Blake Edwards, the writer/director/producer who created The Pink Panther and Peter Gunn and directed Experiment in Terror and Breakfast at Tiffanys, has died at age 88. The LA Times reports that he passed on due to complications of pneumonia; he is survived by wife Julie Andrews.
Blake Edwards was a giant of comedy thanks to films like The Party and his slapstick Pink Panther series (notably the first two films, The Pink Panther and A Shot in the Dark) but he could mix satire with the broad physical comedy that Peter Sellers did so well as Inspector Clouseau. He got an early break from Orson Welles while working on the radio script for War of the Worlds, then scored a hit years later with the 1959 comedy Operation Petticoat.
His direction of Breakfast at Tiffany’s was a major success, earning Audrey Hepburn an Oscar nomination and enshrining the film version of Holly Golightly as a fashion icon. But the film also drew criticism for Mickey Rooney‘s broad caricature portrayal of the Japanese character Mr. Yunioshi. Years later, Edwards said, “Looking back, I wish I had never [cast Rooney as Yunioshi]…and I would give anything to be able to recast it, but it’s there, and onward and upward.”
I’d recommend spending the weekend with the Edwards filmography.
Kim Kardashian debuted the Kardashian family Khristmas kard on her website today, saying:
We went super glam this year and each went for our own look. Kourt chose a tailored suit to match Mason and Scott, Khloe went for gorgeous peach ruffles and I am wearing an Emilio Pucci dress and vintage earrings.
How stunning do Kendall and Kylie look!? This might be my favorite of all our family Christmas cards!
And now we know what it would look like if The Addams Family made a sex tape with The Sopranos. I might even write about it in my diary.
Kate Gosselin went on Entertainment Tonight in late November to deny reports two of her kids were expelled from school because of violent behavior. She said they’re being home schooled by choice. Because god knows how much Kate loves her kids that she’d want to be around any of them 24/7.
However, a report by Radar claims Kate is lying and that Alexis and Collin were, in fact, expelled from school and that the reason was they physically abused an adult and would regularly bully classmates.
“Both Jon and Kate were sent a letter from the head of school explaining that despite their best efforts, staff had reached a point at which they had to request the children enroll in another program,” a source close to the school told RadarOnline.com. “It’s clear Kate did not tell the truth.”
Kate’s denial of their problems has left many people close to the school perplexed at the very least.
“Both Alexis and Colin received three full weeks of intensive special treatment to focus their behavior,” revealed the source.
“While the teacher was able to achieve some success, it became apparent to the school that the pair needed intensive assistance to help them with their social, emotional and academic needs.
“The demand on the children’s classroom teachers — and the impact on other kids — was just too great.”
“It’s clear the kids need to be integrated back into their private school, if they want to keep them at the same place.
“Or they can be sent to the school with the Gosselin’s other kids.
Of course Kate is lying. This is a woman who pretends to be superior to everyone else and it would probably be the end of the world for her if her kids weren’t the picture of perfection. If the truth came out, she’d drown them in the bathtub and just shrug her shoulders and say, “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I only have six kids,” when people ask her about her two missing children.