Naturally we were floored by Meryl Streep’s heartfelt support of the press at the Golden Globes last night, but there was another even more poignant moment. Unannounced, Moonlight producer Brad Pitt suddenly walked onstage and time stood still. The startled audience recovered quickly and applauded like there was no tomorrow. Brad’s face changed – he was visibly surprised and TOUCHED by the obvious support from his colleagues. (And he happened to look great!) At that moment, Hollywood chose sides. Beloved good guy Brad has been suffering through a traumatic divorce (and embarrassing accusations) and his audience wanted him to know they still love him. Insiders say Hollywood doors are not so likely to swing open for Angelina Jolie any more. She is no longer “magic.” Maybe it’s a good thing she aspires to a political career.
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We’re not fond of women wrapping their heads in Arabic countries like Claire Danes did on Homeland, but we were equally turned off by Claire’s Golden Globes dress. We voted her worst dressed. Valentino must have been inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt to drape a pretty young woman in this matronly, ill-fitting frock. All that frippery – beads, feathers, whatever, makes the dress look heavy and droopy and Claire looks shapeless. The dress wore the woman in this case. Click HERE to see the Globes dress.
Don’t let the fact that the Golden Globes ignored Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” stop you from seeing it. We were pleasantly surprised to see that Angie has sensitively and masterfully directed a very special – and patriotic – WWII movie. The story of this heroic man’s life is amazing and we love the fact that she cast not-so-familiar faces so the story seemed even more down to earth and real. What a relief it is NOT to have the distraction of a big Hollywood name making the film all about himself! According to the NY Post’s Andrea Peyser, Hollywood doesn’t like patriotic movies like Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” and this one. Do you suppose that’s true? (Above, Angelina directing scenes in Australia)
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We had to laugh at the backstage drama caused by Juliana Margulies’ Golden Globes dress. According to the Hollywood Reporter, her gown was shipped to LA from a New York tailor but was lost or stolen by the tailor’s messenger service. The designer managed to whip up a duplicate days before the awards, but we think whoever stole the dress but have been awfully disappointed! If you’re going to take the risk of stealing – one would hope to get a glamorous gown. This one is black and stiff and has very limited appeal. Not worth going to jail for.
If you grow weary of looking at red carpet gowns and accoutrements that you would never have any occasion to wear, take a look at this clever story from The Onion!
Lady Gaga has been enduring rumors that her career is kaput, but she put on a happy face for the Golden Globes and her boyfriend Taylor Kinney, who was a presenter at the show. For the party after, Gaga dolled herself up in full starlet drag for the amusement of her handsome boyfriend. And SHE went home with the biggest prize of the night..
After Jacqueline Bisset was announced as winner for Best Supporting Actress in a TV miniseries (“Dancing on the Edge”) she took the looongest walk in history (and unsteady) to the podium to accept. Obviously overcome and flustered, she proceeded to make quite a fool of herself. We’ve always been fond of Jacqueline as a person and an actress, and we can’t help but wonder WHAT she ingested before the show that scrambled her brain to that extent. It DID provide, however, a memorable moment for a dull show.
We’re big fans of Lena Dunham’s talent, but NOT her fashion sense at this year’s Globes. Who on earth talked her into wearing this Zac Posen classic bombshell dress when she has none of the bombshell necessities? Sofia Vergara would do justice to this fishtail gown, but Lena looks ridiculous. The “Girls” creator should have chosen a funkier downtown look – something hipper, younger, and less pretentious. The undone hair and tattoos just don’t add up to gamour. (Photo above from ID magazine has nothing to do with Lena’s Globes outfit- find that elsewhere)
Sunday’s Golden Globes show will go on without the presence of Woody Allen, who is being honored with the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association decided to give it to Woody even though he won’t be picking it up in person. Woody dislikes award shows (he didn’t even accept his four Oscars in person) and intended to turn down the award altogether but was persuaded that it might have a negative affect on his excellent movie “Blue Jasmine.” “Annie Hall” star Diane Keaton (above) agreed to accept for Woody and that made the HFPA happy. Woody admits he avoids reading any and all comments about his films and himself. He told the LA Times “I realized the less preoccupied you are with yourself, the better you do.”
Cheers to Jodie foster! For YEARS she has been sensitive about her personal life, although it was common knowledge in Hollywood that she was gay and nobody cared. She was admired for her long and stellar career and intelligence. We always thought she felt uncomfortable with her “secret.” Two of her closest actor friends, Robert Downey Jr, and Mel Gibson, were with her at The Golden Globes and we have a feeling they encouraged her to open up about the fact that she’s gay now that she has turned 50. For the first time she acknowledged her “ex partner in love and heroic co-parent “ Cydney Bernard. It WAS a surprise and a nice moment – especially with her two sons looking on with approval.