While the diamonds glittered, protestors put a damper on the red carpet parade show at Ben Stiller’s ‘Tropic Thunder’ premiere in LA this week. The satire apparently pokes a little too much fun at folks with disabilities and reps for the Special Olympics and the American Association of People with Disabilities aren’t having it. This, of course, didn’t stop Hollywood’s A list from showing up in droves.
Tom Cruise, who has a cameo in the film as a bald, fat movie financier, brought fashion darling Katie –and they didn’t disappoint. Diamond triangle earrings and multiple diamond rings tastefully complemented Mrs. C’s halter dress and Jimmy Choos. Actress, Christine Taylor, supported her director husband, Ben, by looking lovely in a black sleeveless number and statement drop earrings. And our favorite look was the classic Amy Adams, who dazzled in a dusty gold cocktail dress with gold flower earrings to match. Bravo.
Back to the controversy? The movie is getting solid reviews, and the filmmakers have refused to make concessions claiming, “Some people have taken this as making fun of handicapped people, but we’re really trying to make fun of the actors who use this material as fodder for acclaim.” My two cents? I’m going to see Tom in a fat suit.