Since I first read Atlas Shrugged I knew Dagney Taggert was all Jodie Foster's to play should it ever get to silver screen...there's been previous posts to this in this blog...somwhere. And in that same prev post it was also mentioned that the buzz in hollyland was Angelina Jolie was eyeing the role or they were eyeing her...whatever.
Now I read recently that Jolie will be playing Kay Scarpetta, the character from Patricia Cornwell's detective series. Apparently back in 1992 Patricia herself was soliciting Foster quite heavily to take on the role only to be turned down because of the recent Lambs role she had just rec'd an Oscar for.
I think it is a missed opportunity for a great film series with Foster. The character was written by Cornwell as mature, sexually confident, and at the height of her career - much like a woman of Foster's caliber. The screenwriter however, and powers that be, are re-creating the character to be younger and not quite as confident so she can grow with the series ergo making the studio more money for more films in the future...it's always business and always money!!! Will the art suffer? Don't know - Jolie is quite a competent actor to say the very least but I do miss Foster's face - she just doesn't do enough it seems.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Read entire article on NPR. A portion was excerpted below:"The investigation of Bill Clinton began in January of 1994, when Attorney General Janet Reno appointed special prosecutor Robert Fiske to head the Whitewater investigation. Fiske's appointment, writes Gormley, first "prompted universal praise... among Republicans."
"The praise lasted for several months — until Fiske wrapped up his criminal investigation within six months of his appointment. The short investigation, combined with Fiske's announcement that there was "no evidence that issues involving Whitewater, or other personal legal matters of the president or Mrs. Clinton were a factor in [Vince] Foster's suicide," caused Republicans to declare Fiske "unfit for the job," writes Gormley."
In December of 1997, Starr shut down the Whitewater investigation due to insufficient evidence. A month later, Linda Tripp called Deputy Independent Counsel Jackie Bennett and said she had taped conversions with Monica Lewinsky about an affair with the President.Gormley says the time he spent writing his book led him to believe that the Clinton impeachment was a precursor for today's divided political landscape."
I believe this point of view - that this incident was the catalyst for our country's divide. I recall prior to Bush that the emotional factor between red and blue didn't exist...at least not to the degree it does today.
When Gore and Bush went at it in 2000 it was a blood bath in my office. You were either Gore or Bush there were no fence sitters - hell, we were still fighting over the impeachement. It brought people to tears when they GAVE Bush the win...and make no mistake, FL Courts handed it over - but that's for another day.
A switch was pulled in the United States and whether Starr was manning it or if it were the Republican Party it doesn't really matter anymore. It's not a question of who put this country on its side by flipping the switch but how do we turn it off?
How do we rid ourselves of these two corrupted groups of individuals claiming to work in our best interest? It's painfully obvious they DO NOT work in OUR best interest. If we could get the majority of registered Repubs and Dems to change their voting status to INDEPENDENT ... maybe THAT would wake up Washington! Maybe that would let them know to move off their platforms and hypocrisy and back room dealing pork barrel spending BS!
So, I am changing my voter's registration to indicate Independent from Democrat. Not that I don't appreciate the TRUE party's platform but those who "serve" currently are an embarassment on BOTH sides of the line. Wouldn't it be nice if THEY were laid off and had to live on unemployment today...Get a real job!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
For the first time in 30 +/- years, MTV changed its logo removing the tag line below "Music Televisino." This saddens me...am I being dramatic?
No! MTV, MUSIC TELEVISION, was a staple; a right of passage of my adolesence and young adulthood.
Not that it evolved into much of a music television station...frankly, it's been a very long time since it could be considered MUSIC television.
I suppose this change of icon just officially represents what my generation and I already knew to be true...MTV passed a loooonnnngggg time ago, unfortunately. RIP MTV Music Television.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Ms. de Rossi is being honored by the HRC (Human Rights Campaign) for being outspoken for equal rights. If you recall, she and Ellen DeGeneres were married not all that long ago and (especially) since then she's been doing interviews and on talk shows openly discussing her married life with Ellen and being "out" in general.
She's featured in next month's Advocate (March issue) with a detailed interview on her private life and career, etc. Great photo shoot from the prev I saw online. Looking very old Hollywood in much of the shoot; don't think she's ever looked better.
What a beautiful human being, inside and out!
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Her and Ally have been side by side eating, sleeping, playing! They were running in and out of the house through the doggy door - of course til Hon and I saw them and then Ally let out a bark, "ya botherin' me!" style. So glad she's enjoying Sasha! My old gal!