Friday, December 07, 2007

Rupert Everett - 'It's not ideal to be a homo'

Rupert Everett has a moan in the January edition of GQ (UK edition). While dining on guinea fowl with confit leg and creamed cabbage (£23.50) at Artisan (in London's Westbury Hotel) with Indy ed Simon Kelner, he says: "It's not ideal to be a homosexual in my business. For instance, I'm every bit as good as Hugh Grant, and I can do the same sort of thing, but look at the roles he gets. He's always working, and I work hardly ever."

Rupe is a far better, more versatile, actor than Grant but as big a baseless moaner. I had a look at Imdb.com - the movie database - to check Everett's claim. In 2007 he featured in three major movies (including the hideous St Trinian's) and made at least 25 TV appearances (leaving aside all the stuff arising from his memoirs). Altogether 53 movies are credited to him in his estimable career. Grant on the other hand starred in just one movie in 2007, made at least 16 TV appearances and has 50 movies credited from debut. Rupes reigns in more ways than one.

37 comments:

lavinia said...

And Rupert took time out to have a facelift too! The slyboots . . .

Anonymous said...

I understand that Rupert wants to have the back of his head tattooed but that will mean a permanently shorn scalp. Can't someone talk him out of this nonsense?

Anonymous said...

I can never understand why he always picks specifically on Hugh Grant. Hasn't Hughie left the movie industry?

Rupes, you're just a big bully! At least when Hugh moans, he doesn't direct all his frustration towards Rupert...

lavinia said...

Did you hear what I said? That man has had a facelift!

Madame Arcati said...

Darling Lavinia, could you supply more detail on Rupes' facelift? I saw him on the brilliant end show of Katie & Peter (I do hope the series is renewed and put on ITV1 -two hours every Saturday; they are the future of variety) and I must say that despite a youthful insouciance, trainers, a promise to have a pubic-lift and a shaved bonce, he didn't look like a man who had had a facelift. He looked pre-gnarled with that greying stubble on his chops. So, Lavinia, supply details!

As for Hugh Grant, he always says he's about to retire because he's bored with acting but then gets lured into yet another rom-com with a Hollywood beauty. This year he did the awful Music and Lyrics and may yet do The Persuaders. He should do a Dirk Bogarde and make foreign arthouse movies for a while - he'll be hailed in the right quarters; he'll get a Cannes homage, and will bring out his own scent in time. If only people would listen to me.

Ms Baroque said...

Mme A, for all our sakes I hope Hugh doesn't follow your advice. I'm sick of the sight of his silly baby face.

Anbd that "Music and Lyrics" wasn't it AWFUL! I watched it when I was sick and it made me feel worse.

Madame Arcati said...

My dear Ms Baroque, it is a tribute to your inner sense and good taste that Hugh's last film made you feel worse - that is the only positive I can offer you. Even Hugh can't stand his own films which is some kind of tribute to him. I quite liked him in Polanski's Bitter Moon but otherwise he is much under-estimated as a natural and nasty villain.

Were you not in the US recently?

lavinia said...

I'm told he had the lift done around the time of his book promotion - just look at the pre photos in it. His face had cleavage! Just ask him. And to think I might've been his godmother. But Reggie put his foot down, probably smelt a rat even then. Besides we were in Malacca.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

Hugh Grant has one thing going for him beside the obvious (looks)..humility... I recall an interview that Jay Leno did with him where Hugh had a big laugh about his little "incident"..almost "blew" his career..now if more people could have a laugh at their own expense it would lighten up a bit..don't you think?

Madame Arcati said...

I so agree Steph. Some stars are so up their asshole.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

...and an even broader spectrum of the population!...I am not a proctologist, but a kaleidoscope of bright colors has not been the palette I have observed as of late.. and who the hell cares if Rupert had a face lift, good for him if it is in fact true!...

Anonymous said...

>> I recall an interview that Jay Leno did with him where Hugh had a big laugh about his little "incident"." <<

Fom the Wikipedia:

On June 27, 1995, Grant was arrested by L.A. Vice officers in a residential area not far from Sunset Boulevard for misdemeanour lewd conduct in a public place with a Hollywood prostitute.[139] He pleaded no contest to the charges.

[...]

In April 2007, Grant was arrested on allegations of assault made by paparazzo Ian Whittaker. He was accused of kicking Whittaker and hurling a "take-away food container" at him. Grant made no official statement and did not comment on the incident. Charges were dropped on June 1 by the Crown Prosecution Service due to "insufficient evidence."

This story is so much funnier that the other one. Since when is it a crime to throw a tub of baked beans at an intrusive paparazzo? It's just rightful self-defense. If I were Hugh I wouldn't be ashamed of boasting of it in private. :->
As for Rupert Everett, maybe he's experiencing he'd be much more comfortable if he could come back to his cosy closet...

iknowsomethingyoudontknow said...

I think this is less about an artistic rivalry than a monetary one - RE has made a lot less money than HG.

Rupert's had a face-lift ! Surely not - he looks even more ravaged in the flesh than on telly.

Madame Arcati said...

Yes, that's a good point about money; I shall look into. Of course Rupes doesn't carry a movie as a rule, so doesn't command a major star's fee. On the plus side his career requires versatility which suits his temperament. Grant is sadly typecast as an um-erring cocker.

Francine said...

"if more people could have a laugh at their own expense it would lighten up a bit..don't you think?"

Methinks you should apply this advice to yourself prior to anything else.

"Some stars are so up their asshole."

I concur. Mr Jonathan King, for one, is such a ludicrous fuss-maker. He'd better acknowledge his paedophile past once and for all with a large smile, and he'd be forgiven.

Madame Arcati said...

Francine! Is that really you? I think it's time I interviewed you, if you are who you claim to be.

Anonymous said...

I thought Everett looked atrocious on the Katie/Peter show, he looked like a retired rent boy-man. The crop does nothing for him, certainly he can't hope to become a romantic lead like Grant looking like that.

Francine said...

I doubt Steph would be very pleased about it, y'know.

Madame Arcati said...

I have discovered Steph to be an amazingly generous and broad-minded person - and I would love to see you two reconciled. But of course you could be just a mask for someone else; one would need proof of identity ... though look who's talking!

Anonymous said...

>> I have discovered Steph to be an amazingly generous and broad-minded person <<

Which probably means: as generous and broad-minded as I am. Any unbiased reader will be convinced. :-)

Anonymous said...

"Yes, that's a good point about money; I shall look into."

You'll have to compare Rupe's fees with Ian McKellen's or Stephen Fry's, then.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

I would welcome your interview with fascination Francine (?)...but can you stick to FACTS...instead of your constant barrage of snide remarks..let's see if you can come clean about your life..one shoudn't throw stones at glass houses..(Jonathan King ex.)

Ms Baroque said...

Mme A, yes I was but I am back now. I have, sadly, no Stateside gossip for you...

Madame Arcati said...

I'm soooooo disappointed Ms Baroque. Think of me when you travel thousands of miles again.

Francine said...

"let's see if you can come clean about your life."

My life's just fine and perfectly clean, thank you. It's yours that's a complete and utter train wreck, otherwise you wouldn't be trolling about on this blog alongside the pathetic frustrated nerd who runs it. Merry Christmas, ya ugly losers!

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Anonymous said...

Well, if that Francine actually is Steph's sister, at least they have something in common: their awful English!

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

... seems we have touched a nerve...an oblate Catholic delivering a moronic statement like that deserves to have her life scrutinized..what a hypocrite! I wonder what your priest would think if I sent him your distateful, slanderous blog directed towards your sister...you can't stand to see that I am altruistic, healthy and happy can you? It's called projection in psych terms...I would love to elaborate more regarding Francine's abusive personality, but I have more class than this family member would ever hope to possess...Quite curious how your blog has disappeared in the last 24hours I might add...

Madame Arcati said...

It's not Francine, take my word for it. Just a bitter cyber-stalker.

Anonymous said...

Steph said:

< I wonder what your priest would think if I sent him your distateful, slanderous blog directed towards your sister... >

Mind you, this comes from a respectable, righteous, charitable woman who charged her own sister with paedophilia and threatened her to tell the whole neighborhood about it, which she did actually, the internet being the widest neighborhood you can dream of.

And then the stunningly clear-sighted "Madame" Arcati revealed:

< It's not Francine, take my word for it. Just a bitter cyber-stalker. >

Believe that guy, Steph, he knows what he's talking about – although he's been keeping quite a low profile during these later weeks... wonder why, really. :-@
Anyway, I too think that the self-calling "Francine" is just an innocent joker who likes to keep you two bitches busy (it works, apparently). Besides, I'm pretty sure the real Francine never posted on this blog. Why should she play that stupid game? Silence and contempt are the best responses in such cases.
Peace and love, brothers and sisters, this is Christmas.
Oh, and more power to that "poor" Rupert Everett!

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

..finally, the real Francine...a pompous ass, (how's that for "proper" English)...

Francine said...

So, everyone knows what they have to do now : just sign Francine, y'all, and you'll get rid of the Arcastini curse! Wow!

Moon Mistress said...

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...
..finally, the real Francine...a pompous ass, (how's that for "proper" English)...


Listen to Madame. It's not Francine. Only wishful thinking on your part, I'm afraid.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

listen ms. Mistress, I was referring to the comment that Anonymous made...now, that was the "muse"...I have my doubts about your identity also...

Moon Mistress said...

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...
listen ms. Mistress, I was referring to the comment that Anonymous made...now, that was the "muse"...I have my doubts about your identity also...


Well, really Stephanie, who can tell WHAT you're talking about most of the time since you don't say who you're replying to. No need to get hostile, pumpkin. Tis the Season and all that, you know.

And certainly you'd have doubts about my identity since I've never told you who I am, have I? Happy Holidays!

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

Dear Moonie, go back to your cult..they're calling you...

Moon Mistress said...

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...
Dear Moonie, go back to your cult..they're calling you...


I love you too, Puddin' Pop. In fact, the next time my cult meets, I'm going to ask them to work their magic to bless you for the new year and bring you peace. I believe you need it desperately. Hugs, Moonie