Back in the 90’s, Edward Norton, now 46, burst on the Hollywood scene with multiple Oscar nominations. He was a Yale grad and came from a wealthy East coast family – quite a catch. He costarred in The People vs. Larry Flynt with Courtney Love and a romance developed. In fact, they became ENGAGED! But Norton HATED being recognized as a celebrity and all the press attention they got as a couple. (He LOVES to take the subway.) Courtney tried to tone down her wild ways but Norton’s family didn’t take to her and they eventually split up. Courtney was devastated. Later Ed married Canadian film producer Shauna Robertson (above) and they have a 3 year old son Atlas and a new baby on the way. They both take the subway.
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To no one’s surprise, Courtney Love’s New York art show opened to dismal reviews, but many looky-loos. Many observers found the obscenity covered work “offensive, narcissistic, and infantile.” Particularly appalling was a white wedding gown (on wall behind Courtney above) heavily embroidered with vulgar words. It’s rumored that the dress was supposed to be for Love’s wedding to ex-boyfriend Edward Norton. (She never got over THAT bustup.) Another drawing shows a blond woman crying blood with “I’m a celebrity, get me out of here” written across the top. There ARE collectors who will probably spend money for her work – Courtney’s hoping to outsell her daughter Frances Cobain’s art show.
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Milla Jovovich and Edward Norton are promoting their new movie “Stone” with Robert DeNiro and fans of any or all the three leading characters will want to see this movie. All their performances are over the top and they make a dreary story with evangelical overtones palatable. Milla (“The Fifth Element”) is a revelation as a trailer park seductress and Edward Norton plays a sneaky prisoner with dreads and ghetto-talk who reminds one of Eminem. Robert DeNiro’s parole officer character is tightly wound, but a crashing bore who watches golf on TV while his wife drinks and prays. It’s not an uplifting movie to watch but the acting makes it all worth it.
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Will the Golden Globes committee have a hard time booking A-list celebrities as presenters now that they are no longer handing out $40,000 gift bags? We suspected the stars might be a tad less cooperative. The Hollywood Foreign Press gave up the goody bag practice not so much because of Edward Norton’s recent comments in New York magazine about the “shameful” practice, but because they are being forced to pay a million dollars to the IRS for LAST year’s swag bags! But like everything else, there’s a way around this dilemma. Before the Globes event, big companies have rented suites in the Beverly Hilton hotel that will be turned into “gift boutiques” for celebrities. Now the stars can pick out whatever they want, still tax free, and the Globes people have nothing to do with it.