“Is Emma Thompson a plagiarist?” links

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Is Emma Thompson a plagiarist? OH NOES. [Moviefone]
Christina Aguilera continues to look hammered. [Hollywood Rag]
Tina Fey‘s hilarious discussion at Google headquarters. [PopBytes]
Raquel Welch has opinions about the glorification of pole dancers. [The Frisky]
Beyonce didn‘t pay some people or something. [Crazy Days and Nights]
Natalie Portman‘s dad published a “fertility thriller.” [LimeLife]
Details about Mariah Carey‘s babymoon. [ICYDK]
Todd‘s right, Prince William should be fighting a dragon tomorrow. [IDLITW]
Justin Timberlake, out and about in LA. [ONTD]
The Obamas are going on Oprah. [Bossip]
Cindy Crawford‘s Vogue Mexico cover. [Celebs]
Kate Hudson looks cute. [INFDaily]
Richie Sambora is going back to rehab. [Bitten and Bound]
Happy birthday, Jessica Alba. [CityRag]
The new Harry Potter trailer. [Starpulse]
Antigua is renaming a beach after Princess Diana. [Radar]

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  1. jane16 says:

    Sad about Emma, but I must say I believe the guy. People in show biz are always stealing other peoples stuff. Cindy’s mole is going to look really weird as her face starts moving downhill from age and gravity. It looks weird on this cover. Actually, I’m going to just go ahead and say this is the worst I’ve ever seen her look.

  2. irishserra says:

    Thompson and Wise have a point: They were writing about real-life people and events – of course there are going to be similarities! Derp!

  3. Rhiley says:

    It seems like Mirah Carey has been pregnant for the last 5 years.

  4. Relli says:

    Man the Obama’s were in town for taping yesterday and getting around the West loop (where Harpo Studios is located at)was insane. My fiance works around Harpo Studios and he said the secret service had that spot on lock down. Jokingly i asked him i he saw any snipers and he said they were all on top of the tall buildings surrounding Harpo.

  5. TQB says:

    Bigger question: is Emma going to the wedding????

    (I know this info is online somewhere, but I’m lazy.)

  6. Melissa says:

    Loving Raquel Welch right now!

    And ick on Emma Thompson. I know she’s writing about a real person, but where did she get the idea to write about this person. I believe the playwright and think he should get some $$$.

  7. Glyrics says:

    Obviously his idea first. Doubles the possibility of plagierism. I also think of her as faux intellectual. Don’t doubt this a minute

  8. courtney says:

    for the person who mentioned Mariah she’s always fluctuated in weight and gained a few pounds prior to pregnancy because of porgesterone shots to help her body recover from a previous miscarriage give her a break. Emma is a great actress and has also won an oscar for best adapted screen play Sense and Sensability based on the Jane Austen novel of the same name. everybody in hollywood borrows bits and pieces from other people

  9. Kate says:

    After Emma Thompson came out in favor of Polanski, I’ll pretty much believe anything of her. Sooo over her.

  10. Belle Epoch says:

    TEAM EMMA! She doesn’t need anybody else’s play – and the story has been told and even filmed several times before. An angry, jealous man who wants easy money.

  11. Belle Epoch says:

    PS Didn’t know about Polanski. Agree – very bad.

  12. the original bellaluna says:

    Not sure if you know, but Emma wrote both of the Nanny McPhee movies. I refuse to comment on Polanski, because it’s nasty business he was involved in. I don’t care how tragic his baby-mama love story was (being killed by Manson while pregnant with Polanski’s child and all): you don’t grieve that way. ‘Nuff said.

    @ Kaiser – Love you much (you make my day) so want you to know it’s Raquel Welch.

  13. Crash2GO2 says:

    Ditto Mairead’s post about Emma’s recanting of her signing of the Polanski petition. She publicly admitted she was wrong in signing it and asked to have her signature removed.

    I think Emma is very intelligent btw. I honestly think they were trying to do the right thing by this guy, but it might have back fired.

  14. Ally says:

    I was very impressed with Emma Thompson’s 1995 Oscar-winning “Sense and Sensibility” script.

    But later I saw the 1981 TV series version, which had done a bang-up job of breaking the novel into its component parts… and I found that whole scenes, even in the placement of the characters in the room, were recognizably replicated in the film version, just with admittedly slightly sharper with and humor.

    So yeah, I think Emma’s more of an adapter of other people’s adaptations. She should fess up and share credit where it’s due, then no one will call her plagiarist.

    [Btw, I recommend viewing the 1981 version. It's pretty dated and stagey, but it effectively features the very satisfying scene from the novel -- which was not in the 1995 film -- of Willoughby attempting to see Marianne after his wedding, when she is ill, and explains himself to Elinor.]

  15. jennifer says:

    @ Ally I agree–Thompson has a knack for arranging, for adapting — which *are* skills.
    The problem with her is it seems she has convinced herself she came up with the raw ingredients as well on this one -the story itself. When judging from her body of work, she is not a writer as much as an adapter- she needs something to work *from*/off. “The day I sat in Emma Thompson’s kitchen” is pretty damning. If her lawyers offered him screenplay credit, –and they did–but now try to say Thompson never saw his screenplay, well, I dont think they’ll get away w/it – I hope they don’t. This reminds me slightly of when Beyonce stole “if i were a boy” from a little known writer –and tried to say she really did co- write the song, because she changed a few words around or sang a few runs differently. When the song had been on this little known singer’s myspace page for like a year. People with power can be terrible.