Sometimes, every once in a while, a story comes down the line that is almost too cute. I know, these days with all the talk of Beyonce’s fake pregnancy, Lindsay’s crackhead dealings, and Courtney Stodden’s existence, it can be hard to believe that a celebrity can have one moment of pure, simple, lovable charm. But believe you me, it’s possible. It’s possible, and Clint Eastwood and his new pal, Lola, are living proof.
“But wait,” you might ask. “Who is this Lola? I assume from that title that she is some sort of animal. What sort of animal would Clint Eastwood befriend? Some trusty steed? A proud old mutt? Maybe a motherf*cking tiger?” No, you guys, and watch your language. Because Clint Eastwood’s new friend is a little bitty squirrel:
Clint Eastwood is obsessed with a squirrel called Lola.
The J. Edgar director came across his furry friend on the Warner Bros. movie lot in Los Angeles, California, and now insists on leaving the door of his office open when he is working so that Lola can stop by whenever she wants.
A source said: “Clint leaves the front door open whenever he’s inside working so Lola can come and go. He gets a kick out of watching her and always keeps a bag of shelled peanuts on the bottom shelf of a bookcase in case she gets hungry. Clint would be so upset if Lola disappeared. He enjoys her company.”
Now, Clint Eastwood is 81 years old. My grandma is three years older than that, bless her heart, and you better believe she would get this tight with a squirrel. She has this precious little crippled poodle that goes with her everywhere. She sleeps with her, she follows her around, she plays outside while my grandma naps on the porch swing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve talked to my grandma and heard things like “Did you know you can’t bring a dog into the Dollar Tree?” or “Can you imagine they wouldn’t let me bring my dog into church?” So I don’t know if having animal BFFs is an older person thing or if Clint Eastwood and my grandma are both just sweet souls, but man, how weird is it that Clint Eastwood reminds me of my grandma now?
In other Eastwood news that isn’t nearly as adorable, his family is starring in a new reality show from the people who made the Kardashians famous:
Sources connected to the production tell TMZ … the show will explore what it’s like to live in a family of “Hollywood royalty.” It will focus on the relationship between Clint’s wife Dina Eastwood, their daughter Morgan and Clint’s 18-year-old daughter Francesca … an aspiring actress.
We’re told 81-year-old Clint has agreed to make a couple of cameos — but will not be a main character on the show.
Sources tell us producers are hoping to get the show on the air in the next few months.
But anyway, back to the squirrel. Should I keep an eye out for pictures? I mean, of course I will anyway, but what I want to know is should I share if I find them?
January 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Emily
GQ’s Men of the Year issue is hitting stands in December, and while I usually think these sort of lists are pointless and open to much debate, I’m thinking they did a pretty good job this year, starting with the smokin’ Chris Pine. Damn. I’d like to Star his Trek, if you know what I’m saying. (I’m saying I’d like to “do it” with him.) Also given special edition covers are the Hangover boys, and anyone who’s loved Zach Galifianakis forever and a day like I have is also probably psyched to see him blow up and finally get major recognition for being the genius that he is. Also, Clint Eastwood, who I would not “do”, but with whom I would like to share a very nice dinner and conversation is mentioned, along with my man himself, Barry O. If they’d gotten Balloon Boy on a cover, I think the whole thing would be just PERFECT.
November 13, 2009 at 1:30 pm by Molls
Angelina Jolie made a rare public appearance last night to honor pal Clint Eastwood at the Hollywood Film Festival Awards.
You guys, is it just me, or does something look different about Angelina?
It’s not even necessarily plastic surgery I’m talking about — it’s just that something about her seems to have fundamentally changed. She’s beginning to look less like an ingenue and more like a — well — woman. I don’t want to say “matronly,” because that’s such a negative term, and she’s certainly still very beautiful, but … still. Is anyone else noticing this?
October 28, 2008 at 12:47 pm by Evil Beet
I don’t know who the Hollywood Foreign Press is, I’ve never met a member, no one has, and I assume they run around with assault rifles in countries that are still developing economies.
Nevertheless, we look to them each year as an indicator of what will be Oscar chosen and what might be left out. Let’s take a look at some of the themes in this year’s nominations:
Theme 1: Dear Clint Eastwood, would you please have sex with us?
He received two noms for best director. Break that down. Of the five best movies for 2006 Clint was at the helm for two of them. Garbage. Flags of Our Fathers was a film that no one went to see; those that did came away scratching their heads and inquiring as to whether they could have their money back.
Theme 2: Leo DiCaprio, any chance you need some sexual healing?
Two noms for our boy Leo too. These are a little more reasonable given the films he was in were actually watchable but still, two nominations for the same guy? Ballsy call, Globes, courage defined over there.
Theme 3: We foreign press guys know about more films than you could ever dream of Yanqui slime!
Let me name some films for you. Kinky Boots. Miss Potter. Nomad. Little Children. Okay, you might have heard of Little Children but you sure as hell didn’t see it because no one in the entire country did. Fucking Kinky BOOTS???
Theme 4: We also have a deeper cinematic knowledge than you can ever hope to!
Movies aren’t for entertainment, they’re to make us feel superior. And that’s why we like Babel.
So yeah, it’s another banner year for award nominations, where the continuing theme seems to be “Hey, you, look at us!”