Monday, August 01, 2005

She was married to Humphrey Bogart, you know

Lauren Bacall knows how to hit 'em where it hurts. After bristling at journalists last year who fawned over Nicole Kidman, saying, "She's not a legend. She's a beginner. What is this 'legend'?", Lauren turns her steely gaze on Tom Cruise. She calls his recent behavior "inappropriate and vulgar" and goes in for the kill by declaring, "The word 'great' stands for something. When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about Tom Cruise." (Oh, no you didn't!) I almost feel sorry for Tom, but then I remember that he has a bajillion dollars, very comfy blinders on, and a gorgeous little trained monkey, so I'm sure he'll bounce back fine. Can't argue with Lauren Bacall, though—living legend, and all.
Bacall rips into 'vulgar' Tom Cruise (NY Daily News)


Blogger new york texan said...

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8/01/2005 1:01 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Sing it out loud, sister, er, Ms. Bacall. You are the right person to tell it to that flake.


8/01/2005 11:02 PM  
Blogger Claire Pains said...

Finally, someone of substance says what they mean! Everyone else in Hollywood is always talking about everyone else on the record "what a great guy/girl, so great to work with, so generous" blah blah. They never come right out and say so -and - so's a freak/degenerate/grump/diva/addict or a waste of breath.

8/01/2005 11:23 PM  
Blogger Jolie said...

It's refreshing, isn't it?

8/02/2005 8:42 AM  
Blogger Prevaricator said...

Tom Cruise must be having midlife crisis to behave like an idiot before millions and millions of people. His teeny bopper girlfriend must be brain dead to let herself be used and manipulated by him. I feel sorry for her.

Bacall is right. Great actors and legends evolve with time.

8/05/2005 11:08 AM  

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