The cultural appraisal of Taylor Swift is simple. She is a country-laced pop-star who dates a lot of famous people, and sings a lot of songs about her exes. This isn't untrue -- she admitted it herself when I saw her play a few weeks ago. It's become the narrative. Taylor has taken thinly-veiled sho ... More >>
AOL's Moviefone got some bad press this week when it was revealed that one of its employees sent an e-mail to another AOL entity, TechCrunch, objecting to the way one of its reporters, the always delightful Alexia Tsotsis, wrote up her interview of Jake Gyllenhaal and the movie he's promoting ... More >>
AOL is balancing a lot right now. In addition to letting hundreds go last week, the media giant is moving toward becoming an editorial powerhouse, sucking up websites like Michael Arrington's TechCrunch family and Arianna Huffington's The Huffington Post, which is even hiring more journalists ... More >>
Courtesy ABCAnd now for the awards portion of the evening! Full disclosure: the three of us have seen only five of the Best Picture nominees. Not that it matters. So:
Dimitri and François, classing the joint up. Pics by Chris, more below.Deep Space with Francois K (Featuring Dimitri From Paris) Cielo Monday, December 6 Since its premiere in 2003, François Kevorkian's Deep Space party has explored the outer reaches of dub astronomy in all its forms, thri ... More >>
Jim Sheridan is no slouch, having directed the powerful new film Brothers, in which Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal vie for honor and for Natalie Portman while dad Sam Shepard plays them like a deck of cards.
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Never compare anyone to this woman. I always forget that volunteering to someone, "You look just like [insert star's name]" is not at all a constructive idea. It never seems to strike the right note of appreciation and in fact it usually backfires like a solicitation to an undercover cop in a bathr ... More >>
In his hunt for the Zodiac killer, David Fincher forgoes the personal for the process, and in the process Nathan Lee geeks out.
Will the public get off, or just the studios?
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