You know, the intertesting thing about Hollywood is that it’s a real life Da Vinci Code. It’s all about deconstructing the secret messages embedded in the banalities of the red carpet, the cliches of junkets and little micromoments like Katie’s slip-up on the Today show this morning where she directed Joe the cameraman to focus on her as she made some “ohwhocares” announcement. But then Matt, who’s been looking glum/disconnected these past few weeks, pointed out that Katie had in fact taken his line. Much hilarious and friendly baring of perfectly white teeth ensued… Deconstruct.
Meanwhile back on the West Coast, topic A is to talk or not to talk. Consider LA Times‘ Grazer wants serious success versus Variety‘s Not one for small talk. Now, of course you could say “oh who cares,” but you would be wrong. Because from Crowe’s arrest to Mr and Mrs Smith, the shallow puddle of Beverly Hills (or the thin ice at Rockefeller Center) is the ocean that we’re all drowning in!
– Fenton Bailey
(See also Defamer)