RIP Vilmos Zsigmond, Cinematographer and Image Maker

Vilmos was Steven Spielberg’s absolute favorite! There has been so much praise for his work – “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and many more memorable films. Years ago I got to work with him on a commercial with Heather Locklear for “Holiday Health Spas.” Don’t laugh – most fine filmmakers have done commercials and videos. Vilmos was as serious about his work on this as an award-worthy film. I was off-camera asking Heather questions and she would adlib the answers. He lit her gorgeous face ‘til she glowed and kept telling me “Move back further. I don’t want any shadows on the shots.” He was a perfectionist with a great eye and a marvelous sense of humor.

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Sly Is Excited about Creed, Not Doing Rambo for TV

Jeanne with Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is thrilled and “flabbergasted” at the success of ‘Creed’ and all the attention to his great work in the movie. “It changed everything,” he told me at the Fox holiday party at the home of chairman, Jim Gianopulos. “I’ve done ‘Rocky’ and ‘Rambo’ and it’s inevitable that you start repeating yourself. So I’m looking for new things. I can’t do any more physical movies – I’ve had too many operations and too many scars. I want to do projects that are more profound. I’m ready to look at scripts and I’m ready to go to work with new energy. I never expected this kind of response.”

NEWS!!!!
It’s been widely announced that Stallone would produce the ‘Rambo’ TV series and maybe even appear in the project. “Hey Jeanne, you could clear this up. I’m not a part of the series. I wish them great luck but they broke the news too soon. Not doing it.”

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RIP to My Friend, Robert Loggia

Robert Loggia and Tom Hanks in BIG

My friend, Robert Loggia has died and that’s sad news for me. A charming and witty guy, Loggia told me that strangers backed away from him in fear because he played “bad guys” so well in the movies. “I’ve killed many people on screen – but remember I’ve been killed a lot of times too.”

Even though people still quote the memorable drug lord he played in “Scarface,” my favorite scene of his is when he and Tom Hanks danced on the big piano keys in “Big.”

He was a serious acting student but Robert told me, “Acting can get in the way of reality in a movie.” His advice: “Don’t act it—DO IT!”

He “did it” in movie after movie – always believable and effective. He will be remembered with admiration and respect.

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LAX Has a New VIP Terminal – Jeanne Wolf on Sky News

I talked to Sky News about the new Los Angeles terminal for Celebs and VIPs willing to pay the price. There’s total privacy, a driver takes you right to the plane, and no pesky paparazzi! Next time you ask for a second bag of free pretzels on the plane, just think about those posh pals up front.

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Could Helen Mirren be Oscar’s Woman in Gold?

As awards season begins, don’t forget Helen Mirren in “Woman in Gold.” She delivered a powerful performance as a woman fighting against all odds to get back a priceless family painting stolen by Nazis.

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