A section of Hollywood Boulevard is closed to traffic for the next few days — but spaceships are OK. As part of a grand premier of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Saturday at the Pantages Theatre, an X-Wing fighter is now parked on the boulevard.
“The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow, as if you might not be there tomorrow. It eliminates the vice of procrastination, the sin of postponement, failed communications, failed communions. This thought has made me more and more attentive to all encounters, meetings, introductions, which might contain the seed of depth that might be carelessly overlooked. This feeling has become a rarity, and rarer every day now that we have reached a hastier and more superficial rhythm, now that we believe we are in touch with a greater amount of people, more people, more countries. This is the illusion which might cheat us of being in touch deeply with the one breathing next to us. The dangerous time when mechanical voices, radios, telephones, take the place of human intimacies, and the concept of being in touch with millions brings a greater and greater poverty in intimacy and human vision.” Anais Nin
The annual Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment breakfast was a love-fest.
Until Donald Trump’s name came up, that is.
On Wednesday morning, Megyn Kelly gave opening remarks at the annual affair, and had kind things to say about Michelle Obama (“who set the example for us all in standing up for her convictions”) and Hillary Clinton (“who broke a barrier no one has ever done in America”) and Melania Trump (“who was slut-shamed…but she held her head high”).
Kelly also made reference to Roger Ailes, commending her female colleagues at Fox News who “at great risk to their livelihoods brought down a very powerful, serial sexual harasser.”
But then Kelly transitioned to the president-elect. “I have high hopes for him. Despite the tweets and all the rest of it there is much to admire about Donald Trump,” she began.