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  • 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia' Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

    'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia' Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival | ARTICLE

    Nicolas Wrathall, director of Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, met the late public intellectual when Vidal was moving out of his seaside villa...

    April 20, 2013 12:19 PM ET
  • Olga Kurylenko Talks Russian Literature and Terrence Malick

    Olga Kurylenko Talks Russian Literature and Terrence Malick | ARTICLE

    For those who believe the model-slash-actress category remains an underestimation in Hollywood, Olga Kurylenko hopes to shred your assumptions by this weekend. Following a chance encounter that launched her international modeling career at age 14, she's taking...

    April 19, 2013 1:10 PM ET
  • The National Documentary 'Mistaken for Strangers' Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

    The National Documentary 'Mistaken for Strangers' Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival | ARTICLE

    The National opened their set at New York's Highline Ballroom last night with "Oh Holy Night," dedicating the tune to lead singer Matt Berninger's brother, Tom, who was having his own evening in the sun, presenting...

    April 18, 2013 12:30 PM ET
  • Q&A: Salman Rushdie Talks 'Midnight's Children,' Other Projects

    Q&A: Salman Rushdie Talks 'Midnight's Children,' Other Projects | ARTICLE

    With Midnight's Children, author Salman Rushdie brings his 632-page, Booker Prize-winning novel to the big screen. Directed by Deepa Mehta, known for the Oscar-nominated Water, the magical realist drama...

    April 15, 2013 1:45 PM ET
  • Q&A: David Cross on Brunch, Bonnaroo and 'Arrested Development' Movie Hopes

    Q&A: David Cross on Brunch, Bonnaroo and 'Arrested Development' Movie Hopes | ARTICLE

    In It's a Disaster, out this Friday, David Cross plays Glenn, a teacher who finds himself at brunch on the morning of the apocalypse. Cross spoke with Rolling Stone about late-morning meals, reuniting with Tobias Fünke, and...

    April 9, 2013 1:55 PM ET
  • HBO Courts Danger With Gonzo 'Vice' Show

    HBO Courts Danger With Gonzo 'Vice' Show | ARTICLE

    Vice, HBO's half-hour newsmagazine that premieres today, plans to "expose the absurdity of the modern condition," as its tagline promises. In the opening episode, Vice Media CEO Shane Smith drives through Kabul, wearing black Ray-Bans and set to...

    April 5, 2013 1:00 PM ET
  • Q&A: 'Mad Men' Actor Vincent Kartheiser on Pete's Evolution in Season Six

    Q&A: 'Mad Men' Actor Vincent Kartheiser on Pete's Evolution in Season Six | ARTICLE

    As Mad Men's exasperatingly cheeky Pete Campbell, Vincent Kartheiser delivers a generational foil to his superiors at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Though Don's junior, he still drinks heavily, fights the yoke of suburbia, cavorts with pretty young...

    April 4, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: 'Admission' Star Lily Tomlin on Playing Tina Fey's Mom

    Q&A: 'Admission' Star Lily Tomlin on Playing Tina Fey's Mom | ARTICLE

    It's somehow fitting for comedy legend Lily Tomlin to play Tina Fey's mother in the new dramedy Admission, opening nationwide Friday. Tomlin portrays the Bella Abzug-worshiping Susannah, who conceived her daughter Portia (Tina Fey) with a nameless...

    March 22, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • James Booker, the 'Black Liberace,' Celebrated in New Doc

    James Booker, the 'Black Liberace,' Celebrated in New Doc | ARTICLE

    Three years ago, Lily Keber was entertaining herself during slow bar shifts at New Orleans' Vaughan's Lounge by working her way through a jukebox full of Crescent City standards. "People at the bar would hear the music and...

    March 21, 2013 12:55 PM ET
  • Mystikal's First Album in 12 Years Follows Jail Time

    Mystikal's First Album in 12 Years Follows Jail Time | ARTICLE

    "Six years is a long fucking time," Michael "Mystikal" Tyler says of his time at Louisiana's Elayn Hunt Correctional Center. "When I came home after the fucking six years I passed the mirror and said, 'What up,...

    February 6, 2013 1:35 PM ET
  • Backup Singer Documentary 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Set for Summer Release

    Backup Singer Documentary 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Set for Summer Release | ARTICLE

    Several years ago, former A&M Records head Gil Friesen was stoned at a Leonard Cohen concert when he became fixated on Cohen's backup singers. 

The result of Friesen's musings is Twenty Feet From Stardom, a documentary that...

    January 28, 2013 5:20 PM ET
  • Behind the Scenes of '99 Percent: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film'

    Behind the Scenes of '99 Percent: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film' | ARTICLE

    Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites, the team behind 99 Percent: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film, initially attempted to adopt a filmmaking model as decentralized as the Occupy movement itself. However, the pair soon discovered that the...

    January 26, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: Dave Grohl on His 'Sound City' Doc and Taking Risks in Music

    Q&A: Dave Grohl on His 'Sound City' Doc and Taking Risks in Music | ARTICLE

    After debuting his film Sound City – Real to Reel and his supergroup, the Sound City Players, at Sundance last week, Dave Grohl is finally ready to celebrate. "Sundance was always our goal," he tells Rolling Stone. "If...

    January 25, 2013 1:45 PM ET
  • Sundance Doc 'Muscle Shoals' Features Bono, Aretha, Rolling Stones

    Sundance Doc 'Muscle Shoals' Features Bono, Aretha, Rolling Stones | ARTICLE

    Greg "Freddy" Camalier, a former commercial real estate agent from Boulder, Colorado, will premiere his first film, Muscle Shoals, at Sundance on Saturday. While on a road trip with a childhood buddy, Camalier discovered the Alabama town,...

    January 24, 2013 12:20 PM ET
  • Pussy Riot Member Skypes at Sundance Premiere

    Pussy Riot Member Skypes at Sundance Premiere | ARTICLE

    At the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, Pussy Riot's Katya Samutsevich was greeted with cheers as she Skyped into the Q&A for the documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. The film by Maxim Pozdorovkin and Mike Lerner –...

    January 21, 2013 1:00 PM ET
  • Q&A: Don Henley Opens Up About 'The History of the Eagles' at Sundance

    Q&A: Don Henley Opens Up About 'The History of the Eagles' at Sundance | ARTICLE

    After remaining notoriously mum for the majority of their career, the Eagles let the world in on Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of The History of the Eagles Part 1. 
"We were very...

    January 20, 2013 1:10 PM ET
  • Dave Grohl Debuts Supergroup at 'Sound City' Sundance Premiere

    Dave Grohl Debuts Supergroup at 'Sound City' Sundance Premiere | ARTICLE

    Dave Grohl seemed to be living his rock and roll fantasy last night at the debut of the Sound City Players at the Sundance Film Festival’s Park City Live. Or at least putting the super in supergroup. "It's...

    January 19, 2013 9:27 AM ET
  • John Legend Song for 'Django Unchained' Is 'About Retribution'

    John Legend Song for 'Django Unchained' Is 'About Retribution' | ARTICLE

    John Legend was holed up in a London recording studio with Paul Epworth, at work on his next album (due in May), when he was inspired to pen a song for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained soundtrack.  "I...

    December 21, 2012 11:25 AM ET
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