Alec Baldwin has blasted Uma Thurman's movie mogul partner Arpad Busson for remarks he made about actor's movie career in new documentary Seduced & Abandoned. Baldwin and filmmaker James Toback chronicled their bid to fund a romantic drama set in Iraq at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival in the movie, and in one clip, producer Busson tells the actor he'll struggle to raise the cash because he is no longer considered a film star.
The 30 Rock star tells TV Guide magazine, "The person who makes that statement is Arki Busson. He reminds me of a B-level villain in a Bond film. It's a part Robert Davi would play if you couldn't get Alan Rickman, with a cat in his lap.
"He's a pockmarked toady who hops from yacht to yacht... If movie stardom meant being trapped on a yacht with Arki Busson, I'd rather be a weatherman."
"Well my daughter (Maya) came up with the best excuse, which was that I probably wouldn't get to have any more children so I put every name that I like (into this one last child). We couldn't quite agree on the the name - we call her Luna." Actress Uma Thurman on how she and her financier boyfriend Arpad Busson came up with their daughter's full name, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson.
The Kill Bill star, 42, and her partner Arpad Busson became parents to Rosalind, known to family and friends as Luna, on 15 July (12).
The tot is a half-sibling to Thurman's two children Maya, 14, and Levon, 10, with her ex-husband Ethan Hawke - and the actress is convinced she's a more relaxed mother now she has experience on her side.
She tells Gotham magazine, "When I was younger and became a mother, I didn't think I could do anything else; I was completely overwhelmed.
"I felt guilty and afraid about working, guilty and afraid about not working. It's very overwhelming for a younger person, which is why it's awesome to get to have another baby when you're grown up."
Opening up about how she juggles her responsibilities, Thurman adds, "The question of balance has always been kind of a funny one to me because I don't think there is any balance. I feel like I've never done enough. I do think I'm pretty good at home, but trying to balance my energies outside the home? It's a challenge; there's so much more I want to do and can do."
Is On the Road the first successful attempt to bring Jack Kerouac's beloved novel to the screen? Depends on who you ask. Fans of the Beat Generation will undoubtedly love this film directed by Walter Salles and adapted by Jose Rivera and those familiar with Kerouac's mythos might be able to play along. But if you've never heard of this group of writers and miscreants you might be eating their dust.
On the Road is occasionally beautiful and entirely too long. Its narrator Sal Paradise Kerouac's alter ego is played by Sam Riley with a sort of muted watchfulness; he's an outsider the writer narrating it all along for the ride but the script doesn't do justice to the tastes of Kerouac's writing (although we get a taste in some small voiceovers). Garrett Hedlund owns this movie from top to bottom as Dean Moriarty with his buoyant earthy sexuality and total irresponsibility. In reality Dean is the sort of user and mooch that would be a total drain of energy and resources but we see him as Sal does: alive free sensual somehow utterly honest in his protestations of love and honesty despite his constant betrayals.
Dean is absolutely the sex and love object of the movie his pansexual groove attracting and scaring Sal and in a way breaking his heart. Dean also breaks the hearts of Marylou his on-again off-again child bride played by Kristen Stewart; Camille the mother of his children played by Kirsten Dunst; and most movingly Carlo Marx the alter ego of Allen Ginsberg who is played by Tom Sturridge. Sturridge is excellent as the lovelorn poet who's alternately suicidal and joyous and his scenes with Hedlund are some of the most erotic and moving. The female characters get short shrift especially Marylou who lacks much of a personality; how much of what she does is egged on by Dean and how much is of her own volition? The ballyhoo over her nude scenes were overblown by half; although they're somewhat sexy they're overshadowed by all of the sexual tension between the leads.
Two of the most interesting characters in On the Road are Old Bull Lee and his wife Jane. Bull is the alter ego of William S. Burroughs and Jane is Joan Vollmer Burroughs's common-law wife and the mother of his children. (Vollmer a writer in her own right was accidentally killed by Burroughs.) Jane played by Amy Adams is bizarre and fascinating a wild-haired lady and drug addict and mother of Bull's children but not much more than that. One could watch an entire movie of Viggo Mortensen playing Bull a sharp-dressed heroin addict who nods off with his child in his arms and strips off his clothes to get in an orgone accumulator he built in his backyard. The movie barely makes a pit stop at their crumbling Louisiana farm and their importance in Sal's life and the Beat generation is never quite explained.
One might argue that the loopy timeline of the film mimics the unending road trip of Dean's life but it doesn't serve the final product. Incorporating more of Kerouac's writing as voice-overs or something similar would have given it more life the kind of vivacity Kerouac sought out in spades which is why he tolerated Dean's vagaries for so long. More than most movies it feels like On the Road could have gone in any direction expanding or reducing characters shortening the trips to concentrate on the characters more emphasizing the effects of their missing fathers or not and it's this wishy-washiness that undermines the movie. It feels much longer than it is. It's a loving tribute to its subjects and a movie that acts as a showcase for rising stars Hedlund and Riley but it fizzles when it should burn.
Uma Thurman and her partner Arpad Busson have finally revealed the name of their three-month-old daughter - Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson, known to family and friends as Luna. The couple welcomed the tot on 15 July (12), and her representative tells People.com, "Each name has a special reason and meaning to her mother and father."
The Kill Bill star became a mum for the third time on Sunday (15Jul12) when she delivered a little girl, her first child with finance worker Arpad Busson.
Thurman wasted no time debuting her newborn - she was spotted cradling her bundle of joy at smoothie shop Press and Blend in Woodstock, New York.
According to TMZ.com, Thurman is a regular at the organic cafe, where she ordered cold-pressed juices.
Thurman, who has two other kids from her marriage to Ethan Hawke, has yet to confirm the new arrival's name.
Though Sundays are usually considered days of rest, Uma Thurman was doing anything but relazing. Thurman's rep confirms to The Associated Press that the actress was busy giving birth this Sunday to a beautiful baby girl, whose name is still yet to be released.
While the Kill Bill star's pregnancy was announced back in February of this year, this is Thurman's first child with financier beau Arpad Busson, but her third child overall. The 42-year-old Oscar nominee already has Maya, 13, and Levon, 10 with her ex-husband Ethan Hawke — and Busson has two sons with Elle Macpherson.
Thurman and Busson, 49, began dating in 2007 and, after a brief split in 2009, have been together ever since. The rest, as they say, is history. Now all that's left to do is take bets on what baby name they decide on. Any takers?
Congratulations to the happy couple on this exciting news!
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Editors at Us Weekly magazine report the Kill Bill star gave birth to a daughter on Sunday (15Jul12), but no further details were available as WENN went to press.
It's Thurman's first child with finance worker Arpad Busson. She has two other children - Maya, 13, and 10 year old Levon - from her marriage to Ethan Hawke.
The Pulp Fiction star, 42, was joined by 25 friends and family members at her half-sister Taya's home on 31 May (12) for a pink elephant-themed party, according to America's Us Weekly magazine.
Thurman is expecting a girl, her first child with businessman boyfriend Arpad Busson.
She also has two kids from her marriage to actor Ethan Hawke.
The Australian beauty has been dating financier Roger Jenkins, reported to be one of the world's richest men, for several months following her split from Jeff Soffer in March (12), according to Britain's Mail on Sunday.
The new couple reportedly went public with the romance at the recent White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C.
A source tells the publication, "Roger took Elle to Washington for a dinner and they had a wonderful time. They have been dating for some time but it has all been very below the radar. They are not an obvious match, but they are actually very well suited and get along well."
Macpherson split from her former fiance Arpad Busson, the father of her two children, in 2005.