Catwoman is rife with romantic comedy clichs, not to mention the fact that it’s a way too literal translation of the title. She’s actually part cat, for one. Berry’s transformation into Catwoman is basically a makeover. SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileDespite last minute setbacks scheduled performers (and couple) Chris Brown and Rihanna were no shows, due to Brown’s arrest following an alleged domestic brawl last night’s Grammy Awards was a relatively disaster free affair.Certainly, there were a few questionable pairings (Stevie Wonder and Jonas Brothers? Really?), a smattering of lame duck performances, and some cringe inducing Moments In Teleprompter reading Awkwardness (oh Natalie Cole, I’m so sorry they forced you to “flirt” with your co presenters). And I felt like something was off with the overall tone of the ceremony, though I still can’t quite put my finger on it. It seemed like the first post Obama Grammys were striving to celebrate what Tracy Morgan might call “post racial America,” but failed to acknowledge the enduring segregation that happens within the music industry.I haven’t quite teased out what elements felt particularly awry was it the moment where Morgan Freeman (?!) introduced country singer Kenny Chesney as his “friend”? but I suspect my discomfort had something to do with the sense that many folks involved were acting as though, with Obama in office, pre existing tensions, instances of oppression and disparities had vanished, and everything was A OK! The glorious tribute to N’Awlins music was one of the few truly honest, unflinching moments that broke through the slightly Pollyannaish undertones of the broadcast.Weirdness aside, there were a number of highlights (and lowlights) that stood out during the Grammy Awards.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileMaybe it’s just that I’ve been spending a substantial chunk of my downtime watching old episodes of “>Melrose Place on DVD, but I’m feeling rather discombobulated by the latest catastrophe to befall poor Heather Locklear.This weekend, Locklear was caught “driving erratically” (apparently, she backed over a pair of sunglasses “several times”) somewhere in Santa Barbara, California and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. It’s the latest in a series of truly unfortunate events in the 47 year old actress’s life that verge on soap opera tragedy.First, the veteran of countless Aaron Spelling vehicles split up with Richie Sambora, her husband of 11 years (and the second trashy rocker she’s romanced, after seasoned bad boy Tommy Lee). Then Locklear’s best friend Denise Richards aka Charlie Sheen’s ex and current reality TV survivor swooped in and bedded Sambora.