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The Hairpin has a huge piece on Ava Gardner's career, femme fatale posing, and storied romantic life. I always always forget she was married to Mickey Rooney because it just seems so wrong.
My New Plaid Pants Thursdays Ways Not To Die... Fashion Faux- Pwned (Serial Mom)
The Critical Condition looks at three (unfortunate) differences between "The Help" as a book and The Help as a movie. 


Movie|Line first pics from Bel Ami --not an historical epic about the gay porn studio -- wherein Robert Pattison sexes up various actresses we like: Uma Thurman (pictured below), Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas
The Wow Report congratulations Carrie Fisher on her new look. Jenny Craig worked wonders! 
Cinema Blend Universal keeps dropping film projects. What's going on? 
Grantland predicts the Worst Supporting Actress for this year's Razzies. Agreed that Blake Lively's got at least a nomination sewn up for Green Lantern.
Socialite Life Michael Ian Black recalls his sex scene with Bradley Cooper in Wet Hot American Summer. (Cooper is the only holdout so far on a sequel.) 
IndieWire Jim Carrey's video love letter to Emma Stone. So random.

Finally, did you hear about the big Scarface reunion party to celebrate a special edition BluRay release? Scarface himself Al Pacino, Oscar winner F Murray Abraham, 80s character actor Robert Loggia and 80s hunk Steven Bauer were on hand. But without Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (what, was she too busy?) and especially without Elvira herself, Michelle Pfeiffer, what is even the point? I'm assuming Pfeiffer wasn't there because she's filming Tim Burton's Dark Shadows in London at the moment. But if The Avengers cast can leave Cleveland for a 10 minute walk on at that Disney convention last week, shouldn't they have flown La Pfeiffer cross the Atlantic to class up that party a little? 

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Reader Comments (9)

That Vampire/Uma pic reminds me of Fassy/Keira in Dangerous Method only less sexy and less and less....

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

oh michelle if it hadn't been for linda hunt in 83 the trophy would have been yours in my alternate oscar world!!!

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMrripley

Steven Bauer = swoon, pant, roll around in the bees' knees-ness of it all!

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtfu11

Just curious Nat, what are your favourite Ava Gardner performances?

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmir

....I watched Scarface like 4 times and I never realized that michelle pheiffer was in it. I guess I didn't really focus on her part that much but now I'm curious to see it again knowing that .oops.

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPoppy

Ava Gardner needs more help to stay relevant...no one talks about her enough despite the talent, unique beauty and interesting life. I feel the same about Garbo.

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBia

Those Grantland Razzie prognostication posts are hilarious. I've often thought of the Razzies in the same tone (Razzie favorites, Razzie trends, issues with Razzie nomination, Razzie snubs...) and he mimics the tone that we all use for actual honors perfectly.

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

Blake Unlively had the only entertaining line in the entire movie. I'm sure there will be many other train-wrecks more deserving than her.

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharles

Poppy -- I am perplexed. She's only the second most important character and in tons of the movie. LOL.

August 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R
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