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Friday, June 17, 2005
Thursday, June 16, 2005
--AND THEY ARE TAKIN' IT TO THE STREET -- IN AN OSCAR PROTEST!
Hollywood's stunt community will take the action to the doorstep of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Thursday in a bid to get a long-desired Oscar category for stunt coordinators.
The stunt groups say they have wide industry support including Screen Actors Guild president Melissa Gilbert, directors Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Sidney Lumet, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and actors Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
enough of my streaming conciousness:
NEWSWEEK: Paris Hilton Plans to Give Up Public Life
Monday June 13 (online edition)
Paris Hilton plans to give up public life for family life.
The 24-year-old hotel heiress, star of "The Simple Life" reality series, tells Newsweek magazine that when she was younger, "I thought it was cute to play a dumb blonde. On TV, I do it because it's funny. I consider myself a businesswoman and a brand." [she has that right. The dog, too! This is good.]
But Hilton says she plans to give up her public life in two years, by which time she expects to become a mother with her fiance, Paris Latsis.
"I don't enjoy going out anymore," she says in the June 20 issue of the magazine, on newsstands Monday. "It's such a pain. It's everyone saying, `Let's do a deal! Can I have a picture?' I'm just, like, `These people are such losers. I can't believe I used to love doing this.'"
Paris and her mother, Kathy, were the grand marshals Sunday at the Los Angeles Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual & Transgender Pride Parade. Kathy Hilton wore a large white hat; Paris wore a tiara.
Kathy Hilton's new NBC reality series, "I Want to Be a Hilton," in which she coaches 14 contestants in taste and etiquette, premieres June 21.
Newsweek says Kathy and her husband, Rick Hilton, didn't want their name on the show. "We thought it was too cheeky," Rick Hilton is quoted as saying. "It does sound a little obnoxious."
Kathy Hilton says a sex tape of Paris and an ex-boyfriend that became a cyberspace novelty taught her a lesson.
"Well, that was very painful. Very painful. Very painful," Kathy Hilton tells the magazine. "But it taught me that I really can't trust everybody."
The sex tape surfaced in 2003 just before the start of Paris' reality series. She has said she was embarrassed and humiliated that the tape ever became public.
[In my opinion, this is a steady publicity ploy. Paris is NOT going anywhere]
Sunday, June 12, 2005
Hollywood Reporter: "Smith" on target with
$51 Million opening
Surprised? I'm not. These are smart people, at least, I believe from Pitt's vantage point they are (Angelina has had her moments). But Pitt is a smart man, as cool and unflappable as his character (the) assassin in this film. With a 60-page photo spread in "W" , to ""what affair?" , these are people, and those who "rep them" (Pitt's Publicist is the always top-notch Cindy Guagenti), who clearly know what they are doing, contradicting their relationship every step of the way, but this is control....leave your public wanting more! SEE: THR's Newsmags Take Note - Pitt may have a point:
Now let's go from great show-biz PR to entertainment publicity run amok: Tom Cruise getting married?(!) Let's see if this will sell tickets at the neighborhood multimplex. Speilberg or not, I am not buying. DVD's come out in less than 6 mos. I'll wait.
Watch for my HighVizPR case study "Cruise VS Pitt: Today's film stars in PR contrast"
In the meantime, I leave you with this bit of confirmation: THR: A Tale of two Publicists, on our sister blog HighViz PR's "GoodPR- Bad PR"