Ready or not, it sounds like America is getting a remake of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. Broadway World reports that a casting call has gone out for the project, confirming long standing rumors that nothing is sacred.
The Hollywood Hunger Games are being played out here in these streets and most of the town doesn’t even know that they pulled the short straw and have been reaped. Shoot a cannon for Meryl Streep and Rose McGowan. Both were critical players in the nasty game of “she knew” that The Guardian reports was devised by a right wing guerilla artist who goes by the name of Sabo. Turns out, the posters that went up all over Los Angeles this week bearing Meryl’s face with a red banner reading “she knew” across her eyes, were in retaliation for her politics. Her comments about Harvey Weinstein and the subsequent backlash were merely the fuel.
On Tuesday night, Elizabeth Banks accepted the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film at the 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards in Los Angeles. During her acceptance speech, she pointed out the lack of good female roles available in Hollywood. It didn’t go as well as she probably hoped.
That answers my question about if Shia LaBeouf got kidnapped during his hitchhiking performance art piece through the country. Shia is fine and he’s back doing what Shia does: trying really hard to convince us that he’s one of the most actor-y actors who ever actored.
During an interview with Variety about his latest movie, American Honey, Shia talked about how his relationship with booze is over and he also talked about Steven Spielberg. I’ve got a feeling that relationship too will be officially over about 0.3 seconds after Steven Spielberg reads how Shia dragged him in this Variety interview.
There weren’t too many surprises at last night’s Oscars, even Leonardo DiCaprio winning. They basically had to give it to him at this point. I haven’t seen The Revenant because I don’t need that drama in my life, but that shit is literally Leo screaming “WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?! GET MAULED AND CRAWL THROUGH SHIT?! I WILL!” so, yeah, he did and they were like “That’ll do pig. That’ll do.” But there was one major snub – the real winner of the night, Kate Capshaw and her magnificent bangs!
There’s so much “yes” happening in what she gave us last night that it’s hard to pick a place to start. The Victor/Victoria look she pulled was all kinds of Hollywood rich white lady telling her stylist “I want to be different! Something that’s really a take on old Hollywood glamour but done with a wink and a twist… Maybe… Yes! A tuxedo! Imagine! A woman in a tuxedo! That’ll give the press something to talk about!” She shimmied and shammied her way down the red carpet and stole mostly everyone’s thunder.
But the hair. That masterpiece. That crowning glory of achievement in hairstyling! I don’t know how Margot Robbie and Jared Leto, who presented the award for Best Hair and Makeup, didn’t drop down to their knees, praise the kindness of the powers that be and announce Kate’s hair as the only hair worthy of an Oscar. The cut is giving me shades of Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct 2 (which was robbed and did not receive any Oscar nominations when it came out in 2006) so of course I love it because nothing is better than Sharon Stone with a mean little mop. And that expensive salon stripper highlight is pure magic. Nothing adds kick to an already edgy, layered hairstyle like extreme lowlights and highlights. They say a hairstyle can change a person’s look but this magical creature is apparently capable of a head transplant. To top it all off, we now know who to thank for the genius that is Catherine O’Hara’s look and inspiration for her character on Schitt’s Creek, Moira Rose.
I’d like to thank the Academy for having the Oscars and thereby giving us all the beautiful gift that is Kate Capshaw and her inspirational and aspirational bangs. I’m off to get a clip in, but you guys enjoy this gallery of Kate, her hair and her husband, Steven Spielberg:
Pics: Wenn, ITV Studios Global
Any way to make a little extra cash, I guess. I’m joking, of course; as fas as I know, Kanye West hasn’t released a line of formal pantyhose refugee rags. I do, however, know that Rooney Mara’s Mad Max-meets-washing your dirty lace panties in the sink look from the BAFTAs last night is courtesy of Kanye’s best boo Riccardo Tisci and Givenchy, which actually makes a lot of sense.
I bet this dress started out as a sketch for a normal red carpet gown, but then Riccardo made the mistake of showing it to Kanye during one of their Friday night No Kims Allowed sleepovers in France. That’s when Kanye whipped out his favorite beige marker and book of funeral home curtain samples and turned it into the decomposing hobo bride couture you see above. And of course Rooney loved it, because she loves looking like a haunted vintage doll on prom night.
Rooney Mara wasn’t the only one who showed up to the British Oscars looking like a damp mess. Her Carol co-star Cate Blanchett, who usually gives ten tons of WTF excellence, showed up in some kind of tapestry on the top/goth Christmas Tree garland on the bottom thing. Although it does look like her tapestry is spreading down her body like an expensive rash, and Rich Lady Rash is a look I can get behind.
Here’s more fancy-dressed famous types from last night, including Kate Winslet looking like a chick whose goal is to bang Gordon Gekko and Kate Capshaw giving you “I cut my bangs in the limo on the ride over!” realness.