Faye Dunaway

BOWEN YANG OR FAYE DUNAWAY?

Had to laugh when we searched for SNL’s Bowen Yang on Instagram and found that his Instagram name is fayedunaway! One of his photos features Taylor Swift and Bowen told Jimmy Fallon how the pic came about. Bowen says he was lurking outside Taylor’s dressing room when she performed on the show last month, HOPING he could get a photo with her. When he worked up the courage to ask, he said she was extremely nice and pulled the star of her video, Sadie Sink into the photo with them. Taylor looked around -who can take it? Ryan Reynolds, of all people, volunteered and the result is this cute photo of all of them in Taylor’s dressing room.

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FAYE DUNAWAY CHARMED BY THE HOT FELON JEREMY MEEKS

When Faye Dunaway arrived at her Cologne, Germany hotel this week (without makeup) she was surprised by fans pleading for selfies and autographs. Faye was in town for the Lambertz chocolate party. (She glammed herself up for the event.) Every year the chocolate company has a huge celebrity party and invites Hollywood stars along with European actors and models. This year, felon-turned- model Jeremy Meeks was the hit of the party – he kissed Faye’s hand and turned on the charm for her. And she seemed to like it!

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FAYE DUNAWAY ALMOST GOT AWAY WITH IT

One thing we never get tired of is Faye Dunaway stories. Faye was just fired from a Broadway-bound play, Tea at Five, in which she played a later in life version of Katharine Hepburn. Faye was frequently very late for rehearsals, couldn’t remember her lines, and she refused to allow anyone to LOOK at her while she rehearsed (including the director) or wear the color WHITE because it “distracted” her. She left angry, rambling voicemails for the creative team in the middle of the night and berated the hair and makeup people – often throwing objects like mirrors and combs at them. One of her last acts was to order staffers at the theater to get down on their hands and knees and scrub the floor of her dressing room! After that, Faye was relieved of her job and we wonder if the spirit of Joan Crawford has taken control of her…

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HAS FAYE DUNAWAY LEFT HOLLYWOOD?

Faye Dunaway was NOT happy when a paparazzi spotted her shopping in New York and she covered her face right after this photo was taken. It seems she may have moved back to New York from West Hollywood. She put her duplex here up for sale a year or so ago and we’ve had no sightings of her for quite awhile. We miss the eccentric actress already – she was always up to SOMETHING – and we got a kick out of her weighing all her food in restaurants. For years she had a rent control apartment on the upper east side of Manhattan, but was forced to give it up when threatened with eviction, so we’re not sure where she lives now.

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MEET FAYE DUNAWAY’S “COMEDY COACH”

After insisting on being the one to name the Best Picture winner while paired as a presenter with Warren Beatty at the Oscars, Faye Dunaway ignored his hints and blurted the wrong name. During the melee that followed, Warren actively tried to examine and explain the mistake while Faye made a hasty retreat and refused to talk – leaving him holding the bag. Not very supportive. This reminded our friend Beth Lapides, who runs an alternative comedy show called Uncabaret on Sundays, of a story one of her comics told. His name is Mike McDonald, and he was Faye Dunaway’s “comedy coach” for a short time. You MUST listen to this – click below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE4y515bkF0&feature=youtu.be
Above, Faye on the red carpet at the Oscars

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WARREN BEATTY: BLAME PRICE WATERHOUSE FOR THAT OSCAR DEBACLE – NOT ME!

Whatever you do, don’t blame Warren Beatty for the Best Picture Oscar debacle on TV last night. The real culprit is Price Waterhouse Cooper – the company responsible for calculating the Oscar results and keeping the winners a secret. The Price company was on talk shows all last week bragging about their super security – they said they have TWO complete sets of winning envelopes delivered to the award show to make SURE the envelopes arrive safely. THAT explains why Emma Stone still had her winning envelope while Warren was handed the duplicate for Best Actress INSTEAD OF Best Picture. Upon opening it, Warren was visibly puzzled and showed it to Faye, probably hoping she would agree to stop the proceedings and ask for the RIGHT envelope. But she paid NO attention and blithely announced La LA Land as winner, leaving him up the creek. Too bad (or maybe not!) La La Land people were already into their speeches when the correction for Moonlight was made. Sam Rubin was among those careless reporters who scornfully speculated that Warren and Faye’s AGE had something to do with the error. (Ageism?) No, it was Price Waterhouse Cooper’s error and we don’t blame Warren for being insulted and carrying around that wrong envelope all night to prove it. However, this mistake DID provide a slam-bang ending for the show!

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FURTHER ADVENTURES OF FAYE DUNAWAY AND HER GLOVES

One thing about Faye Dunaway – she is NEVER boring. That’s why we love any kind of news about her. She appeared to be very happy and in a Christmassy mood while shopping at The Grove today with her assistant. Years ago we wrote about Faye wearing plastic gloves at a chicken fast food restaurant where she weighed her food. She also wears plastic food handling gloves while she’s out running errands like picking up dry cleaning. Faye loves gloves with her evening wear also – she wore odd yellow leather gloves to a Vanity Fair Oscar party and was described as looking like she “rushed straight to the party from the kitchen sink.” Is she germ conscious? She wore just one glove (white with a black ruffle on the wrist) on her right hand at The Grove, and it was clutching the assistant’s hand. It got us wondering…

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FAYE DUNAWAY IS STILL WEIGHING EVERY PIECE OF BROCCOLI

Page Six made a big deal out of Faye Dunaway, 75, pulling out a scale and weighing her food at the elegant AMFAR dinner in Cannes. But she does that EVERY year that she attends the event AND she does it obsessively wherever she is eating! Back in 2007 we wrote about her very carefully measuring her meal at a Koo Koo Roo chicken take-out restaurant. She’s been on this crazy diet for a LONG time but it seems to work for her. Read about it here:
https://janetcharltonshollywood.com/category/faye-dunaway/page/2/

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YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHO THIS OSCAR WINNING CELEBRITY IS!

We had to double-check, but in fact this is Faye Dunaway as we have never seen her! We’ve never seen her dressed in such a boyish manner as she is pictured here shopping at The Grove. We bet the observant paparazzi was the only one in the crowd who recognized her. She has that same strange-looking puffy white upper lip that Khloe Kardashian had in a photo recently. This must be some kid of beauty process or upper lip peel.

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CASTING CALL FOR “WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?” REMAKE

The 1962 gruesome cult movie “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” is in the works for a remake directed, for some reason, by Walter Hill. Hill is best known for his macho action movies and westerns. Evidently he wants a change of pace. As you may recall “Baby Jane” is about two sisters fallen on hard times. Jane, played by Bette Davis, was a former child star, and Blanche, played by Joan Crawford, was a former movie queen. Jane had degenerated into a slatternly alcoholic who dressed like a ten year old, and Blanche was helpless in a wheelchair from an auto accident. They were forced to live together in a decaying Hollywood mansion in Hancock Park. So let’s throw out some casting ideas!! Of course, Faye Dunaway is everybody’s first choice for Blanche, but if she says no – how about Jessica Lange or Charlotte Rampling? (Actually Faye could play either role.) As for Jane, we could imagine Kathy Bates or Kirstie Alley in the part. Any suggestions out there?