, and PSH’s character Scotty J. has the best.
He arrives at the pool party where Mark Wahlberg’s modest but gorgeous Eddie, looking like one of Liberace’s boys, becomes Dirk Diggler, and he zeroes in on him like a sly predator spotting its prey. Dirk is Scotty’s delicious meal that he’s going to ensnare, and watching him work his game is heartbreaking! Because Scotty is also a disaster. Sweet little tummy pooching out between a too-tight top & too-tight shorts, blonde hair that makes him look like an oversized child falling messily into his eyes, and a disastrous delivery of all the suave lines he’s working in his head.
It’s so realistic though, isn’t it? Doesn’t it hurt to watch because you remember exactly how that felt – being the chubby awkward nerd madly in love with the beautiful sweet little creature that absolutely refuses to be cruel to you, thereby breaking your heart just a little bit deeper and more efficiently than he would if he would just ignore you, or be mean to you.
What do you think of, like, banning mittens?
Six years after her pseudo-coming-out on SNL, on Feb. 14, 2014, Page stood at the precipice of the real thing. Or lay, rather, on a bed in one of the lower-brow properties on the Vegas Strip, waiting out the several torturous hours before she was scheduled to take the stage. The speech was written, its words having flowed from her as naturally as “breathing” — particularly the most personal passages, in which she decried the “crushing standards” of the media machine. “I had to read it to a lot — like, a lot — of family members and friends to get to a place where I didn’t cry the whole time,” she says.
by Michael White
What’s the question that you’re sick of answering? Did I ask it? Anything about nudity! Yes, you asked it. Because I think it’s so boring. And like who cares? Any time someone asks me about nudity, I’m like - “Who cares?” There is so much more important things about the show, than the fact that I show my boobs.
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY SWEET LIL PRINCE, DONALD SUTHERLAND?!?