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Monday, February 11, 2008

Movie News: MRRawwwWWWH! This Kitten Has Claws -- Hairy Thespian Nic Cage Sues Thirsty Temptress Kathleen Turner Over Forthcoming Bitchy Dishy Bio

Kathleen Turner, onetime sex kitten in Body Heat and authoress of squalid romance novels in Romancing The Stone takes some nasty swipes at Peggy Sue Got Married co-star and not-so secret Coppola family member Nicolas Cage in her forthcoming bio Send Yourself Roses. Let the claws come out:

"Everything Francis wanted him (Cage) to do, he went against to show that he wasn't under his uncle's wing. Which was ridiculous. Oh, that stupid voice of his and the fake teeth! Honestly, I cringe to think about it. He caused so many problems. He was arrested twice for drunk driving and, I think, once for stealing a dog. He'd come across a Chihuahua he liked and stuck it in his jacket."

Cage is suing for libel, presumably over the driving and chihuahua but not the teeth. Turner though is veering dangerously into my territory here -- how dare an actress cross over into cinema criticism! Leave that to the pros like Vincent Canby in the New York Times who wrote of Cage:

"As the teen-age Charlie, he's a charmless creep and, as the older man, in gross makeup, he looks like Peter Cushing playing Dr. Frankenstein in a Hammer horror film..."

Ok ok, let's not all pile on to poor old Nic Cage here -- I actually liked his awkwardness as teen-age Charlie, even if I didn't buy him as middle-aged Charlie 100%. Here's Cage in Peggy Sue doing a Dion cover with a little help from Ace Ventura:

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