Gruesomely grotesque and pathologically pretentious, a diabolical horror called Only God Forgives may not be the worst movie ever made, but it is unquestionably in the top five. It reunites the usually reliable Ryan Gosling with the Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, whose work I admired (prematurely, it seems) two years ago in the moody, shocking and perversely fascinating Drive. There is nothing remotely compelling about this one. I should have suspected as much. Premiering in May at the Cannes Film Festival, Only God Forgives was viciously barbecued by the critics after the film was booed so loudly that Ryan Gosling didn’t even show up for the red carpet. Now I know why.
CANNES, France — Only God Forgives: unforgettable? More like unforgivable. Back in 2011, Nicolas Winding Refn’s first outing with Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling resulted in the suave, rapturous crime thriller Drive, which premiered here in Cannes and nabbed the Danish filmmaker the prize for Best Director. So expectations were not unreasonably high for this Read More
CANNES, France — Liberace fluttered into the Cannes Film Festival this morning and graced the masses with the heartfelt Behind the Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh’s directorial swan song and a touching May-December love story between Mr. Showmanship (Michael Douglas) and Scott Thorson (Matt Damon), his longtime arm-candy companion. (American audiences with a good cable package Read More
Suppertime is a strange point in the evening to be sitting at No. 8, the Meatpacking nightclub that is approaching its one-year anniversary. It’s a place where one usually ends up near the end of a marathon bender, when a mix of fashion and music industry ingenues mingles with the occasional movie star over ear-shattering Read More
That’s so meta!
Ryan Cabrera, pop rock singer and former Ashlee Simpson beau, got a tattoo of Ryan Gosling on his right leg, according to the New York Daily News.
Mr. Cabrera, with his perma-hedgehog-hair and noticeable lack of substantive career, was marginally famous for his Read More
Big Apple Idolatry
We know you’ve seen the video of Mouseketeers Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake, and JC Chasez singing “Cry For You” on The Mickey Mouse Club, back before their relative successes (and in one case, slide back to anonymity). But have you seen the video of just Gosling and Timberlake harassing the all-female R&B group Xscape? Do you want to? Are you sure?
-So Honey Boo Boo has spoken: she does not like being famous. Also, she slapped Dr. Drew. Finally, someone did. Video below.
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Last week, fans of The Notebook got some exciting news: Ides of March star Ryan Gosling was getting his own coloring book! Thanks to pop artist and pop culture paper doll creator Mel Elliott, you too can now own a little piece of Gosling to color in any way you like. Choose from whichever Gosling suits your erotic fantasy: the book has everything from Drive Gosling to Blue Valentine Gosling to Lars and the Real Girl Boss-Gos.
Update: After speaking to Ms. Penny, she told The New York Observer she was shoved by the police, but not a victim of police brutality. And although the retweets have disappeared from her timeline, Ms. Penny said they were not deleted by herself.
You guys remember Laurie Penny? She’s the world’s luckiest woman: not only did she miss getting ht by a car, but she missed getting hit by a car by Ryan Gosling! As a writer and a feminist and a gentlewomen, the British journo was a tad ungrateful to Mr. Gosling for being famous enough that the media picked up her story and cast her as “the ditzy damsel in distress.”
Well she might not be ditzy, but Ms. Penny is certainly in distress…She’s been writing from the Chicago NATO protests, where she claims to be the victim of police brutality.
Last night, we broke the story that British writer Laurie Penny was saved from being hit by a taxi by Ryan Gosling. It was good feelings all around, especially after Ms. Penny took up the pen and wrote a piece for Gawker today about how, even though she was saved by Mr. Gosling–who was very kind for making sure she didn’t die–she doesn’t consider him a real hero. In fact, Ms. Penny would only consider her story newsworthy had Mr. Gosling not saved her.