“I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll. I feel like throwing up when I hear it. No, I shouldn’t say that. No, actually, I do feel like throwing up. I wish I could say, ‘Oh listen, everybody! It’s the Celine Dion song!’ But I don’t. … Everytime I go into a bar where there’s a live pianist or into a restaurant … it’s thrilling for people to surprise me with the Celine Dion song. I did a talkshow in Italy recently where they had a live pianist who started gently playing the theme song, and I was severely urged to go and sing it as if I had in fact sung it myself…. ‘I’m not going to.’ It rather haunts me, the song.”
Oh, girl. This. Yes. See, I was on to this business when the movie first came out back in 97, when I was fourteen years old. I loved the movie but I was like, “God, Celine Dion, really? Like, Celine Dion as in Up Close & Personal, quite possibly one of the worst f-cking movies of all time?” Call me trend-forward for my age back then – or just, you know, a smug and superior little bitch – but I knew that this song was going to come back and bite everyone involved with the production of the movie on the ass. Because it’s dumb.
If it makes you feel any better, Kate, this song was played at my Senior Prom as, like, one of the last songs of the night. I’m guessing it was to make the evening more memorable than it should have been (I don’t remember; I was pretty lit up the second half of the night), but the only thing I do remember is being in the bathroom as this song played, smoking … a cigarette.
Anyway. I guess what I really wanted to say is that we’re in the same boat, Kate. Ha. Get it? The same ‘boat’? Yeah. I know.
March 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
You guys, I almost totally forgot! The Entertainment Lawyer who scribes Crazy Days and Nights is finally “naming names,” as is his hallowed New Year’s Day tradition.
Emily hit on some of the year’s best, most salacious scandals, but you guys! THERE IS SO MUCH MORE.
January 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Jenn
Even though the headline made me just laugh and laugh, this is actually a pretty sad story. See, poor little Snooki just loves Kate Winslet. She’s her favorite actress who starred in her favorite movie – what else? – Titanic, and she wants to be just like her. As in, she dreams of being an actress of Kate’s caliber. Are you giggling yet? Ok, let’s continue.
In order to achieve her dreams, Snooki had her people call Kate’s people so the two could get together and chat. Snooki apparently even thought that she could get some tips from Kate. So what was Kate’s response when she heard of this request? She “just stared blankly and said, ‘What’s a Snooki?’”
Oh, Snooks. Don’t give up, honey. Kate’s just too busy cussing and taking pretty pictures to recognize your special brand of magic. Don’t give up though, girl! You’ll have your own personal Titanic one day. Let’s just hope your acting is a smidge better than your fellow castmates, all right?
October 7, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Emily
Do you guys know who that is up there? The reason I ask is because I seriously had to look at the photo’s caption to find out who the hell it was. It’s not Diane Lane, and it’s not a younger sister who looks uncannily like Kate Winslet herself, it’s actually Gwen Stefani. Which, of course, leads me to wonder “What the f*ck did she do to her face this month?” Maybe some of you automatically realized who it was, but I had the damndest time. I even looked at her face section by section, and the only way I was able to even consider the possibility that it might be Gwen Stefani was by the eyes. The eyes are the same. But the lower nose-mouth-chin area? Good Lord, sir, what went on?
Either way, though, I should have known that this photo here was going to cause me undue aggravation. I studied this photo for so long that the piece of shit battery on my notebook began to die and I thought, “No! Oh no! Please don’t make me start over,” so I jumped up, ran to the other room, grabbed the charger, plugged the bitch in, and then promptly tripped over the stupid wire on my way back to the table. Which, of course ripped the plug out of the outlet, that I then had to reset and plug the charger back in. It was about that time that I realized I had a NOSEBLEED (not from tripping; my allergies demand Super Zyrtec and it gives me random nosebleeds). It was just a super experience to have so early in the AM, and by the time I re-situated myself in front of the computer, I wanted to punch good old Gwen Stefani (?) here in the souped-up face.
But I guess that’s just how some things go certain days, huh?
October 5, 2011 at 4:30 am by Sarah
I like Kate Winslet a lot, I really do. I think she’s one of the most beautiful women working in Hollywood today, and every quote of hers I’ve ever read is endearing in one way or another. So when I read these excerpts from Kate’s interview with Harper’s Bazaar, I was really excited. Here, I’ll share:
On her divorce from her second husband, Sam Mendes: “One thing I will say about me and Sam is that it’s fine, it’s really fine. I’m not going to shit-fling, there’s no point in even going there. It is what it is. We’re grown-ups at the end of the day, and however hard it’s been for me, it’s been equally hard for him. And we have a child together who we both love – and raising him together, jointly and without any conflict, is absolutely key. It’s the only way to do it, and I’ve really learned that with Mia [Kate's daughter with her first husband].”
On “soldiering on”: “As a woman, especially when you have children, one gets so good at soldiering on – almost too good. I probably had very few moments of allowing that sadness to emerge. I kept pushing it away, not even really sharing it a huge amount with friends. Because you know what it’s like, as soon as you open that can of worms, it’s so f*cking big, you wish you’d never taken the goddamn lid off.”
On relating to her role in Mildred Pierce: “There’s a woman with a heart, a soul and a genuine capacity for emotion, having not been truly touched for years. I can really relate to that scene…? because it’s part of life – sex, lovemaking, those glorious moments of passion between two people. To be beautiful, in these moments – that’s the power of genuine longing and intensity, and I crave those feelings in life, those experiences. That’s why I’ve never needed drugs; I’ve avoided druggy, boozy circles of people. I don’t need anything synthetic to get that sense of elation… I feel I’m just at the beginning of a new narrative, and it’s incredibly exciting.”
On her children: “There’s no way that I’m going to allow my children to be f*cked up because my marriages haven’t worked out. I so wish that that wasn’t the case – that that hadn’t happened in my life. But it has, so I will make the best of it – and I am.”
I never knew Kate Winslet had such a potty mouth, did you? Regardless, I still think she’s an admirable woman, and all her droppings of the f bomb and her ballsy perspective sort of make me love her even more. Anyone else?
October 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Emily
Kate Winslet is luminous on the cover of V Magazine‘s “Heroes” issue, which comes out today. For the photo shoot, fashion photographer Mario Testino reimagined Winslet as iconic Elizabeth Taylor in her prime.
I love-love-love Kate Winslet, but I always get the giggles at how willing she is to do nudity in movies—you know, for her art. But as Winslet tells V, nude scenes are no picnic:
I hate it! Listen, make no mistake, I just get on it. I just go in and say “Oh f—, let’s do it.” And boom. If you complain about it or procrastinate it’s not going to go away. It’s a profoundly bizarre thing to do…. You can literally be tangled in sheets, and you turn to the other actor and say “What the f— are we doing?” “Dear Mum, at work today I had so-and-so’s left nut sack pressed against my cheek.” It’s sort of unethical if you think about it in those terms.
Oh, yeah. I nearly forgot Kate Winslet also has a mouth.
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