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Watch Harry Styles and Kristen Wiig Dance To “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”

vanityfair.com — Wiigin' Out Two delightful people dancing to a classic song in a short 15-second video clip! What's not to like here?! One Direction's most famous member, the long-haired, affable Harry Styles, and Saturday Night Live's most famous recent graduate, the (currently) short-haired, beloved Kristen Wiig, clutched each other at the Saturday Night Live after-party this past weekend, getting down to the Dirty Dancing hit "(I've Had) the Time of My Life."

Watch Downton Abbey Go Wild for George Clooney’s Guest Appearance

vanityfair.com — A Clooney Christmas We've been hearing about it for months and it's finally here: Geroge Clooney at Downton Abbey! The charity special, part of British broadcaster ITV's annual Text Santa fundraiser, aired Friday night and, no surprise, brought in £5.5M to benefit UK charities.
Dec 22, 2014

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Ismaaiyl Brinsley Was Troubled Long Before He Killed Two Cops in Brooklyn

vanityfair.com — It has now been nearly two full days since a gunman killed two New York police officers in their patrol car in Brooklyn. As the city, already on edge, begins to comprehend the killings, a clearer portrait of the shooter, his violent and turbulent track record, and his pattern of movement on Saturday has started to emerge.
Dec 22, 2014

NY cop killer tried to hang himself a year ago, illegally acquired gun, didn't have a permanent address vnty.fr/16J0K4h

Homeland Finale Recap, Season 4: Carrie and Quinn, Sittin’ in a Tree ...

vanityfair.com — Spoiler alert! Stop reading unless you (a) have seen the Season 4 finale of Homeland, titled "Long Time Coming," or (b) don't mind having it spoiled like last week's yogurt. We have to start with the kiss, right? It was-as the episode title suggests-a long time coming indeed.

Sarah Jessica Parker May Be Returning to HBO

vanityfair.com — Mrs. Big At the end of Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw finally ended up with Mr. Big. Fast forward ten years and Sarah Jessica Parker may be headed back to HBO for Divorce. HBO is finalizing deals for a new half-hour comedy about the D-word, which Parker is expected to star in and executive produce, according to Deadline.

David Fincher Wants to Make a Totally 80s TV Show About Music Videos

vanityfair.com — David Fincher may take us all on a long, strange trip down memory lane. The director of Gone Girl and The Social Network is working on a new half-hour comedy for HBO focused on the 1980s music-video industry, according to Deadline.
Dec 21, 2014

@VanityFair: David Fincher wants to make a Totally 80s TV show about the music video industry vnty.fr/1xBt97D” yesss

The Feminist Celebrity of the Year Is ... Emma Watson

vanityfair.com — Emma Watson has been voted the top feminist celebrity of 2014 in a Ms. Foundation for Women online poll, which was conducted in partnership with Cosmopolitan.com. The Harry Potter star's win is due in part to her work as a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador, the announcement of which crashed the U.N.'s website.

Madonna Just Released Six New Songs, Including One Called “B*tch I’m Madonna”

vanityfair.com — In a move now known as pulling a Beyoncé, Madonna decided to bring a little Christmas joy to all girls and boys with an iTunes account by dropping a surprise EP this morning.

Obama’s All-Women Press Conference Deals Glancing Blow to Patriarchy

vanityfair.com — It was a rough day for men who spend their days asking President Barack Obama questions. At the president's year-end press conference, Obama called only on women, fielding questions from a total of eight reporters. Not one was a man! Patriarchy is over!
Dec 19, 2014

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How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of 2014

vanityfair.com — A show for kids that aired its final season entirely online may not only be the most subversive television event of the year, but could have the power to change children's TV forever. Yes, really. Last night Nickelodeon aired the finale of the animated spin-off series The Legend of Korra, bringing a nine-year journey that started with Avatar: The Last Airbender to a close.

In Memoriam: All the Big TV Deaths of 2014

Dec 20, 2014

All of this year's TV deaths, from Fara and Will Gardner to Vee and Joffrey. vanityfair.com/hollywood/phot…

Kim Kardashian vs. Kim Jong-un: Who's Winning the War for the Internet?

vanityfair.com — VANITIES One is ranked No. 80 on the Forbes list of the World's Most Powerful Celebrities. The other is No. 49 on the Forbes list of the World's Most Powerful People. Both are hell-bent on nothing short of Global Worldwide Domination.
Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 19, 2014

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Dec 19, 2014

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An Oral History of Darlene Love’s Legendary Letterman Christmas Perfor

vanityfair.com — "For some of us in show business, Christmas is not the happiest time of year," Paul Shaffer said on the phone this week. "Everybody else is relaxing; we're working. We're away from our families." Shaffer, David Letterman's bandleader and sidekick through three decades, could be forgiven for sounding a bit wistful.
Dec 19, 2014

Lovely mini oral history of Darlene Love’s 28 years singing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” for Letterman vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2…

Dec 19, 2014

A very cool oral history of Darlene Love’s legendary Letterman christmas performance vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2…

This Week in YouTube: Guy Friends See Each Other Naked

vanityfair.com — It's been a least a couple weeks since we looked at a BuzzFeed video, right? I've had to restrain myself, as BuzzFeed videos are routinely some of the worst content, filmed or not, put out on the Internet every goddamned day.
Dec 21, 2014

.@rilaws on odd homosocial panic in Buzzfeed’s video: "not advancing anything beyond the egos of those involved" vnty.fr/1AvS7oB

George Clooney on the Sony Hack

vanityfair.com — "We cannot be told we can't see something by Kim Jong-un, of all f*cking people." George Clooney pretty much says it all. In a lengthy interview with Deadline, Clooney goes over the Sony hack and the studio's decision not to release The Interview and reflects the free-speech-defending stance that most of the Internet but precious few of his colleagues have expressed.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @VanityFair: "We cannot be told we can’t see something by Kim Jong-un, of all people.” George Clooney on the Sony hack: vnty.fr/1zH2Nk2

Dec 19, 2014

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Dec 19, 2014

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Obama Backs LeBron’s “I Can’t Breathe” Shirt

vanityfair.com — President Barack Obama lent his support to LeBron James's decision to wear a T-shirt emblazoned with Eric Garner's final words. The Cleveland Cavaliers star joined other athletes, including members of the Brooklyn Nets ( thanks to Jay Z ), the Charlotte Hornets, and Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls in wearing the shirts.

10 Reasons It Was Actually a Great Year For Women in Movies

vanityfair.com — If you look at the box office, 2014 looked like any other year: movies led by white guys, C.G.I. monsters, or white guys battling C.G.I. monsters made up nearly all of the hits, with the usual exception for Katniss Everdeen and a fairy tale.
Dec 22, 2014

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Dec 19, 2014

I was having what I called an "unfollow a man" awards season.Then these 9 movies (& one actress) cured me: vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2…

Unbroken Angelina Jolie Review

vanityfair.com — An actor becoming a director is no new phenomenon, and yet every time it happens, we seem to be considering the idea for the very first time. " Angelina Jolie wants to direct??" Indeed she does, and as she showed with the earnest, uneven In the Land of Blood and Honey, she's got chops.

Why Are British Sex Scandals So Much Better than Ours?

vanityfair.com — From world affairs to entertainment, business to fashion, crime to society, Vanity Fair is a cultural catalyst that drives the popular dialogue globally.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @VanityFair: British scandal veteran Mandy Rice-Davies has died. Her story is unforgettable, and here’s why: vnty.fr/1x52Kzj