Caitlin McCarthy received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Emerson College. An award-winning screenwriter at international film festivals and labs, McCarthy has two projects in development: “Wonder Drug” with director Tom Gilroy (“Spring Forward”); and “Resistance” with director Si Wall (“Angie” and “Marbella Nights”). In addition to screenwriting, McCarthy serves as an English teacher at an inner-city public high school. Please visit www.wonderdrugthemovie.com and www.resistancethemovie.com.
CAITLIN’S CELEBRITY PREDICTIONS FOR 2010
I recently spooked some people (okay, just Elizabeth Searle!) with my off-the-cuff prediction in 2009 that Casey Johnson was heading for trouble this year. No one would have wanted to predict what happened to Johnson on January 4th, but when you live life in the fast lane, sometimes you crash and burn. (My condolences to Johnson’s loved ones — and, yes, that includes Tila Tequila. She’s cheesy, but she’s human.)
In light of this unfortunate prediction, Elizabeth asked me to share a few more (hopefully) harmless thoughts with you. Please allow me to preface my thoughts….
Growing up, I remember Shirley Maclaine being chided in the press for her interest in new age spirituality and reincarnation. (One of my favorite Letterman moments is when Maclaine called him an “asshole” for mocking her.) Dan Brown’s latest book “The Lost Symbol” takes Noetic Science very seriously, which has also triggered some giggles and eye-rolling from the peanut gallery.
Let’s just say that I get strong feelings or thoughts about certain things. This isn’t something that I can turn on and off like a faucet. These feelings come and go — usually while I watch TV, wash my hair, drive my car, whenever.
In case you’re wondering, this intuitiveness runs on my father’s side of the family. My Great Aunt Jodie was a professional psychic with several celebrity clients. (Sorry, I can’t name them here — privacy is important, but to be a tease, people in the Boston area would recognize certain names). And one of my great grandmothers read tea leaves on the D.L. for family and friends. I don’t envision myself setting up shop at a local strip mall anytime soon. But for my dear Elizabeth, I’m offering the following thoughts free of charge (haha).
A note for the celebrities about to be mentioned: The following are just “gut instincts” — as of this moment — about what could happen to you in 2010. They’re not set in stone. I have always believed that we have the ability to change the course of our lives, if we put our minds to it.
- Gwynnie Paltrow is going to separate from her husband, ie the blond Coldplay guy.
- Brad and Angie will stay together for one more year. Then things will get uglier than that thing on his face.
- Kathryn Bigelow will be the first woman to win Best Director at the Oscars (for THE HURT LOCKER).
- Jon and Kate will disappear from the tabloids. The hair extensions and phony break-in are the death rattle.
- Jenny from the Block won’t have that comeback she so desperately wants (as evidenced by that creepy one-sie she wore on New Year’s Eve).
Again, to the celebs, if you don’t like what you see, there’s still time to redirect your life. (I’m all about the positive!)
(photos: C & G: ew.com; JenLo: GoogleImages)