Own Stars: Wes Anderson’s New Trailer and Other Texas Celeb News

Wes Anderson released the trailer for Moonrise Kingdom, Yao Ming saves pandas, and Vanilla Ice renovates more than his career.  
Thu January 19, 2012 12:38 am
Screenshot | Moonrise Kingdom Trailer

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Wes Anderson Releases the Trailer for his Newest Movie, Moonrise Kingdom 
The trailer for Wes Anderson’s new movie, “Moonrise Kingdom,” has stirred up conversation about it being potentially his best yet most despised film. Writing in Slate, David Hagland said the trailer “feels as though we have taken one step closer to the Platonic ideal of a Wes Anderson Movie. For that reason, I suspect his detractors will hate this.”

This is the second movie Anderson has written with Roman Coppola, who has followed Noah Baumbach as Anderson’s second writing partner since Owen Wilson. Field Maloney, also writing in Slate, made the case awhile back that Anderson has never been the same since The Royal Tenenbaums, his last with Wilson.

But if you subscribe to the notion that the strength of a story is dependent on its characters, then consider Casey Seijas’s list on UGO of Anderson’s top eleven characters. Number one is Bill Murray as Steve Zissou in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which has three characters total on the list, tying it with Tenenbaums for the most, and making Baumbach arguably Anderson’s perfect match.

The Battle of the Farrah Fawcett Andy Warhol Painting Get Its Fifteen Minutes
Ryan O’Neal lost Farrah Fawcett twice—once in 1997, when he was shacking up with a younger woman, and again in 2009, when she died of cancer—and he’s not going to let it happen again.

According to the  Hollywood Reporter, a judge ruled that O’Neal may proceed with a defamation lawsuit against Craig Nevius, the producer who said O’Neal stole the Andy Warhol painting of Fawcett that she had apparently bequeathed to the University of Texas, her alma mater.

The whole affair is a mess, with no foreseeable way of determining the painting’s proper owner. But Forbes writers Danielle and Andy Mayoras said it should be a no-brainer “because

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