Category Archives: Actors

New Doctor Who Christmas Special Trailer!!

There’s not a whole lot of commenting I can do on this. I suppose I can “SQUEEEE!” a bit. I can nerdgasm, too. I can say I’ll probably shed a few when Matt Smith goes (but not as much as when 10 left us).

All in all, I am very much looking forward to the 12th (13th?) Doctor. I am a huge Peter Capaldi fan. In fact he stars in my favorite film of all time, Local Hero and his work on The Thick of It and In the Loop.

 

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R.I.P. Peter O’Toole – An All Time Great

I first experienced the genius of Peter OToole when I was 13. I was in Pittsburgh, visiting family for Thanksgiving and had a horrendous tooth problem. As abscess or something. All I know was, I was in an immense amount of pain and it being a holiday, getting into a dentist was not likely, so my family took me to see My Favorite Year, I guess in the hopes that a comedy would take my mind off the pain. I don’t think it did much good, but I loved the film anyway and my admiration for O’Toole was born.

He was a striking man. After seeing David Lean’s 1962 classic Lawrence of Arabia, in which O’Toole gained stardom (and his first of eight Academy Award nominations), Noël Coward famously remarked to O’Toole: “If you’d been any prettier, it would have been Florence of Arabia.” It was those eyes…

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Two Duplasses and a Greer

Writer-directors Jay (L) and Mark (R) Duplass flank actress Judy Greer at the home video release reception for the Duplass’ “Jeff Who Lives at Home.”

The fun and festive reception for the home video release of Jay and Mark Duplass’ Jeff Who Lives at Home was held at Santa Monica’s Basement Tavern, located inside the Victorian (a great space, BTW), and the place was festooned with quotes from Kevin (Evan Ross) and even featured a Dartboard of Destiny:

Jay Duplass retrieves his “bullzeye!”

Attendees ate (some insane mac & cheese and other tasty vittles), drank (the bartenders outdid themselves) and were indeed, quite merry!

Jeff Who Lives at Home has a 77% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the DVD and Blu-ray were released on June 19th.

This Week in Duh.

From LAist:

 

After all this time and all that couch jumping, it turns out that Katie Holmes just wasn’t that in Scientology.

The religion has become an increasing source of friction for TOMKAT as their little Suri has grown up, sources connected with the couple told TMZ. That’s the main reason these sources say that Holmes wanted to divorce Cruise and get sole custody of their little girl.

Read the rest here.