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Director Talks Paper Towns Confederate Flag Joke -- Vulture — Paper Towns director Jake Schreier has one regret about his adaptation of John Green's novel: He wishes he had given a fuck. In the movie, Nat Wolff's besotted high-schooler Quentin rallies his friends for a road trip to find missing neighbor Margo, and as they drive up the East Coast together, a spilled liquid forces them to stop at a convenience store and grab a few new rolled-up T-shirts to wear.
Jul 21, 2015

What the Director of Paper Towns Thinks of Its Confederate Flag Joke, #Heritagenothate…

Nicole Kidman: ‘I Was Afraid of My Own Power’ — Every year, Women in Film's Crystal + Lucy Awards dinner is a platform for rallying speeches from women in Hollywood. At last night's event in L.A., Nicole Kidman gave a particularly good one, as she accepted the award for Excellence in Film.
Jun 17, 2015

Nicole Kidman's earnest, vulnerable speech: ‘I Was Afraid of My Own Power’… via @TheCut

Jun 17, 2015

"It's a great sadness wishing to be less than you actually are": Nicole Kidman on self-image and power…

Jul 08, 2015

"I was afraid of my own power." Nicole Kidman talks self-esteem and Hollywood, completely nails it:…

Jill Soloway Shares What Ava DuVernay Taught Her -- Vulture — I remember right after Transparent showrunner Jill Soloway was among those honored Tuesday night's Women in Film Awards, and she used the occasion to send a message of solidarity to all the female creators in the room. Addressing fellow honoree Ava DuVernay, Soloway recalled a crucial phone call they'd had in 2013.

Read Tina Fey’s Funny Tribute to Steve Martin -- Vulture — Last night at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, Steve Martin received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute from Mel Brooks. If that's not enough to guarantee a trip to Comedy Prom, Tina Fey killed it, setting the stage for speeches by Amy Poehler, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Steve Carell, and Martin Short.
Jun 05, 2015

Read Tina Fey’s Touching, Hilarious Tribute to Steve Martin… via @vulture

Jun 05, 2015

And yes, that is a patronizing thing to say, but people say dumb stuff like that to women all the time. —#TinaFey…

40 years since Saigon's fall, napalm attack haunts woman in iconic image — On 8 June 1972, Ho Thi Hien was at her cousin Kim Phuc's house in the village of Trang Bang in South Vietnam. The adults were out when the children heard the plane overhead and fled, trying to outrun their terror. A South Vietnamese Skyraider had just dropped a napalm bomb, propelling civilians down Vietnam's Highway 1.
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Vincent Kartheiser on the End of — The final seven episodes of Mad Men will begin to burn off on April 5, and with them, Vulture's annual tradition of decoding Vincent Kartheiser. We gleaned everything we could about Pete Campbell and the rest of the gang walking off into the sunset.
Apr 01, 2015

"If not Pete, if you could’ve played anyone else?" "Chauncey the dog."

Apr 01, 2015

Vincent Kartheiser on the End of Mad Men and Whom He Would Have Played Instead of Pete via @vulture

Apr 02, 2015

RT @vulture: "Chauncey the dog. I would’ve been good at that."

Apr 02, 2015

RT @NYMag: Vincent Kartheiser on the end of @MadMen_AMC and whom he would have played instead of Pete:

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Choreographing Empire’s Sprawling Gospel Number -- Vulture — Embedded in over-the-top story lines and mic-drops are its sincere musical performances. Originally, the season's final two hours were shot as two separate episodes, 11 and 12. The first hour (Episode 11, "Die But Once") focuses on the themes of death, resurrection, belief, and betrayal.
Mar 19, 2015

.@EmpireFOX’s Choreographer on Jennifer Hudson’s Alvin Ailey–Inspired Gospel Number via @vulture @IAMJHUD

Loneliness -- Vulture — Saturday night at the Human Rights Campaign's Los Angeles gala, Shonda Rhimes gave a thoughtful speech about writing, Shondaland, and the importance of creating diverse representations. She said that her writing basically boils down to one thing: loneliness.
Mar 15, 2015

This glorious speech by @shondarhimes on NORMALIZING TV is essential reading, and living.…

Mar 16, 2015

RT @barbarabarna: Read Shonda Rhimes’s Inspiring Speech On Writing, Loneliness, and the Importance of ‘Normaliz…

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The Empire Cast on the the Bib -- Vulture — Fox screened the first half of Empir e's two-hour season finale for Television Academy members Thursday night in Los Angeles, followed by a Q&A with creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, producer Brian Grazer, showrunner Ilene Chaiken, and the cast: Terrence Howard (Lucious), Taraji P.
Mar 13, 2015

The @EmpireFox Cast on the Bib, Cookie’s Style, and More at Their Very Lively Panel via @vulture #EmpireEmmy

Mar 14, 2015

.@TherealTaraji : "We have decided that Cookie is an animal. One that preys, so she's in a lot of prints.

Amanda Peet on Togetherness, Game of Thrones -- Vulture — HBO's Togetherness ends its first season tonight, wrapping up eight episodes of sexual, marital, and career tension. But don't expect neat resolution: The dramedy, created by mumblecore kings Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, and Steve Zissis, hinges on the idea that intelligence, attractiveness, and ambition might not be enough to elevate the torture of daily existence.
Mar 08, 2015

.@realAmandaPeet on Larry vs. Alex and Trying to Get on Game of Thrones via @vulture #Togetherness #HBO

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Aug 27, 2015

RT @rupertmurdoch: So markets bounce. Too much cash looking for a home. Far too few prepared to invest and employ. Small business the only hope for growth.

Aug 26, 2015

.@StephenAtHome: I am here to know God, love God, serve God, that we might be happy with each other… via @GQMagazine

Aug 26, 2015

.@Poolside's “Harvest Moon” Cover does in fact make you forget it's about fall.…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @nytimes: California agriculture posted record revenues during the drought

Aug 26, 2015

RT @nytimes: Breaking News: Virginia man sought in killing of TV crew commits suicide

Aug 26, 2015

A lovely travel essay. By @mixedmsgs: My new attitude to travel is skip the iconic – and I thank my father for that

Aug 26, 2015

RT @WPLGLocal10: BREAKING: #Virginia Governor says suspect in WDBJ shooting being pursued on I-64, arrest "imminent."

Aug 26, 2015

Just told I would've been friend's VIP guest 4 @taylorswift13 concert in LA tonight & I cannot believe how annoyed I am in NY. #ShakeItOff

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