With the nominations for Supporting Actress - 2007 announced, it's time for "Supporting Actress Sunday" profiles of each of the nominees. Things'll start this week with either Saoirse or Ruby, with Amy and Tilda coming later as the dvds are released. As for Cate, I'm crossing my fingers I'll be able to find a way to screen the film again...otherwise it'll be a verrrrrry impressionistic profile. (AND there's still time to holler in for a slot on the Smackdown panel for 2007!) Let the fun begin!
___ Item 2: GIVE A MOMENT'S PAUSE.
Heath Ledger's passing has gathered so much empathy, piling upon the unshocking shock of Brad Refro's passing (and completely obscuring Lois Nettleton's) to create an expression of collective sadness I've just not seen on the entertainment blog-circuit. As regards Mr. Ledger, though, it's been extraordinary, really, how so so many seem to share Nathaniel's sentiments. Ledger's work as Ennis did bring him inside so many folks' hearts, including mine. And though I'd love to be as eloquent as Nick, I've felt mostly just very selfish, nursing my private disappointment that one of my favorite casting fantasies -- to have Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt play brothers -- will remain forever unrealized. Then, today, StinkyLulu's mamabear instincts were starting to get all riled, what with this and that crazy pooping their assholism. But, just as I started getting really crabby, along came pajiba, with a link to my favorite Heath Ledger memorial yet. The first to make me puddle up. The first to soothe the sore ache that had settled on my heart. You rock, Chelsea Talks Smack, you rock. Thanks.
___ Item 3: TELL STINKYLULU WHAT TO DO.
StinkyLulu's very first Reader Feedback Survey is still open for input. Please do fill it out if you haven't. Already, replies to this survey have inspired a couple of great ideas for new Supporting Actress features, while also helping to clarify which aspects of StinkyLulu to prioritize in this new year. (And I've already incorporated one bit of feedback into this very post - any guesses?) So, lovely reader, if you'd be so kind as to complete the survey, I'd be much obliged. And, please, if the survey creates ideas or questions, please do let Lulu know.
___ Item 4: TORTURE STINKYLULU A LITTLE.
Be sure to cast your vote for which Razzie nominated Supporting Actress performance should receive the "Supporting Actress Sunday" treatment. Bring on the badness, dear ones, bring it on!!!
___ Item 5: ABSORB SOME STRANGE BEAUTY.
The photo-project at Secretly Creepy is just astonishing. The simple genius of the premise is breathtaking. (via someone - I fergit - sorry)
___ Item 6: WATCH MISS AMERICA.
It's on this Saturday, with the final episode of the crazyfun Miss America - Reality Check finishing up on Friday. One of the contestants -- Miss New Mexico, natch -- just happens to be one of StinkyLulu's former students. To be more precise, one of this year's contestants just happens to be one of StinkyLulu's smartest, sweetest, funniest and most talented former students. So, being a Miss America geek from way back to the Susan Powell days, StinkyLulu'll be watching. And you?
Have at it, lovelies.