When the Brit version of The Office started to blow up in the middle oughts, it didn’t take long for the show’s newly famous star Ricky Gervais to be “outed” as a former New Romantic, well, ponce – with photos and videos of his early 80’s duo Seona Dancing surfacing, showing the comedian in full flamboyant makeup. (For the record, they had a couple of great songs, especially “More to Lose” .) Now comes the news that Ben Stiller, prior to a spectacularly successful three-decade acting career that shows no signs of slowing down, was a bit of a punk. Indeed, his provocatively named band Capital Punishment released an album in 1982, unfortunately titled Roadkill (surely, they could have done better than that) – which is now being reissued in remastered form by Captured Tracks .
Anyone who was ready to write off U2 – especially after that dreadful Apple fiasco in 2014 – likely had to admit that their latest, Songs of Experience , is actually a pretty good album. And, well, it went straight to #1, the eighth time they’ve topped the Billboard charts. Of course, if Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry were ever consistently great at something, it was delivering a bit of musical/philosophical joy into our lives when we need it most
The Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and their selections leave us to make some very difficult choices as to who should win. But choose we must, and here’s who we think will emerge victorious come this September 17, when the ceremony, hosted by SNL’s Michael Che and Colin Jost, will take place. Best Drama Series This is perhaps the tightest competition of the year, as 2017’s ceremony left Game of Thrones out of the running and paved the way for newcomer Handmaid’s Tale to easily walk away with the trophy.
If you haven’t been watching Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale (now in Season 2), you’re missing out on one of the great shows of of our times.
The first official trailer for the long anticipated gay conversion therapy drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post is finally here, and it looks incredible. Chloë Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane star in the provocative flick, which took home the Grand Jury prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Writer/director Yorgos Lathimos has proven a unique filmmaker, with titles like The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer to his recent credit.
Olivia Chaney images by Rich Gilligan Imagine. Olivia Chaney was born in Florence; grew up in Oxford; and then studied music in Manchester and London (at the Royal Academy, mind). Artistically, and surely spiritually, one could not have begged to be surrounded by any greater sense of inspiration.
Reigning high priestess of Middle-Earth, her Fairness Reese Witherspoon, has landed her own interview series. Witherspoon is launching the new video-on-demand series, Shine On With Reese, on July 17 through her production company Hello Sunshine . On the program, she’ll interview legends like fellow Oscar-winner Ava DuVernay and country icon Dolly Parton, as well as author Glennon Doyl and World Cup champion Abby Wambach
Last night, we finally were blessed with the premiere of the Amy Adams-led miniseries Sharp Objects, adapted from the Gillian Flynn ( Gone Girl) novel of the same name, and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée – who also directed every episode of Big Little Lies season 1. In it, Adams plays Camille Preaker, an alcoholic journalist sent back to her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri to investigate the murders of two young girls.
‘Still Life 29,’ 1963, Oil and collage on canvas, 108 x 104 inches, ©Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY This Thursday, Gagosian Beverly Hills will be launching a solo exhibition of rare works by Pop Art notable Tom Wesselmann.