Director Sofia Coppola’s next movie will be an adaptation of the book “Fairyland,” which chronicles gay life in San Francisco before and after the AIDS epidemic.
It’s a “sweet and unique love story of a girl and her dad, both growing together,” says Coppola on the A.V. Club website.
The book is based on the life of Alysia Abbott and her father, poet and gay activist Steve Abbott, who moved to the Bay Area after becoming a widower. As he was discovering his true sexuality, The City was expanding as a gay cultural mecca.
It will be interesting to see how the director of “The Virgin Suicides” and “The Bling Ring” brings her point of view to our fair hamlet.
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Pippa Middleton got engaged to banker Nico Jackson.
A TV show based on the book “Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal” is in the works from Lionsgate.
Jailed members of Russian band Pussy Riot are going to be released.
Daryl Hall, “stunned” that Hall and Oates are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, said, “I didn’t think this would happen as long as the people in who were in power stayed in power.”
Mariah Carey received a reported $1 million for performing for Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos.
Actor Jonah Hill (“Cyrus”) is 30.
Actor Iqbal Theba (“Glee”) is 50.
Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg is 56.
Actress Jenny Agutter (“Walkabout”) is 61.
Drummer Peter Criss of KISS is 68.
It is hard to imagine a story much slighter than Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere,” a running diary in the life of a Hollywood star — a life rife with malaise, superficial encounters and the occasional, inconvenient reminder that he is something more than the sum of his celebrity.