This year was supposed to be the year of no selfies at Cannes. So naturally I assumed that if there was going to be any kind of organized protest on the red carpet, it would be by a group of outraged attention whores. Instead, this year’s Cannes Jury President Cate Blanchett and French director Agnès Varda led 82 women up the red carpet to protest gender inequality at the film festival.
During the launch of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, Cate Blanchett was one of those actresses who didn’t have much to say, but her name did appeared on Time’s Up’s list of supporters. But later on, she had us all confused about what side she was on by coming out in support of Woody Allen. Cate recently spoke to Variety, and she made it very clear what side she’s on. She also walked back her support of Woody just a teensy-tiny bit.
If you think the world needs more Rihanna movies, you need your head checked. But you’re also in for a not-that-bad trailer for Ocean’s 8. The trailer gives further details on how the lady Oceans will be robbing RiRi’s favorite spot to rule: the Met Gala!
As you know from the first trailer, Sandra Bullock is supposed to be Debbie Ocean, the sister to George Clooney’s Danny Ocean from the original trio of films. While we don’t see George, we do see that Anne Hathaway is supposed to be some high-falutin’ actress who goes to the Met to hobnob and wear diamonds that the Debbie-led gals try to snatch. Since they’re all later seen on the subway together, I think it might be safe to assume Anne is in on the heist…or they just took a break from larceny to show her Times Square. The new trailer reveals each member of the heist is promised $16.5 million if they take part in the jewelry theft at Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite night of the year.
Cate Blanchett is on hand to show more of that mop wig and Party City leopard print coat. Rihanna is supposed to be the tech wiz of the whole operation, and Helena Bonham Carter should get at least $20 million for wearing a busted Marie Antoinette wig to a fictional version of Anna Wintour’s Death Star of a night in May.
Speaking of Anna Wintour, I really hope there’s a plot twist and it’s revealed that she’s the ringleader of the whole thing. I smell a sequel!
January was a big month for actors and actresses letting everyone knew where they stood on the recently-very-important topic of Woody Allen. The snowball started rolling after Dylan Farrow slammed Hollywood for protecting Woody in the time of #MeToo. Not long after, some people started jumping ship (Greta Gerwig, Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Hall, Mira Sorvino, Colin Firth, Chloe Sevigny), while others like Alec Baldwin and Diane Keaton defended Woody. During it all, Cate Blanchett remained fairly silent until now. Cate’s opinions falls somewhere between Alec and Diane, and everyone else who believes Woody is a full-blown creep.
The ladies on the set of Ocean’s 8 didn’t entirely kick men to the curb when they rebooted the film George Clooney rebooted from the Rat Pack. All that rebooting makes me really want to sing “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under,” but I’ll stop. Cate Blanchett claims that she and Sandra Bullock did bring dick into their lives while working on Ocean’s 8 by getting peen facials at a spa.
The vaginas are coming! The vaginas are coming! The trailer for the long awaited (ok, sustained indifferenced) Ocean’s 8 is here and it’s got more vaginas than a Amazonian gynecology conference! As expected, it stars Sandra Bullock as the titular Ocean (1) and includes Cate Blanchett as some kind of badass (2), Mindy Kaling as some kind of jeweler (3), Rihanna as some kind of hacker (4), Helena Bonham Carter as Helena Bonham Carter (5), Sarah Paulson as a suburban mom with a criminal past (6), Awkwafina as a street grifter (don’t ask me I have no idea who she is either, 7) and that’s only 7 so what the fuck? Yes, Anne Hathaway is in it but she appears to be the target so I’m confused.