"I DON'T understand personal salvation. It seems to me a vain idea," wrote the late playwright Lillian Hellman. Hmmm. Something else to ponder. Want to read a really interesting book? Try "A Difficult Woman" by Alice Kessler-Harris, all about the tempestuous Ms. Hellman who fascinated men from Dashiell Hammett to Norman Mailer to Mike Nichols.
Mila is a hot number. She's on the cover of Glamour magazine. And she has so much to say. She won't wear lipstick off-screen because it makes her crazy...She loves her mother's mashed potatoes... She has stopped staying inside for hours playing video games. Oh, and here's this. Asked about her possibly intimate friendship with her old "That '70s Show castmate, Ashton Kutcher, Mila says: "99% of what is in the tabloids is bull....! It's the biggest form of bullying ever, the paparazzi, printing lies, making accusations. It's just bullying."
I can't disagree, not even when Mila was just seen kissing Ashton, at the wrap party of his latest film. My goodness, they are such old friends. And he's known her since she was 14. (Although Ashton, like everybody else, thought she was 18.) Anyway, she's 28 now, and well equipped to handle Mr. Kutcher, the press, and paparazzi bullies. I think she could handle it when she was 14, actually! Mila also told Glamour that a funny guy will get her quicker than a hot guy. "Funny will get you far. Hot will get you two hours." Next question--is Ashton funny or hot? And what are the Hollywood definitions of "far" and "two hours."?
Gayle King of "CBS This Morning" is one of the chief ones who "got the message." In her case, her idol is, of course, First Lady Michelle Obama. Forget that Mrs. Obama looks good sleeveless; it doesn't matter. Most of the rest of the ladies have followed suit.
Some of them of certain ages are really something else. (Or they should be somewhere else!)
Second, you must wear high heels. You must teeter onto TV looking as if you are slightly off balance and crippled. Never mind if the podiatrist told you that the reason your feet are killing you is--High Heels! (The higher the more fashionable.)
So, there it is. Today's TV Rules--a guide for those who may know better; that everyone doesn't have the upper arms for sleeveless, or the bunions and bumps and other pesky problems that don't fit in high heels. Rules for men are more flexible. Nobody looks like
what GQ wants males to look like and the sloppier and sillier in TV life, the better. I still like GQ as a guideline and I was recently cheered to see them reminding once again that a dress shirt does not have a button-down collar. The button-down collar is just fine for most occasions, but it's not really "dressy." More like collegiate or work-a-day.
Oh yes, I'm a sucker for beautiful male abs and bodies just like everybody else. But what happens when these fabulous perfect Greek gods, let down the exercise? Today, nude women and big breasts are actually kind of boring. It's men with abs that dominate show business.
I don't think so. Primarily because Katie has proved so effective in her PR campaign. At the first sign that Suri is yearning to read the works of Scientology founder L.Ron Hubbard, Katie would be back on the streets of Manhattan, once again surrounded by bodyguards, indicating fear of Tom and his pals. And carrying Suri. (Neither parent seems willing to let the 6-year-old walk on her own.) Tom wants access to his only flesh of his flesh daughter, period. He loves his child, but he also loves his career. He will not jeopardize either in the face of the surprisingly tough and resilient Katie Holmes.
Lots of opinions in an opinionated world! Let the disagreements begin.