- Last Updated: 12:44 AM, May 22, 2012
- Posted: 10:32 PM, May 21, 2012
Following that “Twilight” vampire thing with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart’s so hot she could defrost Alaska. Could make Jamie Dimon smile. Almost make Newt Gingrich happy. Comes now her new movie “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
Being very bright, I right away figured the Huntsman she’s not.
“It’s classic Snow White but in the Dark Ages,” she says. “Now the Fairest One of All lives in a dangerous time. Things become a little harder because she’s escaped and trying to survive in a dark place, the Dark Forest. The Huntsman teaches me the skills of war because the Evil Queen, who’s Charlize Theron, thinks the only way to remain powerful on the throne is to consume Snow White’s heart.
“It’s weird to have this — a favorite story of mine growing up — be a fantasy action movie. In this we change the laws of destiny, and it has a sweetness. Parts are endowed with supergoodness. She’s really loving, and I tried to humanize it. I didn’t like the thought of a protagonist.
“What I want and am still trying to get is the sword. I know someone has it at Universal. The sword is Snow White’s good symbol. It’s heavy in her hand yet it represents her. I want to put it in my house.
“We filmed five months in London. I’m so used to living in LA that I loved being in a big city. London is wonderful, especially if you like steak and kidney pie.
“Now we’re doing Cannes, and then there’s the screening in New York the 29th and the opening June 1. That means gowns. I hate gowns so much. Just wear them once and give them back. After the opening, I go home.
“I want now only to be with my boys. I’m dying when I’m away from them. My two mutts. A yellow Lab and a shepherd. I can’t stand it. They’re what I miss.”
Kristen Stewart is so adorable to talk to, you’d love her even if she were the Wicked Witch.
DELTA’s expanded its delta to five continents. A Delta executive tells me: They’re taking over US Airways, retaining same number of departures but installing larger aircraft, adding 4 million more seats. Building a $1.2 billion JFK terminal that opens a year from now, adding 700 jobs, Delta is today New York’s largest carrier.
CHAZZ Palminteri’s “Mighty Fine” opens Friday. His mighty fine review of his role is: “I play a Jewish man in the schmatta business.”. . . Besides seeing Chazz’s film, please try B’way and 53rd’s Japanese restaurant Mr. Robata. Sushi, grilled veggies, special cooking for steaks and fish. It’s great . . . Enough with war on obesity. Stand on a corner and if someone shoves mail in your mouth — diet!
G.K. CHESTERTON, Brit author 90 years ago, wrote: “The modern world divides into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.” Our world changes, but politics remain the same.
COMING is ABC’s new series “How To Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life).” TV’s longest title in captivity requires a Cinemax-sized flatscreen telly. Exec producer Brian Grazer tells me, “It’s 13 episodes. Some comedies aren’t funny. This is. We’re filming in LA, and we’ll be on Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Not this fall. Mid-season. The extra time’s to flesh out characters.
“Sarah Chalke from ‘Scrubs’ plays a new divorcee moving back with her parents, who are Brad Garrett from ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and Elizabeth Perkins from ‘Weeds.’ Claudia Lonow is the writer.”
This was more than I needed to hear about something I won’t see until January but he produced this year’s Academy Awards, has an Oscar (“A Beautiful Mind”) with partner Ron Howard, owns three homes — Malibu’s 6,000-square-footer he’s selling for $19.5 mil, a $12.5 mil Santa Monica 10,000-square-footer and another hut someplace . . . so figures he knows what he’s doing.
I’VE known Mickey Rooney forever. He was always easy and available to me. His accessible wife, Jan, appreciated publicity. Following elder abuse allegations against his stepson Chris Aber and Chris’ wife, Christine — who both deny doing anything wrong — rumors were money was tight and some possessions were being sold, possibly on eBay. I called to ask is that true, is he OK, how might I help.
Jan said he’s “indisposed” and I could phone back in five minutes. The second time daughter-in-law Charlene answered with “He could speak with no one . . . we must go through his conservator.” And, says Charlene, “Jan has her own lawyer, Mickey has his own lawyer” and “the whole situation is a mess.”
Please, will someone who cares look in on this? Mickey Rooney was one of America’s great names.
WESTSIDE Theatre. “Old Jews Telling Jokes.” One old Jew who saw the show relayed a joke: Sam: “I own 1,200 acres, raise horses and I call it Jolly Roger.” Moe: “I own 5,000 acres, raise cattle and I call it Big Johns. Irving: “I own two acres, but I raise nothing. I call it Times Square.”
Look, what do you want from me? I’m just reporting.
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