Category: General

Gwyneth Paltrow: Winona Ryder’s Frenemy?

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009

In her latest GOOP newsletter, Gwyneth Paltrow talks about why the media spins stories negatively and mentions a “frenemy,” most likely referring to her former best friend, actress Winona Ryder. (Their friendship ended when Gwyn reportedly stole the part of Shakespeare in Love from Winona. Industry insiders have denied this rumor.)

“Back in the day, I had a ‘frenemy’ who, as it turned out, was pretty hell-bent on taking me down. This person really did what they could to hurt me. I was deeply upset, I was angry, I was all of those things you feel when you find out that someone you thought you liked was venomous and dangerous. I restrained myself from fighting back. I tried to take the high road. But one day I heard that something unfortunate and humiliating had happened to this person. And my reaction was deep relief and…happiness. There went the high road. So, why does it feel so good to hear something bad about someone you don’t like? Or someone you DO like? Or someone you don’t KNOW? I once asked the editor of a tabloid newspaper why all of the stories about a famous British couple had a negative bent. He said that when the headline was positive, the paper didn’t sell. Why is that? What’s wrong with us? I asked the sages to shed a little light. Here’s to washing our mouths out with soap… Love, Gwyneth.”

The “unfortunate and humiliating” incident Gwyn mentioned is likely referring to Winona’s 2001 shoplifting incident, where she stole $5K worth of designer clothes and accessories at a Saks Fifth Avenue department store.

RIP Heath Ledger

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008

rip-heath.jpgA break into our Noni world to a very sad news. The actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his apartment today. The Australian-born actor was 28.

Ledger’s respectable filmography includes roles in films such as Candy, Monster’s Ball, 10 Things I Hate About You, Lords of Dogtown, I’m Not There, and Brokeback Mountain, for which he earned a Golden Globe- as well as an Academy Award nomination in 2006. His last onscreen appearance looks to be the role of Joker in the much anticipated Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight, pending a July 2008 U.S. release.

My deepest condolences to his family, loved ones and loyal fans. It’s a tremendous loss, I’m really shocked. RIP, Heath…

Brad Renfro dead from unknown cause

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008

Actor Brad Renfro, famous for his role in the movie “The Client,” was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Tuesday morning. He was 25.

Official cause of death has yet to be released, though the sometimes-troubled actor had spent 10 days in jail in 2006 after pleading ‘no contest’ to driving while intoxicated, and ‘guilty’ to attempted possession of heroin.

Renfro had recently finished working with Billy Bob Thornton and Winona Ryder on “The Informers.”

My sinceres condolences to his family an friends. RIP, Renfro.

A plea for help

Saturday, Oct 27, 2007

Okay, I would never normally post and ask for donations but this is an emergency. Mycah, fellow, and Glamour Reese Witherspoon webmistress, is in a horrible situation right now. Her house burned down earlier this week and she really needs our help. If you enjoy her work on her sites and can spare anything at all, please consider donating. She is okay but her family lost their home and all possessions and they have no place to stay. You can read about the incident here. If you can help at all, Mycah’s PayPal address is I’m sure that any donations will be more than appreciated.

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A Scanner Praised by US Premiere

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006

The July-August issue of US Premiere gives Linklater’s Sci-Fi labour of love more than the thumbs up, it’s four stars all the way. Excerpt: (…) one doesn’t leave the movie with a mind blown by visual bedazzlement but with a soul shattered by the profound sense of tragedy Linklater and company beautifully put across.

From Winona Ryder News Channel, read the whole review.