When Courtney Met Hugo: A South of the Border Love Story
Hugo Chavez doesn't get to New York very often, but when he does, he knows how to make it count. An A-list reception greeted the Venezuelan president at last night's US premiere of the Oliver Stone documentary South of the Border, where Susan Sarandon, Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan and other stars all dropped in to pay their respects. And since Chavez had already ascribed the characterization of Satan to George W. Bush on his last trip here, he didn't really have much of a way out when a very frisky Courtney Love accosted him at the after-party. More photos of this fall's most unlikely cultural summit after the jump.
"OMG! Did you see Shia and Carey? Are they adorable together or what? I guess the American media got at least that story right. Pigs."
"Courtney, not here. Not... Goddamnit, Courtney."
"Excuse me, Ms. Love? You have a touch of dictator on your cheek. No, your other -- OK, you got it."
Jeff Wells has more coverage of the film and Q&A itself, which featured Stone and Bolivian president Evo Morales as well. The doc still awaits a US distribution deal, but signed up with a sales agent yesterday to help accelerate that process. Bonus: Just for kicks, watch what happens when you Google "South of the Border IMDB." Courtney Love groupieship is the least of this film's problems.
[Photos: Mark Von Holden / WireImage]