Kathleen Turner in Richard Nixon HBO Series
His next take is a bribe
Kathleen Turner on her new HBO series “Plumbers of the White House”:
âIt’s Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux, who also co-produced it. This is Nixon. My character is Dita Beard, the woman who was exposed for corruption and who started it all. We filmed through the grass and the trees because we worked in the upstate. An empty hospital has become our office.
“I must have read all about it because I was in high school in London when it happened, so I wasn’t aware of the story.”
After three films with Michael Douglas, starting with “Romancing the Stone” from 1984, it is: “We have lunch a lot. He likes to be home at night. He went to England to shoot the new movie ‘Ant’. When he called I was shooting a little indie movie in an absolutely horrible little steel town outside of Toronto I’m like, ‘What’s wrong with me? Michael is in London, that sounds good and I am in this horrible place. Two-week quarantine. In a B&B, which I couldn’t even leave to walk around. No one is allowed to enter. Grocery store left outside. God, this place was hopeless.
Once sensual, she would get naked in a movie and say, âIt used to be total nudity. I had a few glasses of wine before I started. For ‘The Graduate’, I had my body makeup done. It was 22 seconds and completely choreographed. Specific. Here you drive on the right and we see this, thatâ¦ it’s all scripted.
âA minimum of people on the set. I mean, you’re completely exposed. The worst part was one night when my dresser disappeared – asleep or something, nowhere to be found – and I had to go back to the set immediately. It was like, ‘What the hell. . . ‘ It was bad. Really bad.”
Now listen to this
Today, broadcaster Bill Kurtis and NBC narrator Brian Williams launch “We’re Pausing This Broadcast: Before It Was History, It Was News.” Featured over six seasons, 10 events – two on early American moments. Each has journalists today who analyze how other reporters covered the event.
As: June 4, 1919. Adoption of the 19th amendment. Hindenburg disaster in 1937. D-Day of June 6, 1944. JFK assassination in 1963. The Apollo moon landing in 1969. 1981 Reagan shot. August 31, 1997, death of Princess Diana. Presidential election of November 8, 2000, which they called âNobody Knows Who Won Floridaâ.
Forget NYC, all civilization is expanding. Wichita, Kan., Teacher Alexandra Stamps’ fifth grade students will be her junior bridesmaids. Morilee wedding designer Madeline Gardner donated 23 dresses, as well as the free bride’s gown. The baker, the tenant of real estate, the hairdresser and other traders in the area also donate. Deborah Norville’s âInside Editionâ was at the wedding.
Please don’t let the TV “Divorce Court” need an episode.
Director David Zucker told Robin Bronk of the Creative Coalition: âKatzenberg had this ‘Ruthless People’ script. I asked Danny DeVito, “Do you mind three directors? He said ‘Please I’m used to 10 directors.’ “
Very irritated by pets
The end of the world is approaching. At least, theatrically. “How It Ends” stars Helen Hunt, Olivia Wilde, Colin Hanks, Bradley Whitford and Whitney Cummings, who says, “I play the cheerleader Mandy throwing a wild ‘End of the World’ party. One actor wonders” How can I act like it’s the end of the world? âI can play jealousy or fear, but end of the world?
A quick in-person speaker, she says, âPeople ask ‘You on Adderall?’ I can’t help it if my natural personality makes it look like I’m on drugs. And if the real end of the world is approaching, treat your pets better or it will come for you. “If it’s not long to live, I’ll go murder the animal abusers.” Take out a few, I think you have to go.
âHow it endsâ begins today.
Mazel tov to all of us. Restaurants open. A table of six, sitting outside in a bike lane, all ordered the same. Rubber chicken.
Only in New York, kids, only in New York.