Actor and actress couple David Duchovny and Téa Leoni haven’t offloaded their old New York City triplex yet (though they’ve reportedly been broken up for almost two years), but Ms. Leoni has already moved on: the Deep Impact star just picked up a three-bedroom combo spread at 190 Riverside Drive.
The eighth-floor corner unit is decked out in a thoroughly traditional (dare we say geriatric?) style, with “exquisite detailed moldings, stained glass doors, original fireplace mantels, bay windows and coffered ceilings”—fancifully-coffered ceilings beyond the standard square patterns, by the looks of it—according the listing description.
Ellis, the precocious 15-year-old product of a broken marriage, played by appealing newcomer Graham Phillips, is the hero of Goats, an offbeat but nonetheless pedestrian ensemble piece directed by Christopher Neil from a screenplay by Mark Jude Poirier based on his own coming-of-age novel of the same title. Ellis lives in Tucson with his bohemian mother Wendy (the excellent Vera Farmiga), her Speedo-wearing bisexual boyfriend Bennet (Justin Kirk), and a bearded, pot-growing, goat-breeding hippie and part-time botanist named Goat Man (a laughably miscast David Duchovny, looking like a Jesus freak on acid) who feeds Ellis with a mind-blowing supply of drugs and roams the cacti with his two pet goats, Lance and Frieda. Then, in a mind-blowing change of culture and climate, Ellis gets shipped off to a New England prep school where he is strong-armed into joining the track team, and falls in love with a dining-hall waitress named Minnie (Dakota Johnson) who services the entire student body sexually for extra income. He is also carted off to Washington, D.C. for a reunion visit with his rich preppie father (Ty Burrell) and his new wife (Keri Russell), both of whom turn out to be nicer than his stoned mother led him to believe. Shuttled back and forth between the Arizona deserts and the East Coast snowfalls, Ellis has an unconventional upbringing, exposed to the foibles of crazy adult influences. It’s not always as interesting as it sounds.
Barack Obama did some last minute strategizing in a Monday morning conference call that included Oprah Winfrey and Sean "Diddy" Combs (also Donna Brazile, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, and Rev. Joseph Lowery). [R&M]
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Jessica Alba did not approve of all the stars-and-stripes themed outfits at the Democratic National Convention, but still felt "fortunate" to be there. [Celebrity Myspace]
Bristol Palin and putative fiance Levi Johnston were sporting tattoos of each other’s names at the Republican National Convention last night.[US Weekly]
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Oh David Duchovny. We’re so sad to hear the news that you have checked yourself into rehab for sex addiction. Sex addiction sounds like a totally exhausting thing to have to keep up with, and we can’t even begin to imagine how out-of-control things must have gotten to give a quote to the Read More
Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson have responded to Michael Lohan’s public comments about Ms. Ronson’s supposed tell-all book via their MySpace celebrity blog. [MySpace via Daily Intel]
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