Watching the credits my father was curious who was covering "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" (they played the original in the movie, but a cover over the credits, and interestingly it’s the cover that’s on the soundtrack). Turns out was Rufus Wainwright. “Who’s Rufus Wainwright?” my father says. I boggle. This is my father who knows everything. Contemporary media is really not his strong suit, though.
Poking around IMDb...
Moore Thanks GOP for More PublicityNot that i was ever particularly into USA Today, but i now officially have no respect for them.
Fahrenheit 9/11 filmmaker Michael Moore was seated in the press gallery at New York's Madison Square Garden during Sen. John McCain's address to the Republican National Convention Monday night when McCain referred to him as "a disingenuous filmmaker who would have us believe that Saddam's Iraq was an oasis of peace" before the U.S. invasion. (In his film, Moore shows peaceful scenes of children at play in Baghdad in the hours preceding the U.S. invasion, then contrasts these to scenes of injured civilians, including children, following the U.S.-led invasion.) As convention delegates cheered and shouted "four more years," Moore, who is credentialed as a journalist for USA Today, doffed his familiar baseball cap and laughed. Later, he told the Washington Post, "Hey, the film's doing $120 million right now. ... When McCain mentions it, I have a chance to do $150 million. It just creates more interest, more excitement."
Aguilera's Saucy Post-Awards AnticsAs someone said recently, “RPS. It’s not just for breakfast anymore.”
Pop rebel Christina Aguilera shocked club revelers by outrageously flirting with her girlfriends at post-MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) party on Sunday. The sexy singer, who is dating Jordan Bratman, and a group of female friends went to nightclub boss Tommy Puccio's party at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami, Florida, following the star-studded ceremony at the American Airlines Arena. A partygoer says, "Christina was leaning back in a director's chair while the girls danced between her fishnets. She even hitched her ankles up on one of her girlfriend's shoulders." According to onlookers, socialite Paris Hilton was keen to join the fun after watching the pop star in awe. The partygoer adds, "Paris clearly wanted to get in on this. She sat next to Christina, who dropped her three girlfriends and put her arm around Paris, who leaned into the crook of her neck."