Month: August 2012

melissa leo in ‘why stop now’: tracy morgan, oscars and trying comedy

For Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo, the experience of making a movie is almost as important as the end result. Take, for example, her new indie, “Why Stop Now,” based on the 2008 short film “Predisposed,” in which she also had a starring role: Leo cultivated an important working relationship during the quick shoot. “The thing that leaps […] Read more…

melissa leo on losing ‘hunger games: catching fire’ role

The long-awaited “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has its Mags — and it’s not Melissa Leo. “Lynn Cohen is Mags!” Elizabeth Banks, who plays Capitol crony Effie Trinket in the popular series, crowed on her blog early Monday morning. Lionsgate confirmed Cohen’s casting late last week. Cohen, whose previous credits include “Sex and the City” and “Munich,” among others, […] Read more…

recent vanity purchases, considered

Haircut, $80 for a cut and style, including tip Getting my hair cut for the first time in five months was what I like to refer to as a Carrie Prejean moment: I AM DOING THIS. I felt flush from getting a few freelance checks, bold from staring down a girl I dislike in the street and, well, […] Read more…