Kristen Stewart spent five Twilight films getting rescued by werewolves and vampires. Consider Camp X-Ray her rebuttal to a half-decade of playing damsels in distress. As Guantanamo guard Private Cole, Stewart is punched, bloodied, and spat on -- and that's just the first 10 minutes. When her comman ... More >>
Everyone on earth has a kickstarter campaign these days, whether to finance their documentary about the mating rituals of moths, their Broadway musical of The Miracle Worker, or their cancer treatments. (True story. We love you, Karen Black) But what would you ask people to help launch into the cul ... More >>
There's a lot of sex in On The Road, director Walter Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's classic semi-autobiographical post-war drifter novel from the Beat generation. It's in cars, in fields, and even in beds. It's with men, women, and men and women. They're Beating it, all right. At a special ... More >>
The most charmingly self-deprecating of all the James Bonds, Sir Roger Moore has a new book out called Bond on Bond: Reflections On 50 Years Of James Bond Movies and came to town to celebrate that plus the 50th anniversary of Bond flicks. We Bond-ed for my new column, in which Sir Roger told me: * ... More >>
I recently told you that Kristen Stewart is one of the best interviews out there, because she'll actually spill what she's feeling at the moment, sometimes in rather graphic terms. And what she's feeling right now--as she told Marieclaire UK--is like a big c word.
A journalist I know has grilled even more top-drawer stars than I have, so I asked him for his five faves--the ones who play the Q&A game with so much smarts and appeal that you long to shove a tape recorder right up in their face and watch them go at it. Here are his choices: (5) George Clooney ... More >>
"Alicia! Alicia! Over here!" shouted the front-row photographers at Alicia Keys, who had just arrived at Moynihan Station to see the EDUN show. Decked out in sunglasses, a white blouse, and white jeans with black tuxedo stripes, she pulled another woman with long brown hair into the shot. "Who's th ... More >>
Harry Potter is going gay. Daniel Radcliffe just wrapped the movie Kill Your Darlings, which involves a murder that brings together renowned Beat Generation writers like Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Allen Gisnberg. And Radcliffe plays Ginsberg.
I just found this list on IMDb, and I have to say that while I wholeheartedly agreed with some of the choices, I was rather taken aback by others. Some of them are my all-time favorite stars! Then again, I have a bad-movie club.
Those two screen icons are perched high atop the GoldDerby.com experts' predictions for who will get Razzie nominations for Worst Actress of 2011. Sarah is a contender for The Undefeated, which is a documentary, but I guess she still acted in it. And Adam is being touted for doing some badly recei ... More >>
Bella and Edward lock it down in Breaking Dawn–Part 1
Team Jacob or Team Edward? Who the hell knows.
Unless you are a fan of the Twilight saga (and if you're not, what is WRONG with you?), you may not be aware that Breaking Dawn, the finale of the series, in which Bella and Edward actually make a vampire-human baby, will be out in theaters on November 18. This is only part one of the finale, ... More >>
Yes, I know he is a film star, thanks to a little something called the Twilight franchise. But can Taylor Lautner make it as a bonafide movie star apart from that? If you can't pull that kind of thing off, then you might as well be Francis the Talking Mule. And face it, it hasn't been all ... More >>
According to forbes.com. (10) Meryl Streep $10 million per picture. What???? She should make that just for waking up. (9) Sandra Bullock $15 million. I bet she'd trade all that in for one normal man. (8) Cameron Diaz. $18 million. I guess there's something about Mary.
Lt. Daniel Choi resembles so many other American soldiers in many, many ways: as a late 20s West Point grad who loves his country, a born-again Christian, as a soldier who's served two tours in Iraq, and as a soldier who's been kicked out of the military. But even that isn't the distinguishment t ... More >>
NPR asks an intriguing question today. With so many -- of such varied backgrounds, ages, and degrees of fame -- using their middle fingers to express discontent, are we simply growing numb to the shock value of the bird? Does it need a replacement, stat? In the last few months, the gesture ha ... More >>
A movie not meant to be watched so much as texted through.
They brought dolls. We all have our opinions on whether or not a group of abdominal-flaunting werewolves should be getting their thang on to Grizzly Bear via Twilight, but it's time we hear it straight from the fans themselves. Thus, I ventured to Union Square's Regal Cinema last night; ther ... More >>
Newcomers, not so much.
Gossip blogger inspires song and dance
Yeah, yeah, yeah, the books were... um... compelling. But seriously, must we now name our children after vampires, girls who love vampires, and werewolves who hate vampires yet can't help loving girls who love vampires?
So The Runaways movie opens today, with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning prancing about trashing hotel rooms and leering and whatnot; our friends over at LA Weekly have a long, excellent feature on a figure with alas only a bit part in the film: drummer Sandy West, who died of cancer in 2006 aft ... More >>
Still trying to wrangle your landlord to get your door to stop squeaking? You ain't seen shit. As long as they didn't make Elizabeth Dwoskin's beautifully terrifying work on this year's list of New York's Worst Landlords, you might end up wanting to hug your own building's capo. And if they a ... More >>
Sex, drugs, and feminist thought
By Fatimah Surjani Ortega Yes, Tiger, this could be your yearSunday ushers in the Year of Metal Tiger, which sounds like a golf club. That's actually appropriate, because things look auspicious for Tiger Woods -- as long as he can keep his dick in his pants. Just in time for Chinese New Yea ... More >>
It was announced yesterday that Mamma Mia! producer Judy Craymer will create and produce a new musical called Viva Forever, based on the songs of the giddiest girl group of all time, The Spice Girls. If you wanna be my lover, you're gonna have to agree with me that while this isn't going to ... More >>
A breathless call came in from a friend the other day. "I saw Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on TV," she said, panting, "and I realized something: They're gay! They're bearding for each other! They come off completely 'that way'!" Yikes! Could it be true? Two actors in a movie actually ... More >>
Kristen Stewart, New Moon premiere. Twitpic via KriisStewart_. Our Man of the Week is Rudolph Giuliani. He started off with confused but belligerent comments about the KSM trial, making him look like a candidate for something. Then word leaked that he would not run for Governor, then that ... More >>
We're into biting, but a support group for vampires? Come on!
A new film about death and sexual restraint comes out this month. You may have heard of it--Twilight? The second installment in the vampire series, New Moon, features a meaty werewolf constantly busting out of his clothes, and the ongoing unrequited lust--excuse us, love--of undead teen Edwa ... More >>
In honor of 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, we've invited SOTC buddies and pop savants Sean Fennessey and Ryan Dombal to lend a certain wisdom and perspective to these sure-to-be completely dignified proceedings. Gentleman? John Shearer 9:00pm Sean: We're coming to you live from one or two or ... More >>