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It seemed just yesterday Chris Noth was running into the bathrooms at Bungalow 8 and partying at the Pink Elephant into the wee hours of the morning. But it seems the actor and investor in The Plumm did have time to pull a Tom Brady and make his live-in girlfriend ("actress" Tara Wilson) preggers. So does this mean an end to his partying? Nah...they have no plans for marriage.
So who exactly is Tara Wilson? Well her IMDB resume is thin at best. Her only credit in the last 3 years is a 2007 flick titled "Frame of Mind" starring guess who? Chris Noth of course.
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"When there's something strange, in the neighborhood, who ya gonna call?....
GHOSTBUSTERS!" God what a movie. What a special year it was when Ghostbusters came out. Do you guys remember how utterly awesome that film was?! You know the fire house that they shot pieces of the film is located at W.Broadway and Moore street in Tribeca?? Right next to Bubble Lounge (one of our favs). Anyway, they're making a video game. It's going to be rad. We are over joyed. This may be old news but it made our Friday.
Last month, Ugly Betty star America Ferrera made a guest apperance on MTV's Total Request Live. While there, she shared her thoughts on the her contemporaries saying what we've all been thinking: that Hollywood’s out-of-control young things should stop partying and “get a job." “I can’t get into trouble because I’m working all the time,” she told Damien Fahey. “I’m too busy working and focusing on what I’m doing to be out partying.”
This is why, we think it's highly ironic when we read in the Observer that Lindsay Lohan is in "serious talks" to take on a 3-episode role on the show. She would play a fallen beauty queen who takes a gig as the assistant manager of the fast food chain where Betty’s dad toils. Sounds about right to us. We hope the strikes won't have any effect on making this happen as we are hoping that Lohan will pick up some real life work-ethics lessons on set...at the very least, hopefully she'll observe a thing or two from Ms. Ferrera, an ACTUAL EMMY WINNER.
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The fourth day of the Writer's strike is on, and it sounds like a party at the Time Warner center at Columbus Circle. The picketing writers have been joined by the likes of Robin Williams, David Duchovny, Tim Robbins, Roseanne Barr, and Holly Hunter. We are tempted to head down and check it out, see how things are going, check the morale levels, etc. And if we get bored, maybe we'll stop by Rande Gerber's Stone Rose for a mid afternoon bloody mary. Anyone care to join for a trip to the celeb-studded picket lines?
[Source: E! Online]
We are now on to day two of the writer's strike, and the wheels of the entertainment industry are starting to grind to a halt. We here at guest of a guest though are holding strong, and have decided not to join the picket lines at the moment. Ok, so we're not actually in the union, and we don't really have a reason to strike, but we do have bouts of writer's block at times. Sometimes its just hard to get the creative juices flowing, so we might just strike if we run out of steam over here...
But for now we are bracing for the onslaught of reruns and "reality TV". Hopefully we won't have to give our readers a rerun of posts. Joking aside, we agree that writers are being treated extremely unfair. So far, it seems the late night shows will be the first to go....
The American Writer's Guild is poised to strike, sending a massive ripple effect throughout the entertainment industry. The strike could stall television shows and movies in production as well as create large losses for studios. At the center of contract negotiations is the royalties writers receive from their work, a compensation structure that hasn't changed since the 80s.
Most writer's are looking to increase their paltry .03% royalty into the 1-2% range. If the contract isn't hammered out with the studios, the strike could happen by year's end.
An interesting fact is that many of the top 10 shows on television are "reality" shows that aren't scripted. So the studios may not be as bad off as thought, but Grey's Anatomy fans may be a bit nervous. If the strike means being forced into watching Kimora Lee Simmons: Life in the Fab Lane, or Keeping up with the Kardashians, then we might have to take up boardgames or something...
Yesterday, our own contributer Holly G. had a little run in with the Sex and the City crew outside of St. Patrick's. Today, Jezebel unleashes that horrendous picture above. Okay so Carrie gets married, big deal. What the fuck is on her head?! It looks like a bluebird landed and then took a shit in her cleavage. What a great job these people are doing with promoting the movie. We have seen shots from filming almost daily. They have done such a great job that no one is goinig to go see the damn thing because we already know what happens in EVERY single scene!
Two words: Botox and Collarbones.
Even before I had the chance to glaze over today's Page Six, I knew that there was something going on around 51st and 5th. I quickly found out that they were doing a shooting for the Sex and the City movie, and while what I saw took place outside of the Saks Fifth Ave store, apparently there is a major wedding scene that they will be filiming outside St. Patrick's Cathedral, across the street from the store all day today. After over 2 years of living here, I still can't get over the things that take place in this town on a random Tuesday. The filming of the movies, shows, or commercials I see being made around me, start to become part of the very environment I live in, just as much as the Starbucks on the corner down the street. That being so, I still find myself excited over seeing said filmings on the big screen. I will see Sex and the City the movie and will anxiously await the scene outside Saks and St. Pat's. I was, for just a moment, a small part of this alternative reality on film that so many love to get caught up in on screen. And it felt surprisingly real.
When I was a little girl, there was an extremely popular Drive-In movie theater that was located just down the street from my house, in the middle of a giant empty field. I remember the day it closed for a new plastic-filled park. My sister and I cried for almost an hour. Memories of watching movies like Dirty Dancing, Goonies, and Ghostbusters are anything but vague ones for me. They are some of my sharpest images of youth I have carried on with me. I have always thought that the idea of a Drive-In theater was a genius one. Afterall, Americans love their cars, and they love their movies. How charmingly old-fashioned and glamorous would it be to get served a popcorn and coke sitting in a drive-in today. I wanted to open one, but thankfully someone beat me to it. DRV-IN opened on the Lower East side just weeks ago at 139 Norfolk St. and it has become so popular that they had to add another showtime! Now you can get your candy and popcorn during a drive in movie at 4pm Monday through Friday (as well as 7pm and 10pm Mon-Sun). Instead of $0.75 a pop, like the movies I remember attending at my local drive-in, these babies are $75.00 a show. With the '65 Ford Falcon provided, it will no doubt be the best $75 I spend all week.
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Today legendary director Ingmar Bergman passed away at the age of 89. A true genius and master of cinema, Bergman had an enormous impact on film in the last 4 decades. The Seventh Seal is perhaps our favorite of his works. A film that demands multiple viewings, it explores the relationship between man and God as a Knight, recently returned from the crusades, plays a game of chess with Death.
If you still think Stephen Spielberg is the most influential director in modern film, think again. And next time you think of going to the movies, bypass all the weak attempts at this art form, and instead rent the Seventh Seal. You will not be dissapointed.
...with The French Connection
Still not sure how The Transformers ties in with the French Connection's Menswear line but leave it to Bloomingdale's to find out. Something's going on here and we're betting that it's some crazy Transformer fan that works on the marketing team at Bloomingdale's has another nerd friend that shares the same obsession with the film, working at the French Connections Promotional department and, voila!....a
connection force is formed.
Wednesday, June 19
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.