Richard Linklater’s Boyhood continues its seemingly inevitable move towards world domination, expanding to more theaters over the weekend and capturing the imaginations and hearts of even the most jaded moviegoers. Meanwhile, Naomi Foner’s evocative Very Good Girls also opened last weekend, with a welcome female take on that whole “becoming a grown-up” thing. In other words, it’s a very good time for the coming-of-age movie, where maturity is gained and lessons are learned and lifelong memories are made, so with that in mind, we’ve rounded up a few of our all-time… Read More
Of all the celebrity weddings we wish we could attend — and actually, there aren’t many — David Cross and Amber Tamblyn’s ranks near the top of the list. It’s not just that we like the couple, although we do think they’re excellent. But we’re mostly jealous that they got Yo La Tengo to be their wedding band, and also figured their guest list would be a lot more fun than some Kardashian-style affair. So we’re grateful that, thanks to Questlove, we can see for ourselves just how fun the party was. Warming Glow points us to The Roots drummer’s Instagram account, where he posted several photos of last weekend’s festivities. Click through to play paparazzi and see some of our favorite shots from the woodsy wedding. (Yes, Amy Poehler fans, there is something here for you.)
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1. Jay-Z took the subway to Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center for the final performance in his eight-night venue-opening run. And, of course, his fellow commuters flipped the eff out. Watch a video of the chaos at Vibe.
2. Despite taking a beating from critics, Taken 2 ruled the weekend box office, earning $50… Read More
We thought we had been keeping pretty good track of our favorite Mr. Show/Arrested Development stars here at Flavorpill — until today, when we heard the news that David Cross is getting married to Amber Tamblyn. Yes, the girl from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. We’ll admit it — we had no idea… Read More
Acting and writing are not so different. Both require discipline, facility with language, and the ability to disappear into a world that is not quite reality. And with more credibility than the all-too-frequent actor/musician vanity crossover, the actor-as-author subset has its own self-congratulatory cachet. With a slew of new books by better known screen personalities hitting stores this fall, here’s a tribute to ten thespians who have taken on the literary arena.
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Amber Tamblyn was raised by beatniks and bohemians, which might explain why the TV and film star insists on spending her free time buried in books. From her earliest published poems and stories, it was clear that she takes the power of words seriously, crafting poetry and prose that is dramatic, emotionally raw, and always cliché-free. This week, she celebrates not only the launch of her much-anticipated new volume, Bang Ditto, but also the anticipated theatrical release of her new film, a remake of the classic Fritz Lang thriller Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, in which she lays down the law to Michael Douglas and Jesse Metcalfe. Flavorpill’s Shana Nys Dambrot caught up with her between hats to ask all about it.
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1. Fox’s Sarah Connor Chronicles has been officially canceled. Ditto for CBS’s Without a Trace and ABC’s The Unusuals. On a positive note, Chuck lives. [via ABC]
2. “Robert Draper’s GQ piece on Donald Rumsfeld being called out by former colleagues, they’re running covers of his White House morning defense briefings. You have to see these.” Yes, you do. [via… Read More