"NEVER TOUCH your idols: the gilding will stick to your fingers!" Gustave Flaubert.
LAST FRIDAY night! I had the incredible experience of watching the first televised Hollywood Film Awards. OK, there's "tacky" and then there is "hopeless." The HFA was on the latter side.
Miserably photographed, awkwardly staged. The winners were already known, so there was no suspense. (My goodness, even the oft-criticized Golden Globes gives you that!)
The show generated a lot of star power, but somehow, even the biggest stars seemed diminished by this event. (Camera shots of celebrities in the audience captured a lot of boredom, even though liquor was...