Does the name Alexandra Hedison ring any bells? No? Me neither – but her face does look sorta familiar. Apparently, she’s a photographer who once dated Ellen but they broke up when Ellen met Portia (TRUE LOVE!!) and now Alexandra’s all loved up with Jodie Foster and has been for quite a while. Oh, snap!
From E! Online:
“It’s pretty serious,” a source says of Foster and Hedison. “They’re totally in love.”
Internet chatter about the two began in the summer when the two were photographed together at a technology seminar at Fox Studios in Los Angeles and out to dinner with friends a few days later. Both were at the opening of Alan Cumming‘s Macbeth in NYC back in April, but they weren’t photographed together.
Aw, isn’t that nice? I actually thought Jodie had a long term partner, but maybe she did and they broke up and I forgot. Who knows (who cares)? In any case, glad to see people finding love and being happy, right?
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I’m just gonna put it out there, loud and proud, right? So, um, I may need your support on this. I am single. Yes I am. I am single. I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age, and now what.
—Jodie Foster on being single and coming out during her Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance at last night’s Golden Globe Awards.
While it’s not all that surprising if Jodie is gay, because there’s kind of been speculation about all that business ever since, and I quote Jodie, “the stoneage,” and her relationships have always seemed mildly ambiguous, but what is surprising? What could actually be some news here? Is that I gathered that Jodie Foster is considering retirement, and while that wasn’t a part of the Quotables up top, she did talk about it. Jodie seemed like she was hinting at retirement from acting by stating that she would not be returning to this stage, or any stage. “It’s just that from now on, I may be holding a different talking stick,” Foster said. Kind of vague and possibly misleading, I know.
However, when asked about her somewhat confusing speech backstage after the show, she had this to say:
“I could never stop acting. You’d have to drag me behind a team of horses. I’d like to be directing tomorrow. But, no, I’m actually more into [acting] than I’ve ever been.”
So, uh. OK. Thanks for clearing all that up (?), Jodie.
PS? Your boys are just the most adorable young men ever.
So, lots of you guys have been railing against the general public for railing against Kristen Stewart and her whole part in this affair thing, and you’re not the only one—Jodie Foster, Kristen’s long-time friend and co-worker, has come out (again) in support of Kristen, and offers a very refreshing and somewhat game-changing perspective on the whole Kristen Stewart! Cheating! Scandal! and it’s definitely worthy of the whole eleven hundred-plus characters that Foster doled out in defense of her girl Kristen.
From the Daily Beast:
We’ve all seen the headlines at the check-out counter. “Kristen Stewart Caught.” We’ve all thumbed the glossy pages here and there. “Kris and Rob a couple?” We all catch the snaps. “I like that dress. I hate the hair. Cute couple. Bad shoes.” There’s no guilt in acknowledging the human interest in public linens. It’s as old as the hills. Lift up beautiful young people like gods and then pull them down to earth to gaze at their seams. See, they’re just like us. But we seldom consider the childhoods we unknowingly destroy in the process.
I have been an actress since I was 3 years old, 46 years to date. I have no memories of a childhood outside the public eye. I am told people look to me as a success story. Often complete strangers approach me and ask, How have you stayed so normal, so well-adjusted, so private? I usually lie and say, “Just boring I guess.” The truth is, like some curious radioactive mutant, I have invented my own gothic survival tools. I have fashioned rules to control the glaring eyes. Maybe I’ve organized my career choices to allow myself (and the ones I truly love) maximum personal dignity. And, yes, I have neurotically adapted to the gladiator sport of celebrity culture, the cruelty of a life lived as a moving target. In my era, through discipline and force of will, you could still manage to reach for a star-powered career and have the authenticity of a private life. Sure, you’d have to lose your spontaneity in the elaborate architecture. You’d have to learn to submerge beneath the foul air and breathe through a straw. But at least you could stand up and say, I will not willfully participate in my own exploitation. Not anymore. If I were a young actor or actress starting my career today in the new era of social media and its sanctioned hunting season, would I survive? Would I drown myself in drugs, sex, and parties? Would I be lost?
I’ve said it before and I will say it again: if I were a young actor today I would quit before I started. If I had to grow up in this media culture, I don’t think I could survive it emotionally. I would only hope that someone who loved me, really loved me, would put their arm around me and lead me …
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