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Watch Jon Stewart and Matt Damon Hassle Jimmy Kimmel—For a Good Cause

Both stars crashed Live to promote a new show and an extremely awkward dinner.<p>To close out his week in Brooklyn, New York, <b>Jimmy Kimmel</b> had not one, but two stars crash his late night show on Friday night. The first was <b>Jon Stewart</b>, jogging in with his breakdancing crew Pop and Lox while holding a …

Jimmy Kimmel

The White House Panicked After Trump Lied About Calling Soldiers’ Families

Turns out “virtually” wasn’t exactly the right word.<p>Just hours after <b>Donald Trump</b> claimed during a Fox News Radio interview on Tuesday that he had called “virtually” all of the Gold Star military families who had lost a serviceman this year, an internal Defense Department e-mail indicated a …

Donald Trump

Asia Argento Escapes to Germany After Onslaught of Victim-Blaming in Her Native Italy

Italian public figures show little sympathy for Argento’s plight.<p><b>Asia Argento,</b> actress and film director, was one of the first women to come forward with her allegations of sexual assault by <b>Harvey Weinstein.</b> There are now 50 women and counting who have joined with their own stories of abuse at the …

Asia Argento

The Trumpification of John Kelly

How the president's chief of staff traded credibility for job security.<p>All senior White House staffers duty-bound to serve President <b>Donald Trump</b> have, at one point in their tenure, stood in front of a crowd of reporters and delivered untruths to cover for their boss—a ritualistic torching of their …

Donald Trump

Inside Vanity Fair’s 2017 International Best-Dressed Party in New York

This year’s event was held at the Upper East Side’s Academy Mansion.<p>New York’s best dressed all congregated at the Upper East Side’s Academy Mansion on Thursday night in honor of <i>Vanity Fair</i>’s International Best-Dressed List. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres were passed around from room to room, each …

Manhattan

Inside the Vanity Fair 2017 International Best-Dressed List Party

Another year, another International Best Dressed List. This year style stars and honorees including, Petra Collins, Carolina Herrera, and Selah Marley, celebrated the annual tradition at The Academy Mansion on New York’s Upper East Side.

Awards

Paul Ryan Says Wealthy Won’t Get a Big Tax Cut, Which Is News to the White House

Just days ago, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin bemoaned the impossibility of not cutting taxes on the wealthy.<p>Earlier this week, Treasury Secretary <b>Steve Mnuchin</b> took one of the final steps on a long road to admitting that under Trump’s tax plan, the wealthy can expect to benefit <i>bigly.</i> Following …

Wells Fargo

Billionaire LaCroix C.E.O. Attacks Seltzer Skeptics in All-Caps Rant

The bursting of the LaCroix bubble has officially inspired this year’s wildest press release.<p>Once the fizzy drink of choice for Midwestern mothers, LaCroix has become an unexpected cult hit among millennials, driving its stock up over 5,000 percent in just a few years. But the tires have been …

Beverages

Is the Sun Really Setting on Silicon Valley?

After years of single-minded expansion, Big Tech is bracing for a backlash. “It feels like the storm has already been bearing down on Silicon Valley as we speak,” one investor said. “Mantras that once mattered like ‘Don't be Evil’ sound at best hollow or at worst hypocritical.”<p>If you just look at …

Silicon Valley

Feast Your Eyes on Joan Rivers’s Funniest, Nastiest, Boldest Jokes About Hollywood

A sneak peek at Joan Rivers Confidential, a gorgeous scrapbook of the late icon’s life—featuring clippings, letters, and dozens of finely-honed quips from her famous-joke files.<p>Combing through the voluminous archives of Joan Rivers—a groundbreaking comedian and meticulous recordkeeper who saved …

Joan Rivers

Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Play a Dad Who Recites Poetry

Ask and ye shall receive.<p>Calvin Klein has been listening to <b>Jake Gyllenhaal</b>’s recent interviews and granted him the thing he seems to want most, and the Internet would most like to see him have: a baby. (Calvin Klein the brand, that is; not the man by the same name.) The actor is the face of its new …

Jake Gyllenhaal

Scaramucci Post Tries, Fails to Quell Its Sick Holocaust Curiosity

The Anthony Scaramucci-backed venture has doubled-down on its Holocaust death-count poll.<p>Earlier this week, the still-mysterious media venture launched by ex-White House communications director <b>Anthony Scaramucci</b> ran a poll on Twitter asking its followers, “How many Jews were killed in the …

Anthony Scaramucci

Meet the Man Spending the Academy’s Millions

Renzo Piano takes Los Angeles to sell the upcoming Academy Museum, a treasure trove of movie memorabilia.<p>It’s Friday, there were fireworks set off in L.A. last night, and I’m not sure if it’s because the Dodgers are in the World Series or because <b>Harvey Weinstein</b> is in rehab.<p>Hello from Los Angeles, …

Architecture

Producer Jonathan Cavendish Made Breathe as a Love Letter to His Parents

A typical day on set involved Andrew Garfield uncannily intoning his father’s voice and Claire Foy displaying his mother’s toughness.<p>Movie-making is always a risky endeavor. For producer <b>Jonathan Cavendish</b> (<i>Bridget Jones’s Diary,</i> <i>Elizabeth: The Golden Age</i>), making <i>Breathe,</i> out nationwide Friday, was …

Andrew Garfield

Quick Spa Getaways

Seeking some peace and serenity? Then check out some of these in-town and near-to-New York spa destinations for a weekend of pampering and wellness with new spa offerings.<p>Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown<p>If you live in New York and can’t get away, a stay-cation is always an option. We can …

Hotels

How Hollywood Will Change After Weinstein

And why action is more important than outrage.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>Now that the Los Angeles Dodgers have made it to the World Series for the first time in 29 years, one wonders if there'll be any Hollywood executives <i>not</i> accused of sexual harassment left to …

New York Times

The Snapchat Honeymoon Is Officially Over

Evan Spiegel's once-buzzy company is laying off employees as it cuts back on hiring.<p>Just a few months after its euphoric debut on the public market was stifled by a series of increasingly bleak earnings reports, Snapchat parent company Snap is laying off a handful of employees for the second time …

Evan Spiegel

Are the Mercers Being Taken for a Ride by Their Favorite Hate-Mongering Boy Toy?

That’s what some former allies—who’d like some of that money—are saying. “I don’t know what’s going to break the Mercers, to wake them up,” said one who’s worked with Milo Yiannopoulos in the past. “But I can guarantee you, that money is not being used efficiently. It’s basically party money.”<p>In …

Donald Trump

Andy Serkis on Shifting from Star Wars Villain to Romance Filmmaker

Serkis followed up his performance as Supreme Leader Snoke by swinging to the opposite side of the genre spectrum.<p><b>Andy Serkis</b> is best-known for his incredible performance-capture work in gigantic sci-fi blockbusters like <i>The Lord of the Rings,</i> <i>The Hobbit,</i> and the <i>Planet of the Apes</i> reboot series. So …

Star Wars

The Secret Weapon of the Best New Movie on Netflix

Elizabeth Marvel talks to Little Gold Men’s Richard Lawson about her work on Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).<p>Anyone who has seen <b>Elizabeth Marvel</b> act is probably used to being intimidated by her. The veteran stage actress is fresh off a turn as Julius Caesar in a …

Shakespeare in the Park

Martha Stewart Is Reportedly Missing an Apple Pie Dish

And other reports of a less-than-smooth interaction with the tenant of her old Upper East Side digs.<p>In <i>New York</i> magazine’s 50th anniversary issue “My New York,” <b>Martha Stewart</b> visits her first apartment in New York. Her visit was part of the magazine’s feature where famous New Yorkers, including</b> …

Manhattan

Week in Fashion: Nicole Kidman Gives Her Hair the Country Music Upgrade

Tennessee has finally gotten to Nicole Kidman—or at least her hair. The actress attended the CMT Artists Of The Year awards in Nashville wearing a velvet Versace dress and showing off voluminous golden locks that would make Dolly Parton proud. In other big hair news, Zendaya attended the Erdem x …

Nicole Kidman

Scarlett Johansson Casts Her Avengers Friends in Our Town

A one-night-only reading of the classic play will benefit hurricane relief.<p>We should have seen this coming. After nearly ten years together, running away from a thousand explosions and earning billions of dollars, there was only one place the cast of Marvel’s <i>Avengers</i> movies could possibly go. …

Scarlett Johansson

The Piece of Business Advice Goldie Hawn Gave Kate Hudson

The actress co-hosted the launch of Bumble Bizz Thursday night, alongside Karlie Kloss and Priyanka Chopra.<p>The past decade has seen a spate of actresses who have shifted their focus from the movie set to the board room, so to speak. <b>Gwyneth Paltrow</b>—priestess of Goop—is perhaps the most prominent of …

Goldie Hawn

At 78, Photographer William Eggleston Reveals a Brand-New Talent

The famed photographer is finally ready to let the world listen in on the music he’s been creating for years.<p><b>William Eggleston</b> has little use for words.<p>For decades, he has spoken through his camera, crafting vividly colored testaments to the seemingly mundane. Often credited as the key figure in …

Street Photography

Cecile Richards’s Desk Is Covered in Planned Parenthood Swag

The president of the organization might work in New York City, but her desk is filled with Texas memories.<p>As the president of Planned Parenthood and a passionate promoter of women’s rights, Cecile Richards is one of the most influential women in America. Under her leadership, the organization has …

Planned Parenthood

The Humiliation of Gary Cohn Is Nearly Complete

Everyone except Trump’s ex-favorite adviser has been interviewed for Cohn’s coveted Fed job.<p>For months after <b>Gary Cohn</b> signed on for a job in the White House, giving up his position as one of the most powerful people on Wall Street to do so, he easily ranked among the president’s favorite advisers …

Donald Trump

Mueller Target Donny Jr. Is the G.O.P.'s New Favorite Cash Cow

His involvement in the Russia probe seems to have only strengthened his appeal.<p>Several months into his father's administration, it seemed as though <b>Donald Trump Jr.</b> was doing his best to shirk the spotlight. Under scrutiny for his e-mail exchanges with a Kremlin-connected lawyer who'd offered him …

Donald Trump

The End of Harveywood: How a 30-Year Career Went Down the Toilet in One Week from Hell

How did Harvey Weinstein get away with allegedly abusing so many women for so long? And will the industry finally change? We discuss it all on the latest episode of Inside the Hive.<p>For 30 years, <b>Harvey Weinstein</b> bullied his way through Hollywood, allegedly sexually assaulting and harassing countless …

Harvey Weinstein

Life After Steve Jobs

John Sculley, the erstwhile C.E.O. of Apple, and Amani Toomer, the former N.F.L. great, join the cast of V.F. Hive on Cheddar to discuss Silicon Valley’s rude awakening and Trump’s escalating national anthem-gate.<p>Who should have the most to fear regarding <b>Reince Priebus</b> and <b>Sean Spicer’s</b> recent …

John Sculley