GIVE SHARON STONE THE OSCAR!
I have never been a fan of Sharon's Stone's acting, yet her performance at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland brought me to tears. And it was totally unscripted, with no flattering lighting, no make-up artist and that she was still sporting that hacked dyke-y do she's worn for a decade. (Note to Sharon and Halle Berry--sex symbols don't wear secretary hair for a whole decade!) With the embarassed Tanzanian president looking on via video monitor, Sharon grabbed the mic and hijacked the conference by pledging $10,000 for mosquito nets (which guard against malaria infection) and urged anyone who cared to join her in contributing. The bitch raised $1,000,000 in 5 minutes! The Tanzanian president's shock and delight as this Hollywood queen stood up for him was a joy to behold. Of course, from the stage, the republican (sorry, I can't capitalize it republican) Senator Bill Frist tried to regain control of the event but Miss Stone was on the rampage. She kept repeating "today"--people are dying TODAY, they need our help TODAY, and who will join me TODAY, and wowed by her fire, one by one the stodgy businessmen stood up and pledged $. Brava to Stone for stealing that scene! Was it broadcast on the news here? I saw it on BBC World during a fun 7 hour layover at Charles de Gaulle.