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Robert Pattinson 'Good Time' Blasted in Its Own Backyard, Despite Raves 4

Robert Pattinson ‘Good Time’ Blasted in Its Own Backyard, Despite Raves

Robert Pattinson and is movie “Good Time” is getting rave reviews almost every where, except where it counts–in the film’s own backyard. The lofty New York Times is slamming the picture as “stale ugly, cold” and racist. Oh my! The plot unfolds over the course of one night capturing the frenetic pace of Connie’s slap-dash efforts to pull enough strings to spring brother Nick, played by Benny Safdie who directs the film with his brother Josh Safdie. ...
George Clooney Slams Companies Profiting Off Sudan's 'Rape of Darfur' 6

George Clooney Slams Companies Profiting Off Sudan’s ‘Rape of Darfur’

George Clooney is urging international banks, gold refiners, the London Bullion Market Association and special interest groups to take the profit out of Sudan’s rape of Darfur, where soldiers have carried out genocide against residents. The brutal occupation has allowed the Sudanese government to exploit the region’s gold production, Clooney wrote in an opinion piece today (Feb. 25) in The New York Times....
Amy Poehler's New Book, 'Yes Please' Trashed by New York Times; Ouch! 8

Amy Poehler’s New Book, ‘Yes Please’ Trashed by New York Times; Ouch!

Amy Poehler, following in the footsteps of SNL castmate Tina Fey, has written a book about her reaction to life’s little idiosyncrasies, but unlike Fey’s well-received tome, her work has just been trashed by the influential New York Times. Poehler is part of the smart, sophisticated set of actresses who are not only funny, but supposedly wizened about all things pertaining to life. The list would also include Lena Dunham, the 28-year-old self-avowed feminist and creator of her own hit HBO show, “Girls.” So why not a book?...
Jill Abramson Sacked at NY Times in Palace Coup; Lieutenant Gets Job 10

Jill Abramson Sacked at NY Times in Palace Coup; Lieutenant Gets Job

Jill Abramson, executive editor at The New York Times, was ousted in what appears to be a palace coup. Her top lieutenant, Managing Editor Dean Baquet was tapped to replace her. The move was sudden and unexpected, according to media watchers. Billionaire Amazon chief Jeff Bezos bought the paper last fall from the Graham family for a bargain basement $250 million....
Woody Allen Abuse Defense: The Ice Cream Cone Made Her Do It 12

Woody Allen Abuse Defense: The Ice Cream Cone Made Her Do It

Woody Allen addresses allegations that he molested step-daughter Dylan Farrow in a Sunday New York Times opinion piece that is as lengthy as it is unconvincing in rebuttal of her letter to The Times a week ago. His credibility is not only strained by what he said, but what he didn’t say in the 1,858-word article....
Carrie Underwood Carries Ball For NFL's Female Fans (Watch!) 14

Carrie Underwood Carries Ball For NFL’s Female Fans (Watch!)

Carrie Underwood debuted her Sunday Night Football theme song (Sept. 8) and helped the NFL do more to get in touch with its feminine side because female fans are following football in growing numbers. In fact, more than 43 million women watched the Super Bowl this year; more than the Grammy Awards or the Academy Awards last year, according to Nielsen, which tracks viewers. Underwood may be the newest female football icon, to benefit from the trend. ...
New York Fashion Week Returns With Pomp and Controversy 16

New York Fashion Week Returns With Pomp and Controversy

Oscar de la Renta made sure New York Fashion Week returned today (Sept. 5) with its usual pomp and controversy after grousing about the high number of celebrities who cram their way into shows and turn the event into a “look-at-me” spectacle. The eight-day celebration of couture has been tamed somewhat by its move from the cacophony of Bryant Park’s tents to the slightly more uplifting confines of Lincoln Center. But the meeting of fashion elite, which will be followed by shows in London, Milan and Paris, is still the event that everyone loves to hate… but must attend....
Gwyneth Paltrow Snubbed at Author's Night in East Hampton 18

Gwyneth Paltrow Snubbed at Author’s Night in East Hampton

Gwyneth Paltrow generated not a little jealously from fellow authors at a tony East Hampton Author’s night, some of whom mocked her star power and questioned the authenticity of her authorship. Paltrow created a scene when she showed up at the East Hampton Library with rocker husband, Chris Martin, frontman for English band Coldplay, her children Apple and Moses and two massive bodyguards. Author Jay McInerney took a barbed jab, by writing on his Twitter account....
Did Jay-Z Misfire on Holy Grail? Trashed for Crass Commercialism 22

Did Jay-Z Misfire on Holy Grail? Trashed for Crass Commercialism

Jay-Z may have scored a coup when he convinced Samsung to pay $5 million to give away his new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” but he’s drawing fire from top music critics for his crass commercialism. What’s more, Samsung may have gotten the better part of the deal at the expense of Hov’s fans....
Beyonce Pregnant! The Life and Death of a Media Fiasco 28

Beyonce Pregnant! The Life and Death of a Media Fiasco

Beyonce’s pregnancy with her second child has to be one of he biggest stories of the year. If only it were true. But it’s still a big story for another reason. It illustrates the folly of internet news and how so much of what gets reported based on “sources” is untrue or simply made up....
Ashley Dupré's 'Luv Gov' Past Part of New Playboy Sales Push (photos) 34

Ashley Dupré’s ‘Luv Gov’ Past Part of New Playboy Sales Push (photos)

Ashley Dupré’s effort to live down her 2008 Eliot Spitzer call girl scandal is being upended by a new Playboy website promotion. It’s curiously timed to coincide with Spitzer’s latest high-profile resignation. Get It? Spitzer’s involvement with the $4,000-a-night hooker and her New Jersey call-girl service was unearthed by a federal investigation and led to his resignation. ...
Kristen Stewart Wins Top Fashion Honor; Who Knew! (photos) 36

Kristen Stewart Wins Top Fashion Honor; Who Knew! (photos)

“Twilight’s” Kristen Stewart, best known for her ratty collection of tee-shirts and converse sneakers, has been singled out for the “Look of the Year” by The New York Times‘ fashion and style magazine, known as “T.” Who knew! The article, penned by writer Edward Barsamian, was effusive in its praise for the 22-year-old actress....