A lick of a lollipop was all it took for the usually fuck-em’-all attitude of Kim Kardashian’s fans to buckle under pressure and attack one of her Instagram posts.
Movie superstardom is, in its purest form, akin to magic, predicated on a combination of talent, opportunity, and some ineffable element that separates the extras (and, for that matter, many award-winning actors) from the Tom Cruises and Sandra Bullocks of the world. Whatever that rare and unique quality is that elevates certain individuals to the realm of global icons, there’s no doubt that it exists, and moreover, that it can’t be manufactured via persistent casting and aggressive marketing. Such idiosyncratic magnetism may not be precisely definable, but as the past century-plus of cinema has conclusively proven, you know it when you see it—and, conversely, when you don’t.
Performing what Disney-ABC Television Group President Ben Sherwood called “our annual ritual of network executive humiliation,” the late-night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! didn’t disappoint.
CANNES, France—Both praised and panned by critics, Danish director Lars von Trier’s new film The House That Jack Built premiered out of competition on Monday at Cannes—“vomitive” and “pathetic” are some of the adjectives being used by filmgoers to describe it. In a surprising turnabout, von Trier was welcomed back to Cannes after being proclaimed “persona non grata” for a joke in poor taste, mistakenly interpreted as pro-Nazi by the festival in 2011.
The superhero sequel Deadpool 2, in theaters Friday, pulls no punches, mocking the likes of Jared Kushner, Fox & Friends, and more.
There’s a new subgenre of television these days. Call it the “Wait, How the Hell Are They Going to Make Another Season of That?” genre.
This week, President Trump sent out a tweet that left many in the intelligence community—and beyond—scratching their heads:
CANNES, France – Harvey Weinstein was too arrogant to realize the women of cinema would one day symbolically slay him and bar him from the mythic gates of the Croisette.
Last week, after being bested in a prank war by the actor Russell Crowe, who donated money to an Australian zoo hospital to create the “John Oliver Koala Chlamydia Ward,” host John Oliver suggested that his Emmy-winning HBO program, Last Week Tonight, would be ending because “we have accomplished everything we set out to do on this show.”
Sunday night’s episode of Westworld dropped a bombshell: Things start actually making sense.