Women & Hollywood is featured in More Magazine
The February issue is on newsstands now (Vanessa Williams from Ugly Betty is on the cover) Women & Hollywood is one of five bloggers that have the editors at More's attention. So psyched that I am included.
Golden Globe Winners
I was sad to not be able to watch the Golden Globes, the most entertaining of the award shows. I'll miss looking at all the dresses in next week's rag sheets. Here are the winners.
MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA: "Atonement"
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA:Julie Christie - "Away From Her"
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Marion Cotillard - "La Vie en rose"
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE: Cate Blanchett - "I’m Not There"
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA: Glenn Close - "Damages"
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES -COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Tina Fey - "30 Rock"
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Queen Latifah - "Life Support"
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Samantha Morton - "Longford"
Women Dominate Palm Spring International Film Festival Winners
Helen Hunt's directorial debut "Then She Found Me," won the audience award for narrative feature and Tricia Regan's "Autism: The Musical," won the documentary award. Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu shared the best actress for "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days."
Diane Keaton on Mad Money
SF Chronicle interviewed Diane Keaton on the eve of her new film directed by Callie Khouri (screenwriter, Thelma & Louise)
While the movie's first aim is to entertain, it has a decided feminist undertone and lots of sympathy for the low-paid workers portrayed by the trio. That should be no surprise, because the director is Callie Khouri, writer and co-producer of "Thelma & Louise."
When you've been around for a long time, you have ups and downs. I've definitely had some downs, where it was hard for me to be cast in roles. (For instance), "The Good Mother" (1988), that was a huge bomb, and it was with Disney, and that made it almost impossible for me to be cast in "Father of the Bride" (1991). So the studio didn't want me at all. It was only through the persistence of (director) Charles Shyer and (writer) Nancy Meyers that I got that job. Those (down) periods also give you the opportunity to explore other venues, which has made life more interesting, for sure.Diane Keaton Stars in Mad Money (SF Chronicle)
2008 Film Preview
LAT has a preview of the 2008 slate of films. Suffice it to say that women won't dominate the box office. Things to look forward to:
- My Blueberry Nights- starring the singer Nora Jones and Natalie Portman and Jude Law (February)
- A big year for Diane Lane- she appears in four films and not all of them are romances. She reunited with Richard Gere is Nights in Rodanthe and then appears in "Killshot," "Untraceable" and "Jumper." Go Diane!
- "The Other Boleyn Girl," with Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson (Feb. 29).
- "Confessions of a Shopaholic," based on the book by Sophie Kinsella starring Isla Fisher
- Helen Hunt's directorial debut, "Then She Found Me," based on Elinor Lipman's novel (May 23)
- Penelope- starring Christina Ricci and produced by Reese Witherspoon It's a Confident Christina Ricci, Onscreen and Off (LA Times)
The Sherry Lansing Era is Long Gone at Paramount Now the men rule the lot!
Brad Grey promoted John Lesher to President of Paramount Pictures, and Rob Moore was also promoted to Vice Chairman. Brad Weston will add MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies to his responsibilities and Nick Meyer will become president of Par Vantage.
Lena Headey and Fox are getting crap for the fact that she is too skinny and not buff enough and, oh yeah, only 14 years older than the actor who plays her son. She's 34,
New Sarah Connor Needs a Thick Skin