Now that the NYC Marathon is done, I promise to get back to being wholly and utterly involved only in entertainment news. For a few days at least…
* Celine Dion releases Loved Me Back to Life today and with it, shares the way to winning a teenage son’s admiration – sing a song written by Sia. I spoke to her in Florida a few weeks ago, and she’s a darling to interview.
* Coming soon to a cinema near Obama, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom will get a special screening at the White House on Thursday, which the US President will host, and Zenani and Zindzi Mandela, as well as the film’s stars Idris Elba and Naomi Harris, will attend.
* Wes Anderson’s whimsically-appealing The Grand Budapest Hotel is set to open the Berlin Film Festival next year. Seems as good a reason as any to plan one’s first time to the fest.
* Meanwhile, in a world where things are more good versus evil, Thor: The Dark World had its US premiere in Hollywood on Monday night, after opening strong internationally this past weekend.
* And Louis Vuitton‘s newest designer, who follows in Marc Jacob’s hallowed footsteps, Nicolas Ghesquière, gets to work at putting his own stamp on the luxury line.