Catfight: Dunaway vs Duff



Faye, Hilary get sctratchy over legendary Dallas moll Bonnie Parker
Bonnie Parker’s grave is on Webb Chapel Road in Crown Hill Memorial Park.

Parker grew up in poor in West Dallas. But by the time she was 23 and she and Clyde Barrow were gunned down in Louisiana after becoming the "public enemy" sensations of the Great Depression, everyone knew her name

Former A-list star Faye Dunaway’s career was launched with a 1967 Oscar nom for her portrayal of Parker in "Bonnie and Clyde" (she lost to Katharine Hepburn in "Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.")

Last week, when Dunaway heard that pop star Hilary Duff was re-creating the role in the new indie "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde," Dunaway responded, "Couldn’t they at least cast a real actress?"

On Wednesday, Duff stung back in an interview with E! News.

"I think that my fans that are going to go see the movie don’t even know who she is," Duff said. "I think [the ‘real actress’ comment] was a little unnecessary, but I might be mad if I looked like that now too."

Look for Tim Gunn’s new Tide commercial
Procter & Gamble is linking laundry to fashion in what’s billed as the biggest product launch yet for its venerable Tide brand.

Fashion mentor Tim Gunn of "Project Runway" is among those involved in marketing the new "Total Care" products that P&G says draw on technology from its beauty products to let clothes keep their shape, color and new look longer through repeated washing.

Gunn’s Tide spot just started airing.

Jude Law plays trans
Jude Law dons a black wig and heavy eyeliner to play a trans supermodel called Minx in his latest film, "Rage."

The film is a murder-mystery, set in New York and also stars Judi Dench and model Lily Cole, who plays a character called Lettuce Leaf.

Set for a UK release later this year, "Rage" explores the concept of celebrity and making profit from beauty.

Directed by Sally Potter, "Rage" premiered at this month’s Berlin International Film Festival where it’s been nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear award.

Beals goes from ‘L’ to ‘Eli’
With the Showtime drama’s final season wrapping up, fans of "The L Word" are girding themselves to face a world without Bette, Tina, and Jenny. Still, the stars of the show are moving on to exciting new projects.

Jennifer Beals will reunite with her "Devil in a Blue Dress" co-star Denzel Washington for "The Book of Eli," a post-apocalyptic Western directed by Allen and Albert Hughes ("Menace II Society").

Beals plays a blind woman seeking to protect her daughter in a desolate wasteland while Washington’s Eli seeks a sacred book that could be the key to mankind’s salvation. Also featuring Gary Oldman, "Eli" could gallop onto the big screen as soon as next year.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 6, 2009.
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