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Monday, December 05, 2005
THE PICTURES OF DORIAN GRAY
Oscar Wilde's character Dorian Gray was so vain that he gave his soul in exchange for his youth, or at least the appearance of youth. He had had his portrait painted, and as Dorian grew older his painting aged but he did not. I was reminded of good ol' DG when I saw Ted "Sam Malone" Danson in a recent commercial for an A&E movie he's done, except that Danson looks just as old in real life as he does in that picture. I can take the snow-white hair (although I think I'd dye it a gun metal grey), but those black-rimmed specs have got to go! Maybe wear wire-rims instead. That geezer to the left of Danson (literally speaking) is Tom Skerritt who used to be Rebecca's dreamboat on Cheers, Evan Drake, who was always busy pursuing another woman instead of "Becs." And Robert Redford epitomizes surgery-gone-wrong. Madonna looks older with every gram she loses in body weight. I watched Oceans Twelve yesterday and could not believe how haggard Julia Roberts looked. I realize she was preggers with Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus Walter (ugh) at the time of filming, but is that the best that the makeup artist could do?
Mary Tyler Moore. 'Nuff said.