It is the end of June and in Los Angeles that usually means two things. June Gloom is almost over and tourists are everywhere wondering why the heck there is no sun until noon. Actually in full disclosure the sun has been out for the past few days in the morning, but still, June Gloom is the norm.
With tourists always here, Hollywood premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre are usually loud and noisy with everyone trying to get a glimpse of even C listers as they make their way inside. If you have never been to Los Angeles, this would be like putting a premiere in the middle of Times Square. It always has tourists.
Congress just passed a drug testing law that has a lot of people outraged. Do you think this is wrong?
Anyway, yesterday, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts had the premiere of Larry Crowne and no one was there. Seriously. It was empty. I don't know if it was too hot and everyone was back at the pool, but if you ever wanted to meet Julia or Tom, yesterday was your day. No crowds, no one even caring if you stayed on the other side of the ropes.
I also wonder if perhaps Tom and Julia have lost a little of their magic. Not so much at the box office, but some of their luster and mystery. Is this a world where people would much rather meet Kim Kardashian and don't care about Tom and Julia? As much as it pains me to say, if Kim Kardashian was announced to be there yesterday the place would have been packed.