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Rich Cohen On Margot Robbie

By: Tod Volpe

How Margot Robbie was reinvented from the hottest girl in "Wolf of Wall Street" to "Jane" in Tarzan

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Josh Fredric Smith's Exclusive Truth

By: Sam Russell

Chances are good that you caught a glimpse of a fresh face on the Hollywood scene recently and did a double-take. Josh Fredric Smith is that face. Josh charms doors open with his gentle-giant demeanor and seems to carve a niche for himself on various movie and commercial productions swimmingly.

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The Pfeiffer Also Rises: The Real Party Is Just Beginning

By: Sam Russell

It's 2 am, 1989: do you know where your children are? If your middle child is in the arms of Rob Lowe at the hottest party or kissing the lips of George Clooney on the set of Red Surf, chances are good you gave birth to a Pfeiffer.

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Eyes Wide Shut: A Thank you to Maureen Bush

By: Sam Russell

Too often, kindness is mistaken for weakness. It was this naiveté that landed me in a toxic and abusive 3-½ year relationship back in Los Angeles during 2003. With Austin, Texas, as my roots, L.A. would become my second home, and the iconic city would pay me handsomely for my creative eye in fashion.

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Healthier Holiday Cocktails

By: Reyne Hirsch

Every year we vow to eat less, workout more, and simply take better care of ourselves. Even with the best intentions, we often get sidetracked; ie..the holidays.

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Ringo Starr Meets Truth Is Cool Enthusiast

By: Vicky Victoria

The former Beatle, Ringo Starr, and His All Starr Band, came back to New York City last night where they played at the Beacon Theater, in New York’s Upper West Side. Truth Is Cool enthusiast met the man himself.

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Coming Out Matters

By: Reyne Hirsch

My latest guilty pleasure… E!’s new TV show, #RichKids of Beverly Hills. I’m not sure if it’s the yacht parties, the great clothes or just the insanity of it all, but I’m hooked.

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Five Lessons You Can Learn From Wendy Williams

By: Candy Washington

Wendy Williams isn’t just a source for all things pop culture and hot topics, but she’s also a source of inspiration for any entrepreneur or brand looking to pave its own way and truly make its mark.

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Ironic? Moronic? Or Fun? Hell Is Other People

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Overall the new Hell is Other People app is pretty ironic; in order to stand up against the social media status quo, you have to download (and embrace!) what you probably hate the most— an app.

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P Diddy Sippin With the NBA... and Then Some

By: Reyne Hirsch

Sean “Diddy” Combs and CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka announced their partnership with the NBA this week. They have been coined the “Toast of the NBA”.

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Masked Psychopaths: “You're Next"

By: James Sullivan

How refreshing it was to sit through a horror movie in which the anticipation that quickly turned to churning and uneasiness was not related to discomfort at how one-dimensional the characters were, how spectacularly stupid the decisions (or one-liners) that they made, or how lazy the surprise twist ending was. Rather, I sat ensconced, shivering when I first realized I was face to face with one of the masked psychopaths who leave behind only the message “You're next,” at the scene of the crime, and the crime scenes themselves here are enough to justify the cliché of the forensic expert vomiting when he arrives (although you can rest assured that it doesn't appear in this movie.)

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Spider"Man"?

By: James Sullivan

When he suggested that they explore Spider-Man's bisexuality in the franchise's upcoming sequels, with the Mary Jane character being a man, and the object of the notorious web-crawler's affections. I think I wasn't alone in acting not only surprised but also to some extent annoyed by this suggestion – not necessarily what one might attribute to some kind of homophobia, but generally an annoyance with the direction in which the rebooted franchise, revived five short years since the reins were taken from Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire, has been headed. It is as though the creative team at Sony saw how much money Nolan's Dark Knight franchise was making and decided to go with a darker spin on the Spider-Man mythology, not because it's in his character or the source material of course, but simply because it sells.

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Corbin Bleu's Full Out Halloween Party

By: Reyne Hirsch

Corbin Bleu, known as Jeffrey King to his fans from “One Life to Live” threw one heck of a party for his family and friends Halloween eve in Los Angeles.

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Comfort Food: A Movie Review

By: James Sullivan

So out of morbid curiosity, I decided to check out the viral video Evolution Vs. God – currently circulating throughout the internet as the latest documentary by the notorious Christian apologist Ray Comfort, coming with the warning in its spoken tagline: “Prepare to have your faith shaken.” I suppose it was, but not in the way he intended, nor did it register particularly high on the Richter or whatever scale they measure those sorts of tremors with.

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Truly Cool TV: Orange Is the New Black is Criminally Good

By: Holly Ramos

Half Irish and half Puerto Rican, I probably appear white to most people but I come from a rich Latin background and I have a real sensitivity to the lack of people like me in the media. Lucky to have a diverse community of friends of all different colors sexualities, shapes and sizes, I miss seeing them properly portrayed as well.

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Marie?

By: James Sullivan

I got hooked on Breaking Bad a year ago, and have been anxiously awaiting its return ever since, only for AMC to keep offering teaser trailers with no actual footage from the new season, every time they run a new plug.

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What’s Wrong With Women’s Magazines?

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

Last week, a small British magazine sparked an online controversy that has caused women throughout the publishing industry to become more than a little defensive.

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Remembering Cory Monteith. From Glee to gone, a life cut too short.

By: Candy Washington

Cory Monteith may have played naïve, sweet, and lovable Finn Hudson on Fox’s hit show, “Glee,” but he was also fighting his own dark battle against drug addiction. Unfortunately, he may have lost that battle. Cory unexpectedly passed away, at the age of 31, on July 13th following his most recent stint in rehab. The exact cause of death is still being investigated and his autopsy is scheduled for today. Although he was born in Calgary, Alberta, his parents divorced when he was seven and Cory was raised in Victoria, British Columbia by his mother. He turned to drugs and alcohol by the age of 12 and was in and out of 16 different schools before a family intervention at 19, after which he checked himself into rehab for the first time.

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The Way Way Back

By: Talia Aroshas

I have always been a rather steadfast champion of coming-of-age movies; take that any which way you want, for me it has most to do with the genre’s ability to tug at your heartstrings while mixing humor, drama, and romance together in the emotional melting pot that is life.

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Hollywood Heading Toward a Cliff

By: Artie Vincent

The movie lines started forming days earlier and, in some parts of the country, those lines eventually were three times longer than some of the most popular rides at Disney.

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The Internship

By: Talia Aroshas

It is no secret that finding a respectable, well-paid job in this day and age is quite the challenge. As opposed to our predecessors who were, more or less, promised careers of grandeur and prestige upon their college under graduate graduation, we, as a generation, doggy paddle in a job pool so narrow, it’s as though we lack the proper education to swim.

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Teen Girl Discovers Why You Never Want to Sit Next to Justin Bieber

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Besides making preteen girls swoon, superstar singer Justin Bieber has another super power: fame by proximity.

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Now You See Me

By: Talia Aroshas

Picture yourself here: Las Vegas, Nevada, at a sold out performance of a fancy pants, showy magic show of which, at the end, you are showered with millions upon millions of dollars.

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This is the End

By: Talia Aroshas

The film opens as Seth Rogen, playing himself, picks up his good friend Jay Baruchel, also playing himself, from the airport. Baruchel a socially awkard out-of-towner, is very vocal about his distaste for LA from the onset—both the surroundings and the inhabitants. Rogen, however, seems very happy with his place there, and in life, and it becomes apparent that these two friends have drifted to two different worlds and are trying, a little to forcibly, to meet somewhere in the middle.

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What We Should Really Take from Michael Douglas’ Interview

By: Candace Bryan

Last week, veteran actor Michael Douglas made headlines with his blunt comments about the throat cancer that has plagued him in recent years.

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Portia de Rossi Maybe Had Plastic Surgery. Who Cares? She’s Still Hilarious.

By: Candace Bryan

Now that the new season of Arrested Development is available on Netflix, the cast members are once again receiving a lot of media attention.

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Summer of Sequels: A Movie Franchise or A Gratuitous Movie Overload

By: Artie Vincent

It seems like yesterday when 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park' owned the box office. It was 16 years ago. And, at the time, it was the rare big movie sequel.

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The Hangover 3

By: Talia Aroshas

I was really excited just before going to see The Hangover III---like, really.

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Facebook isn’t Fun Anymore According to Recent Survey

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

I can’t say I’m surprised by the Pew Research Center’s latest findings facebook. According to the center’s report, today’s teens ages 12 to 17 find facebook...

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A Brave Fan Asks Patrick Stewart A Question He Doesn't Usually Get

By: Adam Yellin

Patrick Stewart often talks about his childhood and the torment his father put him and his mother through. However, how he answered this...

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Truly Cool Work: The Royale

By: Holly Ramos

After seeing the Royale, a new play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, in Culver City, CA, I fell compelled to talk about it, which is the mark of good work.

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Gatsby? What Gatsby?

By: Talia Aroshas

Carey Mulligan’s Daisy of Baz Lurhman’s newest rendition of The Great Gatsby asks exasperatedly near the film’s beginning, as...

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Star Trek is for Nerds

By: Talia Aroshas

Four years ago I was taken to J. J Abrams reboot of the Start Trek saga against my will---like, really. In my head, Star Trek was for nerds...

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'Arrested Development': Once too smart for TV, now the cult favorite lives again on Netflix

By: Artie Vincent

Mitch Hurwitz knows that he was too smart for the Fox Network. Hurwitz, in fact, is aware that his brand of humor wouldn't sell any of the major network...

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Fact vs Fiction of Pain and Gain

By: Talia Aroshas

It’s not everyday that a dark comedy about a trio of ridiculously good looking body- building murderous thieves come into theatres...

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The Iceman

By: Talia Aroshas

On December 17th, 1986, after having allegedly killed somewhere between 100-250 men, Richard Kuklinski was arrested at a...

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The Importance of Viewing

By: Artie Vincent

In the last five years, America's biggest and growing social issue isn't drugs, guns or alcohol but rather bullying.

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A Cat, A Rocket and A Reunion Highlight TriBeCa

By: Artie Vincent

Sundance Film Festival may have its own channel, but Tribeca Film Festival has New York City.

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Gloria Steinem Defends Kim Kardashian

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

Kim Kardashian seems to always be at the center of every major tabloid story. Considering she does little else besides capitalize on her reality stardom...

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Harry Connick Jr. Brought Some Reality to Idol

By: Adam Yellin

Those of us who grew up in the 1960s got to constantly hear — on radio, TV and vinyl — the Great American Songbook sung by the likes of Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra...

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Checking In With Community

By: David Eskridge

In its first three seasons on NBC, the sitcom Community blended rapid-fire snark, ironic TV meta-commentary, and genuine heart to a small but rabidly devoted audience.

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The Sopranos Effect and How TV Changed Forever

By: Artie Vincent

There’s more quality shows on the air today than ever before. But all the great ones have something in common: they take a little bit from the iconic The Sopranos.

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The Key to Netflix Recent Success

By: Candace Bryan

In a world where the availability of watching movies and TV shows online for free is only ever increasing, how is it that Netflix continues to grow?

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Goodbye Les Blank

By: Holly Ramos

My father was handsome man with dark greased-back thick hair, olive skin, and green eyes. But what I loved most was the space between his two front teeth.

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"Oblivion" Review: A Disappointingly Boring Start to a Great Summer of Sci-Fi

By: Roy Klabin

It seems the only genre churning out any originality these days is sci-fi. Avatar, Inception, District 9 are but a few examples of big budget productions...

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Lena Dunham is all Brooklyn

By: Artie Vincent

Dunham grew up in the sleek area Brooklyn Heights, went to the neighborhood's top private school (St. Ann's) and recently bought a brownstone in Brooklyn Heights.

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Review: Springbreak Y'all!!

By: Talia Aroshas

A few short weeks ago, a little hyped up movie by the name of Spring Breakers was released to theatres nationwide.

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