Beyonce Doesn't Like Labels But 'I'm a Modern-Day Feminist, I Guess'

While she's been a lightning rod for claims of both feminism and anti-feminism (particularly since announcing her Mrs. Carter World Tour), Beyoncé has tended in the past to steer clear of the F-word that's put so many female celebrities in the hot seat. Until now, at least. Bey tells Vogue UK in a cover interview for… » 4/03/13 9:00am 4/03/13 9:00am

R.I.P. Whitney, Phyllis, Nora, and Etta—We Lost Some Treasures in 2012

Happy last-Dirt-Bag-of-the-year!!! Let's talk about death. There's no rhyme or reason—or significance, really—to grouping people together based on the year in which they died. It's pretty arbitrary, if you think about it. Tony Scott's suicide doesn't have anything to do with Michael Clarke Duncan's heart disease. But… » 12/31/12 8:00pm 12/31/12 8:00pm

Nora Ephron Understood Your Post-Christmas Malaise

It's become fashionable to say that your favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, and every so often I say those words. What I mean is that Thanksgiving is a holiday that's entirely about food. The glorious turkey. The stuffing your mother used to make. And pies, pies, pies. When you say your favorite holiday is… » 12/26/12 12:15pm 12/26/12 12:15pm

Tom Cruise Viewed as a 'Complete God' Within Scientology; Outside…

I swore I wasn't going to lead with any Tomkat news today (because oops my brain liquefied from boredom and dripped out my ear all gross), but then the other celebrities had to go and be HELLA UNEVENTFUL. Blame all non-Tomkat celebrities, not me. Anyway, an ex-Scientologist lady told E! that Tom Cruise is "viewed as a… » 7/09/12 8:30pm 7/09/12 8:30pm

Aaron Sorkin Says Nora Ephron Was a Fan of The Newsroom, As HBO Gives…

When it comes to his characters, Aaron Sorkin is best known for creating a collection great white males—and he doesn't seem to be the biggest supporter of ladies in general. That is what makes it all the more unusual, then, that Nora Ephron, who was both great at writing women and championing them in real life,… » 7/02/12 10:00pm 7/02/12 10:00pm

Hear Nora Ephron Talk About Women Writers

In December 1972 at the 92nd Street Y in New York, Nora Ephron took part in a discussion called "Women Writers: Has Anything Changed?" (ha, still not nearly enough to stop having panels in 2012 about whether anything's changed) with novelist Elizabeth Janeway and poet Carolyn Kizer, moderated by literary critic Helen… » 6/29/12 10:00am 6/29/12 10:00am

George Clooney And Jennifer Aniston Share Private Jet, Awkwardly Avoid…

George Clooney, Stacy Keibler, Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston shared a private jet—the Glitter Person version of splitting a cab—in Switzerland. Were this an NYU freshman playwright's hastily-penned one-act, they would experience some turbulence and blurt out their long-held secrets, resentments and desires for… » 6/29/12 9:00am 6/29/12 9:00am

Liz Smith Published Her Nora Ephron Obit Before Nora Ephron Was Dead

News of Nora Ephron's death late last night, of complications arising from leukemia, came to be public in a most curious way. The story was broken Tuesday afternoon by the gossip writer Liz Smith on the Web site wowOwow. Smith, a longtime friend of Ephron, hadn't gotten the family's permission to write about her… » 6/27/12 4:40pm 6/27/12 4:40pm

Louis CK Cast A Black Actress As The Mother Of His White Kids And…

Louis CK, continuing to carve out a niche for himself as Sort Of Genius/the Lethargic Husky Dream Man of men and women across the nation with dark senses of humor and minor clinical depression, was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night fielding questions about his choice to cast a black woman (after valiantly Googling, it… » 6/27/12 9:00am 6/27/12 9:00am