Monday, August 16, 2004

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I KNOW. THIS POST IS LATE. SO SUE ME!! Sheesh.

OK. A couple of interesting articles in the NY Times today. One is a review of Little Steven Van Zandt's Underground Garage Rock Festival that took place over the weekend in NY. God, I wanted to go to this thing! The writer hated the Woggles, the Fuzztones, the Mooney Suzuki, and the Chesterfield Kings; gave so-so positive reviews of the Creation, Iggy and the Stooges, Bo Diddley and the NY Dolls; and saved the glowing admiration for Nancy Sinatra's "weirdness" and The Strokes' "attitude." Puh-leese.

Check it out:

  • HERE!

  • The other article is about David O. Russell, one of my favorite directors ("Spanking the Monkey," "Flirting With Disaster"), who is working feverishly on a new documentary about the war in Iraq to be released along with a re-issue of his wildly underrated Iraq caper movie "Three Kings." Read all about it:

  • HERE!

  • I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it! I got my first issue of "Entertainment Weekly" today. Yahoo! AND it has Johnny Depp on the cover. AND it contains a preview of the big movies coming out this fall, including some of my most anticipated releases: Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic;" the afore-mentioned David O. Russell's "I Love Huckabees" (the picture shows Dustin Hoffman in a really funny Beatles haircut that he claims is his own hair--ha ha ha!); Trey Parker and Matt Stone's R-rated puppet movie "Team America: World Police;" TWO Gael Garcia Bernal movies "Motorcycle Diaries" about Che Guevera and "Bad Education" by Pedro Almodovar (Gael plays a transvestite (!) and apparently looks remarkably like Julia Roberts in his makeup!); the new John Sayles movie with Chris Cooper playing an incredibly-similar-to-Bush politician (!); the new movie by the guy who directed "Sexy Beast" (although it stars Nicole Kidman, so I'm a little nonplussed, but I will reserve judgment on that one); AND the new one from the guy who directed "Election" which stars Paul Giamatti from "American Splendor." I'm so excited! Fall cannot get here soon enough. "Alien VS. the Predator" was the number one grossing film this weekend!!! AAAAAHHH!

    Also in the music section, they compare R. Kelly to Bill Clinton. I wholeheartedly approve.

    Got the new Star today. At first I was in a tizzy because the cover boasts the headline "Demi's NEW Plastic Surgery Shocker!" but it turned out to be about HER KNEES!!! Who cares about Demi Moore's knee wrinkles? Not me! I was really hoping it had something to do with her almost dying while under the knife or something, but alas, it was not to be. Sigh.

    There was a good "Knifestyles of the Rich and Famous," though, which cheered me somewhat. Jessica "I Do Not Believe in Plastic Surgery" Lange is looking less like herself and more like Catwoman Jocelyn de Wildenstein (my all-time favorite plastic surgery addict). HA!

    Also a featurette on Lourdes Whatever Her Last Name is (Leon? Ciccone? Ritchie?) who Terri R. is convinced has had her eyebrows waxed at seven years old. And looking at the pictures, which were all about little Lourdes and her various and sundry fashion statements, I have to agree.

    BIG spread on Mary Kay Letourneau and her no-longer-12-year-old lovah Vili Fualaau called "Seven Years Later...She Wants to Marry. DOES HE?" The answer: NO. Lots of good photos, though.

    Ooooh! One last great thing: There is the world's most unflattering picture of Ashlee Simpson on page 42!! It almost looks like they pasted her head on Kelly Osbourne's body. HA HA HA!!! I Heart Star Magazine!

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