'Savages' makes its NY debut
Film stars orbited with comedians and rappers at last week’s big bash celebrating the opening of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Vegas strip.
Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Eddie Murphy, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Judd Apatow were among those who helped toast the new $2 billion digs.
The movie-themed decor had partygoers buzzing.
“I have a picture of ‘Silence of the Lambs’ in my bathroom,” said “High School Musical” thesp Monique Coleman. “It’s kind of frightening.”
After a rare private concert by Barbra Streisand, the after-party continued in the Planet Hollywood ballroom with performances by Earth, Wind & Fire and Sugar Ray.
Back with ‘Savages’
Ten months after bowing at Sundance, “The Savages” made its Gotham debut last week at the AMC 19th Street Theater.
Writer-director Tamara Jenkins admitted she hadn’t expected a decade-long gap between films: Her last movie was 1998’s “Slums of Beverly Hills.”
“It was not the plan to not make a movie for all that time,” Jenkins explained during the after-party at the Altman Building. “I had some professional disappointments and projects that did not come to fruition, so by the time I found my way to this movie, I was so fueled by my professional upsets that nothing could have gotten in my way.”
Jenkins, who was a late arrival to the intimate affair due to a Directors Guild Q&A, made up for lost time by chatting with pic’s stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney as well as film’s producers Alexander Payne and Ted Hope.
— Addie Morfoot