Monday, March 10, 2008

Who, Can It Be Now?

Jim Carrey and Steve Carell were joined by other celebs of varying importance at the Hollywood premiere of their new movie Horton Hears A Who based on the famed and beloved children's book written by Dr. Seuss. Here are a few pics from the premiere's red carpet which was held at The Mann Village theater in Westwood, CA:

Okay ... so I really hated the big screen, live action adaptations of the Dr. Seuss classics How the Grinch Stole Xmas and The Cat in the Hat but, I gotta say, I'm pretty on board with this movie adaptation. I think it was a very wise choice that this new movie be made in animated form rather than live action form. And even tho I've lost all interest in Jim Carrey years ago, I think I might be OK with seeing a movie that features only his voice. Steve Carell is a funny guy so I think they might be able to do the movie justice. Horton Hears A Who was one of the first books I learned to read and I just loved it ... I hope they do my book right otherwise I might have to go postal on someone.

In strange news, TMZ is reporting that an abortion protest (of all things) broke out inside the theater at the Horton Hears A Who premiere ... which isn't only crazy but insanely inappropriate for the audience in attendance:

All hell broke loose at the Hollywood premiere of "Horton Hears a Who!" today when a group of pro-lifers infiltrated the screening, then chanted anti-abortion slogans after the flick. The theme of the movie is based on the motto: "After all, a person is a person, no matter how small." So the pro-lifers thought it was a good idea to use this theme to their advantage -- even though their complicated message was falling mostly on the ears of children. The stars in attendance included Victoria Beckham and her three kids, Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, Steve Carell and all 12 contestants from "American Idol." After the chanting ended, the group put red tape over their mouths that said "Life" on them, and paraded around the event. Shouts of protest were returned by some in attendance, including, "This is a kid's premiere," "How dare you," and "Do you really care that much about this?"

Ack. The fact that anyone is even talking about this crazy protest means that these whackjobs achieved their goal ... media attention. It seems entirely insane that this sort of demonstration would break out at a kid's film but it is the craziness which helped the protestors achieve their goal. I'm all for peaceful protest and speaking out for what you believe in (even if I don't believe in it myself) but this has to be the most absurd thing I've ever heard of. Methinks that these pro-lifers need to get lives ... period. [Source]