Meryl Has the Flu

Awards season in Hollywood has every stylist working overtime; every jeweler loaning out bobbles of all types and sizes and make-up artists and hair stylists performing miracles. Tonight at the Golden Globes, the red carpet was trampled by the stars in the highest of heels in the slickest of Bigelow fey poehlertuxes – with absolutely no wrinkles (Bradley Cooper) and two talented actors at the helm: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Embarrassing moment went to Kathryn Bigelow, director of Zero Dark Thirty with Amy Poehler’s quip: “When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who was married to James Cameron for 3 years.” The ‘OOOOOs from the audience seemed to go on for a long while; the shocked looks of the audience seemed genuine. Wonder if James Cameron will be wanting Amy Poehler in a film any time soon?

I had a few favorite lines from The Fey-Poehler team: Tina Fey – noting Quentin Tarentino was in the audience: “The star in all my sexual nightmares.” Amy Poehler noting that Meryl Streep could not attend because she has the flu. “And I hear she’s amazing in it.”

bradley-cooper-592x425But THIS just in – Bradley Cooper, looking stunning in a Tom Ford tux – was wearing ‘green.” Apparently this is the first ECO tux. Bradley’s day for a Golden Globe will have to wait since Hugh Jackman took the best actor category (well-deserved).

We can enjoy all of the fashion deconstruction of all the stars; what they wore; what they should have worn and what they’ll be wearing next month for the Oscars.

Life Doesn’t Always Go According to Plan

ImageThe tag line from the Philadelphia-based film “Silver Linings Playbook” is probably true for all of us – Life doesn’t always go according to plan. It rarely does, right? A dear friend of mine often repeated something her mother told her,” You can’t trust your own slip.” If memory serves, her mom once pinned something important to her slip (women used to wear those under their dresses). When she went to get that something she pinned to her slip – it was gone. Thus, “you can’t trust your own slip.”

“Silver Linings Playbook” is all about trusting and loving, then being hurt and crawling back from dark places. There have been times when I was in a dark place, but having the presence of mind to talk to someone; troubleshoot the problem and get back to where I need to be has prevented me from diving into a place that others unfortunately visit – some for too long. Inquirer columnist Karen Heller did a superb job writing about “Silver Linings Playbook.” So I will let her tell you why the film should be honored this award season.