Sarah Jessica Parker snapped up Demi Moore‘s role in Lovelace pretty soon after Moore had to withdrawal from the film following her alleged drug-related emergency. Looking back…it might have been a little too quick for SJP. “I didn’t know at the time that they were down to their last few days of shooting on the whole movie,” Parker told Entertainment Tonight at last night’s amfAR Gala in New York. “I read the script and didn’t have enough time to think about it properly. [If I had,] I probably would have said no, because it was a daunting experience for lots of obvious and less obvious reasons.” Such as? Come on, Sarah. You cannot leave us hanging like this!
If you recall, there were only two whirlwind days between Demi’s decision to drop out of filming and Sarah landing the part, during which the rumor mill also volleyed names like Mary Louise Parker and Chloe Sevigny as possible replacement Gloria Steinems. Based on the photos snapped on-set of Parker’s famous feminist, she at least looks the part. If we’re basing our assessment solely on her wig (and we are), we’d say SJP’s professional reputation has nothing to worry about.
We kind of already guessed that Demi Moore was in some kind of rehab after her hospitalization last month. Even her official statement after the incident — which was allegedly caused by a nitrous oxide O.D. — said, “Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health.” So the news that she’s been at the Cirque Lodge in Utah since leaving the hospital, according to E! Online, is hardly surprising. “She’s on total lockdown and only talking to a small group of people,” a source told the site, adding that she’s being treated for both addiction and an eating disorder. What is surprising is that we all learned about this so many days later. Props to Demi’s people for keeping it so hush-hush. (Then again, maybe Demi’s people could have helped her more before it got to this point? Sorry, no judgments.)
According to addiction site TheFix.com, the Cirque Lodge costs from $30,000-$45,000 a month. It’s been the facility of choice for the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Kirsten Dunst and Eva Mendes. Besides great spa perks, the place offers helicopter rides and lots of hikes in the Rocky Mountains. Check it out: Read more…
That was quick. Didn’t we just publish that story about Sarah Jessica Parker winning Demi Moore’s Lovelace role from Mary Louise Parker? Demi had to give up her part playing Gloria Steinem because of her “exhaustion” and health troubles. The deed was done rather quickly — it’s been less than a week since the story broke — and SJP has already swanned into her replacement role with ease. That’s how H’town works. These photographs emerged of Parker at the Lovelace set and she looks … authentic? She does fit into the vibe of the ’70s quite nicely, we think. Do you?
Amanda Seyfried is already the second celebrity to bring up pubes today (thanks for being #1, Daniel Radcliffe!), but, as she tells Glamour, just because she’s starring in porn biopic Lovelace doesn’t mean she’ll be putting hers up on the big screen anytime soon. “What surprised me is the amount of pubic hair!” Seyfried laughs about watching Deep Throat, the infamous adult film that starred her titular character Linda Lovelace, adding “I’m pretty sure I would never do a full frontal in a movie — for personal reasons, I wouldn’t really want to show that.” Looks like it falls to you, Daniel…oh, you already have your pants off. Wow, you are so far head of the game!
When it comes to taking off her pants in her personal life however (segue!), Amanda seems strictly platonic with In Time co-star Justin Timberlake. “He seems so perfect, but you get to know him, and he’s a good pal,” Seyfried says. “He’ll tell you what he really feels. But, you know, he’s really famous, which has its downsides.” We’re guessing their friendship might be strictly platonic in part due to Amanda’s very close relationship with recent ex Dominic Cooper. “He was my last real boyfriend,” Seyfried reveals. “We still joke about having kids, like, ‘If it doesn’t work out with other people, we might as well just have a child.’ And there’s a part of that that feels … possible.” Ha! Try and beat that reveal, Daniel Radcliffe? Wait, what? No, that’s not even scientifically possible! You, sir, are truly something.
George Clooney, what’s it like it be so handsome and so gallant? It’s exhausting, right? George may have hit up the SAG Awards yesterday to represent for The Descendants, but he still made a point to stick up for friend Demi Moore while he was at it. “It’s always troubling when people you know and people who you care about end up going through a difficult time,” Clooney told The Insider on the red carpet. before lambasting the decision to release Demi Moore’s 911 call to the public. “I think it’s a stupid thing,” he explained. “I think it’s stupid for anyone, whether they’re celebrated or not, I don’t believe their 911 call should be broadcast around the world, but that’s my opinion.” Man, we want George Clooney to defend us to the press; he does it with such class.
Moore’s call, placed by a friend from the star’s L.A. home last Monday, was stripped of any references to drugs; some allege, however, that the call indicates Demi’s daughter Rumer Willis was present at the time of the crisis. Said Clooney, “What’s happening and what people have to remember is that people are getting famous from Facebook and Twitter, so it’s not just about people here, it’s about everybody. There won’t be any version of privacy. So it’s going to be a tricky thing.” It is a chilling thought that anyone’s 911 call could be made public. Celebrity emergencies aside, do you know many people get things stuck in their butts and have to be rushed in for a humiliating E.R. visit? Or, um, so we’ve heard.
Demi Moore‘s role of Gloria Steinem in Lovelace has become a hot commodity since the Bobby actress had to drop out this week, but if you’re wondering which celeb will be cast as her replacement, get ready to wade through a few dozen suggestions. Last night Chloe Sevigny was rumored for the role after joining the cast last minute. This morning, the rumors were focused on Weeds‘ star Mary Louise Parker while this evening? None other than Sarah Jessica Parker. All of them are amazing actress; all of them would look amazing in high-waisted bell bottoms. Since those are our only criteria, how could we possibly decide?
Oh wait, we guess the decision has been made for us. EW reports that it was Lovelace filmmakers Rob Eptein and Jeffrey Friedman themselves who confirmed SJP’s hire, which seems like a solid selection. So there is no chance the movie features a time-traveling Gloria Steinem who accidentally meets multiple version herself after slipping through a wormhole? Please? We said please!
Demi Moore is clearly lucky to be alive….though she probably doesn’t feel lucky if when she thinks about all the questions everyone has for her. We honestly though things couldn’t get worse after hearing about Moore’s alleged seizure and ambulance ride on Monday, but boy, did Demi Moore’s 911 call, placed by a friend from Moore’s home, prove us wrong. When the 911 dispatcher asked if Demi was breathing properly on the newly released call, Demi’s friend reports, “No, not so normal…[She's] shaking…burning up,” later adding that the actress “has been having some issues lately.” A statement which seems like something a 911 operator could have just assumed from the phone call.
The phone call also makes us question reports that Demi’s seizure was brought on by using nitrous oxide. Says her friend during the call, “She smoked something. It’s not marijuana…It’s similar to incense. She seems to be having convulsions.” Good lord, what? Can you…can you smoke a whip-it? Did Demi accidentally smoke actual incense and this is what happens? Please don’t smoke anything that isn’t designed to be smoked, girl! No wait….just don’t smoke anything at all! That being said, we really can’t tell if this news is worse than whip-its or not. Better? Basically the same, but shrouded in a new layer of mystery and awfulness?
Demi Moore pulled out of her role as Gloria Steinem in the porn biopic Lovelace approximately 24 hours ago. According to People, this was juuuuuust enough time for Chloe Sevigny to join the cast as “a feminist journalist assigned to write a story about Lovelace.” While the site doesn’t confirm specifically that Chloe has stepped into Demi’s comfortable-yet-stylish shoes, the description of Sevigny’s role seems to fit Moore’s ground-breaking character to a tee. A tee with no bra under it, because that bra is going upin flames. Woo hoo! Historical dramas, ya’ll!
While the turn-around in finding Demi’s (alleged) replacement might seem quick, keep in mind that Lovelace has been shooting since the beginning of the year. Just this week Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard appeared in all their hot pants and mustache glory on-set in Los Angeles. With any luck they won’t have to reshoot all of Demi’s scenes, since we have to assume they went directly for the sexy parts first. Why? Oh, no real reason. That’s just what we would do, if we were a director. A director with his or her priorities straight.
Demi Moore: now is the time to just do you. And only do you. According to E! Online, Moore has allegedly left Sherman Oaks Hospital in L.A. after being admitted on Monday; the Margin Call actress reportedly received treatment after suffering seizure-like symptoms, a crisis which prompted a late night 911 call. The site also confirms that Ashton Kutcher will be returning to the city from his trip to Brazil today, which begs the question: would you be helped or hindered by a visit from Ashton Kutcher after having a seizure? Think about it. You don’t have to answer right away.
While we’re glad to hear Demi is almost certainly recuperating on the couch in her Forever Lazy, TMZ alleges that the 911 call made on her behalf must be edited to remove drug references before being released to the public. The L.A. City Attorney allegedly recommended that the clip be redacted to protect Moore’s patient confidentiality. Sounds like a reasonable, ethical decision…that implies all sorts of bummer scenarios about Demi’s hospitalization. If true, the City Attorney’s decision could lend credence to the claim that Moore was using nitrous oxide (or some other recreational substance) prior to her medical emergency. So…maybe hold off on that visit for a little while, Ashton. Everyone loves a Edible Arrangement, is all we’re saying.
Demi Moore’s hospitalization earlier this week is sad news no matter what the cause. We can all agree on that, right? While allegations of exhaustion, drug use and/or anorexia have been flying fast and furious, TMZ is now alleging that it was nitrous oxide inhalation that brought on the Margin Call star’s medical emergency Monday night. The site’s sources allege Demi was doing whip-its (i.e. inhaling nitrous oxide recreationally) when she experienced “the symptoms of a seizure.” Call us a gaggle of prudes (it’s already our band name), but whip-its do not seem like the drug of choice for 50-year-old millionaire moms. Then again….what does?
According to TMZ, a friend of Demi informed paramedics of the situation, having called 911 after Moore “lapsed into semi-consciousness.” Wow, we are really hoping this is just a weird, dirty rumor and that the cause of Demi’s crisis turns out to be something more benign, like too much dancing. Please let it be too much dancing.