Fashion Label Uses Philip Seymour Hoffman's Wake as P.R. Opportunity

Luke O'Neil · 02/09/14 09:25AM

The fashion brand Valentino has apologized this weekend after sending out a promotional email that leveraged the occasion of Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral to flog their wares, celebrity funerals being universally regarded in the business as the Super Bowl of death branding synergy.

Here's the First Trailer for Spike Jonze's Her

Maggie Lange · 08/07/13 11:38AM

Here's the trailer for Spike Jonze's upcoming film Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix as Mr. Lonely Bones, Amy Adams as the perennial cute lady in his life, and Scarlett Johansson as a sexy set of sounds. Is it already making a commentary on modern love and instant gratification and the confluence of technology and emotional attachment? Maybe!

The Downsizing of Halle Berry

Richard Lawson · 06/01/11 04:31PM

The one-time movie maven is now shifting her priorities a little bit, considering smaller projects. Also today: Taylor Lautner's dad is becoming a problem, Susan Sarandon wants you to be her teacher's pet, and an inevitable Hunger Games update.

All the Fashion Showdowns at the Costume Institute Gala

Brian Moylan · 05/03/11 12:07PM

Last night, Anna Wintour's charity boondoggle, the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, brought out the brightest in the fashion world and tons of celebrities wearing their couture finest. But it wasn't easy walking that red carpet.

Which Actresses Do You Irrationally Hate?

Brian Moylan · 01/04/11 04:33PM

Everyone has them: the actress who appears on screen and immediately creates a feeling of repulsion. You hate her vehemently, but can't explain why. Which actress tops your list, and just why does this phenomenon exist?

James Cameron Gets Ready to Make His Next Big Whatever

Richard Lawson · 10/15/10 03:38PM

And it's gonna be a big one. Also today: Some TV show announcements that will please both nerds and gays, and nerdy gays. The Muppets meet some friends. And the world's sexiest director lands another sexy project.

Amy Adams' Humble Baby Bungalow

Richard Lawson · 09/10/10 09:56AM

The chipper actress gave birth to a daughter in May and now she's bought a cozy new Beverly Hills home. It's got 4,311 square feet, 4 bedrooms, and 3.5 bathrooms. And it's almost all one floor! Perfect for Baby.

The Claire Danes Guide to Winning Career Plaudits without Really Trying

Brian Moylan · 01/11/10 05:41PM

Claire Danes plays the I-will-win-an-award-if-I-play-a-person-with-disabilities card with her new role in the HBO movie Temple Grandin. It looks like another potentially embarrassing stop in a career full of misfires. Still, Danes is worth her weight in street cred. How?


cityfile · 01/05/10 10:31AM

Regis Philbin walking with a cane following surgery to replace his hip recently ... Amy Adams leaving ABC after an appearance on Good Morning America ... Pete Wentz pushing baby Bronx in a stroller in SoHo and Ashlee Simpson getting coffee with Bronx and a friend ... Sarah Jessica Parker leaving a salon in the meatpacking district ... Ludacris walking with his new girlfriend, Fab ... Jenna Elfman posing for photos outside the Late Show with David Letterman ... and Hugh Jackman getting in an SUV outside his apartment building in the West Village.

Tiger's Troubles; Alexa's Cry for Help

cityfile · 12/07/09 07:29AM

• Tiger Woods' mistress tally is quickly approaching the double digits. Jamie Jungers, a Las Vegas model, says she had a two-year affair with Woods; then there's Cori Rist, an aspiring model, who says she started seeing Woods after meeting him at Butter. To top it all off, porn star Holly Sampson has also been mentioned as a woman Woods was involved with, although she's yet to confirm or deny the report. Meanwhile, Queen Oprah thoughtfully reached out to Tiger over the weekend and offered him the opportunity to tell his side of the story, and that may be his best chance yet of somehow saving his rep at this point. [NYDN, E! NYDN]
• Alexa Joel, the daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, is recovering at home after what seems to have been a suicide attempt on Saturday. Joel took a bunch of homeopathic sleeping pills—possibly because she was upset over a break-up—and then called 911 herself. [NYP, NYDN, NYP]

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 08/20/09 06:25AM

Today Show weatherman Al Roker turns 55 today. Actress Amy Adams is turning 35. Fred Wilson, New York's best-known venture capitalist, is 48. Connie Chung is turning 63. Local TV anchor Maurice DuBois is 44. Fred Durst is turning 39. Former presidential candidate Ron Paul is 74. Tony-winning actress Joan Allen is turning 53. Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame is 61. Boxing promoter Don King is turning 78. And Disney star Demi Lovato celebrates her 17th birthday today.

Lindsay Lohan Will Stop At Nothing to Expand Her Spray-Tan Empire

The Cajun Boy · 07/08/09 07:27AM

Lilo stole the formula for her spray-tan product and passed on a starring role in The Hangover, Britney Spears visits the Eiffel Tower, Mischa Barton's wisdom teeth are making her bloated and Megan Fox steps out in an Armani dress.

The Triumphant Return of Tionna Smalls

Richard Lawson · 06/30/09 09:46AM

Tionna Smalls is back! Such good news. Also: Law & Order: SVU will keep solving sex crimes, Amy Adams will embarrass herself, and strange casting good make for good television.