No words. Just take a look.
Then read the Pop Star’s statement to her fans, posted on her website. “I probably did take my new found freedom [from Kevin Federline] a little too far.”
True, but as any new mother can tell you, getting plastered and staying out until 4 in the morning on New Year’s is totally normal.
Thank God for the Jacob Burns Film Center! Tonight, the Pleasantville theater will screen Letters from Iwo Jima, Clint EastwoodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mega-touted, Oscar-worthy film about AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s invasion of that islandÃ¢â‚¬â€told from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers charged with holding the Americans off. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s part of a back-to-back screening with the legendary filmmakerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s other WW2 drama this year, Flags of Our Father (which, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m only mildly embarrassed to say, left me crying like a baby). Get there early for tickets.
5:00 — Flags of Our Fathers ($10 for nonmembers)
7:45 — Letters from Iwo Jima ($16 for nonmembers–but it’s worth it!)
Jacob Burns Film Center; 364 Manville Rd.; Pleasantville; 914-747-5555
(AP Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment)
As thousands of well wishes pour in for former president (and seemingly all-around-likeable-guy) Gerald Ford, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pause for a moment and hear what Chevy Chase has to say. As you may recall, the actor and Bedford resident played the Prez on SNL in 1976 as a bumbling, gaff-prone klutz, and turned the performance into one of his earliest trademarks, leading some people to suggest Ford helped launch his career.
HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what Chevy had to say about that:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The man who Ã¢â‚¬Ëœmade my careerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ did not do Ã¢â‚¬ËœFletch,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ did not do Ã¢â‚¬ËœCaddyshack,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ did not write for the Ã¢â‚¬ËœSmothers BrothersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ before he wrote for Ã¢â‚¬ËœSaturday Nigh Live,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ did not write for 12 years before that and win Writers Guild awards. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s that kind of thing that comes out in the press that perpetuates myths about me that are disgusting, that hurt my feelings, that hurt my familyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s feelings. He did not make my career. If anything, I took his career and put it in the dumper because I did not want him to be President of this country, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the way it really should be written.Ã¢â‚¬?
The comedian added: Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just a guy who made some fun of Gerald Ford in 1976 and I prefer to be left alone, really.Ã¢â‚¬?Ã‚Â Alright, starting now, we promise.
YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got to love a man who responds to journalistsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ questions about whether he is thinking about running for the President of the United States in 2008, with: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Which letter in the word no, do you not understand?Ã¢â‚¬?
The Daily NewsÃ¢â‚¬â€wiselyÃ¢â‚¬â€chose it as one of the best quotes of 2006. The New York City Mayor (who owns a home in Armonk and North SalemÃ¢â‚¬â€as well as about 200 other properties) is still officially not considering a run on a third party ticket, but, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just say, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s probably not wise to bet against him.
(AP Photo by SHIHO FAKUDA)