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Tuesday, June 08, 2004 
I hereby dub thee...trite 
I'm mostly not ashamed to admit that I'm very fond of trashy entertainment shows on E! and VH1—all those "Starlicious Makeovers" and "Worst Song Ever" countdowns. The latest one on E! is "101 Best-Kept Celebrity Secrets," and although some of them aren't particularly secret, here's one I didn't know: in Andie MacDowell's first movie ("Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan"*), her voice was dubbed by Glenn Close, because the producers decided they wanted someone who could do a British accent (and, I bet, who had at least a minimum degree of vocal inflection). Now, if only they'd done that for all her movies; in fact, if only they'd dubbed her entire body; then I could watch some really fairly good movies without wincing every time her character's on screen. (Really, she just about ruined "Groundhog Day" and "Four Weddings" for me. "It's raining? I hadn't noticed"—ugh.)

*I just looked up "Greystoke" on IMdB; yowza, what a cast list. Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, James Fox...what in the name of God where the producers thinking when they cast a no-talent Southern-accented former model in a major role? Well, there's no accounting for bad taste...

[ at 11:39 AM • by Abby • permalink  ]

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