Burning Man, the annual festival in the Nevada desert, attracts many people – known as “Burners”. In the past, Celebrities have made the pilgrimage to see the man burn.
While some celebrities quietly attend the festival, others treat it as a media experience. Movie star Susan Sarandon stayed in a celebrity camp at Burning Man in 2015. Her visit was showcased in This Insider.
Elon Musk, Sergey Brin, and Mark Zuckerberg erect fancy luxury camps in advance, many others arrive to the playa with no plan and pitch their tents where they find space.
There is even a concierge service, to provide elite burners services and facilities above and beyond what mere attendees are offered. See the website, Burners.me .
Google maps as the unofficial 2018 map of Burning man.
Among attendees in the past, Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus, Diplo, Katy Perry, an assortment of Victoria’s secret models (Sara Sampaio goes every year), Leonardo DiCaprio, and many others. Burning man requires some preparation, and burners need to bring a weeks worth of food, bottled water, funky and practical clothes, Goggles, face masks (for dust storms), and items for giving and exchanging. Diplo comes in a huge “Art Car”. If you are not handy, you can buy Burning man outfits on Amazon and eBay.
Here is the wikipedia entry on Burning man.
Getting around the Playa is done by foot, tricked out bicycle, and Art cars, which are the only vehicles allowed. (RV’s and cars are parked for the entire week).
Kyle Sandilands’ girlfriend Imogen Anthony got the Burning Man memo. Picture: @imogen_anthony/Instagram
If you are a Burner or just fascinated with Burning Man, take note of who attends – This may be one of the coolest festivals on the Planet!
IF you are reading this after attending burning man, please attend a “decompression event”. Note this article from the NY Post.
The Last Word:
To get into character for her new film Cake, Jennifer Aniston had to ditch her healthy lifestyle. Jennifer is known for her lean diet and trim figure. Jennifer’s character, Claire Simmons, suffers chronic pain after a car accident that left her scarred. Aniston quit exercising and eating as well as she usually does.
Us Magazine reported that Jennifer spoke aboutfor the movie at the American Cinematheque screening of Cake. Aniston and host Jason Bateman talked about the difficulties of her transformation. Not only did she gain weight, but Jennifer wore no makeup except for the character’s scars and dark under eye circles.
Manipulating your appearance is one of the most difficult things for an actor to do. If successful, the actor can improve their role by molding themselves into character. kudos to Jennifer Aniston for having the chops to do that!
Matthew Mcconaughey lost weight for the Dallas Buyers club. Here is my take on it: How do actors get so lean for certain movies?
This information is from
Preparing for her Role in CAKE, above
I am a fan, Ms. Aniston is a good performer with a considerable body of work!
The Last Word:
As the psychotic hit man in “No Country for Old Men”.
I am amazed at how Javier Bardem can re-invent himself in a persona completely different in each movie, as a Bond villain, or passionate artist.
The actor is a credit to his craft, whether you like the role or not.
In my opinion, a good actor can assumes a role that is believable to the audience, even if it is markedly different from previous roles. As the hitman in “No country for old men”, I found Bardem to be psychotically creepy – intentionally so – because that is how the character is written.
I confess that I am a fan, and did not realize some of the other roles I have seen him in; most recently in the James Bond Movie, Skyfall. Bardem was also in Woody Allen’s “Vicky Christina Barcelona” (2008).
I hope you found my point of view enlightening and informative. Consider sharing it!
The Last Word:
- Barbara Streisand
- Megan Fox
- Jonathan Knight (New Kids on the block)
- Brian Wilson (the Beach boys)
- Annie Lenox
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Stephen Frye
- Carly Simon
- Fiona Apple
- Sir Laurence Olivier