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Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Earlier this month, the internet went into boycott mode after it was revealed that American businessman Stephen Ross was throwing a $250,000-per-ticket fundraiser to raise money for U.S. President Trump’s re-election campaign, reportedly collecting around $12 million. Ross, who has a current net worth of around $7.7 billion, is an investor in dozens of well-known companies. But
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Matthew Broderick made an appearance as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during the cold open of Saturday Night Live’s second episode as Kate McKinnon reappeared as a clueless Rudy Giuliani along with cast member Beck Bennett as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Aidy Bryant as U.S. Attorney General William Barr. READ MORE: ‘SNL’
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Dakota Johnson got a special happy birthday from her boyfriend’s ex-wife. Gwyneth Paltrow posted a photo of Johnson to her Instagram writing, “Happy 30th birthday to this absolute gem.” Paltrow and her ex-husband, Chris Martin, have remained on good terms since their conscious uncoupling in 2014. Paltrow has gone on to marry producer Brad Falchuk,
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Ever had a treasured friend who hated and trash-talked someone else you cared about? That’s what it feels like for many movie lovers seeing Martin Scorsese slam Marvel Studios in a new interview with Empire magazine. Admiration for The Irishman filmmaker runs so deep, he is so beloved among generations of cinephiles, that his words
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Another Friday arrives, and with it, the question of what you’ll stream this weekend. There are plenty of lists that’ll give you a rundown of what’s arriving on the various services, of what’s hot and what’s not. But the biggest problem with streaming is that there’s too much choice. To help cut through the noise,
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Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator and animator of popular TV shows such as Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars, is coming back to Adult Swim with a brand new animated series. That’s right, for eight years, Tartakovsky, the incredibly talented and renowned filmmaker, was sitting on his most visually striking and touching storyline to
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Matt WinkelmeyerGetty Images Miley Cyrus is newly single and kissing potential new boyfriends in grocery stores now. E! reports that Cyrus was seen showing PDA with her longtime friend—and Gigi Hadid’s ex-boyfriend from years ago—Cody Simpson at a Los Angeles grocery store Thursday afternoon. An eyewitness told the outlet that the two went in the
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In August, Robert De Niro’s company Canal Productions filed a $6-million lawsuit against a former employee, accusing her of embezzling money and binge-watching Netflix during work hours. Canal’s former “vice president of production and finance” Graham Chase Robinson was accused of spending “astronomical amounts of time” watching Netflix while on the job, including 55 episodes
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Warning: This article contains disturbing and sexually explicit language. Please read at your own discretion. Two women have filed a lawsuit against James Franco’s acting school on Thursday, alleging that they were pressured into uncomfortable activities, according to the New York Times. The women claim that Franco and his partners subjected them to sexually exploitative
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Even for those fully immersed in the niche pseudo-celebrity fan culture that fuels the Bachelor franchise’s enduring popularity, explaining the Tyler Cameron Phenomenon to the uninitiated is not an easy task. After all, Cameron, a 26-year-old contractor with a penchant for dancing shirtless through the hallways of half-completed homes, was only one of 30 contestants
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Power shifts, flows, recombines—and so too does Vanity Fair’s annual ranking of tech moguls, tastemakers, financial wizards, and cultural icons. After 25 years, we’ve divided our traditional list into 10 groups of 10, illuminating more tribal aspects of the influence networks that define our world. Of course, modern power, catalyzed by technology, tends to transcend
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