"Later, the damage done by Huntington's snagged and slurred (Guthrie's) voice. Guthrie's daughter Nora believes that Dylan mimicked this clinical symptom, and hi-jacked it as his trademark drawl." (Independent)
We can't help but thank the Times for making Tom Wolfe's daughter, Alexandra's (who attended Duke in the late nineties), new role in life clear to us.
"...he gives us some tiresomely generic if hyperbolic glimpses of student life at a fictional school called Dupont University, an elite but sports-obsessed college that bears more than a passing resemblance to Duke University...a faintly stale 90's smell."
It isn't all Nobu and Per Se for Holywood's almost A-list. A friend recently dined next to Billy Crudup at an inexpensive Vegeterian favorite and stood next to Chloe Sevigny on a subway platform, the same night.
"The other night, at Zen Palate [Ed. -- Huh? ugh.] me L** and B*** sat at the next table to Billy Crudup and some grizzled old sketchmeister: the two sat for like hours and if I didn't know better I would have thought they were gay or Billy was flirting with some venerated director for a coveted part, they kept leaning in really, really close to each other to touch each other's hair. Later, the same night I stood next to Chloe Sevigny on the subway platform at Union Square. At least she doesn't get chauffered around to all those club openings and fashion after-parties. When you think about it, how much money could she have made with, like, those two movies she made and being Tara Subkoff's BFF?"
We didn't have the heart to break it to our friend how rich CS' family is.
We know J-Lo is about as in as, well, Paris Hilton will be in 2006, but, be that as it may, in celebration of the great icon her ass used to be we're posting these pics. After all, it seems to be literally screaming for attention (is she trying to make it talk, Jim Carrey style?), "remember me, I used to be J-Lo's ass?"
Back in July we suggested that Mary-Kate Olsen's drug use went further than had been suggested in the tabs. Now, the catty high school truants over at Superiorpics.com (scroll down) are insinuating that Ashley Olsen is learning that when you're loaded with money, an H jones is a great substitute for talent -- and, we might add, a good way to lose weight without coke jitters. Indeed, Ashley's pupils, especially, look extremely pinned in these pictures. It amazes us how these girls always find new ways to bond. Soon, you won't be able to tell one from another again. Deep. very. deep. (Superiorpics) (AO)
I can't think of anything better to come out of blogdom than the man formerly known as TMFTML writing up the Sunday Times' Playlist feature. I know it's a rotating slot, but they should invite him back as frequently as possible. How else will phrases like "tricked out" and "tugging on Ian Curtis' rope" make it into the normally predictable Times music coverage?
While cannibalizing the media for gossip for this space we're always struck by the question: how much of this shit is true? Take, for example, these two items -- from very different publications -- about Jack Nicholson and two much younger, very famous, women: Kate Moss and Paris Hilton, respectively. Either we could say 'whoa -- nothing slows down ol' (err--old) Jack, pass the viagra and chin up aging guys.' Or, on the other hand, we might suspect Nicholson's press agent with slipping these items around to impress someone. Maybe he's trying to impress Kate Moss with the Paris item, or vice versa? Maybe he's vying against Warren Beatty for a part as an aging heartthrob? Even studio big-shots who know the score can be suckers for the printed word (otherwise Variety would have been out of business a long time ago). When Robert Evans was being blitzed for the ill-fated cartoon, "Kid Notorious," he was frequently linked with Paris, who, doesn’t strike us as the chick with the keenest sense of history. (London Times) (WB)
The National Enquirer (story not on web) is reporting that Paris Hilton is in talks to star in a feature length gonzo style porn flick. The nymphomaniacal millionairess is tired of others reaping the profits from her hard work and hopes to bag twenty-five mil from the project. Although this part isn't in the story we hear the producers of the project are looking to recruit the two guys she called "dumb niggers" to co-star. And yay for some good lighting.