Are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt just like us? No, they’re arriving via private jet in the south of France to head to their 1000-acre estate. However, these photos do paint them as pretty normal, overwhelmed parents of six. See more surprisingly endearing photos below:
Kate Moss, and her groin, have been immortalized in solid gold by British sculptor Marc Quinn. Referring to the supermodel as a “modern-day Aphrodite,” the artist unveiled his sculpture at the opening of the British Museum’s Statuephilia exhibition this morning. Want to take a closer look at what may be the largest gold statue made in the world since Ancient Egyptian times? Hop the pond before January 25th, when it’ll be auctioned off for charity.
Last night Sarah Palin again forced Katie Couric to belabor the point, this time on the topics of Roe v. Wade and separation of church and state. When asked about Roe v. Wade, Palin stressed that she’d like to move the issue of abortion from the federal government to the state level. Couric then continued to ask her what other Supreme Court decisions she didn’t agree with, only to receive the muddled response we’ve already grown to know – and love? – too well. The VP nominee couldn’t name one other case she’d like to amend. Later in the interview, she claims to support the separation of church and state. We have a sneaky feeling the outspoken uber-Christian would have a difficult time upholding that declaration.
Check back after tonight’s VP debate for the Scandalist run-down of the sassiest remarks, best hair, and most patriotic pieces of flair.
See the Couric-Palin interview transcription after the jump.
Hold on to your smoking pipe! Robert Downey, Jr. has signed up to play the super-sleuth in Guy Ritchie‘s 2010 adaptation of Lionel Wigram‘s Sherlock Holmes comic book series. Jude Law is slated to play sidekick Dr. Watson and Rachel McAdams will play his love interest (Irene Adler). Can RD, Jr. bring his effortless charm to Detective Holmes? Elementary, we predict.
See photos below from last night’s pre-production press conference:
In the portion of Katie Couric‘s interview with Sarah Palin that aired last night, Couric inquired what publications Palin reads regularly to keep abreast with foreign affairs. We challenge you to not imagine Tina Fey while reading the transcription below:
Palin: I’ve read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media.
Couric: What, specifically?
Palin: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years.
Couric: Can you name a few?
Palin: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too. Alaska isn’t a foreign country, where it’s kind of suggested, “Wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?” Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America.
It may or may not be a surprise that the New York Times isn’t served with Palin’s morning coffee. So what does the VP nominee consider a good read? We speculate the following:
The National Enquirer
Game & Fish Magazine
The Wasilla Frontiersman Newspaper
See the entire interview here, as Palin proclaims herself a feminist, states that homosexuality is a personal choice, and discusses her stance on the morning-after pill.
Oscar-winning actor, humanitarian, and entrepreneur Paul Newman lost his battle with lung cancer today as he passed away at the age of 83. He is survived by his five children and wife of 50 years, Joanne Woodward. His daughters had this to say about their dear ol’ dad:
“Our father was a rare symbol of selfless humility, the last to acknowledge what he was doing was special. Intensely private, he quietly succeeded beyond measure in impacting the lives of so many with his generosity.” [Source: AP]
Duke Wheeler of Whitehouse, Ohio hired an artist to carve Sarah Palin into his cornfield, with hopes of attracting thousands of Palin supporters to his maze. What’s the difference between a cornstalk and Sarah Palin? Lipstick!