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.”
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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
Marina Abramovic has, in recent years, gained a reputation as a cultural omnipresence, a mystic den mother who swoops into… Read More
Where will you be in 20 seconds, 30 seconds, 50 seconds? Will you have clicked out of this link already?
Before I tell you my thoughts on the matter, you should know that you’re reading the opinion of an enthusiastic optimist: one of the few living souls in journalism who still believes that celebrity op-eds are not dying… they’re just coming alive.
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Do you follow Miley Cyrus on Instagram? If so, this freaky video, which she made with dad-aged pals… Read More
We’ve learned something today: even if you despise Ryan Gosling, you could end up in a relationship with him. For… Read More
In Teddy Wayne’s 2013 book The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, the protagonist is an 11-year-old pop star with a great range, a love of Michael Jackson, a manager named Jane, and an entourage. He’s the head of a multimillion-dollar corporation that involves singing songs about true love to tween girls every night — and he’s also the loneliest boy in the world, playing video games and searching for anyone who could be his absent father. It is a quick, sharp, sad-as-hell read, the story of a boy stuck in a glimmering prison; it is also a book that completely presages Justin Bieber’s recent publicity troubles as his star is on the wane. As a reader, you spend the book feeling bad for poor, lonely Jonny, ready and waiting for the moment that he snaps and breaks out of his life.
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Have you ever lamented the fact that Cher and Steve Buscemi haven’t done a duet? Or perhaps you’re pissed that Shakira and… Read More
Will public relations people never learn? You’d think that after JP Morgan, the NYPD, and a few others suffered… Read More
Star of the best parody Twitter account on the web, immortal fairy queen, and occasional actress Tilda Swinton… Read More