Chloe Sevigny

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Celebrities Who Broke Old-School Fashion Rules and Lived to Tell the Tale

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It’s the week after Labor Day, which means style sticklers everywhere are stowing away their white pants and starched button-downs ’til next May. But the vast majority of us will allow our bleached denim to survive into the fall, because why would anyone limit a perfectly good piece of clothing to three months of the year? As Mental Floss points out, the “no white in September” rule was arbitrary to begin with. But while we’re calling out fashion choices that are long past their faux pas days, let’s review a few other pieces of conventional wisdom that have long since worn out their welcome — as illustrated with photo evidence of our favorite stylish celebrities. If Solange can pair stripes with florals, then so can you.
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12 Actors and Directors on Shooting Sex Scenes

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This week, we learned that director Harmony Korine cast a woman who could balance “three or four Coke cans on her ass” in his debauched Spring Breakers. It also turns out that star Gucci Mane couldn’t stop smoking weed long enough to successfully perform a sex scene with her in the movie. Vulture interviewed Korine, who revealed that the rapper-actor — who plays a rival drug lord to James Franco’s Alien — fell asleep during his big sex scene. “As he is getting f*cked, I start to hear snores,” said Korine. “He had literally passed out!” It’s an amusing anecdote, but it left us wondering how actors and directors handle those moments on the big screen. Do they really enjoy them? Is it always awkward? Check out the on-screen sex confessions of film and television’s finest past the break.
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The Riskiest Performances in Film

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Audiences at the 50th New York Film Festival will get an eyeful of Precious director Lee Daniels’ Florida noir The Paperboy tomorrow evening. The film gets a limited release this Friday. Well before its Cannes debut, the filmmaker was promising a multitude of moments in his story — about a reporter who returns to his hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate — featuring stars Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Matthew McConaughey, and Zac Efron “getting down.” The big tease resulted in one of Nicole Kidman’s riskiest performances, which we talk more about past the break. Who else made bold moves in their career? We explore other stars’ riskiest roles, below. Let us know who you’d add to the list.
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