Guys, I’ve always loved LeeLee Sobieski. Always. Isn’t she just so great? Even from way back when she was the young girl in Deep Impact. Remember that movie? No? Then you’re definitely not going to remember this one—In a Dark Place, a scary movie starring LeeLee that came out in 2006. Creepy, creepy-ass movie. Good creepy, creepy-ass movie. If you’ve never seen it, you need to, and here’s a brief synopsis to encourage it:
The disturbed arts teacher, Anna Veigh, is hired by Mr. Laing as a governess to raise Flora and her brother Miles. Anna believes that the ghosts of the former governess, Miss Jessel, and housekeeper, Peter Quint, are in the property haunting the children, and she decides to help them to face the spirits and get their souls free.
Great movie. And she shows her tatas, too, and I have to say: they’re some pretty spectactular tatas. But seriously, LL Sobieski is just awesome. She’s fierce, she’s gorgeous, and she is seriously rocking the hell out of that belted red dress at the Dior Show at Paris Fashion Week over the last few days. Too bad there’s not a choice in “love it” or “leave it” that’s a little more heartfelt—like “I’d totally dry hump this look for days.”
Someone else who was at the Dior Show at Paris Fashion week over the last few days? F-cking Kanye West. And this is what he looked like—try not to laugh too hard:
I’m sorry, what’s that? You spit your drink and shit your pants simultaneously? Yeah. Kanye has that effect on people. Especially his girlfriend, guys. Carry on.
Love you, LL!
OK, maybe she’s not, or won’t be, as her kid’s only seventeen months old and she’s got a lot of parenting ahead of her, but LeeLee recently gave an interview to People, where she discussed her parenting skills (she’s learning) and the no-nos of her household (no television, no computer whatsoever):
“No Baby Einstein and no anything else. Right now she watches this one song called ‘The Elephant Song’ on the computer. It’s paper cut-outs that are animated so it’s more like a cartoon. And then she watches a five minute clip … of The Red Balloon — the French short film. And that’s it. …. You have to be a part of the times, I don’t want her to not be able to talk with her friends about what’s going on, but I really want to encourage the reading and the playing. A lot of kids now in New York I see can open an iPhone before they can even walk practically. [They do] the finger slide.”
Um, first, let me say that if I witnessed a toddler being able to operate their mom or dad’s iPhone, I’d probably punch them in the mouth. The parent, that is, not the toddler. Of course. However, totally banning one thing in favor of another thing (in this case, television for other, non-TV-related entertainment) isn’t going to help accomplish what she’s intending to do any more than allowing her kid to watch television fourteen hours out of the day would.
I can appreciate what she’s aiming for, here, but on the whole, I feel it’s not exactly the right way to approach it. But hey. Different strokes for different folks, you know? We all learn from our mistakes one way or another.
As I previously mentioned, today is a very slow news day. A slow news day is a Z-lister’s best friend. Which is why we’re finally hearing news about Leelee Sobieski getting engaged last month to her boyfriend, menswear designer Adam Kimmel.
In fact, the above pictures were taken June 23 at the Public Enemies premiere in LA, and Leelee’s making absolutely no effort to hide her engagement ring. On the red carpet, she told Us Weekly that she was “leaving to meet [Adam] in Paris” the next day. This was nearly a month ago and we’re just now hearing about it. Fame is fleeting, folks.
Congrats to Leelee and Adam!
Leelee Sobieski is waaay too indie to brush her hair.
I mean, when you’re that talented, you don’t need to conform to stupid social norms like looking presentable on a red carpet.
Cool jacket, though.
At the NYC premiere of — ironically — Defiance.
At a screening of The Reader in LA.
Leelee Sobieski and Alicia Witt vamp it up at the Las Vegas premiere of 88 Minutes.
I just don’t like Leelee. I don’t know why. She always looks like she’s trying sooooo hard in pictures. It’s painful to see.
I ::heart:: Alicia, though. I wish she’d stay away from Leelee.
Honey, you’re arriving at an after party, not a Vogue photo session.
I mean, I’d be solemn, too, if a weasel fell from a fourth-story window and died on my head while I was posing for the cameras, but the show must go on! Smile!
At the after party for the Adrienne Shelly Foundation benefit in NYC.