Stacy was of course at the Academy Awards as George Clooney’s date as the couple have been an item for some months now. George looked to be more than pleased with Stacy’s strapless gold Marchessa outfit as were most of the style commentators on the night. Although he didn’t end up walking away with the best Actor Oscar he did walk away with the Best Dressed Woman on the night.
Stacy was quite nervous before the event as it was her first time at the Oscars. The couple were interviewed on the red carpet by Access Hollywood and she said to Billy Bush “”I was in the car [and] my heart was beating so fast. I think I think I’m just overwhelmed because it’s so exciting. This is my first time coming to the Oscars, which is something that I never thought that I would ever — I never thought I’d be at the Oscars.”
George was clearly pleased with how Stacey looked as he said “”She looks good, huh?” before quipping “By the way, she’s not wearing a dress –she’s just been sprayed gold,”
Marchesa is clearly one of Stacey’s favourite designers as she was seen wearing one of their stunning red lace dresses at the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
Although George was not lucky enough to win an award on the night the couple did have the compensation of jetting off to Villa Oleandra his luxury Italian home in Laglio on Lake Como. With George’s successful performance in The Descendants getting him a number of award nominations the last few weeks have been quite hectic for the couple Stacey said when asked to confirm if the couple were off to Italy: “Yes. To just get off of our e-mail and just kind of relax for a little bit.”
Lucy Liu to appear in US Sherlock series Elementary – the Ally McBeal and Charlie’s Angels actress has signed up to appear in the new US Sherlock Holmes series Elementary.
In a spin on the original stories the 43-year old will be playing Sherlock’s sidekick Watson but instead of it being John Watson this time it is to be Joan Watson. As already noted Jonny Lee Miller has already been signed up to play the part of Sherlock.
It seems that we may well be drip fed information on the new series as so far apart from the casting of Miller and Liu all we know is that the stories are to be set in a modern-day New York.
The reason that Sherlock finds himself in New York City in the new adaptation is that his addiction problems have forced him into rehab in NYC and we are told that Liu’s character of Joan Watson is a former surgeon who has lost her license.
Amongst her many claims to fame Lucy has the proud boast that she was once voted Number 41 in a list of the Top 50 Sexiest Vampires for her role as the reporter/vampire Sadie Blake in the movie Rise. She was also once voted MTV’s Best Villain for her part as O-Ren Ishii in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill.
As well as playing vampires, reporters, villains, detectives psychologists and lawyers Lucy is also a singer and an artist in real life so she will have a lot to bring to the part of Joan Watson.
Although there is no date given yet for the pilot show of Elementary we do know that it is being written by Robert Doherty who has previously written for Star Trek Voyager.