I’ve never been a massive Saturday Night Live fan. I didn’t stay home on Saturdays in high school to watch it, and I never find myself actually laughing out loud at the skits. But when Jim Carrey appeared as the Black Swan, I almost choked on my apple (alright — it was potato chips — I don’t eat apples but I thought I’d lie for just a moment). When I first saw Black Swan I was moderately impressed, and then I talked to this guy at work who waxed-on about how terrible it was. He convinced me. I’d tell you why, but I haven’t figured out how to write my review without spoiling the entire movie. So in an effort to express my point without ruining the film, please watch the skit below, because Jim Carrey explains it so I don’t have to.
Jenny McCarthy loved to talk about Jim Carrey while they were together, and she still loves talking about him while they are apart. You would think that when they broke up Jim was done having his relationship splashed across tabloids. McCarthy’s latest confession is that her current fling with James Toohey is the first time she has been “open and truthful” in a relationship. This reminds of Sarah Silverman’s confession that her current boyfriend is the “first guy to tell her she’s pretty,” followed by a subsequent denial that she was taking a dig as Jimmy Kimmel in the press. Is this seriously necessary? You don’t see Jim Carrey doing an Oprah interview discussing how his relationship with Jenny was “no longer fun anymore.” Do you notice that it’s always the less famous person who spills the relationship secrets?
Oprah has once again scored the less famous half of a Hollywood couple (or ex-couple). Jenny McCarthy appeared on Oprah to promote her new book, Love Lust & Faking It, and Oprah predictably asked about her break-up with Jim Carrey. I’d love to summarize what McCarthy said, but it’s impossible. I’ve posted the video below, and you can figure it out for yourself. She did seem to imply that she dumped Carrey though, which may or may not have been beneficial for Carrey’s career. McCarthy often discussed their relationship in interviews, which peeved me. A-listers should remain private, and piercing the Hollywood veil damages the necessary mystique. Let’s hope that Jim gets back to his comedic roles. I miss him.