Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Page 1 Consider (04/02)

  • Surf's Up: Great news for gay cinema: The Times gave the new bi-curious surfer flick, "Shelter," a very positive review. "Everything changes when (straight) Zach finds himself drawn to Shaun (Brad Rowe), a confident writer and eager enabler of all of Zach’s passions. As the two hit the surf and Shaun’s mattress with equal enthusiasm, the movie’s abundance of tanned bodies, rolling waves and golden sunsets create an aesthetic of inoffensive hedonism that perfectly matches the subject matter." I'm so ready. (NYT)

  • She's No Nancy: It seems the Pentagon at first blocked Rep. Tammy Baldwin's domestic partner from traveling on a military plane with a congressional delegation on a trip to Europe but gave in after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, um, intervened. (AP)

  • Earth Girl Is Hilarious: Julie Brown decides the only way she can lose weight is to pull a Kirstie Alley/Valerie Bertinelli and lose weight with an audience, but gets tripped up along the way: "Two weeks ago, I went to Jenny Craig and signed up. It was great. They had a picture of their new spokeswoman, Queen Latifah, in her fat clothes and under the picture it said, 'I don’t want to be a supermodel, I want to be a role model.' I had no idea what that meant, because given the choice, I would much rather be a supermodel." (Won't someone give this woman a reality show?!!!) (Julie's MySpace Blog)

  • Missing the Point: After the dismal box office results for Iraq War films like "Rendition," "In the Valley of Elah," "Lions for Lambs," and "Stop-Loss," LionsGate is concerned that their acclaimed new film "The Lucky Ones" will suffer the same fate. It's a valid concern, but has anyone ever taken into consideration that those other films just weren't very good? (NYT)

  • Close Encounters: I've always loved Teri Garr. But knowing that she's a vengeful psycho girlfriend just makes me love her more. (SheKnows)

  • All's Phair: (212) fave Liz Phair is set to release a special 15-year anniversary edition of her seminal album "Exit in Guyville," which will include four previously unreleased tracks from the original sessions. The label, ATO, has also signed her for a new studio album due this autumn. But if that doesn't work out, she might be able to make a living as a book reviewer. Check out her piece in this Sunday's Time Book review on Dean Wareham's "Black Postcards: A Rock 'n' Roll Romance" and you'll see what I mean.(NME)

  • Let the Games Begin: David Wright on his knees during spring training. (Can't argue with that.) (Flickr)

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