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How Lily Aldridge Is Getting Ready for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show — The Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra is exactly what it claims to be: a fantasy of diamonds, sapphires, and other precious gems designed by the jeweler Mouawad and worth $2 million. Not exactly the kind of bra you wear four days in a row and never remember to clean.

A Lauded War Photographer Returns to Vietnam — Just after noon on June 8, 1972, a South Vietnamese Skyraider dropped napalm on Trang Bang, a village 25 miles northwest of Saigon. The payload, meant to hit occupying North Vietnamese forces, struck civilians instead, many of whom then rushed down the highway toward 21-year-old Associated Press photographer Nick Ut.

An Emmys Postmortem With Matthew Weiner -- Vulture — Last night, after HBO and all of the other Emmy celebrations shut down, Matt Weiner kept things going after midnight at the AMC party with the rest of his crew. Vulture caught up with Weiner as he reflected upon seeing his writers and cast assembled together for one last time.

Jon Hamm’s Emmy Competition Wants Him to Win -- Vulture — At Showtime's Emmy Eve party at West Hollywood's Sunset Tower Hotel Saturday night, Emmy nominee Liev Schreiber shared his pick to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. "Jon Hamm is an extraordinary actor. And he's been nominated how many times now? I think he should win.I do.
Sep 21, 2015

Even Jon Hamm’s Competition Wants Him to Win an Emmy Tonight… via @vulture

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:

Apr 02, 2015

"Remember the Alamo." Kartheisher is such a delightful wacko.…

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Nov 24, 2015

Look who I bumped into early this am at LAX. @nickut! He's going a holiday travel story, I'm a…

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Nov 20, 2015

A lot of my life was validated when I saw Hakeem Lyons shake hot sauce into a bag of chips on #Empire. @Dannystrong @EmpireFOX

Nov 19, 2015

Most heartening news of the week. ICYMI: #Christian groups break with #GOP over #Syrian refugees…

Nov 19, 2015

"We are on a 1yr payment plan 4 the [$179mln] painting. If we had to pay $ upfront, that wud be a little difficult"

Nov 18, 2015

"To the West...We have bought their buildings,we have bought their companies, & now we are going to buy their art."

Nov 18, 2015

It's not a crime to be gullible, but it's a crime to steal from a gullible person.—perfect quote for many situations…

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