Radar Online called its post of Jennifer Lawrence — which, of course, went viral — a “jaw-dropping video of America’s sweetheart cutting loose like a low-rent go-go dancer in a Euro-trash strip club.”
We have to disagree with the assessment that the clip, filmed April 27 at the Beverly Hills Club in Vienna, is “show-stopping footage.”
Let’s just say that the starlet, who admittedly isn’t quite in control while pole dancing in the video, is nowhere near the ranks of “Showgirls”-era Elizabeth Berkley and Gina Gershon.
However, her Facebook post in response to the hoopla is totally appropriate: “It was one of my best friend’s birthdays and I dropped my paranoia guard for one second to have fun. I’m not going to apologize, I had a BLAST that night.”
Perhaps more newsworthy is supermodel Bella Hadid’s recent wardrobe malfunction on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, as she flashed her nude undies, thanks to the unreasonably high slit on her pink gown. (A similar incident happened with her red dress last year at Cannes.)
ROBIN WILLIAMS IN COLLEGE
It’s a far cry from the Holy City Zoo: Robin Williams has his name on a new post at the University of Southern California.
On June 6, nearly three years after his death, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts will dedicate the Robin Williams Endowed Chair in Comedy.
Endowed by the George Lucas Family Foundation, the chair honors Williams’ brilliant comic mind, said Elizabeth M. Daley, dean of the School of Cinematic Arts, and will help legitimize the notion that comedy is worthy of in-depth study, the Los Angeles Times reports.
His daughter Zelda Williams said she thought her dad would find the news “fascinating and confusing,” adding, “When he was at college, a lot of the way he learned [comedy] was by busking on the street.”
The first holder of the chair will be Barnet Kellman, a professor of film and television production and Emmy winner for directing “Murphy Brown.”
Between 5 and 9 p.m. today, May 18, Off the Grid Markets and the Presidio Trust are launching Presidio Twilights, the fourth season of the food truck market at the Presidio Main Parade Ground; the program, with international cuisine, music and sunset activities, continues Thursdays though October. … Need a job? Office Depot is seeking workers in management, sales and stocking and is hosting a “national hiring event” May 20 at all Office Depot and OfficeMax stores; just show up between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and be ready to be interviewed.
Musician Jack Johnson is 42. … Comedian Tina Fey is 47. … Actor Chow Yun-Fat is 62. … Singer George Strait is 65. … Singer Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo) is 67. … Baseball player Reggie Jackson is 71. … Keyboardist Rick Wakeman of Yes is 68. … Actor Bill Macy is 95.
— Staff, wire reports