Monday, January 29, 2007
Love the look that America gives to us. Curves can work as long as there is nothing spilling over. Rita Hayworth, alive and well. We give it a strong thumbs up.
Ann Hathaway is Glamour of the past. Chic, sexy, if she were blonde I would mistaken her for Grace Kelly. So coco.
Fab after forty. Demi is divine... but.. the ruffles... we love Demi.. let's not say anything more..
Her hair and smile were lovely.
Reese, as always is worth mentioning. Although she cannot help but be sexy and amazing, she didn't seem quite as lovely as she did at the Golden Globes. The dress does nothing for her sweet figure and the hair makes her look years older... still beautiful but needs a better stylist. But, we love the smile!
HERE IS THE Worst look:
Can anyone tell Rachel McAdams that this is just not working? Poor thing. At least with youth there is time to overcome your fashion faux pas.
Little Miss Sunshine snags SAG. Nice to see that maybe something quirky rather than sad could win! We are glad to see this!
Other winners can be found online (eonline, abc, cnn) everywhere. We chose to highlight this one.
Of course, the other curiosity is about Grey's Anatomy. It won, too. Best drama ensemble and Chandra Wilson for best dramatic TV Actress. Sans Washington, who is in rehab. News also indicates that Knight might quit show in protest of the treatment of the "gay" outburst.
My, my, it is a good thing most of their cast is tremendously hot; or who would really care?
Friday, January 26, 2007
What happened last night...
It was full of it's usual angst and excitement which builds up the the "ooh!", signature "last five minutes". Last week's tragic death of George's dad... which made us sad, the "George is gay" thing... which made us sadder, and Golden Globe fiasco, made us wonder if we could feel anything but sad when we thought of Thursday nights.... But, with the option of NOT getting to see "McDreamy" in action on the line, we watched with ...hope.
Here, is what happened in Grey's with our coco comments:
- Dr. Webber decides to step down as Chief of Surgery. Word spreads fast. It has been months since his wife gave him an ultimatum. He things he can step down and save their marriage (months later, typical "guy" timeline). He goes to let her know that he has retired... but... to his surprise.. she has moved on. We say, "You go girrl!!" She should have dumped him after she knew he cheated...better late than never. It would take a lot for us to respect a woman that doesn't walk away with her dignity after being forced to deal with "other women".
- McDreamy is furious when he finds out that Burke was offered the Chief position before him. McDreamy then becomes obsessive about getting the Chief position. He yells at Meredith for putting Sloane in the "know". They have their first "fight". He gives the sweetest speech about fighting and making up as a couple. We love his arrogance! It is what makes him McDreamy. Face it, the character of Derek Shepherd is just plain sexy!
- George deals with his father's death, by having sex with Torres as much as he physically can. Torres wants to help him, but is worn out by his methods. Okay, after last week it was really hard for us to put our mind around this, George is gay?! He's a good actor is way adorable!
- Dr. Bailey decides that she wants to build a free clinic at Seattle Grace and spends much of her time trying to gain support for the project. Clearly, she will be the next Chief. We love Bailey!
- Addison is avoiding Karev and has been ever since they kissed. He finally corners her and quells any embarrassment she may have had. Addison needs to get a life. We see a baby in her future. Maybe Karev?! He is giving her a line about not being interested, he is totally into her.
- Two girls in their mid-twenties come to the hospital together. They are best friends, they were born 2 days apart and declare they will be best friends "crib to grave". The two ran away from their Amish community when they were sixteen. One of the girls gets diagnosed with terminal cancer.
- Sloane is about to leave Seattle for good, then Meredith tells him, inadvertently, about the new found job opening, he decides to stay and pursue it.
- Addison decides she should be in the running for the Chief of Surgery position as well.
- Burke and Cristina. She talks first. He proposes...will she say yes? Whether she will or not - we think she should. Those two are not perfect - but they are strangely perfect for each other. We think she will initially say "no" in Cristina "fear of commitment" fashion, and then change her mind.
- Now we are in the "last five minutes": O'Malley proposes (on one knee!!! ) to Torres. What will her answer be?? We think she will say "yes" initially. Then realize... they are not meant to be. Clearly, sweet George wants to find something to hold on to with the passing of his Dear Daddy. We will be surprised if Gritty Torres is the one... but stranger things have happened!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
We prefer Dreamgirls, Little Miss Sunshine, and of course.. the Devil Wears Prada! But alas, we are not the pros deciding what Americans need to watch..
The nominees for the 79th Academy Awards have been announced in Los Angeles.
Here is what some of the key nominees had to say about their selection.
"2007 Oscar Nominations" Performance by an actress in a leading role
Penélope Cruz in “Volver” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Judi Dench in “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Helen Mirren in “The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada)
Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox)
Kate Winslet in “Little Children” (New Line)
It is one of the hardest roles to play, not just a living person but one who is part of our everyday lives in Britain. I hope that my performance has conveyed a sense of Elizabeth the woman as well as the Queen.
Dame Helen Mirren, best actress nominee for The Queen.
I'm in frighteningly good company. It is very nice of The Queen to allow me in for a minute.
Dame Judi Dench, best actress nominee for Notes On A Scandal.
I am going to be screaming and whooping all day long. I really thought I wasn't going to get a nomination. I am really going to try to enjoy this moment. I'm speechless.
Kate Winslet, best actress nominee for Little Children
They said my name and it's like for a few seconds everything stopped. I was a little bit overwhelmed and confused. I wasn't sure what was going on.
Penelope Cruz, best actress nominee for Volver
"2007 Oscar Nominations" Performance by an actor in a leading role
Leonardo DiCaprio in “Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
Ryan Gosling in “Half Nelson” (THINKFilm)
Peter O’Toole in “Venus” (Miramax, Filmfour and UK Council)
Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Forest Whitaker in “The Last King of Scotland” (Fox Searchlight)
Ryan Gosling, Best Actor nominee for his role in Half Nelson, said,
It's extremely encouraging to see a small film recognized at this level....I am truly grateful.
Peter O'Toole,nominated as Best Actor for Venus but has never before won a performing Oscar, expressed his feelings with:
Congratulations to all of the nominees," Will Smith,best actor for Pursuit of Happyness, said. "It is a great honor to be considered among this caliber of performers. No competition, all celebration. Let the parties begin.
I couldn't be happier, I couldn't be happier - this is a movie I am very, very proud of.
Leonardo DiCaprio, best actor nominee for Blood Diamond
We knew that we had something good when the Ugandans that were on the crew were all saying it felt like Idi Amin was speaking and I think that's part of the reason that we approached Forest Whitaker for the role. You know, he learnt Swahili, he was in character the whole time. But he was quite tough to be with some of the time.
Andrea Calderwood, producer of The Last King Of Scotland - which earned Forest Whitaker a best actor nomination.
"2007 Oscar Nominations" Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Alan Arkin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Jackie Earle Haley in “Little Children” (New Line)
Djimon Hounsou in “Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
Eddie Murphy in “Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
Mark Wahlberg in “The Departed” (Warner Bros.)
Without a doubt, receiving this nomination will stand out as one of the highlights of my career.
Eddie Murphy, supporting actor nominee for Dreamgirls.
Fellow nominee Alan Arkin, for his role in Little Miss Sunshine, said he'd remember the career high by the congratulatory calls from "old friends." We're just not sure how literal the 72-year-old was being."2007 Oscar Nominations" Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Adriana Barraza in “Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
Cate Blanchett in “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Abigail Breslin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Jennifer Hudson in “Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
Rinko Kikuchi in “Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
Jennifer Hudson, who gained a reported 20 pounds to play scorned Dreamgirl Effie White took her nomination as "
proof that faith is powerful.
10-year-old Abigail Breslin said she "gave out a little scream" after her mother woke her up and informed her of her honor.
"2007 Oscar Nominations" Best motion picture of the year
I'm amazed and thrilled and flattered. This is a tremendous honour for the film but panic sets in now because you think: 'Oh, my God. This is where the chaos is about to start'.
Stephen Frears, best director nominee for The Queen.
Celebration of the world cinematic community, and not only Mexican film-making - though there are eight Mexicans nominated and Babel has six nominations. That I am the first Mexican director nominated fills me with pride.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, best director nominee for Babel
It's obviously very thrilling, not just on a personal level but on a professional level. What's really wonderful about it is to be part of a film that dealt with these difficult events, and that cinema that deals with the contentious and difficult can have its place at the Oscar nominations.
Paul Greengrass, best director nominee for United 93
I think the Academy responded to the movie on an emotional level.
Jon Kilik, a producer of best picture nominee Babel.
If each one of them got nominated on their own, that would be great, but the fact that they all did - that's just too much for one little girl this early in the morning
Shortlist presenter Salma Hayek on a raft of nominations for Hispanic actors and Spanish-language films.
I was obviously rooting for the film and to be included in that is very exciting.
Stephen Mirrione, editing nominee for Babel.