Today's Best Directors Are Men, According to Martin Scorsese

On its face, Martin Scorsese's open letter to his 14-year-old daughter Francesca is a sweet, if random one. He wants his daughter to derive joy from cinema just like he did, and maybe, even make a career of it. Too bad that when he lists the directors that are shaping cinema today, he neglects to mention a single… » 1/07/14 4:30pm 1/07/14 4:30pm

An Open Letter to Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio

I saw Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street this week and my biggest takeaway? The film based on Jordan Belfort's memoir felt like a long party the director was having by himself. But the daughter of one of Belfort's co-conspirator's wrote an open letter to Marty and Leonardo DiCaprio in LA Weekly and she's pissed. » 12/27/13 2:20pm 12/27/13 2:20pm

The Kardashian Christmas Card Looks Like a Tampon Ad

I think it was Tolstoy who wrote, "Happy families are all alike, but Kardashians are all different kinds of bacterial strains of fame-grubber." Here is their Christmas card, which features dearly departed Persian kitten Mercy (RIP) sitting unhappily in something that looks like it came from Ikea and is maybe called a… » 12/18/12 9:00am 12/18/12 9:00am

Reese Witherspoon Fine After False-Alarm Pregnancy Complications

After being rushed to the hospital Tuesday, and then again last night, über-enceinte Reese Witherspoon is still pregnant, but totally fine. However, Tuesday's visit involved "complications" with the pregnancy, according to the source, making Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth very nervous. The baby is due in September,… » 8/23/12 9:00am 8/23/12 9:00am

The Final Two Tributes From District Lil' Fancy Will Now Fight to the…

Human Barbie Sarah Burge—you know, the one who stuffed her 7-year-old kid's Christmas stocking with a liposuction voucher and gifted her with a breast implant fund for her birthday—is coming stateside with daughter Poppy with two specific goals in mind: winning Toddlers & Tiaras and competing together in pageants all… » 5/05/12 11:30am 5/05/12 11:30am

Hi, Martin Scorsese? Meet This '60s Teen…

I don't know if this holds true for anyone else, but one of the first sex scenes that really blew my head off as an impressionable, unbecoming child was Sonny Corleone (James Caan) at the wedding in The Godfather. So I'll cop to an ensuing weakness for Mafia moll stories of all kinds, from Goodfellas' Karen to Tony's… » 4/21/12 5:30pm 4/21/12 5:30pm

An Understated, Cool Crowd Wore Understated, Cool Clothes To The Hugo

Last night's premiere of Hugo — the film version of the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, directed by none other than Martin Scorsese — brought out some of my fave folks. Marty! Steve Buscemi! Patricia Clarkson! Chloe Moretz! Something about a rainy New York night and a movie about an orphan who lives in a train… » 11/23/11 2:00pm 11/23/11 2:00pm