Reason No. 214 not to date a famous musician: When relations go awry — and they inevitably do — he or she will write about you and countless millions will boogie to the tune of what a giant ass you are. More than a year after ending her engagement with Vancouver-born actor Ryan Reynolds — who is now engaged to Scarlett Johansson — Alanis Morissette is set to release Flavors Of Entanglement, which chronicles the past year or so of her life and is replete with references to Reynolds. On Straitjacket, she wails: “This shit’s making me crazy, the way you nullify what’s in my head/You say one thing, do another and argue that’s not what you did/Your way’s making me mental….”
Considerably funnier than heartbreak and mental anguish are Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais and Hank Azaria, who are all set to descend upon Vancouver in coming days to shoot Night At The Museum 2: Escape From The Smithsonian. Shooting begins this Sunday and is scheduled to run until mid-September. Fun fact: It was reported that production for the first Night At The Museum was originally supposed to be in Montreal until Stiller insisted it be moved to Vancouver.
Tippi Hedren — animal advocate, mother of Melanie Griffith and former actress best known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds – is in town today to raise awareness on the issue of owning exotic animals. The fundraiser, put on by the B.C. SPCA, takes place at 8 p.m. tonight at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel downtown. Tickets are $25 and proceeds go toward Hedren’s Shambala Reserve in California.