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I just Met Al Gore

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So, yes, it was a bit bizarre for a Monday lunchtime. Somehow I had been let in to this Al Gore speech at the London Film School. He was there to launch his new TV venture in the UK: Current TV. There were no more than 100 of us, and I thought, people would probably pay big money for this seat. I called the Guardian to see if they would let me do an exlusive, but there was already one of their guys there. Damn. Then there were the sexy lettuce girls protesting outside of the school, which was even more bizarre as they were nearly naked. “Put some clothes on, girl,” I shouted. “It’s the man who should have been king”

Before the speech, I sneaked up to where Gore and his entourage and the Governors of the school were snacking. Insinuating myself into the receiving line, I stuck out my hand. This is it…this is the moment when you get to speak to a man who was the 2nd most powerful man in the world. Say something bloody good. “Hello Mr. Gore. My name is Daneeta Saft. I’m an alumni of this school and a filmmaker based in London. I am really looking forward to your talk.” Totally Lame. I should have shouted “you were robbed.”

It was actually quite a good speech, and, it’s true what they say about him. He is funny, and he can hold a crowd. And, he actually offered us jobs…all of us. It seems that anybody with a camera and a computer can upload their factual stuff to the Current TV site and submit your stuff to audience approval. If the audience doth approve, you will get you stuff on the TV channel and get paid. Bril…generating content for no money in the hopes that it will someday bring you money is my middle name.

Oh yeah, and I think this story scoops the Guardian.

Who dat?

Strolling through the Covent Garden Piazza today, I happened upon Richard Branson Wii-ing. Here’s a pictue of him taking a rest after a Wii.

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That is all.

Big Brother & that Indian Chick

I don’t watch Big Brother. Never have, never will. I can’t stand reality television. If I want to see a bunch of stupid people, I can just walk on the street or go to the pub or wherever. So, it should come as no surprise that when a bunch of illiterates are thrown into a house together, things might get a bit volatile. Like the World Cup, it’s almost impossible not to get caught up in the Big Brother frenzy even for those of us who haven’t watched a single episode.

According to the front page of the Independent, Big Brother has received over 21,000 complaints regarding racism on the programme, all of it aimed at the Bollywood actress with the name that no one can remember.

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The Arctic Monkeys are recording in a studio in Kensal Town. I was there but unfortunately as the Boy is working there I cant give out any proper details as to which studio it is…

However they are there all week and I am dropping by at lunchtimes (hehehehe) so if I actually hear anything being sung – you will be the first to know!!!!

Colin and Me

So don’t ask me what I had to do for them, but managed to get tickets to the Miami Vice premiere last night. I submit for your viewing pleasure Michael Mann and Gong Li:

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Finding Harry……….

080706%20017.jpg Ive just finished reading the last of JK Rowlings Harry Potter Books ‘The Half Blood Prince’, and thus have given myself a) Harry Withdrawls b)Harry on the Brain and c) Harry Fever…

So Ive literally gone about Harry hunting, which is quite fun. I found this Harry at the specs store on the corner of Portobello Road and Lancasdter Road – so now I know who Harry is hanging around with when school is out.

I want to go find out where the hell is Diagon Alley, and Grimauld Place, and any other Harry involved streets shops etc, maybe find the Kid Himself…… I wonder if anyone else has found a Harry Place in London?

TomKitten

I’m normally not a huge fan of celebrity nicknames, but ‘TomKat’, and therefore, ‘TomKitten‘, makes me laugh. A lot.

It’s a relief to know that Tom’s spawn was born according to the proper rules of the Scientologist creed (mom must be silent, miserable, downtrodden) and given the appropriately silly celebrity-child name (Suri) (Which, in all fairness, is a pretty name).

So, however wacky and annoying Tom Cruise and his rented progeny are, they’re still trumped by Chris and Gwen (Chrennyth?MarTrow?) and their baby ‘Moses‘. Painful.

And some disconcerting celebrity gossip…

A new biography of Barbra Streisand alleges the superstar’s list of lovers includes Diana, Princess Of Wales’ former husband Prince Charles and her lover Dodi Fayed.

Barbra: The Way She Is by Christopher Anderson claims Streisand is “cheap,” has a “Maria Callas-sized ego,” is prone to huge tantrums and has a star-studded list of former conquests.

Warren Beatty, Ryan O’Neal, Steve McQueen, Kris Kristofferson, Don Johnson, Jon Voight, Elliott Gould, Andre Agassi, Richard Gere, Omar Sharif, Liam Neeson and Peter Jennings are just some of the men linked with her.

Anderson also alleges Streisand, 63, was banned from the White House during Bill Clinton’s presidency by his wife Hillary after the former First Lady discovered the actress had stayed overnight while she was away, the New York Post reports. Barbra: The Way She Is will hit stores on March 28.

(from the World Entertainment News Network)

That’s just creepy.

A Fetishist’s Christmas

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All over the press today:

Heather Mills, anti-landmine crusader, has convinced 77 of her A- and B-list friends to donate their old footware to an eBay auction. So if you’ve ever wanted to sniff Wayne Rooney’s trainers or explore Anna Kournikova’s dainty boots… I don’t actually want to hear about it.

But the auctions kick off at 16.00 this afternoon on eBay.co.uk and will run until 2 April.

But if you ring him on Skype, it’s free!

Yoko Ono’s spokesman has attacked a “tasteless, tacky and exploitative” pay-per-view TV “seance” to contact the spirit of late Beatle John Lennon.

Viewers will be charged $9.95 (£5.70) to watch the programme on 24 April

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