I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of election campaigns. So I'm glad that hot on the heels of the Presidential showdown of 2012 comes a contest that really matters, the Oscars.
That race got off to a semi-official start Saturday night at the 24th annual "International Black Tie Awards Gala" hosted by the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Combine David O.
Russell, the talented maverick director known for getting in a fistfight with
George Clooney on the set of Three Kings (1999)
and humiliating Lily Tomlin while making I Heart Huckabees (2004)
with Christian Bale, the brilliant,
tightly wound actor who attained internet mash-up notoriety with his obscene
tirade at a hapless member of the film crew during the production of Terminator:
and you would think you'd have some fireworks.