The Elusive Leading Lady
Hilary Swank is nothing if not driven. She went from small town trailer park to the Oscar podium in just 10 years, and now the mysterious starlet is back in the spotlight with Conviction, a legal drama based on a real story about a sister whose brother is convicted of a crime. She’s so convinced of his innocence, she puts herself through law school to appeal his—wait for it—conviction. Eighteen years later, Betty Anne Waters gets her chance. The Daily Beast’s Gina Piccalo talks to Hilary Swank about her latest role, and the actress said her “hard-knock life” in the beginning gave her a lot of ammunition. This gig wasn’t an easy one—she overcame trepidation over playing a real-life person and the “crazy fear” that came along with it.
Jerry Hall, Revealed
What does Mick Jagger’s ex look like nude? If you really want to know, the Texan-English model Jerry Hall has consigned major pieces from her art collection to Sotheby’s for a sale late Friday. Among the pieces is a nude Lucian Freud painted of her when she was eight months pregnant with Gabriel Jagger. There’s also an Andy Warhol acrylic, Diamond Dusted Chocolates, and a few from Damien Hirst and Frank Auerbach. View a gallery of the works here.
TV’s Pop Art Boom
Welcome to the lighter side of Lost. A Pop Art infusion has hit traditionally dramatic shows, starting with the colorful graphics about Mad Men by Dyna Moe. Previously, fan art was relegated to amateur sketches of characters more appropriate for decorating office cubicles, but now talented designers and illustrators are using such shows as Mad Men, Lost, Arrested Development, and Law & Order for inspiration in a more sophisticated medium, writes The Daily Beast’s Jace Lacob. One graphic designer, Ty Mattson, has worked on projects for Apple, Coke, and Hasbro, and has now published a series of eye-catching limited edition prints inspired by Lost. View a gallery of TV-inspired works—and where to buy them—here.