Monday, September 13, 2004

It's Toronto Film Fest time, grab your spray on hair

The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off last weekend and is in full swing right now. The area around Bloor street in downtown Toronto is buzzing with activity and there are all kinds of big name celebs in town for it. By all accounts, this is a pretty big-time event. There are around 300 movies being shown and perhaps 80 or so will be world premieres. A large number of films that will go on to win Oscars will start generating their buzz here in Toronto.

So as you'd expect, it's getting quite a bit of coverage in the media, Canadian and otherwise. But I'm not sure what to make of this headline that was the top story in the Google news Entertainment section. According to the cleverly named Big News Network, Kevin Spacey used spray on hair for the premiere of his movie Beyond The Sea. WTF? I have no idea what to make of this. It seems like a joke but all the other stories on the site seem legit, which makes it all the more puzzling.

The first question here is why would Kevin Spacey be using spray on hair? With all the lights and flashes at a premiere, people are going to see that you've spray painted your head. By all accounts Spacey has some cash, if he's going to try and cover his chrome dome you'd think he's try a real cure, get some plugs up in there or something. If he's going to go the half-assed route, he should just grow the sides long and comb that bad boy over. Seems like a lost cause though, with the way people obsess over the celebs, everyone and their mom is going to know you're bald and are wearing something to cover it up.

I guess the bigger question is why would a site that doesn't have Enquirer or Star in the name have this headline on their site? It's not even a story really, it's three sentences in size 25 font. And they're basing they're story on a British tabloid, never a good sign. Sounds like someone at the Big News Network is holding a grudge against Mr. Spacey. Perhaps Keyser Soze writes for them.

Posted at 10:10 PM by naedoo :: 0 comments

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