Reporting on the entertainment business is one of the most bewildering tasks in journalism: no one talks, or people want a favor first, or they suddenly become very curious about the reporter’s ideas for a screenplay — and even then the unburdening is selective, always with an eye toward concealing the truth.
Perhaps the only more distasteful task in the industry is slaving away at a 627-page biography of a celebrity who has mastered these kinds of games, and Peter Biskind must at least be commended for pushing through to completion on “Star,” his unlovely but ultimately satisfying book about Warren Beatty.
It was screened out of competition at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.
In 2005, Madonna produced another documentary, I'm Going to Tell You a Secret, which followed her 2004 Re-Invention World Tour.
Soon he’s ringing Collins incessantly from the Chateau Marmont, demanding a date. “Three, four, five times a day, every day, was not unusual for him.
They glide to Casa Escobar for margaritas, exchange astrological signs and hit the sheets. I felt like an oyster in a slot machine.” For a relative unknown, dating an actress like Collins was a coup, but Beatty was more interested in platonic seduction of those higher on the food chain: writers and directors.
His first scalp was the (gay) playwright William Inge, author of “Come Back, Little Sheba” and “Picnic,” who hoped to cast him in the part of a man so sexually confident that “he feels a wreath has been hung on his penis.” Soon, he secured an audience with Clifford Odets at Romanoff’s restaurant on Rodeo Drive, and bonded with Elia Kazan, who gave him his first big break, “Splendor in the Grass.” He impressed them with his intelligence, but he liked playing the pretty boy too.
From a young age, he maintained a diet of soy burgers and carrot juice, washed his hair with a six-pack of beer, and even separated his eyelashes with a pin before shooting a scene (for sex, he pumped up his thyroid with vitamins) — and he didn’t care who knew it.
Madge recalled one expletive-filled visit she made to the "Late Show with David Letterman," which she said was influenced by the California rapper.
"One time, I was mad at [Letterman] when I said the f-word a lot.
reported (from an unnamed source) that Elba and Madonna were supposedly acting like a couple at a party after the match.