Archive for April, 2013

rwUnknownAnne Hathaway, Gwyneth Paltrow and the recently arrested Reese  Witherspoon — what do these A-List leading ladies have in common besides beauty, talent and Oscars?  All three  lately are being– to different degrees– ‘hated on.’RWnknown-1

Hating Anne Hathaway started as a strange Tweet trend that surged just at Hatheway’s moment of triumph, winning an Oscar for her critically acclaimed performance in Les Miz.  Hathaway’s ‘crimes’?  Her haircut?  Her teary-eyed actressy demeanor?  Just being herself, apparently, is crime enough to her detractors.  ahUnknown-1“The only thing worse than Anne Hathaway is Anne Hathaway crying,” one Hathaway-hating Tweet-er ‘explained.’

It used to be that movie star fame, while high pressure, insulated stars from the slings and arrows of outraged fans.  Not to mention from officers of the law.

Reese Witherspoon must have been going by ‘old school’ movie star rules when she foolishly mouthed off to a policeman.  Consequences are still unfolding despite Witherspoon’s quick and contrite public apology.  Given Witherspoon’s carefully cultivated ‘good girl’ image, she had best brace for a firestorm as she topples from her pedestal into the virtual Roman Collesium of Hate Games.

UnknownAnd Gwyneth Paltrow?  Perhaps her case is the most puzzling of all.  PEOPLE Magazine just named her the ‘most beautiful’ celebrity woman.  But what did this golden girl star do to deserve almost simultaneously winning ‘Most Hated Celebrity’ in an online poll?  Was it naming her baby ‘Apple’?  Publishing a book of health-foody kiddie recipes?  Or was it just being too beautiful and too successful at too young an age, married to a rock star and mom to boot.

Is Gwyneth also targeted for hating because she, like Reese W., is not now quite as young and shiny new?  Are we tossing these dolls aside like slightly battered Barbies?   Do our own Twitter-ized youths really have nothing better to do than to ‘hate on’ Hathaway, Paltrow, no-doubt soon on Reese W. and who knows who next?

(photos: cnn.com, crushable.com, eonline.com, Google images)

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~~~~~~~~~~A FOUR-SIDED BED: SIZZLER & SITE~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Check it out:  A FOUR-SIDED BED, a feature film in development with BRAVO SIERRA, the team that produced the short film CELEBBRITIES IN DISGRACE (which premiered at Woods Hole Film Festival in 2010 and has screened at festivals across the country). 

A Four-Sided Bed’s SIZZLER REEL is directed by Matthew Quinn Martin; produced by Bravo Sierra; it stars Jason Sol (rt), Julie Stone (left), Kevin Dwyer (below left) and Cassandra Bodzak (below right)


 This feature film project is based on A FOUR-SIDED BED by fiction writer and blog Mistress of Ceremonies, Elizabeth Searle. The film venture was featured in IMAGINE a magazine covering the New England film community.  Visit our new FOUR-SIDED WEBSITE & view our SIZZLER REEL:


Some love stories have more than two sides.  Allie Wolfe discovers the truth about her new husband JJ’s past when Kin and Bird, an unconventional couple, begin pushing to see sexy mysterious JJ ‘one last time’. 1716436 As JJ and his young wife Allie await their first baby and Kin learns he is seriously ill, Kin and Bird re-emerge in JJ’s life and reawaken feelings from the summer when they had connected with him “all ways.”  

These two very different couples find their lives entangled, their relationships at risk and their psyches at war in this gender-bending love story for our times. BSMP_LogoTwitter

The novel A FOUR SIDED BED  was published by Graywolf Press and released in a new paperback edition in 2011 by PFP Press; it was on the Boston Globe Paperback Bestseller list and was nominated for an American Library Association book award.  The Screenplay for A FOUR-SIDED BED won Best Adapted Feature at the American International Film Fest in 2012.

Brava to the sizzling Sizzler Reel cast and director, to website designer Jenny Martin and to Bravo Sierra as they work to bring this story to the big screen.  Stay tuned…

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