Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Confluence of celebrities

The Picasa/Blogger thing still isn't sorted out yet, so the resumption of photoblogging is still pending. But I just wanted to make an observation about what is going on in Regina as we speak.
Everyone knows, of course, that the Rolling Stones will be here for two performances over the weekend. (In fact, it's the only stop on their North American tour where they're playing two shows.). But stay with me... there's more.
Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron is in town, preparing for a movie shoot later in the fall. One of the places she's been spotted was the Black Eyed Peas concert the other night. A movie shooting right now in Regina co-stars noted British actor Bob Hoskins. In a couple of weeks Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone is at the University of Regina for a lecture.
And this morning in New York, outside the studios where The Daily Show tapes, Terry Gilliam was to stage a publicity stunt for his movie Tideland, which was filmed in, you guessed it, Regina.
Wrap your heads around this for a moment. This isn't like a bunch of country superstars at Craven for the jamboree. This is a massive confluence of the entertainment elite, in of all places, Regina, Saskatchewan.

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