In my previous post, I said I was not above enjoying salacious gossip about movie stars. While researching these posts on Mr. Bale, I came across so much salacious gossip about him that I spent several hours reading it all. No wonder so many people make a living writing about movie stars. Having learned all this information about Christian, I feel a duty to blurt it all out to you, my devoted blog readers.
A lot of these backbiting tidbits come from a new book: Christian Bale: The Inside Story of the Darkest Batman by Harrison Cheung and Nicola Pittam. Seems that for many years, Mr. Chung was Mr. Bateman’s publicist and overall “person Friday.” Curiously, according to a review of the book on the Huffington Post, Mr. Cheung was never paid for his work. Says the review:
Certainly the reporter’s syntax is not uncomplicated. Employing this type of sentence construction obscures the meaning of a sentence, either on purpose or because the writer doesn’t know not any better. I think she means the relationship between Mr. Bale and Mr. Cheung was complicated.
Even more stunning, Huffington Post, thank God one of the few serious journalism sites on the internet, says that Mr. Bale recently told GQ Australia he once took Drew Barrymore out on a date though she “never called again.” This is the kind of relevant and in-depth reporting we need more of in our country.
[Sources: Christian Bale: The Inside Story of the Darkest Batman by Harrison Cheung and Nicola Pittam and the Huffington Post.]