Seven days in entertainment
What do a bra and a wedding gown have in common? They were the best accessories worn by the stars this week. (If you guessed that they were props in a Madonna video, you were right. In 1991.) This century’s Madonna is a director with a movie at the Berlin Film Festival. If you guessed she submitted Truth or Dare, you were wrong. (And still stuck in 1991.)
Christopher Walken endures a smoochfest during a Feb. 15 ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., that honored him as Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Man of the Year.
No, that’s not George Clooney
At the Berlin Film Festival premiere of The Other Boleyn Girl on Feb. 15, Aussie actor Eric Bana — who plays Henry VIII in the film — receives a welcome befitting a king.
Web Obsession of the Week
From ”Gangsta’s Paradise” to…culinary paradise? ”Welcome to Coolio’s café,” the rapper says in the profanity-laced first episode of his new online cooking show, Cookin’ With Coolio. ”I am the ghetto gourmet!” And that’s no joke: In his signature blunt style, he promises that his Caprese salad will help you ”get them panties right off.” Excuse us? What about dessert, man?! (mydamnchannel.com)
A Divine Sighting
She sings, she dances, she preens, she says ”Action!”: Madonna arrives at the Berlin Film Festival with directorial debut Filth and Wisdom, a story that focuses on three very different London flatmates.
Into the Wild‘s Emile Hirsch gets serious — again — on the San Francisco set of Milk. The biopic re-creates the life of Harvey Milk (Sean Penn), California’s first openly gay elected official. Hirsch plays Milk’s intern and friend Cleve Jones, who went on to create the AIDS Memorial Quilt.
The Wedding Planners
Director Griffin Dunne and Uma Thurman admire their handiwork on the Greenwich, Conn., set of The Accidental Husband (out Aug. 15). She stars as a relationship expert and duped bride-to-be, while Colin Firth and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan play her battling love interests.
The Other Boleyn Girl