Celebrity

David Lynch Sets His Sights on Nail Polish in New Ad

Louboutin has released its David Lynch-directed nail polish commercial, because nothing screams “Mani-pedis, betches!” quite like Eraserhead. As was often the… Read More

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I Beat ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ and All I Got Was Existential Despair

I sort of beat Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. If you haven’t been following along, that would be Kim K’s iPhone game — the one that’s inexplicably addictive, potentially bankrupting, set to make $200 million this year, and which serves a dual purpose as a surprisingly straightforward Kardashian Fame Manual that would likely work if you had the available resources (e.g., a money tree and a fairy godmother named Kim). … Read More

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The Starlet Lifestyle Brand Disease: Blake Lively’s Preserve Is No GOOP

Pray consider it, dear reader: did you ever go through an Anthropologie stage? Do you even know what that entails? From someone who’s been there, it is this: walking through the exquisitely laid-out store, you imagine that this is your shabby-chic New York loft, your smelling-of-lavender nightgown and silk robe, your perfect striped shirt, and your perfect, elaborately-embroidered-in-an-exotic-melange-of-colors dress, tailored for your body type. Because the thing about Anthropologie — and any other store worth its brand (The Apple Store, Whole Foods) — is that it’s a promise: by shopping here, you will be fitter, happier, more productive. You’ll be a generally better version of you, because you, failure, should aspire to this level of brilliance. … Read More

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“The Best I Can Offer Is Distraction”: Woody Allen, ‘Magic in the Moonlight,’ and the Elephant in the Room

“Just want to remind you guys that we’re going to talk primarily — really, exclusively — about this film today, so please keep your questions centered on Magic in the Moonlight.” The moderator issued his edict early in the press conference, and restated it before turning the panel over to questions from the press. It was the closest anyone running Friday’s press event for Woody Allen’s new film came to acknowledging that there was something else we might want to ask about. The problem is, the only thing newsworthy about Magic in the Moonlight is that it’s the director’s first release after decades-old allegations of sexual abuse resurfaced last winter, in a harrowing open letter by his adopted daughter Dylan. Ninety-nine percent of the writing about Woody Allen in the past year was rooted in that story. And now we were all being told to pretend like this ubiquitous scandal never… Read More

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In Praise of 42-Year-Old Jared Leto

There used to be something tragic about 42-year-old men. Too old to fuck high-school girls, too young to get that Harry Dean Stanton old man swagger, they occupied an awkward middle ground where they’d been rewarded amply with awards and fine senior management salaries in order to ward off their encroaching obsolescence.

Then Jared Leto came along. And he rewrote every rule. Sure, we first knew him as a blue-eyed boy, we loved the way that he leaned, we cried when we found out that he couldn’t read, and we swooned when he wrote a song called “Red.” … Read More

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The 30 Harshest Actor-on-Actor Insults in History

In the current ultra-managed, publicist-controlled, sound-byte-driven media atmosphere, you don’t get to hear stars really speaking their minds anymore — at least, not about anything fun, like how they really feel about their fellow stars. But occasionally a little something sneaks through the PR wall, both now and back in Hollywood’s golden age, sometimes as whispers, sometimes as gossip, sometimes long after the fact. And thus, we present another, long-overdue installment of our ongoing series (following authors, filmmakers, and musicians) of really famous people really cutting each other… Read More

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