When we chatted up the tireless James Franco at the book party for his Palo Alto, at The James in Soho, we naturally asked him about his favorite writers. He mentioned Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son, a collection of short fiction dear to our heart, so we wondered which story he liked the best. He Read More
Fox News analyst Margaret Hoover confirmed that, in spite of his denials, Zach Galifianakis did indeed light up a marijuana joint on the set of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Hoover discussed the questionable doobie on Thursday night’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor.”
“If you’ve been to a rock concert you know Read More
The most striking thing about this year’s Oscars, other than that a female director finally won? The guys’ hair. There was George Clooney, whose longish (for him) do had a distinctly feathered quality in the front. Then there was James Cameron, whose soft, elongated bowl cut channeled ABBA, and was possibly blow-dried. But Mark Boal, Read More
Former New York Times reporter Sharon Waxman’s Hollywood news site The Wrap has launched a "Version 1.0."
In a welcome message to readers, Ms. Waxman writes:
Today we launch with great optimism what I hope will become an exciting new space to cover Hollywood in the digital age. TheWrap seeks to Read More
While New York often looks to California for innovative, environmental ideas, the movie-making business that is centered in Southern California is not known for being frugal or conscious of resource constraints. The creative process dominates, and entertainment is known for excess. "A lot of waste takes place on production sites," said Zahava Stroud, President and Read More
We imagine Hollywood wheeling and dealing to be much like what happens on Entourage. There’s booze, lavish lunches and maybe even pool parties with pretty ladies. But the LA Times has the real scoop on how Hollywood is networking and making deals these days… through online video games.
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By Rachel Cline
Random House, 252 pages, $23
In my experience, New Yorkers tend to be bipolar when it comes to Los Angeles: Either they love it—love it!—after visiting once or twice, and quietly nurse dreams of living there at some point, or they hate it—really hate it—and look with Read More
It Takes a Pillage, Part V
The U.S. Senate building, Washington, D.C. Late night. An office, dark except for a pool of light from a knockoff Tiffany lamp. Rain slashing against windows.
THE AIDE: Edwards continues to climb, I’m afraid. He’s at 21 percent in New Hampshire to your 27 percent. He’s getting a Read More
Hell’s Kitchen Is Too Pretty For Reality TV
Hollywood screenwriter Bobby Moresco spoke in Dickensian terms about growing up Irish in Hell’s Kitchen, back in the mob-ruled pre-condo era. “For me, it was the greatest life on the face of the earth,” he told The Observer. “It turned into the worst life on the Read More
Fasten the safety belts: After standing ovations on the festival circuit, cult director Paul Verhoeven’s eagerly awaited Black Book is finally here. The Dutch filmmaker’s dazzling and spectacular new cinematic triumph about World War II is his first movie in six years, and it marks his first return since the 1983 thriller The 4th Man Read More