In August, Horowitz became an Internet sensation when his Bar Mitzvah performance went viral. Now the 13-year-old is back, sharing his favorite looks for the holiday season.
In August, Sam Horowitz became a YouTube sensation when his epic Bar Mitzvah performance went viral, taking the internet by a storm complete with Burlesque dancers and glitter. He descended onto the stage from the ceiling in an all-white ensemble, joining a slew of professional dancers for a choreographed number to Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again.”
If there's anything the Texas-native loves as much as dance and entertaining—he's been performing since he was three years old—it's fashion. At the ripe age of 13, Sam is the go-to style consultant for his family and friends, mixing high and low fashion, always accessorizing on point, and even attending New York Fashion Week. To celebrate Hanukkah, Sam curated eight of his favorite looks for The Daily Beast. From a purple velvet jacket over a similarly colored button-down, to his go-to shoes of the season—black leather boots with hot pink lining—see what Sam is wearing this holiday season.
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The star of Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy,’ a remake of the Korean cult classic of the same name, dishes on how he prepared for an ‘insane’ part.
Josh Brolin has played plenty of tough guys before: the Vietnam vet Llewelyn Moss, who takes on a psychopathic killer in No Country For Old Men; corrupt detective Nick Trupo in American Gangster; bounty hunter Jonah Hex in Jonah Hex.
But nothing has really prepared him for his latest role, where he plays the toughest and most troubled lead in his career. In Spike Lee’s Oldboy, a remake of the Korean cult film of the same name by Park Chan-wook, Brolin stars as Joe Doucett, a man who vows revenge after he is mysteriously imprisoned for 15 years. In it, he foregoes a stunt double and suits up for scene after scene of brutal fights. But the part was also emotionally draining, too, as he had to play a man who pretty much lost his mind.
Watch a clip of The Daily Beast’s interview with Brolin, who dishes on why he needed to quit smoking for the part, and how many times he’s seen the original.
Don’t be stressed by the oversized buffet of options. Here’s a helpful guide to the TV specials and marathons worth sampling over Thanksgiving weekend.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We’re going to eat too much and drink too much and ask relatives prying questions and shop like animals and most importantly sit in front of the TV for hours, nay, days on end and it’s not just acceptable, it’s expected.
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Yet distressingly, the buffet of TV viewing options offered over Thanksgiving weekend is as wide and varied as that of the grandest Thanksgiving feast, presenting an anxiety-inducing series of issues: What to watch? For how long? Where to find it? The myriad of options…it’s all too much.
The ’90s icon plays a leather-clad drug-moll in the new meth-head action film ‘Homefront,’ written by Sylvester Stallone.
Winona Ryder is whispering to me.
I have just stepped inside an anonymous suite on the 15th floor of the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, which has been overtaken by the PR team for Homefront, the new meth-head action film written by Sylvester Stallone. Jason Statham, who plays an undercover drug cop turned single dad trying to protect his daughter from drugland lowlifes, is doing his interviews in another room. So are Kate Bosworth (an angry addict) and James Franco (the dangerous local dealer). But it’s Winona I’m here to see. Winona forever.
The 42-year-old Minnesota native has had her ups and downs. The ups are legendary: Lucas, Beetlejuice, Heathers, Edward Scissorhands, Mermaids, Night on Earth, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Age of Innocence, Reality Bites. The list goes on.
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Prince William proves he really is the ‘karaoke kid’ as he gets up on stage and sings the ‘80s classic ‘Livin’ on a Prayer.’
Prince William channeled his inner frat boy last night, taking to the stage with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift to deliver a rousing chorus to the New Jerseyman's rock classic, Livin' On A Prayer.
Few guests could have guessed what was about to happen as Jon Bon Jovi stood on the stage strumming his guitar, teasing William, saying, "Just maybe, the karaoke kid could come up and sing along [a reference to the fact that William sung Livin' On A Prayer at his cousin Zara's wedding?] ...You don't have to do it your Majesty, I understand, I can't fly helicopters or ride motorcycles like you do. That's cool, that's cool. A couple of words..."
To the amazement of the 600 guests, who included British rapper Tinie Tempah, singer-songwriter James Blunt and the actor Colin Firth, William was led up to the stage by singer Taylor Swift as Jon Bon kicked off an acoustic version of the college classic, telling william, "Take that long, long walk up here."
On the same day Alec Baldwin gets canned from MSNBC for anti-gay slurs, Lara Logan is placed on forced leave for ‘60 Minutes’s discredited story on Benghazi. Who’s next?
It was a bad day for television scofflaws as CBS News placed 60 Minutes star Lara Logan and her producer on a forced leave of absence and MSNBC fired the host of the six-week-old Friday night show Up Late with Alec Baldwin.
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Watch The New York Times Magazine's dazzling video series, ‘Making A Scene,’ starring Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, and more, in 11 short films.
Each year, The New York Times Magazine unveils their breathtaking video series “Making A Scene,” featuring a coterie of the year’s finest performers showing off their acting chops in a wildly diverse array of individual short films.
This year, the series was directed by Janusz Kaminski, the longtime cinematographer to Steven Spielberg who’s won Oscars for lensing Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan. He also helmed one of the funnier Oscar night comedy sketches in recent memory, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. There are 11 short films in total, starring: Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Adele Exarchopoulos, Greta Gerwig, Oscar Isaac, Michael B. Jordan, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Robert Redford, Forest Whitaker, and last but certainly not least, Oprah Winfrey, saying lines written by everyone from Seth Rogen to Spike Jonze.
You can watch some of the short films below. For the rest, go here.
The celebrity chef—who famously divorced her magnate husband after he was seen grabbing her throat in the tabloids—has been accused of drug habits that left him ‘astonished.’
Nigella Lawson used cocaine, cannabis and prescription pills daily for more than a decade, a court in London heard Tuesday.
The TV chef filed for divorce from her husband Charles Saatchi, an art collector, earlier this year citing his unreasonable behavior after a photograph showing his hand around her throat was published by a British newspaper.
A west London court has now heard claims that the 53-year-old presenter of ABC TV cooking show The Taste had a voracious appetite for illicit drugs and prescription pills. In a witness statement, Saatchi said he was “completely astonished” by her alleged drug habit.
Should you buy a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Wii U? With three awesome machines fighting for gaming supremacy, a guide to which system is best.
The next generation console wars have begun. The Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U camps have entered their trenches, and for the next few years there will be a lot of people screaming about which is the best. So, how do the systems stack up?
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For someone obsessed with fame and shock, la diva may have lost a bit of her talent at garnering those perks in her ‘Artpop’ campaign. Are we over her?
When Lady Gaga was exploding with her first album in 2009, jaded throngs were already buzzing that the woman was toast slathered with margarine. Overdone, overexposed, overcooked, and just plain over, virtually the second she’d whinnied her way out of the gate with her wig on straight! The whiplash-inducing quickness with which the knock-‘em-down crowd was anxious to push Gaga off her kitschy pedestal was staggering, and I had to promptly go to bat for the new star and nobly say, “Let’s give her a chance. At least another album, folks.” And I hate defending pop divas!
Lady Gaga, foreground, and R. Kelly perform at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (John Shearer/Invision, via AP)
Well, three albums and four years later, she’s been declared over again, and this time it’s a little more complicated. Her first album, The Fame, percolated up the charts as it developed an audience, but after that, Gaga’s work has depended on instant waves of mass response in order to continually cement her superstardom. That‘s the danger of winding your way to the top; one false move or distracted side step and you’re already branded a has-been, your glad rags not fit to scrub windows with.
How do you teach a starlet to wield a bow and arrow like a pro? Bring in Khatuna Lorig, a five-time Olympian and archery phenom.
Khatuna Lorig has a cornucopia of accomplishments to be proud of: she’s mastered the sport of archery, competed in five Olympic Games, and won a silver and a bronze medal. But despite all of this, the achievement most likely to garner squeals of delight from strangers is the fact that she is responsible for teaching Jennifer Lawrence how to shoot a bow and arrow in The Hunger Games.
Lorig, an archer from Georgia (the country) who competed for three different countries at four different Olympic Games, was making the transition from medal winner to archery coach when she was asked to teach the then-21-year-old rising starlet the sport she’s spent her whole life perfecting. She jumped at the opportunity, as any coach would. The thing is: Lorig had no idea who the actress was, what The Hunger Games were, or that she was about to become part of one of the biggest pop-culture phenomena of the century.
Spike Lee’s new take exposes what’s wrong with the original Korean cult hit. Hollywood should have just stayed far away.
Eight years ago, New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane hoped for an American rendition of Oldboy, if only to reimagine the memorable sight of a man shoving an entire octopus into his mouth while the poor creature’s tentacles cling to his face, begging to crawl back out. “No cephalopods were chewed in the making of this film,” Lane wanted the advisory to read.
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That would have been the only reason to remake the film, and the moment doesn’t even feature in Spike Lee’s version. The scene from Park Chan-wook’s original shimmers with an appreciation for life, since the hungry man has just been released from 15 years of solitary imprisonment and can’t help but want to devour the world. But Lee’s product is lifeless and mirthless, and exposes the empty premise at the heart of the parent work. Hollywood should have stayed far away, and it is not the first time.
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