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Al Franken Tells You What He Really Thinks About Donald Trump’s Lying

In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, the Minnesota Democrat and former S.N.L. writer confronts Trump’s issues with the truth.<p>Of all of the many things that bothered me about <b>Donald Trump’s</b> campaign, the one that bothered me the most was the lying. I don’t know …

Donald Trump

Kim Kardashian, Like You, Knew Her Marriage to Kris Humphries Was Doomed

She knew before the rest of the world.<p><b>Kim Kardashian’s</b> marriage to <b>Kris Humphries</b> was perhaps the most famous 72 reality TV-enabled days in the year 2011. The short-lived relationship inspired heaps of analysis and a divorce case that lasted an order of magnitude longer than the coupling itself (the …

Kris Humphries

Prince William Opens Up About the Effects of Princess Diana’s Death

“I would love her to have met Catherine,” he said in a new GQ interview.<p>As the 20th anniversary of, Princess Diana’s unexpected death approaches, her two sons, <b>Prince Harry</b> and Prince William, then 15, have begun to publicly unpack the effect it had on their lives. Last month, Harry, who was 12 at …

Royal Family

8 Stars Who Are Going to Rule the Movies This Summer

Get ready to see these famous faces everywhere.<p>Summer is officially here and with it comes the famous faces who will soon be splashed on big screens all over the world. Aside from your everyday movie stars like <b>Dwayne Johnson</b> and <b>Johnny Depp</b>, there are a number of familiar faces working overtime this …

Movies

Is a Previously Unfathomable Rift Opening Up Between Jared Kushner and Trump?

The mounting controversy won’t go away, and seems to be frustrating the Commander-in-Chief.<p>It’s a well-known fact that <b>Donald Trump</b> prefers not to be involved in controversies that could affect his new job as President, or his family. It’s also well known that, even as President, he still keeps one …

Donald Trump

There’s No Escaping the Brutal World, Even at Cannes

V.F. film critic Richard Lawson reflects on a dark two weeks on the Croisette.<p>The 70th Cannes Film Festival ended on Sunday, with Swedish director <b>Ruben Östlund’s</b> biting social satire <i>The Square</i> winning the Palme d’Or. It’s was an interesting choice from the <b>Pedro Almodovar</b>-led jury, a rare comedy win …

Festivals

You Need the Insane Logan Lucky Trailer in Your Life Right Now

Steven Soderbergh’s latest is a star-studded heist romp featuring Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Adam Driver, and more.<p>An ice-blond <b>Daniel Craig</b>, a dim-witted <b>Channing Tatum</b>, and a one-armed <b>Adam Driver</b>—welcome to the bizarre new world of <i>Logan Lucky</i>, <b>Steven Soderbergh</b>’s new heist film set in the …

Movies

12 Netflix Villains Who’ll Make You Tremble with Fear

From Frank Underwood to the Demogorgon, here are all the best and most terrifying villains Netflix has to offer.<p>There’s nothing like a good TV villain to give you a much-needed jolt of fear. They’re thrilling and terrifying—but the best ones always compel you to keep looking, no matter what they’re …

Netflix

12 Netflix Villains Who’ll Make You Tremble with Fear

From Frank Underwood to the Demogorgon, here are all the best and most terrifying villains Netflix has to offer.

Netflix

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Is Headed for a Record-Breaking Opening

American moviegoers may be cooling on the adventures of Jack Sparrow, but overseas he’s still big business.<p><i>Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales</i> proves the world still loves the seafaring franchise, even if the U.S. is starting to turn its back on the films. The latest installment, once …

Movies

Angela Merkel Says Europe Can No Longer “Completely Depend” on the U.S. and U.K. Following Trump’s Visit

The U.S. election and Brexit have changed things for Europe, Merkel says.<p>Days after <b>Donald Trump</b>’s first presidential visit to the Middle East and Europe, which he described as a “great success for America” with “big results,” German Chancellor <b>Angela Merkel</b> has said that Germany and the rest of the …

Angela Merkel

Cher Saddened by Death of Ex-Husband Gregg Allman: “I Have No Words“

The founding member of the Allman Brothers Band died Saturday at 69.<p>Gregg Allman’s death at 69 shocked and saddened the world of music. He had been diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1999 and had gotten a liver transplant in 2010, and died on Saturday in his home in Savannah, Georgia. Many who knew him …

Gregg Allman

The Irony in Trump’s Plan to Shakeup the White House and Save Kushner

Jared Kushner’s troubles set the stage for high drama.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> is back from his first trip abroad as President, and while visiting Saudi Arabia, Europe, and the Middle East may have been welcome distractions from the trouble brewing back home, the controversy involving Russia has not …

Donald Trump

Uber C.E.O. Travis Kalanick’s Mother Killed In Boating Accident

His father, Donald, is in serious condition after the couple’s boat hit a rock in a lake in California and sank.<p>Bonnie Kalanick, the mother of Uber C.E.O. <b>Travis Kalanick</b>, died in a boating accident on Friday on California’s Pine Flat Lake, the <i>New York Times</i>’ <b>Mike Isaac</b> reported Saturday. Her husband …

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Roman Polanski Riffs Tepidly on His Thriller Classics with Based on a True Story

“Hey, remember Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby and The Tenant? Yeah, I wanna do something like that, but without any payoff!”<p>“People are tired of surprises and twist endings,” scolds Elle (or is it L., short for Lizabeth, or, in English, Her, short for Hermione) the mysterious woman/double/usurper …

Roman Polanski

Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Quite Likes The Crown, Thank You Very Much

Parts are, of course, a little over-dramatized.<p>Netflix’s <i>The Crown</i> finds itself in the oft precarious situation of recounting historical events about people who are still alive. Since the show premiered on the streaming service, there have been two questions on everyone’s minds: Is the Queen …

Royal Family

Why a Tiny Game of Thrones Trailer Detail Has Fans Worried for Cersei Lannister

The first easter egg of Season 7 is officially here.<p>If <i>Game of Thrones</i> were a more conventional story, there would be no doubt at all that at some point during the final two seasons of the HBO series, Cersei Lannister would get a comeuppance for all the evil deeds she’s done. But <i>Game of Thrones</i>, …

Game of Thrones

Close Personal Friends Prince Harry and Barack Obama Hung Out at Kensington Palace

The visit comes a little over a year since the Obamas’ last visit.<p>During his trip through Great Britain, former president <b>Barack Obama</b> made a detour to Kensington Palace, where he was hosted by none other than <b>Prince Harry</b>. This was Obama’s first visit to the Palace since he and <b>Michelle</b> had dinner …

Royal Family

We Can Thank Budget Concerns for Barbossa’s Ghostly Crew in the First Pirates of the Caribbean

“We were certain we were writing the last pirate film that would ever be made.”<p>The <i>Pirates of the Caribbean</i> series is one of the most famous film sagas in the world, right up there with <i>Star Wars</i> and the Marvel Cinematic Universe—but it wasn’t always that way. When 2003’s <i>The Curse of the Black Pearl</i> …

Movies

Everything Elle Fanning Wore at the Cannes Film Festival

Elle Fanning is only 19 years old, and yet she already has the sophisticated style of a woman twice her age. That became all the more clear while Fanning attended this year’s Cannes Film Festival. From her airport looks to her gowns on the red carpet, Fanning became a shoo-in for just about every …

Fashion

Patti Smith’s Wardrobe Reveals Her Orlando Bloom Super-fandom

The rocker is not above getting into character.<p><b>Patti Smith</b> is a New York institution. The rocker, who famously lived in the iconic Chelsea Hotel in the 1970s is known as a style icon. Her wardrobe, which is mostly made up of bold black pieces, has long been the envy of anyone who aspired to dress …

Patti Smith

Jared Kushner and Donald Trump: Like Father, Like Son-in-Law

If there’s one thing Kushner has learned, it’s that if you get hit, “you have to make sure you hit them harder the next time,” says a former associate.<p><b>Naveed Jamali</b> spent four years working with the F.B.I. as a double-agent, allowing himself to be recruited by Russian intelligence. So he has taken …

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Katy Perry and the Perils of Being a Pop Star in 2017

The singer has released three tracks from her forthcoming album Witness, none of which has managed to yet break through.<p>At the beginning of the decade, <b>Katy Perry</b> was essentially invincible. The musician’s 2010 album <i>Teenage Dream</i> produced five inescapable No. 1 singles (a feat that had only …

Katy Perry

Jessica Chastain’s Stylist Shares Her Golden Rule of Styling

Elizabeth Stewart spoke to Vanity Fair about the challenges of dressing a Cannes juror.<p><b>Elizabeth Stewart</b> has been styling <b>Jessica Chastain’s</b> trips to the Cannes Film Festival since 2011, when Chastain attended the event for the first time for her film with <i>The Tree of Life</i>. Six years and five …

Jessica Chastain

Hillary Clinton Is Still Driving Republicans Crazy

The former presidential candidate returns to her alma mater for a commencement speech.<p>Forty-eight years after she gave the commencement speech as a 21-year-old graduate at Wellesley College, <b>Hillary Clinton</b> returned to her alma mater to give the commencement address to the graduating class of 2017 …

Elections

White House Adviser Tells Europeans, Trump “Came Here to Get Smarter”

Gary Cohn does not stick to the script.<p>As you‘ve probably heard, the relatively successful first half of <b>Donald Trump</b>’s big trip abroad took a turn Thursday in Brussels as our Queens-born president, surrounded by his snooty European counterparts, started acting like his old self again. Naturally, …

Donald Trump

Even the Russians Are Scared to Death for America!

They’ve been here before, after all.<p>In March, <b>Vladimir Zhirinovsky</b>, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, was giving a speech about corruption at the Duma. Zhirinovsky, who is known for his theatrics, accused his fellow lawmakers, who don’t really make laws so much as rubber-stamp …

Russia

Ariana Grande’s Powerful Message to Fans: “We Won’t Let Hate Win”

The singer announced plans to resume her tour to spend time with fans and throw a benefit concert.<p>On Monday, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb during <b>Ariana Grande’s</b> <i>Dangerous Woman</i> tour stop in Manchester, England. A heartbroken Grande suspended her tour and canceled some European stops as the world …

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As Trump’s Problems Mount, Breitbart’s Numbers Are Cratering

A media business based on attack has been much less successful when forced to defend.<p>With its former chairman <b>Steve Bannon</b> as White House chief strategist and plans for an ambitious international expansion, Breitbart was supposed to be on its way to becoming a media behemoth in the Trump era, one …

Journalism

Bob Iger Shrugs Off Hackers

Disney’s dodged hack, Wonder Woman ladies’ night screenings, Blake Lively’s big little project.<p>It’s Friday, and I’m hoping not to get body slammed while reporting box-office numbers.<p>Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re calling hackers’ bluffs, inviting our gal pals to <i>Wonder Woman</i>, and barking about …

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