Scathing Letters

To: Muse | From: Sadie

10/30/2000 7:59 AM Subject: Guess Christina won't be playing SadieTo: chris@MuseFilm.COM, MUSEFILM@aol.com, Denimette@aol.com, jordan@MuseFilm.COM, maryvernieu@earthlink.net, don_murphy@spe.sony.com, richard_benattar@spe.sony.com, sulichin@hotmail.com And this psycho prick is who you stand behind for Charlie, Chris? I can Wait forever before I have to spend three months dependent on him.... From: 10/30/2000 7:36 AM Subject: Guess Christina won't be playing SadieTo: Wackeedude@aol.com PAGE SIX Monday,October 30,2000 By RICHARD JOHNSON with PAULA FROELICH and CHRIS WILSON ------------------------------------------------------------------------ DIRECTOR RIPS ´┐ŻUNGRATEFUL' RICCI IT'S a safe bet that Christina Ricci won't be working with iconoclastic indie actor Vincent Gallo anytime soon. Gallo - who co-starred with Ricci in his 1998 directorial debut "Buffalo 66" - spewed venom about the moon-faced moppet when PAGE SIX bumped into him at downtown hotspot Luahn the other night. When we asked if he enjoyed working with Ricci, Gallo growled, "It was OK when she wasn't drunk on the set. I think she's an alcoholic - it was either that, or she was on cough syrup the whole time. "I don't like her," Gallo continued. "She's an ungrateful c- - -. But it was OK. She's basically a puppet. I told her what to do and she did it." Gallo also sniped about the voluptuous Ricci's fluctuating weight during filming: "She lost 17 pounds, and that was because I only let her eat one whole pizza pie every day." The actor/writer/director and former Calvin Klein model ranted about Ricci at a packed party early Friday morning, attended by Oscar De La Hoya, music producer Rick Rubin, Benihana heiress Devon Aoki (sans beau Lenny Kravitz) and ID Models mogul Paolo Zampolli, who as usual was accompanied by a coterie of leggy lovelies. Gallo, who sat at a table with Rubin, told us that they were teaming up on a movie about Charles Manson. "It's called ´┐ŻCharlie Manson Sings,'" he said. "I play Manson. Rick is producing it. It's basically a musical. It's amazing." As if all that information wasn't enough, Gallo volunteered that he would be voting for George W. Bush, and uttered an unprintable epithet about Al Gore for good measure. "I really hope Bush wins," he declared. "He's a good American." Ricci, one of Hollywood's hottest young actresses, has starred in "Sleepy Hollow," "The Opposite of Sex" and "The Ice Storm." She was filming "Pumpkin" in California and could not be reached for comment. But Ricci's high-powered publicist, Mara Buxbaum, whom Gallo also singled out for ridicule in his rant, seemed shocked by Gallo's over-the-top comments. "I've never heard Christina say anything but nice things about Vincent, so I'm not sure why he's saying these things," she said. "As far as I know, they got along perfectly well on the set. I can't even fathom why he's saying these things. Maybe he's trying to get into the papers."