The Eight-Day Week
Exquisitely acted by the pristine beauty Emily Mortimer and lushly photographed with the literary sensibility of a Merchant-Ivory saga, Leonie is the true story of the life of Leonie Gilmour, a courageous and fiercely independent American woman at the turn of the century who defied social taboos as the lover of Japanese poet Yone Noguchi, Read More
The Eight-Day Week
Love Heals, which benefits The Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, is having a very fancy gala honoring Dana Auslander, Richard E. Farley and style siren Mary Alice Stephenson, with honorary celebrity chairs Alan Cumming, Julianna Margulies and Emily Mortimer. The committee is equally chichi: Dini von Mueffling, jeweler Alexis Bittar, Chris Burch, Ann Caruso, Read More
We all know that unless you look like Lana Turner and have a fondness for drugstore sodas, breaking into the film industry—even behind the scenes—is tough. Some (sweater) girls really do have all the luck! But for those without matinee-idol looks, there’s Reel Works. Tonight’s bash is raising money to mentor and support high schoolers Read More
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Ever since he broke out in the 1995 Jane Austen-goes-to-the-Valley romp Clueless, earning teen idol status for the somewhat questionable act of kissing his underage onscreen step-sister, Paul Rudd has carved out a niche for himself in Hollywood as the go-to hapless everyman. Most of his roles fall into two categories: the hapless, disarming romantic lead (I Love You, Man, How Do You Know), and the hapless, hammy sidekick (Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Wet Hot American Summer). But in Our Idiot Brother, a warm and witty comedy from brother-sister team Jesse and Evgenia Peretz, Mr. Rudd has found a perfect role that showcases his considerable charm and comic talent without robbing him of his hap.
There were art works by Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon, Auguste Rodin and Jeff Koons, but everyone was watching Padma Lakshmi’s pants. The Top Chef co-host, in impossibly tight coral-colored capris covered in a gold lamé print, smiled and swanned at Sotheby’s, poising at the front of a book-signing line to schmooze with author James Frey. Read More
Michael Caine is such a consummate actor that it’s a major cause of concern to see him in Harry Brown, another hateful vigilante flick the wags in England have already labeled Dirty Harry Brown for reasons that are immediately obvious.
Following in the worn avenger footprints of early gut-riddled Clint Eastwood crime melodramas, Charles Bronson Read More
“I have a sort of history in my career of being drawn to the very things that are guaranteed to terrify me,” said Emily Mortimer, the cute-as-a-Briton gal in Lovely & Amazing and Lars and the Real Girl, who is making her Off Broadway debut as a caged wife in Jez Butterworth’s Parlour Song, directed Read More
Martin Scorsese has admitted two new mental patients to Shutter Island, his adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel. Emily Mortimer, who will perform in the Neil Pepe-directed play Parlour Song starting March 5 at the Linda Gross Theater, and Jackie Earle Haley, who got an Oscar nomination last year for his role as a creepy perv Read More
Still another party from Tuesday night (can you understand why we're already pooped?)
The offfical hosts were actresses Emily Mortimer, Amanda Peet, Ginnifer Goodwin (gorgeous in person if not in Big Love), Joy Bryant, Catalina Sandino Moreno (of Maria Full of Grace), and Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive, resplendent in a Sari Gueron dress and Prada Read More
I never cease to marvel at the endlessly creative ways the likes of Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis recycle their old junk films into more derivative junk-film Xeroxes. The subject rises from the dead anew, like Lazarus, with the latest Bruce Willis opus, a nasty, violent, lunkheaded potboiler called Hostage. Producers and directors must sit Read More