December 19, 2010

Love Winona Ryder, Hate Mel Gibson...


Winona Ryder is back!

Back in the day --- oy I hate that expression, so okay back when I was in my 20s --- Winona was the ‘it girl’ actress of our generation. She had cult roles in Edward Scissorhands, Heathers and Reality Bites, Oscar nominations for films like The Age of Innocence, a cool off-centre fashion sense, and acclaim for her social activism with missing children.

I thought she was amazing, due to her talent and activism, plus she was Jewish and artsy and geeky and cool. And she dated every young actor and musician out there. Slut... Love ya!

She fell from the spotlight, as starlets tend to, and then fell from grace with a shoplifting arrest caught on tape. Ryder was convicted and sentenced to three years probation, 480 hours of community service and $10,000 in fines. Yeah, she did it, and she has paid the price. Why do we care so much, and why do we look past other stars’ crimes of sex and violence but dwell on this one? Ryder's misdeed pales in comparison to Lindsay Lohan's or any half dozen of today's starlets.

Now Winona is back with her acclaimed role in Black Swan, which I haven’t seen yet, and she is dishing the dirt… Love ya!

In the January 2011 issue of GQ magazine, Ryder claims she's known about Mel Gibson's not-so-palatable side for years: "I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who's gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about 'oven dodgers,' but I didn't get it. I'd never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, 'He's anti-Semitic and he's homophobic.' No one believed me!"

Way to tell it Winona! You put Jodie Foster to shame.

Now on to serious stuff... what ever happened to the planned big screen Three’s Company with you, Ben Stiller, and Cameron Diaz? That's a flick I want to see.

15 comments:

Vodka Logic said...

I have wondered why some celebs misdeeds are more talked about than others... just glad I can make my mistakes in private.

Love the new look.

Ray's Cowboy said...

I have to say I love her in "The Heathers" then the others.

I can not wait to see the black swan myself.

Hugs
Ray

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yay, Winona! I agree -- Jodie Foster has fallen in my estimation too.

Gigi said...

It is amazing how some celebs misdeeds are more scrutinized than others - wonder why? I've always liked Winona

Elly Lou said...

I love what you've done with the place! I'm afraid to see black swan. I hear it's wicked terrifying. Horror really isn't my genre.

Lauren said...

I'm curious about that new movie of hers. I probably won't see it because my sister has informed me it's really creepy/scary.Ugh... Mel. Can we gag him and just leave him on a deserted island somewhere?

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

I too want to see Black Swan, though a little wary because supposed to be creepy and dark. I will see it over the holidays.

As for Mel Gibson, it is like a homophobic anti-semitic misogynist car accident that I cannot look away...

Mads said...

I love Winona too!
I have heard good things about Black Swan, and an interview with Natalie Portman on NPR really made me want to see it.

Jabacue said...

Welcome back Winona!
Jim

Miss Nikki said...

1. I LOVE Winona. LOOOOOVE her to shreds!
2. Can't WAIT to see Black Swan!
3. Three's Company with Stiller and Diaz? Awesome!

p.s. no, it's not a coincidence the last item was number 3... Love the new look btw!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Winona's freaking awesome, obviously. And not just because star stuff, though I do love that.

Kevin said...

Where is the picture of Quinn, the world's cutiest canine? This blog would be so much better if there was a picture of Quinn, the world's cutest canine. You can change the look of the blog, but you can not change the fact it would be better with a picture of Quinn, the world's cutest canine.

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

@ Nikki and @ Megan --- gonna see Black Swan soon, will post or tweet after I see it!

@ Kevin --- hey, you are being so subtle here, should I post a pic of the Quinnster?

Kimber Leszczuk. said...

I liked her in Beetlejuice too. She is great. I look forward to seeing her in Black Swan. :)

Kevin said...

Yes, you should post a picture of Quinn, the world's cutest canine. That is me ... Mr Subtle.

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