Monday, January 28, 2008

Monday Morning Short Cuts

"I defy any of you bitches to beat me at the Oscars."

Julie Christie looked great at the SAG Awards last night, just as you'd expect. Equally unsurprising, Juno star Ellen Page was born without the dress posture gene:

"Why, yes, I used to play team sports."

Five minutes with John Travolta would change all of that, but it's imperative she bring along someone who can yank her out of the room when the E-meter comes out. I volunteer Diablo Cody.

Josh Brolin is still in touch with his Flirting with Disaster character.

If Diane Lane, hot as ever in the previews for Untraceable, needs anyone to comfort her should Josh Brolin run off with Jeremy Piven, I'm very available.

Other Tidbits:

John Barrowman's autobiography, Anything Goes, is out in the UK — not unlike its author — and you can read an excerpt of it here.

Is Hayden Panettiere the new Jane Fonda? (These Washington Post reporters are referring to her activism, of course. While my exposure to Heroes is limited, I did catch Panettiere in Raising Helen and I don't think we'll be seeing her in a remake of Barbarella or Klute or Tout va bien or any time.)

In an interview with New York Magazine, Clay Aiken forgets that he isn't Lucinda Williams and journalist/fellow lesbian Ariel Levy isn't Bill Buford as he plays up the Southern shtick hardcore. What you'll learn, if you can hang with the Aiken for four excruciating pages, is approximately this: he's a Democrat now, a shameless self-promoter, and he "has never had a romantic relationship with anyone, unless you count the girls he took to dances back in high school in Raleigh." Sounds perfect for Raúl Esparza.

Reviews of Shelby Lynne's Just a Little Lovin' are coming in, and you can read them here and here. If you're looking for Lynne's contentious Advocate interview, we've got the scoop.

The Times points out that Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama have identical opinions on gay rights issues, while fear-mongering Republicans continue to pander to bigots.

Margo Bennett, the former lover of crazy lesbian novelist Patricia Cornwell, is blabbing about their relationship — you know, the one that made headlines when Bennett's husband hatched a murderous plot that landed him behind bars — in an upcoming book called Twisted Triangle. In a passage that makes Cornwell's schlocky prose sound downright Proustian in comparison, authors Caitlin Rother and John Hess write: "As they talked, Margo felt the blood coursing through her veins, very aware of the close proximity of her body to Patsy's. It felt dangerous. Wrong. Thrilling." Anyone else think this would make the perfect made-for-cable comeback vehicle for Kelly McGillis?

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