Quick Pats of Butter: 21 Jump Street, Gwyneth Strong & Dyke DWTS
Today I saw my first preview of Gwyneth Paltrow’s new movie, Country Strong. She plays an alcoholic country star, redemption path, new protege provides inspiration, competition, etc. etc. I’m not sure if I was buying it. To her credit, the movie projector was having problems during the preview, so the first 30 seconds were sound only, and I was NOT expecting to see Gwyneth’s face with that accent, so she wasn’t terrible, it was just hard to see past Gwyneth. To clarify, I’m not saying Gwyneth can’t sing (I see you, Snarky!), I’m just not convinced by her singing country. It was announced today that Gwyneth would be singing at the Country Music Awards, so we can see if the country world will buy it either. I also wanted to link the news to that particular Star magazine entry, because they mangled the word “performed” in the title, and it stayed on google news for awhile that way. Typos in your blog….Star — you’re just like us!
I saw the Gwyneth preview while at a matinee showing of Easy A (save your dollars and wait for Netflix Instant), where I spent much of the movie trying remember what other movie I knew Emma Stone from, but not able to place it. Afterwards while scanning her IMDB entry (it was The House Bunny: I love it, don’t judge), I saw that she is listed as starring in the upcoming reboot of 21 Jump Street. Was there a prophecy of this in a Fry Butter comment thread? I might cast some runes and see what else lies ahead.
No cute segueway into this, but [I found one!] The 21 Jump Street reboot will also star Julianne Hough, former DWTS pro. Speaking of DWTS, my friend yayponies alerted me to the news that the Israeli version of Dancing With the Stars will have it’s first same sex couple! One of the stars on the show will be Gili Shem Tov, a TV presenter (not sure what she presents), who is also a real-life lesbian. The show paired her with a female professional (who is heterosexual, they point out). Of course my favorite part of the article is that they will be alternating each week who gets to lead. First off, that takes SKILLS. The queer will have to go above and beyond expectation to win approval, as usual, but whatever, I bet she can do it. I’m even going to look into finding that version of DWTS somewhere online so I can watch (and vote). I’m a switch too, so I hope we’ll be favorably represented on the dancefloor!