If you live in Los Angeles and work in a news outlet, chances are you’ve moseyed on down to Shia LaBeouf’s art exhibit, #IAMSORRY, where the Transformers star and toothless plagiarist sits alone in a room, with a bag over his head, constantly crying. You can give him tweets or shower him with Hershey’s kisses, you can get him to take off the bag and take a picture…that’s about it.
Mr. LaBeouf has installed himself directly outside of Buzzfeed’s LA offices for this “performance,” in conjunction with Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, so there is no lack of articles online about what it’s like to be trapped in a room with him. But as I am currently on the East Coast, and I imagine that there’s not much of a difference, I just sat alone in a room this morning with a screengrab of Shia’s face. Here is what happened.
No Strings Attached
Ronan Farrow has an amazing inteview with Miley Cyrus in this month’s W. It’s pretty New Journalism-y, which is code for “not a puff piece,” but also for “Ronan Farrow relates, because he’s also the scion of famous parents, but he doesn’t relate too much, like you can tell that he’s sort of judging her, and also he refers to Miley as the Molly Bloom of Instagram, whatever that means?”
Also: Race stuff! How Miley treats the breasts of “the little people” in her show! Traveling to Kenya! Manicures! Read on to find out our favorite moments from the interview.
Environmental activists opposed to fracking in upstate New York have never been shy about enlisting celebrities–Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono even have a song on the topic–and now former ‘N Sync heart-throb Lance Bass is joining the cause.
Americans Against Fracking is trying to up the pressure on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with video pleas from the ‘N Sync star, as well as actresses Marisa Tomei, Hayden Panettiere and Julie Bowen, among others.
The Alamo Drafthouse, the Austin-based movie theater chain has some pretty intense rules against texting. In fact, if you complain to them about their policy against texting during a feature, they will turn your voicemail into a viral video.
The Drafthouse is so intense about this issue, not even celebrities are exempt from the No-Texting rule, even if they weren’t in an Alamo theater at the time! Queen Madge earned herself a lifelong ban when she was caught using her Blackberry during a screening at The New York Film Festival over the weekend, and for invoking some colorful language when asked to stop.
George Clooney. Gwyneth Paltrow. Justin Timberlake. Jay Z. Considering the number of celebrities that inhabit Tribeca today, you’d never know that, a century ago, the neighborhood was nothing more than a cotton and textile manufacturing district. Read More
With just two weeks before voters head to the polls, two Democratic mayoral candidates are increasingly relying on celebrity surrogates to make their cases.
This morning, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio released a slickly-produced web video featuring a whole host of bold-faced names, including actor Steve Buscemi, Sex in the City star Cynthia Nixon and plenty others. Music business magnate Russell Simmons, also in the video, is further set to appear with Mr. de Blasio on the campaign trail this afternoon.
Justin Bieber, video, Viral Video
Scott Stringer may not have his rival’s personal fortune or notoriety, but he can throw a pretty swinging bash if the occasion calls for it.
Last night, a group of mostly 20 and 30-somethings gathered on an ivy-clad hotel patio, sipping wine to the tunes of Talking Heads and Radiohead, all in order to support Mr. Stringer’s comptroller campaign–and catch a glimpse of a host of celebrities, including Lena Dunham, the star of the hit television show Girls.
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Oh, if we could only go back in time, back to when Justin Bieber was an innocent little Canadian dating Demi Lovato/Selena Gomez and singing “Baby.” Instead, the Beliebers of today have to contend with this tattooed little monster with his Judge Judy sleeve,jacked up on his “swagger,” who pisses in mop buckets while screaming “Fuck Bill Clinton!” Sure, he’s a walking wet dream for TMZ, but can we ever Belieb in him again?
As the world went bonkers over the discovery that Patrick Stewart was eating his first “slice” of pizza in 72 years, New York magazine’s Daily Intelligencer got in touch with the star to get the scoop–er, slice–on the Tweet that brought a nation to its knees.
Turns out, it wasn’t that Read More
Patrick Stewart has boldly gone where every other New Yorker has already gone before.
This afternoon, the 72-year-old Park Slope resident and X-Men alum ate his first ever slice of pizza, according to his Twitter. He flawlessly implemented the famous New York fold.
Responses on Twitter range from “WTF?!” to “What’s with Montreal Canadiens cap?” Read More