Thursday, February 23, 2006

In Arkansas, we call this grinning like a possum.

Blind gossip item from the UK's 3AM girls revealed:

22 February
2006 WHICH
actress left organisers in chaos when she pulled out of accepting
her award with
hours to spare? The A-lister decided she didn't want to fly
to the UK, so a
fellow star was drafted in at the last second.

Wow. I wouldn't have thought Reese Witherspoon would do that, but I watched the BAFTA ceremony on BBC America
(much truncated for American audiences, I expect) and Christina Ricci said a terse Thank You for the Best Actress award for Reese. Rather tacky, actually. I expected she was more genteel than to bail on such a high-profile event last-minute, especially when she was taking top honors.

Yes, hide! Hide your face in shame, Reese! Come to think of it, with that period attire you may want to use a fan to cover up that gummy possum grin of yours. And those nails! Sheesh!


phlegmfatale said...

OOPs, hit the wrong button and trashed, Ben Heller's comment:

Ben Heller has left a new comment on your post "2/23/2006 12:19:00 AM":

Do you think the Bafta's are particularly important to the Oscars adjudicators Phlegm ?

I always thought the Bafta's were a minor league inconsequence, and that the American stars who visit come here at the behest of the Movie company and not through an interest in supporting the strangled British film industry.

I may be wrong but then I'm no movie expert

Becky said...

Most of the stars still show up to as many events as possible during the Oscar voting time period. Reese has always come across as being pretty well-mannered, so I have to admit that this surprises me, esp. when a valid excuse wasn't revealed.

St. Casserole said...

I check the directory on this and Reese Witherspoon can do no wrong.

If she didn't want to attend, she didn't need to attend.

The 'possum grin is funny!

phlegmfatale said...

Well, ben, I would say if the country in question were Kazakhstan or Burundi, I could understand shrugging it off at the last minute. Actually, I believe the gracious thing would be to give some notice rather than canceling the day of. However, we are talking about a country I and many Americans perceive as very closely related to our own, and I think her actions seem a little too-big-for-her-britches. It's a lofty perch she might fall from. I guess we shall see...

becky- I was surprised too, honestly! Hence my whingeing on about it!

st.casserole - love the name, btw - I'm sure most people agree with you about Ms. Carte Blanche. Glad you liked the possum grin. They be gummy critters, too.

SJ said...

I remember one where Prince won a few awards, and as he accepted his umpteenth one he stood up, said "Thank you and GOOD NIGHT" and walked out..

Anonymous said...

I've read 3AM before. Lovely publication.

Anonymous said...

Good dish! She does look a lot like that possum in those 2 pics.
She seems darn nice, I will give her the benefit of the doubt as to why. Bad form tho...

phlegmfatale said...

ian - well, at least he made the effort to show up. I can understand if it gets old giving the speeches.

L bug's butt - ya, 3AM is a very dishy read

jacquie - believe it or not, I RILLY like Reese, but I just thought it was tacky. I do think she is adorable.