I’ve moved spaces which made it tedious to read, I thought.
AT last night’s Golden Globes women with voices stood up and were counted.
Action, through TIME’S UP is much delayed but thank heavens it’s happened now. I’m guilty of a lack of commitment to progress and change, myself. I knew about unemployment in the north east for 25 years. I’ve dealt with snide sexual comments and vulgar come-ons for years without making much fuss. Brexit and serious sexual harassment are the results of this sort of uncaring ignorance.
Time’s Up is an initiative and legal defence movement to support women in various industries dealing with sexual harassment. It was launched with an open letter signed by hundreds of Hollywood women and published January 1. Meryl Streep, Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Ava DuVernay, America Ferrera,and Lena Waithe are among the founders, and still more stars publicly lent their support to Time’s Up following its announcement.
Let’s hope more of us will be encouraged to stake claims and speak up for equality.
They did still look absolutely gorgeous, though, don’t you think?
STANLEY TUCCI was a delight in The Devil Wears Prada and I can safely say his performance as Jack Warner in Feud is another tour de force.
It’s a cameo role, in some ways, which probably shouldn’t be described as a tour de force but you feel that only Tucci could make the monster bearable!
“You want to be true to the piece, number one, and you want to be true to him,” Tucci says. “Being true to him is just being this outwardly very charming, fast-talking, well-dressed fella — and then behind the scenes he’s a ruthless misogynist.”
The Los Angeles Times celebrates his performance with the headline, “As a misogynist studio head in ‘Feud,’ Stanley Tucci spotlights a sexist Hollywood.”
Tucci has an extraordinary gift. As the camp, perfectionist, company-man, top stylist in ‘Devil‘ he transforms into a caring, mentoring friend to the bullied Andrea (Andy) Sachs (Anne Hathaway). In Feud: Bette and Joan, he has a searing humanity, not shaken off course even through a lens of towering greed and control. It’s quite wondrous.
I watched all eight episodes yesterday!
Duffle coats were the only things to be seen in when I lived on Merseyside. I’m not sure anyone looked like this but Burberry have named their latest little black number The Mersey Duffle.
Can anyone explain why?
SEEING Tess Daly and Claudia Winkelman on ‘It Takes Two,’ yesterday, I thought how flattering their lip colour is and wondered if I should try to match it by a visit to Boots or Clarins.
Small experiment at home later realise I can achieve the warm pinkish paleness by mixing cosmetics from my bag.
There are lipstick moments in many movies but the Tess/Claudia colour is reflected in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s as Hepburn makes up her face to leave New York to seek her fortunes abroad.
The 1961 American romantic comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, written by George Axelrod, is based on Truman Capote’s novella of the same name, starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard
It’s a devastating moment for Peppard’s character but wonderful for Burberry who is using the still to promote a seasonal shade.
WHO will win ‘Strictly?’ ‘What will Alexandra, Debbie, Gemma, Molly, and Joe be wearing this week? Or are you still wondering if middle class morality means a thing after watching Howard’s End?
‘Bread and circuses,’ the ancient Roman technique to keep its citizens in order, is a long way from today’s Cappucinos and box-sets. Yet we’re entranced and distracted by the range and quality of our broadcasters and filmmakers spectacular output.
The Media Industry has so stepped up to the plate with its totally impressive range of information platforms and entertainment channels that now all we have to do is to check on how we can pay for the bread!
CAUGHT a preview of the Runyon based musical sensation, Guys and Dolls at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, last night.
‘Never Been in Love Before,’ as if sung for the first time, pure and smooth, by Abiona Omonua, a first half sensation and ensemble number,’Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat,’ brought the house down as finale.
A co-production with Talawa Theatre Company, with their director Michael Buffong and choreography from Kenrick “H20” Sandy, relocates the fabulous show to up-town New York with all the creative excitement of the “Harlem Renaissance”.
Running from 2 Dec – 27 Jan 2018, the companies have a hit on their jazz hands!