some stuff I’ve been reading

Anne Coulter, on reflecting on the death of Jerry Fallwell, still manages to be incredibly homophobic and demeaning. Why am I shocked?

So, does drinking milk really promote weight loss? I was always skeptical, and I think it was some marketing plan devised by the dairy association.

The sexiest nerds. EXCUSE ME? Mos Def? Ewan? Really, I don’t know who wrote this.

Patrick Wolf luuuurrrves Amy Winehouse. Now there’s a power couple.

Elijah Wood to play Iggy Pop? Fo real?  Has he seen a mirror?

Access Hollywood

Because I Said So + The Last Kiss + Keeping the Faith + Mrs. Doubtfire =

LICENSE TO WED!

John Krasinski, you are terribly adorable, but make terrible character and film choices. This looks so horrible. So bad I may need to go see it and liveblog through the whole thing.

This is kind of pathetic…Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal are reprising their roles as Roger and Mark. Give it up! It was ten years ago! I think the characters are supposed to be 22, tops. Also, the show is about as relevant as video cassette rewinders. Anthony R. cannot let go…he recently wrote a book about being in the show and I saw him speak last year and he was still talking about it. Ugh. And it makes me mad that tourists are spending $100 to see that show. I knew a woman who had seen it 11 times and liked to brag about it. Yes, I hated her.

Yay! I have discovered what I will be doing this summer. Rome season 2 is out August 14. Extras season 2 is out July 10.  Heroes comes out sometime in August too.

celebcrushwatch: Eric Bana talks about wearing codpieces,  Cillian Murphy, DM! and again! Patty Wolf at the Virgin mega…back to red hair.

entertainment tonight

Phew! Patrick Wolf is not reeeaaaaally quitting. He was kind of being a baby. To celebrate, let’s peruse through 400+ pictures of him. I swear, it’s not my photobucket account.

I just heard that Peter Andre died. Not sure if it’s true or not.

Legally Blonde is out on Broadway. Gimme a fucking break. Ugh.

I also heard that Larry David will be guest starring on Hannah Montana. Not sure if it’s true or not.

Coming soon: Ewan McGregor’s face, moles and all, will appear on a postage stamp. God bless America.

Courtney Love plans on selling Kurt Cobain’s belongings. There was never a time more than now that I wished there was an afterlife. So Kurt can haunt Courtney and scare the shit out of her.

This is hopeful X-Men sequel news:

Batman Begins writer David S. Goyer is setting his sights on another superhero property – he is directing the spin-off movie to the X-Men trilogy, Magneto. The movie will focus on the young Magneto, the villain of the X-Men pictures played by Gods and Monsters star Ian McKellen, and how he became mortal enemies with character Professor X, played by Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Patrick Stewart in the trilogy. The main characters in the spin-off will be played by actors in their twenties instead of the original cast. Goyer has previously worked on superhero movies Batman Begins and the Blade trilogy.

Well, batman Begins was one of the best comic-book-to-film movies ever, so it’s promising. BUT they need to cast a hunky Jewish boy as young Magneto. My votes? Adam Brody, Zac Efron. Gaspard Ulliel can play Professor X. I seriously should work as a casting agent. I am sure it is an easy field to break in to.

Is it something I did?

From Patrick Wolf’s “official” forum.

dear all…
I should never have read this.. I really shouldn’t.
I dont think when I was 16 and dreamt of releasing records there would ever
be so much crazy speculation about the person I am and that you want me to be.
I have become so tired of this behaviour, sometimes I wake up and have to do six hours
of interviews before doing a show, then go straight to bed to sleep a couple of hours
to fly to a new country to be cross examined in the same way.. I dont know what is left of
me sometimes, some mornings i dont know how i get on the flight or even open my mouth to sing that night. If I choose after working since the early hours of a day and then pouring my heart out for an hour and a half that I really have nothing left to give.. that I cannot be a fake politician and sign autographs for an hour.. does this make an asshole?
because my drummer was causing arguments within my road family, taking sedative drugs before an important show in a city i really love, so much so he could not play the music I wrote, the songs that I have survived on in the last six years… because I had to slap him to see if he was even CONSCIOUS on stage…. the fact that the only thing that got any reaction out his corpse happened to be made of metal.. because all of this.. does this make me seem like I was on cocaine, or on some power trip? I was pissed off because this was just one more musician or businessman taking my good nature and generosity for a ride… trust me, that moment onstage was the end of a long line of bad behaviour that it would unfair to go into in public. Yes I was drunk, but It was one oclock in the morning after seven hours of interviews.. i had been running on about four hours of sleep a night for about two weeks… such is the joy of promoting a record. Anyway, I was having FUN until that moment. So was the rest of my band until we realised my drummer was taking the piss out of all of us and our hard work. I dont work with liars and I dont work with thieves.

I dont want to have to share this information with you but so many seem so interested…

I have made a decision, my final concert will be this november, a retrospective with an orchestra in London. I am not sure wether there will be anymore public communications after that, Infact I am pretty sure there will be none. Of course, this has nothing to do with my drummer.. but a creative clock is ticking and I have many many projects to be creating with my time left on this earth. I hope to share my last shows with you this year.

I have enjoyed making and performing music for you all, I have enjoyed trying to give a little hope
and inspiration to the world. But I feel, especially when I read all this and I go about my days that I have failed.
Im not seeking sympathy or empathy, god, I have to go find something I love and am inspired by in this world again. Many of you will never know the amount of work and emotion that goes on behind the scenes for me and many of your other favourite artists or musicians and why should you? I wanted to give you disneyland.. I wanted to give you a world at the back of your wardrobe, now im just feel a fool for bothering.
I am in berlin today, i know I should never have read this, I dont know who any of you are, just strangers talking amongst themselves,
and I wish I was stronger minded today, but i have to take enough bullshit from other parts of the world for what I do and who I am without getting it from here.

Im going off for a walk now.. clear my heart and head. Thanks to all you with the intelligence to see past the superficial chaos of the media and the various ridiculous personalities and characters that have been painted around me over the years, the problem is, unfortunately many of you will never get to know the truth, but many will still speculate, and play chinese whispers with interviews and
opinions from the friend of a friend. This is nothing new to me, unfortunately, luckily I have always had a close set of dear friends that will always know me for who I really am, just as I do.

If I can give any advice, is, if anything, just listen to the music, watch the videos, read the lyrics, see the artwork, these are my communications, not others.

still love x patrick

Maybe it’s someone playing a really good joke, maybe he is just pulling a me.

Some interesting stuff

Ok, first off, remember the show Undressed on MTV? It was the place to see the most awkward acting ever, and was the chance to see stars on the rise like Brandon Routh, Katee Sackoff, Adam Brody, and others. It was so bad you had to watch. They were always stories about sex that took place in some cheap set that looked like a dorm room. Good news, MTV is running a five hour marathon late night on Tuesday. Yessss!

I don’t know what is up with The Guardian, but apparently their idea of an important news story is handing Patrick Wold random objects and having him do some free association and talk about them. Weird. Not that I mind. I’m not liking the new hair. More pictures from a concert. If not onstage, I think people would mistake him for an escaped mental patient. Or one of the Lost Boys from Hook.

Oh, this rocks my world. Have you ever seen a trailer and wondering what song is used has kept you up at night? Your problems are solved.

Which colonial fleet member will come out first? Some say Gaeta.

Some hotness:

Wow, John Krasinski in some historical movie about vintage football players. Cuuuuuuute!

James McAvoy photoshoot.  

Thursday morning reading