And so it turns out that the big $45 million-plus box office for Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! was not an audience of children after all; it is teenagers and young adults without kids who are driving the ticket sales.
Diablo finds love
If you saw the Oscars or even the photo aftermath, you know that Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody was the one who wowed everybody with her big tattoo, her snazzy leopard dress and her history as a former stripper. Now comes romance. She is said to be the apple of the eye of British director Edgar Wright, whose magnum opus was titled Shaun of the Dead.
Barbara gets GLAAD
When GLAAD gave Barbara Walters its award the other eve, she received a standing ovation for her remarks about a young transgendered child. She opined: "I have never been happier about getting an award than this."
One size fits no one
Just love the new Vogue cover of LeBron James with his basketball suspended between knee and floor and the delectable Gisele Bundchen on his left arm. Great picture by Annie Leibovitz.
And I never thought I'd see the day when Vogue, in a cover line, admits that there actually are sizes to fit every woman, from fragile zero to the more commonplace 16. Then, inside, editor Anna Wintour celebrates healthy, happy, glamorous models and gives a thumbs down to the types who are "pale and thin, and entirely lacking in the joyfulness and charm that once defined the supermodel." She says it's the fault of designers who "favor a non-vivacious, homogenous ideal ... our top design talents appear to me to be utterly disconnected from the cultural stream."
Hey, are you listening, fashionista boys and girls? This is your very own pilot speaking. Get happy!
Glitz at the Matrix Awards
How is this list for grandeur? Maurice Levy of Publicis USA, theater genius Bill Irwin, Good Morning America superstar Diane Sawyer, top chef Wolfgang Puck, the Times' headman Arthur Sulzberger Jr., former first lady of New York City Donna Hanover, ABC ace Bob Woodruff and CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
The presenters for the Matrix Awards are almost always better known and starrier than the award winners. And these are the presenters for Susan Gianinno, Anna Deavere Smith, Robin Roberts, Ruth Reichl, Linda Greenhouse, Joannie C. Danielides, Anne Sweeney and Diane von Furstenberg, being inducted April 7.
Meeting the queen
Carla Bruni Sarkozy, the new first lady of France, has been practicing her curtsy before she visits Buckingham Palace this month. They say she'll wear a little something by Hermes.
Fit for a prince
You read that Prince Albert of Monaco is marrying Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock in September to mark his 50th birthday. But did you know he once said: "The woman of my life will have to resemble my mother."
His mother was Philadelphia-born film star Grace Kelly. Does Charlene resemble the late Oscar-winning star? She does.
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