Mark your calendars and get ready to reminisce and feel old: There are just five days until call-girl Vivian and tycoon Edward reunite on “Today.”
On Wednesday, “Pretty Woman” stars Julia Roberts, 47, and Richard Gere, 65, taped the segment of the morning show, which will air Tuesday, one day after the 25th anniversary of the cheesy 1990 rags-to-riches, “Pygmalion”-themed rom-com.
Originally intended to be a dark, cautionary tale about class and prostitution in Los Angeles, the film was reconceived as romantic comedy – and became the most successful of all time, beating “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” in tickets sold and raking in $463.4 million.
Not only did the blockbuster launch Roberts’ Hollywood career, her prostitute get-up inspired Halloween costumes and party clothing for decades.
In an equally cheesy promo spot, Matt Lauer of “Today” joked that the reunion – also attended by costars Laura San Giacomo and Hector Elizondo and director Garry Marshall – took place in a bubble bath with strains of Prince’s “Kiss” in the background.
NO BABY FAT SHAMING
Officials at Wry Baby clothing company apparently thought their onesie with the slogan “I Hate My Thighs” on it isn’t so funny after all.
Following a blog post by Ms. magazine senior editor Michele Kort, who critiqued the design, saying, “There's something icky about projecting fat awareness on babies” – and mom blogger Anna Miller and journalist Nina Diamond agreed online – the company removed the controversial onesie from its available apparel.
After letting shoppers vote for which design they prefer, the “thighs” outfit was replaced with one that says “Love Me for My Legrolls.”
Academy of Art University's School of Landscape Architecture took top honors at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show with a 675-square-foot design called “Sublimation” conceived by Nahal Sohbati and Eric Arneson. …. Eugene Patton, the stagehand who became “Gene Gene the Dancing Machine” on TV’s “The Gong Show” in the late 1970s, has died. … Brandon Bidlack, a marketing director from Emeryville, is appearing on “Jeopardy” today. … Oprah Winfrey is selling antique furniture, paintings, prints, ceramics and memorabilia from her Chicago apartment to benefit her education foundation. … Julie Andrews told Diane Sawyer on “20/20” that her least favorite song in “The Sound of Music” is “I Have Confidence.”
Craig Lamar Traylor (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 26. … Actor Connor Trinneer (“Star Trek: Enterprise”) is 46. … Playwright-director Neil LaBute is 52. … Actor Bruce Willis is 60. … Film producer Harvey Weinstein is 63. … Actress Glenn Close is 68. … Singer Ruth Pointer is 69. … Actress Ursula Andress is 79. … Author Philip Roth is 82. … Actress Renee Taylor (“The Nanny”) is 82.
– Staff, wire report
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