Tuesday, January 31, 2006
She was so talented and so smart. She will be missed.
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Wendy Wasserstein, the country's most prominent female playwright and one with strong connections to the Silicon Valley theater community, died in New York on Monday after a lengthy and largely unpublicized battle with lymphoma. She was 55.
The Oscar nominations are in. As usual I have hardly seen any of these movies yet. They are all on my Netflix list, though. The nominies for best picture are.....
"Brokeback Mountain” (Focus Features)
A River Road Entertainment Production
Diana Ossana and James Schamus, Producers
“Capote” (UA/Sony Pictures Classics)
An A-Line Pictures/Cooper’s Town/ Infinity Media Production
Caroline Baron, William Vince and Michael Ohoven, Producers
“Crash” (Lions Gate)
A Bob Yari/DEJ/Blackfriar’s Bridge/ Harris Company/ApolloProscreen GmbH & Co./Bull’s Eye Entertainment Production
Paul Haggis and Cathy Schulman, Producers
“Good Night, and Good Luck.” (Warner Independent Pictures)
A Good Night Good Luck LLC Production
Grant Heslov, Producer
“Munich” (Universal and DreamWorks)
A Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures Production
Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg and Barry Mendel, Producers
The only one I've seen is "Crash". It was a very good movie. It reminded me a lot of "Magnolia". It pieced together seemingly unconnected stories and wove them together into a statement about racism. It was a good movie, but it won't be one of those movies that stick with you in your psyche for the next thirty years. I am thinking of movies like "The Godfather" or "From Here to Eternity" or "The Wizard of Oz". I don't think we have any of those on the list this year. Of course, I haven't seen them, so what the hell am I talking about?
My money is on "Brokeback Mountain" to win easily. It's probably the best cow poke movie ever made.
I went to see a medico,
Going from Rio de Janeiro
Exceedingly fine medico............
Nominations List | 78th Annual Academy Awards | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Chron.com | Idol's Diana DeGarmo gets a hold on Broadway with Hairspray
NEW YORK — Another American Idol contestant is heading for Broadway.
Following in the footsteps of Frenchie Davis, who appears in the rock musical Rent, Diana DeGarmo will join the cast of Hairspray on Feb. 7.
The 18-year-old DeGarmo, one of the Fox television series' most popular runners-up, will portray the heroine's best friend, Penny Pingleton, in the musical, which opened on Broadway in August 2002.
Hairspray, based on the cult John Waters' film, concerns a chubby Baltimore teen who wants to appear on a TV dance show. The show now stars Shannon Durig as the eager young woman and John Pinette as her full-figured mother.