Posts Tagged ‘Dakota Fanning’
Actress Dakota Fanning will celebrate her eighteenth birthday on February 23rd, several weeks after that month’s issue’s of Cosmopolitan hits newsstands. Which is enough to inflame some media critics, who feel that a dolled up picture of a 17-year-old should not share cover space with saucy, sex-tip article teases.
“I’m generally not all that worked up about the still-17-year-old actress appearing on the cover of Cosmopolitan,” said McDonell-Parry. “Generally the actor-actress interviews in Cosmo are nothing more than puff pieces accompanied by cheeky Q&As, not all that different from the type of questions Fanning would get from Teen Vogue.”
NBC’s revival of their prime time line-up, er Jay Leno moving back to late night, starts next week. His guests include athletes who won gold at the Olympics like Apolo Ohno, Lindsay Vonn and Shaun White and others who are just famous for being trashy and on TV like the Jersey Shore kids, Kim Kardashian and Sarah Palin.
Tuesday, March 2 – Guests include Sarah Palin, the Olympic snowboarder Shaun White
In media terms, the anticipation and hype-y buildup to Radar‘s latest incarnation (the third, if you’re scoring at home) has been like that of a rock album — albeit one whose lineup is as interchangeable as the studio it was recorded in. You could even say radaronline.com and the accompanying schadenfreude is like the rabid, forgive me, Radiohead or Coldplay (or, perhaps more accurately, Arctic Monkeys) fans who leak details and tracks of the album ahead of its street date. And then you have the magazine’s detractors oiling the hype machinery while purporting not to care.
And while we’re as weary as the next media blog about anything as consistently over-hyped — and sniped — as Maer Roshan‘s Radar, we’re compelled to give it a track-by-track review.
I can’t even get an erection anymore.
Aka the Oscars.
Kenneth Turan, in the LA Times, tries very hard to convince us and maybe himself that the nominations weren’t predictable. Quirky the Academy is not.
FBLA knows that even if our readers can’t go to Sundance, you still need to be able spout all the gossip/conventional wisdom/buzz about the offerings. So, we’ve rounded up the best–feel free to pass off any cogent remarks as your own.
Grace is Gone seems to be the biggest hit thus far, which isn’t saying much. The Weinsteins have picked up this homespun drama, starring John Cusack as a family man whose wife gets killed in action in Iraq.
The Hollywood Reporter thinks Savages from Tamara Jenkins is the festival hit. Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman turn in strong performances as siblings taking care of their aging father.
Richard Corliss, writing in Time, confirms what the rest of us think: Sundance movies are their own genre.
The program is heavy with earnest studies of emotional accommodation.