Barf @ Meryl Streep Attacks Karl Lagerfeld Over Oscar Dress Controversy

Random Musings

“That publication printed this defamation, unchecked. Subsequently, the story was picked up globally, and continues, globally, to overwhelm my appearance at the Oscars, on the occasion of my record breaking 20th nomination, and to eclipse this honor in the eyes of the media, my colleagues and the audience.”

Barf.

 

Actress Meryl Streep is not happy with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld. Streep issued a statement Saturday night that accused Lagerfeld of defaming her, the Wrap reports. The statement comes after Lagerfeld falsely accused her of refusing to wear his gown at the Oscars unless she was paid, and of being compensated financially for wearing another…

via Meryl Streep Attacks Karl Lagerfeld Over Oscar Dress Controversy — TIME

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YASSSSS #227

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NBA star and ESPN host Jalen Rose has cast his mother and grandmother for his ABC comedy pilot, Variety has learned. Anna Maria Horsford and Marla Gibbs have signed on to play Rose’s mother and grandmother, respectively, in Rose’s single camera comedy “Jalen vs. Everybody.” The half-hour follows Rose as he juggles his career responsibilities with……

via Jalen Rose ABC Comedy Pilot Casts Anna Maria Horsford, Marla Gibbs — Variety

One of the Best Worst Things Ever

Movie Reviews, Random Musings

Playing right now at the Bloor Cinema (aka Hot Docs) is the rather spectacular documentary “Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened”.

Before I get into a few thoughts about the film, I have to point out the lavish existence that the Bloor Cinema has adopted. Fantastically stylish and minimal, the cinema is a perfect spot for one to catch a documentary because there are no fashionable flourishes to distract the viewer from the unfolding events on the big screen.

Back to the film…If you’re not a fan of musicals, don’t see this film. Also, don’t read my blog because I love musicals. The film itself documents the rather meteoric rise of the Sondheim/Prince musical “Merrily We Roll Along” as it prepares for its 1981 broadway review. Then, as tends universally happen in documentaries, the depiction of the show’s rather heart-wrenching demise is what carries the remainder of the story. The now adult cast looks back at their younger selves with all of their hopes and dreams as they began to prepare for their big broadway debut. Not shockingly, they wea the rose-tinged glasses that often accompanies the retrospection of adult memories. But where the film really succeeds is with its clever representation of the young artists’ wish for critical claim and the sheer lack of it when the show actually opens on broadway.

The Best Worst Thing is an important film in many ways. It’s commentary on the delusion that accompanies the quest for fame reminds the viewer of how the only constant in life is change, and that change is constantly fleeting.

Check it out!

Pretty Cool

Random Musings

Photos by: Shahnoor Ijaz – Multi-platinum hip-hop artist Big Sean surprised Toronto fans yesterday (Feb. 3) with the opening of his first ever pop-up shop at 12 Ossington Ave. The multi-city retail experience offered a visual and fashionable interpretation of I Decided, his brand new album. The shop is open today (Feb. 4) from 5-11pm and tomorrow (Feb. 5) from 12-6pm.

via Photos: Big Sean Surprises Toronto Fans With “I Decided” Pop-Up Shop — Aesthetic Magazine | Album Reviews, Concert Photography, Interviews, Contests