Keanu Rejects Superman Curse
Way across Los Angeles, Womens Wear Daily hosted its annual pre-Oscar party. The venue was a magnificent Spanish-style mansion owned by Keanu Reeves' mother. The house is famous for having been built by Cecil B. DeMille for his daughter so he wouldn't have to see her so often. (He lived around the corner.)
Reeves told me was definitely not going to play Superman in the upcoming film. "There's a curse!" he said, alluding to the suicide of George Reeves and the terrible accident suffered by Christopher Reeve.
Aside from casting, which is at a standstill, the project faces other challenges. Director Brett Ratner's option to direct Superman has run out. The word around town is that Warner Bros. once again wants the cutting edge director known only as McG, of Charlie's Angels fame, to come back to the project.
Meanwhile, Six Feet Under star Rachel Griffiths, rap impresario Damon Dash, the gorgeous Peggy Lipton, hot young actress Zoey Deschanel, Antwone Fisher star Joy Bryant, and producer/musician Donovan Leitch were among the well-known faces who made the WWD scene.
Hard to ignore was 20-ish heiress Paris Hilton, who seemed unaware that a war had commenced only a short time earlier. She sported $10,000 in diamonds which ornamented a skimpy dress and a large headdress.