Back before Sandra Bullock was “Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock,” she took some time off from doing romantic comedies because she wasn’t happy with the quality of her work.
She returned to the genre in 2002 to do a film with Hugh Grant called “Two Week’s Notice.” While the film wasn’t a huge success, their pairing was, and the two became great friends off-screen.
Hugh proved that fact this very week.
The tabloids have been filled with news of the affair of Bullock’s husband, Jesse James, and her move out of the family home. Mere weeks after she dedicated her Oscar — and every other acting award — to James, his admitted infidelity has taken the shine off of her awards season.
Helping to divert attention from his good friend’s troubles, Grant stepped in Wednesday night and got into a tussle at a society party in London with his former PR manager Matthew Freud.
Grant said he didn’t want to speak to Freud — who handled the publicity around Grant’s run-in with a prostitute way back in 1995 — and called him a derogatory name. Freud responded by smearing chocolate cake on Grant’s white shirt. Grant threw a punch and a glass of white wine. Freud volleyed by emailing pictures of the besmeared Grant to friends.
Affair? What affair?
I hope Sandra appreciates Hugh’s gesture. It won’t stop the media frenzy, but it created a nice diversion.
No one can resist a food fight.
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I think Seth Meyers said it best on SNL’s Weekend Update:
“Last Friday Tiger Woods hit a tree, and a bunch of ladies fell out.”
Now the news outlets are all Tiger, all the time. Interviews with his supposed mistresses. In-depth analysis of the supposed mistresses’ remarks.
In fact, just this morning, subject matter experts on “The Today Show” were discussing Tiger’s alleged sexual addiction — the signs, the symptoms, the treatments.
I’ll bet Tiger is rethinking that whole “this is a personal, family matter that we’d like to keep that way” strategy.
Because, in truth, it doesn’t really matter whether Tiger has 100 mistresses or is a sex addict or is a golf robot (as many other golfers would like to contend).
Whatever addictions he is struggling with are miniscule in comparison to the public’s addiction with celebrities’ personal lives. We gotta know what happened — every tiny detail, especially if any of them smack of the lude, the crude, or near nude.
Tiger’s first foray into the tabloids has got it all. And the media is happy to feed the public’s need — because it is a need — to know.
So, really — who is sicker here — the public or Tiger?
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Tagged celebrity gossip, golf, Saturday Night Live, Seth Meyers, sexual addition, tabloids, Television, The Today Show, Tiger Woods, TV news, Weekend Update