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Apr 02, 2020 at 00:17.

Let's See What Gucci Designer Alessandro Michele Has to Say About Sex and God

Let's See What Gucci Designer Alessandro Michele Has to Say About Sex and God

Do you think about God while you’re having sex? Alessandro Michele sure does!

If you are unfamiliar with Alessandro Michele, he is Gucci’s Creative Director, who’s turned the aging brand into a veritable goldmine of creativity since taking over its overall direction in 2015. He’s also a person who thinks strapping models up in straightjackets is an interesting addition to “mental health...

Mar 23, 2020. 8 comments

Marie Kondo's Weekly Routine Has Soothed Me Into Stasis

Marie Kondo's Weekly Routine Has Soothed Me Into Stasis

You are either calmed by cleaning, or you are stressed by it. Either experience is fine, and because I am not a self-help guru I am not here to tell you that one is better than the other. I am also not here to tell you that I am better than you because I happen to be one of the people who finds cleaning calming, although that is true and my countertops and baseboards can prove it.

However,...

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Mar 02, 2020. 7 comments

Please Do Not Invite Me to Katy Perry's Wedding

Please Do Not Invite Me to Katy Perry's Wedding

If there’s one thing Katy Perry loves more than anything else, it’s speaking in vague platitudes and unnecessarily pontificating while responding to questions that could truly be answered in three or four words, max. Second to that love is probably the love of something like harmony, or duality, or another word that sounds generally agreeable and could be used to mean a variety of things and...

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Feb 07, 2020. 6 comments

Nicki Minaj Also Thinks She Shouldn't Tweet

Nicki Minaj Also Thinks She Shouldn't Tweet

Leave it to Nicki Minaj to deliver an actually candid interview. On Wednesday, Minaj participated in an hour-long Q&A at the Pollstar Live conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, hosted (for some reason) by her manager Irving Azoff, Variety reports. As always, she was perhaps unwisely open, making for a genuinely interesting conversation, which included coming to the realization that she...

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Jan 31, 2020. 8 comments

Kelis Opens Up About 'Being Assaulted From a Business Perspective' and 'Being Assaulted in the Home'

Kelis Opens Up About 'Being Assaulted From a Business Perspective' and 'Being Assaulted in the Home'

Nearly two decades after Kelis’s song“Milkshake” became ubiquitous, the alt-R&B singer lives on a farm in rural Southern California. She is now a Cordon Bleu-trained chef and aims to one day open a farm-to-table restaurant using the produce she grows. As she describes it in a new, fascinating profile in The Guardian, her personal life is about as far removed from the music industry as an...

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Jan 22, 2020. 18 comments

Peggy Siegal Compares Bad Press About Her Jeffrey Epstein Connection to 'Nazi Germany'

Peggy Siegal Compares Bad Press About Her Jeffrey Epstein Connection to 'Nazi Germany'

There are many names that have cropped up alongside Jeffrey Epstein in the months since his death and even more since his arrest for sex trafficking charges. (The August 2019 incident, not to be confused with his 2008 guilty plea for soliciting sex from a minor.) One of those names is Peggy Siegal—a public relations maven known for her star-studded award show season events, and a woman...

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Jan 10, 2020. 7 comments

Billy Porter Thinks 'Bitches Are Scared. And They Should Be'

Billy Porter Thinks 'Bitches Are Scared. And They Should Be'

Having never met Billy Porter, I can’t say with full confidence that he speaks exclusively in nuggets of wisdom as perfectly manicured as his famed fits , but I also can’t not say that. The actor/singer/Broadway legend is Allure’s February cover star, and the story that accompanies the artful images is packed with Porter’s insight, both painful and glorious.

He opens up about his childhood...

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Garrett Schlichte Garrett Schlichte Dec 29, 2019. 16 comments

Robert Pattinson Can’t Act, Would do Porn

Robert Pattinson Can’t Act, Would do Porn

Just before he sparkled his way onto screen as Edward Cullen in the film adaption of the Twilight series, Robert Pattinson flaunted his cheekbones and general Britishness as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In 2005 if you were to have asked me who my favorite actor was, I probably would have said Robert Pattinson, even though he speaks fewer than twenty lines in Harry...

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Sep 16, 2019. 19 comments

Constance Wu: 'When Tom Cruise Is in an Interview, People Aren’t, Like, 'What’s It Like to Be a White Actor?''

Constance Wu: 'When Tom Cruise Is in an Interview, People Aren’t, Like, 'What’s It Like to Be a White Actor?''

Constance Wu is the subject of a new profile in the New Yorker, a long read that chronicles the actor’s rise as a prominent, refreshingly frank force in Hollywood—and the rare Asian-American actor to become a big-time celebrity. But by examining Wu’s racial identity, the profile, written by Jiayang Fan, both embodies and critiques the tropes of thinking about the success of a person of...

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Kelly Faircloth Kelly Faircloth Sep 03, 2019. 17 comments

Linda Hamilton Wants You to Watch the New Terminator and Say, ‘Oh My God, She Got So Old!’

Linda Hamilton Wants You to Watch the New Terminator and Say, ‘Oh My God, She Got So Old!’

Like King Arthur returning from Avalon, in November Linda Hamilton will once more grace American movie theaters in character as Sarah Connor. Thank GOD. If ever there was a time for Sarah Connor, it’s now.

In advance of Terminator: Dark Fate, an attempt to restart the franchise with the actress who was always the best part of the series, the New York Times sat down with Hamilton, who...

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Sep 03, 2019. 24 comments

Kristen Stewart Was Told If She Stopped Holding Her Girlfriend's Hand in Public, She 'Might Get a Marvel Movie'

Kristen Stewart Was Told If She Stopped Holding Her Girlfriend's Hand in Public, She 'Might Get a Marvel Movie'

Kristen Stewart is on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK’s October issue, with an interview full of swear-heavy, cutting insight, which, unlike most celebrity profiles, makes it a genuine joy to read. But her biggest revelation is a comment about what it takes to land a superhero movie contract.

According to Stewart, it seems like Hollywood has a less-than-accepting read on her fluid sexuality....

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Aug 29, 2019. 5 comments

Lana Del Rey Is Finally Living Like 'an Instagram Baddie and/or YouTube Vlogger'

Lana Del Rey Is Finally Living Like 'an Instagram Baddie and/or YouTube Vlogger'

The end of the summer—that particular melancholic time at the end of August and the beginning of September—was made for Lana Del Rey. Her sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell, will be released on Friday, August 30, so naturally she’s been spending her time giving really insightful interviews, such as this one for the New York Times. Most of her answers aren’t direct, but while they...

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Joan Summers Joan Summers Aug 22, 2019.

The Real Housewives Turn Down Offers for Free Plastic Surgery 'All The Time'

The Real Housewives Turn Down Offers for Free Plastic Surgery 'All The Time'

The Housewives Extended Universe pioneered the art of middling reality television stars releasing music videos as a supplement to their procedurally generated plot lines. When her friends accused Luann De Lesseps of wielding the social capital she was afforded as a Countess like a weapon, she sang about class politics and the artifice of wealth. After her unending roulette of wigs and...

Joan Summers Joan Summers Jun 20, 2019. 4 comments

Like Me, Judge Judy Thinks Litterers Should Be Given the Death Sentence

Like Me, Judge Judy Thinks Litterers Should Be Given the Death Sentence

In a recent profile in the New York Times, Judge Judy donned a clip-in ponytail to speak her truth. The incisive television personality spoke frankly on all manner of subjects, like her thoughts on the criminal justice system, where she unfortunately believes we should always look first to the individual and not the system. (Expected and disheartening.) She drives a Bentley the color of “a...

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Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Jun 05, 2019. 19 comments

This One Skincare Hack from Dolly Parton Will Change Your Life Forever

This One Skincare Hack from Dolly Parton Will Change Your Life Forever

You don’t have to spend a fortune to look your best—take it from a millionaire! In a recent Q&A with the New York Times pegged to a 6-acre expansion of her Dolly-themed theme park, Dollywood, Dolly Parton discussed a skincare tip that’s sure to change the face of changing faces forever. Said Dolly:

“I clean my face in the mornings. You never know if you’re going to wreck the bus, you never...

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Emily Alford Emily Alford Apr 08, 2019. 22 comments

Halsey Says She Considered Sex Work as a Teen Experiencing Homelessness in New York City

Halsey Says She Considered Sex Work as a Teen Experiencing Homelessness in New York City

At a Saturday benefit for youth homelessness, Halsey talked about her own experiences as a teenager who struggled to afford food and find a safe place to stay.

She was being honored at at Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit For My Friend’s Place in Hollywood, and in her speech, she revealed that she’d considered sex work in order to earn money for food:

“When I was living in New York, I was a...

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Ellie Shechet Ellie Shechet Mar 20, 2019.

Joan Didion Couldn't Care Less That You're Excited About Her Céline Ad

Joan Didion Couldn't Care Less That You're Excited About Her Céline Ad

The New York Times reached out to Joan Didion for comment on her new Céline ad ; Didion was all, "And you are...?"

Joan Didion Is Céline's Newest Model

DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO PUT MY HANDS. In the most perfect model casting choice in the history of…

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The NYT reporter, who I imagine was near tears with excitement at the prospect of getting to chat with Didion over the phone (reader,...

Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Mar 19, 2019. 17 comments

Here's What Gwyneth Paltrow Meant by 'Conscious Uncoupling'

Here's What Gwyneth Paltrow Meant by 'Conscious Uncoupling'

Five years ago, Goop CEO Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin announced their divorce in a now-infamous blog post titled “Conscious Uncoupling.” The phrase fascinated the public (resulting in many, many white people jokes) as much as it delighted the therapist who supposedly coined the term in 2011 . But neither Paltrow or Martin really thought to explain their use of the...

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Kelly Faircloth Kelly Faircloth Feb 28, 2019.

Eileen Fisher Isn't Totally Sure When Fashion Week Was

Eileen Fisher Isn't Totally Sure When Fashion Week Was

The New York Times recently chatted with Eileen Fisher, founder of the eponymous clothing company famous for strangely glamorous relaxed linen smocks. And frankly, I’m inspired by her seeming lack of attention to the lightening-fast trend cycles of her own industry.

Writer David Gelles interviewed Fisher for the recurring feature The Corner Office, and she comes across as someone who marches...

Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Feb 21, 2019. 21 comments

Miley Cyrus Is Tripping

Miley Cyrus Is Tripping

Miley Cyrus is Vanity Fair’s latest cover star, and the story is a wild ride, though it’s hard to empathize with her oppressive wealth and self-righteousness.

The profile—well-written but for some reason interspersed with Cyrus’s own stream-of-consciousness personal essay—centers on her recent marriage to Liam Hemsworth, which she describes as “redefining... what it looks like for someone...

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