Jeffrey Wells

Hollywood Celeb Face-Time Adventure

By Jeffrey Wells / February 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Sometime in the summer of '84 I began working for hotshot publicists Bobby Zarem and Dick Delson, who'd recently become partners. One of our activities was handling promotion (i.e., not unit publicity) for Tim Burton and Paul Reubens' Pee Wee's

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Beautiful Morning

By Jeffrey Wells / February 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

Soon after waking this morning at 8:10 am (having overslept), I was asked/ordered to visit Hollyway Cleaners to pick up some dry cleaning. I like to wake up a bit and maybe sip some coffee before driving. Not this time.

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Sharing Thoughts About Voting

By Jeffrey Wells / February 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Yesterday I spoke to three Academy members (two directors, one actor) about which Oscar nominees they were thinking of voting for. None of them had submitted their ballot. Two said they'd probably be waiting until the very last minute. They

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And Then It Stopped

By Jeffrey Wells / January 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Irishman is the finest film of the year, and to my mind the most deserving recipient of the Best Picture Oscar. I know this can't happen but I insist on repeating what I regard as an irrefutable truth. Because

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If You Were a SAG Voter…

By Jeffrey Wells / January 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

I recognize that the main reason that Parasite won SAG's Best Ensemble Award last night was sheer, simple, Bobby Peru-styled fervor. As one Academy voter told me this morning, "So many actors (and I mean truly many) have said to

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Son of Trauma in Breakfast Room

By Jeffrey Wells / January 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

Four years ago I posted one of my many real-deal experiences that fortify the maxim "hell is other people": I don't like mingling with hotel guests or staff. If I run into one I'll turn on the pleasant smile and

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Bocca

By Jeffrey Wells / January 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

I was in the checkout line at Ralph’s on Carillo. A giggly party girl and her friends were buying four huge bottles of something alcoholic. Either the booze was pale yellow or the bottles were tinted that way. Didn’t see

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Greta Mea Culpa

By Jeffrey Wells / January 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

HE to Greta Gerwig: "I am again very, very sorry for sharing my 'subdued' reaction to Little Women. I didn't say I didn't like it. I guess you thought that when I said my reaction was 'subdued' I wasn't being

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Re-Selecting 1990 Oscars

By Jeffrey Wells / January 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

This is an old revisionist routine, but just for the record I thought I'd re-award some of the 1990 Oscars (i.e., the winners of the 63rd Academy Awards that aired on 2.13.91 or 29 damn years ago).

Original Best Picture

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Mental Defectives

By Jeffrey Wells / January 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

A couple of nights ago I was awoken by voices coming from the downstairs garage. Conversational but rather loud. I looked at my watch -- 3 am. I told myself it might be someone who'd returned home late and was

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