Coming Detractions: More Moore
Love him or hate him, Michael Moore isn't going away anytime soon.
The Bush basher is planning a sequel to his summer blockbuster "Fahrenheit 9/11." "We want to get the cameras rolling now and have it ready in two [to] three years," Moore told Daily Variety's Army Archerd. The controversial director hopes to roll out "Fahrenheit 9/111/2" -- which will revisit the first documentary's main issues, i.e. the Bush administration -- just in time for the next presidential election. (Man alive, didn't we just get through this one?)
"Fifty-one percent of the American people" -- translation: Dubya voters -- "lacked information [in this election], and we want to educate and enlighten them. They weren't told the truth," says Moore.
Miramax and Lions Gate Entertainment, who backed the first political doc, confirmed Moore's plans for his second. Lest we forget, "Fahrenheit 9/11" has raked in nearly $120 million since its June release and won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
"The official mourning period is over today," Moore told Archerd. "And there is a silver lining -- George W. Bush is prohibited by law from running again."
Hugh and Cry
Hugh Grant says he's giving up acting.
Granted, this song and dance is nothing new from the chap, but while promoting "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," the king of romantic comedy's sob story is that he finds film acting a "miserable experience." (You sad multimillionaire -- we feel for ya.) So now he wants to ride into the sunset of heartthrob retirement.
Well, if he does step away from the big screen, we know that one of his hometown rags, London's Daily Mirror, will rejoice. It wrote an open letter chastising "the prima donna," pleading for him to quit complaining and wasting everyone's time and please sink back into oblivion. "If being in the spotlight makes you so darned miserable," it reads, "do us all a favour and retire. That's what we'd call Divine intervention."
Noted . . .
Who would have thought G. Gordon Liddy could be living the male dream: He's in bed with Pamela Anderson. Well, actually with PETA, her pet (ha ha . . . get it?) cause. The Silver Spring conservative author/radio commentator has joined ranks with the animal activist group and denounces Columbia University for its "cruel and unnecessary experiments on animals." "Do the right thing," Liddy says. "Stand up for the animals, stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves." . . . And because you know we can't let a day go by where we don't report about Jenna and Barbs Bush, those fab twins went someplace new Wednesday eve. (By "new" we mean not Smith Point.) We hear the gals grabbed dinner and caught many adoring stares -- "they're beautiful girls!" noted our spy -- with a few pals at Ardeo in Cleveland Park.
. . . and Quoted
"I think famous men are attracted to me."
-- Catwalk queen Naomi Campbell's catty response when asked why she's always seen dating celebs, as reported by the New York Daily News.
-- Compiled by Anne Schroeder
from staff and wire reports