I don’t care what you see in the movies; sometimes, no matter how hard we try to please everyone, celebrity journalists don’t always get everything they want.
My editors bent over backwards to cover for me while I headed to meet Kevin Kline at the press day for his new movie Trade. It was a Monday, so the whole OK! staff was racing against the clock to close the issue on deadline — all this after a weekend with several still-breaking news stories like Owen Wilson’s alleged overdose and a serious car crash involving Hulk Hogan’s son. Meanwhile, I schlep all the way across Manhattan in the August heat to the junket, only to be told that Kevin Kline’s reps have declined at the last minute! “I’m sorry, Val,” the publicist for the movie says, before asking me to stay for the other actors. Aggh! I can’t stay—we’re closing the issue. OMG, I wasted a night watching this horrifying kidnap prostitution movie just so I could ask Kevin about appearing on Broadway with Jennifer Garner in Cyrano De Bergerac and, oh yeah, his marriage to ’80s icon Phoebe Cates.
Making matters worse, this all meant that I was missing out on interviewing Bob Saget, whose comedic melody "Danny Tanner Is Not Gay" had Prince Charming and I cracking up over the weekend. Also, I’d gotten the chance to interview Jodie "Stephanie Tanner" Sweetin last year, so that would mean I’d had face time with half of TV’s Tanner family. Sigh. Luckily, OK!’s roving reporter Jocelyn Vena was on hand at the FYE store in Midtown for Bob’s signing to get the scoop from Bob himself, in town to promote new DVD Bob Saget: That Ain’t Right. While all personal and Olsen twin–related questions were out-of-bounds, Bob was remarkably cordial. “I only had three minutes with him because he was late to the signing and they had to rush to get my interview,” she says. Why does the former Full House father veer toward dirty jokes?
"I don’t want to haze people with my humor,” Bob told OK!. “I’m not a practical joke guy. I don’t enjoy practical humor. I guess it’s funny to watch people being made into idiots, but I’d rather see someone pretending to be an idiot than actually being made into one."
Ooh! I got new albums from Shaggy (out Oct. 16) and Brooks & Dunn (out Oct. 2) in the mail, in addition to an invitation to Hard Rock Cafe’s Ambassadors of Rock featuring Willie Nelson and Friends. I’ll try to stop by, but I’ve got a gazillion fashion shows and movie premieres calling my name that evening.
Because our resident movie reviewer is out, I’ll be seeing even more movies than usual this week. Hard to believe, I know, because my record in a normal week is three in one day. Waah! I popped into detective drama In The Valley of Elah, starring Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones before heading home.
BTW, Superbad is superfunny. McLovin it.