Robin Wright is Ben Foster’s Future Bride

Ben foster and robin wrightI’m a apparently very behind on the celebrity dating rumor mill, because Ben Foster and Robin Wright have been a couple for two years and are now engaged and I had no idea they even knew each other.

It seems a little random, but it also makes me happy because I like them both, especially him in Alpha Dog and on Six Feet Under and her with anyone besides that grumpy, smile-challenged Hobbit Sean Penn.

There’s also a 14-year-age difference which gives me faith my own 8-year-difference. (Like Wright, I’m the old cougar/snapping tortoise.) He’s 33 and she’s 47, in case you were wondering.

Wright, who met Foster on the set of Rampart in 2011, is reportedly super “excited” to plan her wedding. Yay. Confirmation that she’s a human woman! (Am I a man for having nightmares about Kelly Clarkson singing “every ball needs a chain” in a wedding dress?)

Sean Penn’s Right, I Am Diseased

Sean Penn has a new movie not yet out in wide release called This Must Be The Place. He plays a Robert Smith-inspired rock star who has left his life in the spotlight and ends up hunting down his father’s murderer, a former Nazi.

This Must Be The Place debuted at Sundance quite recently and Penn did an interview in Utah explaining his own disgust for fame and America’s obsession with it.

“I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that it’s an obscene disease of celebrity that’s taken over far too much of the life that we do live. I think it’s a disease. I think that it’s diminished the quality of life.”

“Not particularly for the people who are the focus of it, though that is clearly something that I’ve been compromised by. But for the culture at large.” Continue reading “Sean Penn’s Right, I Am Diseased”