Leighton Meester

9 Great Movies to Stream This Holiday Weekend

As the long holiday weekend looms, the to-do checklist stretches out in front of us: buy food, buy booze, attempt insanely complicated recipe that sounded so delicious in the Times, drink, toss recipe away half-finished and just make a goddamn ham, drink more, order a pizza because the ham couldn’t possibly take that long, drink more, fill up with pizza and go buy a Christmas tree, drink more, leave the Christmas tree half-decorated to deal with the ham we totally forgot about, spend the rest of the night in a drunken stupor trying to decide what the hell to watch on Netflix. Well, we can help with the very last item on that list; watch or queue our suggestions now by clicking the title link. … Read More

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

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Watch Gillian Jacobs and Leighton Meester Pal Around in the ‘Life Partners’ Trailer

It’s taking entirely too long for Hollywood to recognize that Gillian Jacobs is a goddamn movie star and should… Read More

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The Best Celebrity Instagrams from the 2014 Tony Awards

As you may or may not have heard, depending on how many musical theatre nerds you know, the 2014 Tony Awards happened last night. Hosted by Wolverine, er, Hugh Jackman, the evening’s highlights included Jackman, LL Cool J, and T.I. performing a rap version of “Rock Island” from The Music Man; Audra McDonald winning her sixth Tony to become the first person to win in four different acting categories; Neil Patrick Harris unsurprisingly winning Best Actor in a Leading Role for Hedwig and the Angry Inch; and Carole King joining her fictionalized younger self from Beautiful onstage. … Read More

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“Mars vs. Mars”: Revisiting the Episode You Need to See Before the ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie

It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with Veronica Mars. I was intrigued by the tone of the show: an inventive mix of teen drama and murder mystery. It’s a film noir in a high school cafeteria, a thriller that breaks for final exams. It immediately draws viewers into this seedy adolescent world where there is a culture clash between the haves and the have-nots, and it doesn’t hesitate to show the way that money and influence have the power to tear friends, schools, and entire towns apart. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in October

It’s October, which means that prestige movie season is in full swing, and there are plenty of big, potential Oscar contenders slated for release this month: Argo, Cloud Atlas, um, Here Comes the Boom, maybe? Point is, the art houses are all but overflowing with terrific offerings this month, from dramas and documentaries to comedy and horror; our picks for the month’s dozen best bets are after the jump. … Read More

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The 10 Most Embarrassing Celebrity Side Projects

Celebrities are always coming up with side projects and trying to explore new creative genres. It’s certainly not a new phenomenon — think the Rat Pack — although we do think in the modern era there’s probably some building pressure to “expand the brand” across industries. However, some celebs, though often beloved in one area, can branch out a little to quickly or a little too far, and well, embarrass themselves. Hey, it happens to the best of us (obviously, because James Franco is on this list), but that doesn’t mean we can’t judge. Click through for our roundup of the most embarrassing celebrity side projects — and let us know if you have any famous fails to add to the list. … Read More

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WTF Is Going On with Leighton Meester’s New Song “Front Cut”?

Leighton Meester hasn’t even released an album yet, but the Gossip Girl star may already have the most schizophrenic career in pop music. Her first single, “Somebody to Love,” was an R&B-flavored confection that kicked off with a “Vogue” rip-off. The next cut, “Your Love’s a Drug,” was diva-tastic dance-pop. And… Read More

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We Cast the Ridiculous ‘Sex and the City’ Prequel

Sex and the City is dead, and Michael Patrick King killed it, with the awfulness that was Sex and the City 2. No matter. King is still planning to resurrect its stinking corpse for The Carrie Diaries, a prequel that tracks our over-analytical heroine from high school in the ’80s through her early days in New York. And now, there’s a rumor spreading that Blake Lively will play the young Carrie. Although we don’t dislike Lively as much as most people seem to, we think that if this project really is happening, she would be an awful choice for Carrie. So the news that her people are denying she’s been cast gives us hope. After the jump, we cast the prequel, based on the potentially misguided belief that the young Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte will also be making appearances. … Read More

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