Jill Jackson`s Hollywood

by Jill Jackson

Jill Jackson’s Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD… Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway team again in Love and Other Drugs. . Of course, you remember they played a doomed husband and wife in Brokeback Mountain. . … Neil Patrick Harris is starring in not one but TWO films, The Best and the Brightest and Beastly … And Twilight hunk Cam Gigandet stars in Priest… … Thank goodness more movies are on the production slate and we can turn our attention to them after the tragic losses we have had to deal with in the past few months. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t mind having to report on Britney or Lindsay or Paris’ cavortings. At least they are fun if not funny. Gwyneth Paltrow appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Conan O’Brien in the same dress she wore when she appeared with David Letterman. And unfortunately, she looked like every other femme star who has appeared lately. The little “nothing” dress showing long legs and lots of cleavage, and the long, straight blond hair parted in the middle and tossed about as she talked. Paltrow talked of her kids and her home life and not too much about her career. “Gorgeous” George Clooney is not only “in front of,” he also is “in back of” … the camera, that is. He has his own production company titled Smoke House Productions. There’s also a big brain inside that handsome head. As for his personal life, it’s just that at this writing — personal. He’s dating the ladies, but as far as any permanent commitments, I can’t inform you, because I do not know what they are. And to Laura H. of Dallas: Max, his pet pig, died several years ago. Reese Witherspoon’s next is Pharm Girl. It’s supposed to be a comedy about a girl who gets a job at a powerhouse pharmaceutical company and learns all about the “underbelly” of the business. Personally, I can’t see how anything to do with drugs can be funny after all the catastrophes we’ve had from “drugs” in the past couple of years. However, as I always say, “we’ll just have to wait and see what they get out of this.” Many femmes in the movie industry should take a page from An- nette Bening’s book. An excellent actress, great mother, loving wife and a GOOD woman, she recently took time off from her busy life to lecture young thespians on the art of acting. This at the Stella Adler Acting Studio in Hollywood. Don’t you just love the name Piper Perabo? The lady gets the lead role in a spy thriller for the USA Network titled Covert Affairs. This cen- tered on a CIA trainee who speaks six languages and excels at everything else she undertakes. If this type show is your “cuppa,” it should fill it to the brim. I think I’ve answered this before, but to Helen G. of Houston: Brad Pitt’s full name is William Bradley Pitt. And from a friend in New Orleans: No, Angelina and Brad are NOT buying the house where Benjamin Button was filmed. It was just a rumor going round. BITS ‘N’ PIECES: Keira Knightley and Colin Farrell are filming London Boulevard. It’s the story of a London criminal newly released from prison who becomes involved with a reclusive young actress. … Clint Eastwood is getting an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute for “his contribution of distinction to the art of the movie image.” … Britney Spears is adding a second North American leg to her Circus Tour. … And I don’t know what Lindsay is up to at the moment. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.