In case you’d like a soundtrack for the incoming deluge of links, Haim’s collabo with Calvin Harris is the perfect, fast-paced electro-anthem to help you feel a sense of deliberateness as you meander through this web of distraction. The song would also, of course, be great to dance to, but this simply isn’t the place for that, partially because: … Read More
Sarah Jessica Parker
The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week, Sarah Jessica Parker returns to TV, Downton Abbey gets a Season 5 promo, and Natasha Lyonne joins Girls. … Read More
Last night on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Met Gala chair Anna Wintour and this year’s co-chair, Sarah Jessica… Read More
Once Beyoncé herself puts the actual dictionary definition of a term right in the middle of a hit single, you’d think people would stop being so confused over what that term means. But nope, Patron Saint of YA Adaptations Shailene Woodley felt the need to simultaneously say she’s not a feminist and demonstrate that she’s not 100% clear on what a feminist even is. She’s hardly the first to do so, but ironically, the idea of women’s equality she claims not to subscribe to is what makes her box office success possible in the first place. Here’s a list of other self-identified non-feminists who wouldn’t be where they are today without what, as “***Flawless” tells us, is simply the belief “in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.” Read ‘em and weep. … Read More
I saw Matilda: The Musical on Broadway recently, and it was overwhelming. The set and songs were captivating, of course, but what truly had me floored was the titanic force of the child actors — many of whom were navigating their very first decade of life. They sang with more passion than some trained adults, and danced with that particular type of high-octane energy only available to schoolchildren on a sugar rush. It was impossible not to feel like the audience was being treated to a sneak preview of tomorrow’s superstars. … Read More
People don’t ask me often why I’m not on the Jennifer Lawrence bandwagon. Given my hyperbolic instinct to use “hate” carelessly, one friend of mine explained to an acquaintance that I “just like to hate things.” Being someone who writes online, of course, means that nonsensically disliking elements of pop culture is a given — providing a contrarian take on what is deemed “too popular” is, after all, a pretty clever click-baiting tactic. (Go ahead and count how many writers, either in headlines or just on Twitter, have timed their thoughts on how overrated Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is to the release of a sure-to-be-polarizing big-budget adaptation of the classic novel.) So let me assure you that what I’m about to say isn’t a cheap way to troll an audience. But I’m afraid I just don’t care for Jennifer Lawrence. … Read More
Albert Brooks, the famous post-modern ’70s comedian, SNL alum and frequent guest voice for The Simpsons said “if we had 3 million exhibitionists and only one voyeur, nobody could make any money.” Isn’t that the truth.
There’s nothing we love more than a little look see in to the fascinating lives of others, so when we came across this excerpt from trend expert and New York Magazine contributor Rima Suqi’s book, American Fashion Designers at Home, we wanted more. From Jenna Lyons’ knockout Park Slope townhouse to Anjelica Huston’s Venice Beach imaginarium to superstar stylist Shirley Kurata’s sunny mod home, click through to satisfy your inner peeping tom with some seriously inspiring interiors. … Read More
1. Apparently Aretha Franklin was the first guest to arrive at Sarah Jessica Parker’s $40,000-a-head Barack Obama fundraising dinner last night, and decided to leave after only 20 minutes. Gawker is calling it “a big diva move,” but given the fact that she’s 70 years old, maybe she was just tired.
2. Tony-nominated… Read More
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This Monday was the Met Gala, which meant that… Read More
Despite the fact that the news broke on April Fool’s Day, it appears that Ashton Kutcher really is set to play Apple guru Steve Jobs in an upcoming indie biopic to be directed by Swing Vote filmmaker Joshua Michael Stern. Needless to say, many are puzzled by this casting choice — which doesn’t mean the film will be awful. It just means that we’re having a hard time reconciling what we know about the actor with what we know about the man he’s supposed to portray. Of course, this isn’t the only weird biopic casting decision that’s come out of Hollywood since the turn of the millennium. We’ve rounded up the strangest picks in recent memory, after the jump. … Read More