4 Aug - The Ugly Truth premiere (Heigl! Butler!)

August 4th, 2009.

So.. there's this movie. The marketers are putting out there as something a bit sexier than a standard rom-com, but if these are the same people who implied Transformers 2 would be a good movie, I'll be disregarding that. On the other hand... might be okay. Or.. I'll never end up watching it. That's why I like premieres - they're hardly ever over-hyped and they're free!!

It's a premiere in Leicester Square. It's been a few weeks, and it'll be another few until the next one. It's like... I gotta find other things to do out of work hours these days. Madness!!

It's a premiere in Leicester Square. It's been a few weeks, and it'll be another few until the next one. It's like... I gotta find other things to do out of work hours these days. Madness!!

Our host today : Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, perfectly framed by a "MAN" symbol, while another man approaches all... "my dark clothing matches it better". It's a low-key beginning to the premiere. Bear with me. It could get more exciting than this, although I promise nothing.

Our host today : Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, perfectly framed by a "MAN" symbol, while another man approaches all... "my dark clothing matches it better". It's a low-key beginning to the premiere. Bear with me. It could get more exciting than this, although I promise nothing.

"First question" "Shoot" "Is it that I'm short, or that you're tall?" "Ummm..."

"First question"
"Shoot"
"Is it that I'm short, or that you're tall?"
"Ummm..."

"...Let me ponder that in depth". Yes, but what was the question? Was it the ethics of genetic manipulation? The problem of reciprocal vengeance for past misdeeds in the Middle East peace process? Or just the 'tall' question from earlier? Whatever it is, Katherine Heigl will clearly not be giving a flippant response.

"...Let me ponder that in depth". Yes, but what was the question? Was it the ethics of genetic manipulation? The problem of reciprocal vengeance for past misdeeds in the Middle East peace process? Or just the 'tall' question from earlier? Whatever it is, Katherine Heigl will clearly not be giving a flippant response.

"You want me to sign as Quentin Tarantino because you missed him last time round? Umm.... sure!"

"You want me to sign as Quentin Tarantino because you missed him last time round? Umm.... sure!"

Director of 'The Ugly Truth" Robert Luketic (left) also directed Legally Blonde, Monster in Law and 21. AND he's Australian!   Scott Mills (right) is a Radio1 DJ, currently sitting in for Chris Moyles. (Meanwhile, the girl in the background was part of a dance troupe. That's all I know...)

Director of 'The Ugly Truth" Robert Luketic (left) also directed Legally Blonde, Monster in Law and 21. AND he's Australian!   Scott Mills (right) is a Radio1 DJ, currently sitting in for Chris Moyles. (Meanwhile, the girl in the background was part of a dance troupe. That's all I know...)

Gerard Butler (300, Rock'n'Rolla) is a fairly cool character at the best of times. And with thousands of women all enthusiastically screaming for and at him, surely this qualifies as The Best of Times.

Gerard Butler (300, Rock'n'Rolla) is a fairly cool character at the best of times. And with thousands of women all enthusiastically screaming for and at him, surely this qualifies as The Best of Times.

"You want to give me your phone? Umm... nope, I already got one. Most people do. Thanks for the offer though". I don't know.. a man can always use a second iPhone...

"You want to give me your phone? Umm... nope, I already got one. Most people do. Thanks for the offer though". I don't know.. a man can always use a second iPhone...

".. and could you provide your answer in the form of a whistle?". Apparently the answer to that is Yes.

".. and could you provide your answer in the form of a whistle?". Apparently the answer to that is Yes.

Gerard Butler. His designer stubble is probably immensely pleased that the weird Spartan beard he had in '300' didn't get typecast for all Gerard's subsequent roles.

Gerard Butler. His designer stubble is probably immensely pleased that the weird Spartan beard he had in '300' didn't get typecast for all Gerard's subsequent roles.

"I'd like to thank all the fans. Even that dude over there I still owe $5 to" "You mean that guy over there?" "I'm really not sure"

"I'd like to thank all the fans. Even that dude over there I still owe $5 to"
"You mean that guy over there?"
"I'm really not sure"

"The Hair that Ate Hollywood"?? Dude, unless you looked that up on IMDB I'm going to have to say I have no idea what you're talking about". Ah.. but under the auteur system, a Director is always responsible for the overall film.

"The Hair that Ate Hollywood"?? Dude, unless you looked that up on IMDB I'm going to have to say I have no idea what you're talking about". Ah.. but under the auteur system, a Director is always responsible for the overall film.

This is Actress / Model (or perhaps "Model/Actres") Kelly Brook. I actually know who she is, which is rare for me for a celeb at these kind of things. But if I'm honest, it was prompted recall and not a 'hey, that's Kelly Brook!' kind of thing. I'm not sure whether that's cool or not

This is Actress / Model (or perhaps "Model/Actres") Kelly Brook. I actually know who she is, which is rare for me for a celeb at these kind of things. But if I'm honest, it was prompted recall and not a 'hey, that's Kelly Brook!' kind of thing. I'm not sure whether that's cool or not

Katherine Heigl. I don't watch Greys Anatomy and '27 Dresses' passed me by for its lack of helicopter gunship battles. However, even if I don't watch this film, I will associate her with this photo and this premiere. Oh, yeah. And the film 'Knocked Up'. She was good in that. I call this picture "Coquettish"

Katherine Heigl. I don't watch Greys Anatomy and '27 Dresses' passed me by for its lack of helicopter gunship battles. However, even if I don't watch this film, I will associate her with this photo and this premiere. Oh, yeah. And the film 'Knocked Up'. She was good in that. I call this picture "Coquettish"

Katherine Heigl shows off her new style of surfing : just standing still. Riding the Earth's rotation. Aw yeah.

Katherine Heigl shows off her new style of surfing : just standing still. Riding the Earth's rotation. Aw yeah.

"You look good : we should do a movie together sometime.." Damnit, that's MY pickup line (and I'm a PHOTOGRAPHER)

"You look good : we should do a movie together sometime.." Damnit, that's MY pickup line (and I'm a PHOTOGRAPHER)

I clearly need to get myself a mobile phone camera. Tens of thousands of regular people can't all be wrong, right?

I clearly need to get myself a mobile phone camera. Tens of thousands of regular people can't all be wrong, right?

So... that was another one! I didn't see Yellow Cap Guy in attendance, but then again this one was a bit more of a crowded premiere than most, so who knows. I like to think he was out there somewhere.

Until next time!

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