The actress, who plays Tris Prior in the upcoming blockbuster, opens up about the film and much more in an exclusive candid Q&A as part of the ‘Divergent’ daily countdown highlighting the “Candor” faction.Henny Garfunkel/Redux
We sit down with the set designer of Wes Anderson’s gorgeous new film to find out how it was done. The amazing answer? It was all handmade.Fox Searchlight
Robin Wright has been battling against sexual violence for years, in fact it was her campaigning that inspired the mission of her character Claire Underwood in 'House of Cards.'
When Robin Wright is staring at you intently, even extending her hand to grasp your arm as she speaks, she has an almost disarmingly warm and earnest demeanor. At a glance, she appears to have nothing in common with Claire Underwood, her character on House of Cards, who never leaves the house without her cruel, icy gaze.
But, as it turns out, she and her on-screen alter ego do have something in common: an activist streak. Underwood, in the show, runs a clean water initiative until she leaves her post to draw up a political battle plan against sexual assault in the military. And Wright, in real life, has been an outspoken advocate against sexual violence used as a weapon of war.
“My kitty just died. I know that God brought Jesus back from the dead a long time ago, so I figured that since he did that he could bring back my kitty, too.”
We’re obsessed with bringing things back from the dead. That obsession is true of pop culture, for sure, but also permeates our everyday lives. And it starts preoccupying us at a young age, too, as the little girl with the dead kitty demonstrated this past Christmas Eve at the mass I attended with my parents. The question she was asked by the priest during his homily: “What would you like for Christmas?”
The hunt for the lobby boy Zero Moustafa in ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ ended with a talented 17-year-old actor named Tony Revolori. He doesn’t regret taking the part from his brother.
If you could choose between fame and family, what would you do? For Tony Revolori, the unknown kid who steals the show in The Grand Budapest Hotel, the choice was easy. Wes Anderson had such a clear mental picture of the face he needed for his latest movie that none of the established teen actors would do.
An international hunt for the right guy to play the lobby boy Zero Moustafa ended with an open audition back in the U.S. Only two boys made the cut: Revolori and his big brother Mario.
How LBJ passed the ’64 Civil Rights Act—by lying, schmoozing, charming, and threatening—is dramatized in the new Broadway play, starring Bryan Cranston.
Cub political reporters, if they are lucky, are told the great big secret about covering Washington D.C. soon after they arrive: it is not that the workings of government are opaque necessarily, or that politicians dissemble, or that sources are hard to come by.
Bryan Cranston and Robert Petkoff (Evgenia Eliseeva)
Rather, the great secret of covering the federal government is that politics is often really, really boring.
The bestselling rapper opened up to Elliott Wilson on CRWN about his new album, 'Mastermind,' and much more. The series is presented by Myspace.
The Teflon Don speaks.
Yes, 38-year-old rapper/entrepreneur Rick Ross sat down with hip-hop media vet Elliott Wilson for the latest installment of CRWN, an interview series presented by MySpace. The self-described "Black Bottle Boss" and CEO of Maybach Music Group discussed his illustrious rap career on the heels of his sixth studio album, Mastermind, which hit stores earlier this week, and also touched on a variety of other topics including the making of Mastermind, his feelings towards Jay Z, Kanye West, and Diddy, the Trayvon Martin tragedy, and much more.
They’re being used against Vonte Skinner in his murder trial. No doubt, his race is a factor.
“Anything you say can be used against you in the court of law.” These famous words are, of course, part of the Miranda warnings read by the police to suspects after being arrested.
But this warning apparently needs to be updated to advise people that not only will anything you say, but also any rap lyrics you write can be used against you, even if they were penned years before the crime at issue.
The Oscar nominated actor-cum-filmmaker opens up about his sauciest role to date as Gustave H., octogenarian-bedding concierge of Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel.’
I’m at the midway point of a cappuccino-heavy interview with Ralph Fiennes, he of Schindler’s List, The English Patient, and He Who Must Not Be Named fame, when he begins chortling with glee. The catalyst for this rare burst of gaiety is Seinfeld—more specifically, the eighth-season episode entitled “The English Patient” wherein Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss) becomes alienated from her friends and boss due to her hatred of the aforementioned desert-set romance.
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“How could you not love that movie?” asks one of her friends. “How about, it sucked?”
The princess of awards season is a rare Hollywood case: she won an Oscar for her first film and has nothing lined up next. What do we make of Lupita Nyong’o’s career prospects?
Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar win for her performance in 12 Years a Slave was the missing glass slipper that finally fit the Cinderella narrative we’ve all cast her in, right down to the light blue princess dress and tiara-like handmade she wore while accepting her award.
The previously unknown actress, born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, stunned in her first-ever feature film acting performance—earning her invitation to the Oscar ball, winning Best Supporting Actress over America’s Sweethearts Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts, and going home with her Prince Charming. (In this case, Charming’s name is “Oscar.”)
Yes, Kim Novak’s face shocked us at the Oscars. But did she really deserve all the nip-and-tuck hate-tweeting?
The Oscars are invariably remembered as much (if not more) for the speeches, snafus, and outlandish red carpet outfits as for the awards. Last year, Jennifer Lawrence’s charming tumble over her couture when accepting her Best Actress award generated maximum buzz (Anne Hathaway’s nipples came in close second). This year’s highlights included John Travolta butchering Idina Menzel’s name, Ellen Degeneres’ celebrity group selfie and 81-year-old actress Kim Novak’s face—nipped, tucked, and stiff with silicone.
The Internet gasped in horror—or was it amusement? —when the Vertigo star took the stage with Matthew McConaughey to present the award for Best Animated Feature to Disney’s Frozen (an unfortunate coincidence, generating countless rudimentary puns on social media). A sampling of tweets, including several from well-known figures in the entertainment and media industries: Comedian Nick Youssef joked that “Kim Novak was just safely transported back to the Hollywood Wax Museum”; Chelsea Lately writer Fortune Feimster quipped, “I’m assuming Kim Novak was representing the movie ‘Mask’”; Huffington Post editorial director Howard Fineman broadened the mockery: “#AcademyAward for worst plastic surgery: tie between Kim Novak and Goldie Hawn.”
Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago, is eclipsed in a new CNN documentary series about the city by charismatic school principal Elizabeth Dozier.
Perhaps it isn’t strange that Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, feels more comfortable and candid around a group of schoolchildren than adults. He can hold forth, and they are unlikely to challenge him, and certainly not call him “Murder Mayor” as the head of the city’s teaching union does. But still, the most telling scenes in CNN’s compelling new documentary series Chicagoland come when we see the vain Emanuel with a group of schoolchildren, to whom he delivers an astonishingly self-centered, boastful yet whiny summary of his simply-amazing career.
The series, with Robert Redford listed as one of the executive producers, aims, ambitiously, to cut across political, law enforcement, and social classes showing the component parts of a city in action. It has tonal and schematic elements of Veep, The Wire, and L.A. Law, with the kinds of linking shots of the magnificent Chicago skyline and teeming streets of an ambitious movie director. But can this portrait of a city be raw and honest, as well as salacious and sexy?
One of the heroes calls Christianity a 'fairy tale'—and one of the villains is a reverend. What is the HBO drama saying about religion?
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star in HBO's show "True Detective." (Lacey Terrell/HBO)
This is healthy. Good literature isn’t “about” any one thing, and more than any show in recent memory, True Detective seems to aspire to be good literature (as well as good television). Most TV writers want to invent great characters and tell a great story. True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto also wants to layer his show with meaning—or meanings. So he packs it full of the weird fiction of Thomas Ligotti, the cosmic horror of Robert Chambers, the nihilism of Friedrich Nietzsche, inter-dimensional string theory, and perhaps even Unsolved Mysteries. And we keep unpacking. The more Pizzolatto puts in there, from misogyny to Vietnam, the more there is for us to find.
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