Sienna Miller Back to Work after Personal Day, Editor Says Polanski Was "Vulgar," Smurfs Hit the Big Screen

Sienna Back Onstage after Personal Day Sienna Miller did indeed take a night off from her acting run in London's As You Like It on Tuesday, allowing her understudy to go on. She is recovering from the news that her fiance, Jude Law, admitted to an affair with his kids' nanny. She was back to work on Wednesday night, though, and still not wearing her engagement ring! You go, girl. The cad himself showed up to the set of his film Breaking and Entering looking "gloomy" with swollen eyes, one source said. But our favorite quote comes from Jude's recent ex, fashion designer Sadie Frost, who had no advice for young Sienna. "It's not my nightmare anymore," Frost said. Meanwhile, New York nannies talk about flirting fathers.

Mag Editor Says Polanski Was "Tasteless and Vulgar" Lewis Lapham, editor of highbrow magazine Harper's, is the latest high-profile person to testify at Roman Polanski's trial against Vanity Fair magazine. Lapham is the source of the original passage in the article published by Vanity Fair, which alleged that Polanski hit on a Swedish woman on his way to the funeral of his slain wife, Sharon Tate. Lapham said that film director Polanski made "tasteless and vulgar" advances on a Scandinavian model in 1969 shortly after Tate was murdered by the Manson Family. "At one point he had his hand on her leg and said to her 'I can put you in the movies. I can make you the next Sharon Tate,'" Lapham remembered of the exchange between Polanski and the model. "I was impressed by the remark, not only because it was tasteless and vulgar, but also because it was a cliche." The article said that Polanski was troublemaking in New York watering hole Elaine's on the way to Tate's burial, but he now says that the trip to Elaine's happened several weeks later. Lapham said that he would apologize if he got the dates mixed up but stuck to the gist of the story.

Smurfs Heading to the Big Screen in 2008 The Smurfs are back! Smurfarific! Smurfabulous! Smurfy! Okay, we'll stop now. A 3-D, CGI-animated Smurfs film is now in the works. Variety reported that Paramount's Nickelodeon Movies will kick off a planned Smurfs trilogy (!) with a film debuting in 2008. The Smurfs actually started in 1958 in Europe, but didn't catch on in the States until the cartoon show in the 1980s. There's no word yet on who will provide the voices of the blue ones -- the voice artists who created TV's Gargamel, Baby Smurf and Papa Smurf have passed away. Thank goodness 76-year-old Lucille Bliss, better known as Smurfette, is still working. DreamWorks and Paramount are also working on a film adaptation of The Transformers. What's next, a Strawberry Shortcake reunion?

Blabber Bits Beam him up! Actor James Doohan, best known as Scotty on Star Trek, died in Washington State at the age of 85. The causes of death were pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease. In more sad news, Gerry Thomas, the inventor of the TV dinner, has passed away at age 83. Please have a Salisbury steak in his honor. Michael Jackson failed to show up in New Orleans at a civil case hearing that accuses him of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old during the 1984 World's Fair. We know what you're thinking -- no way Jacko would go for someone as old as 18!

 

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