Heath Ledger talks about getting into character in the latest Blank on Blank.
The Broken-Down Grace of Bill Murray by Nathan Rabin
An exhaustive look at Bill Murray’s career traces his journey from comedy star to respected actor—and finds his two talents have long been intertwined.
Illustration by Agata Marszałek
For celebrity reasons, James Franco wrote an op-ed on Shia LaBeouf for the New York Times
Drawing by HuskNitNavn
What’s Under Pharrell’s Hat?
“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”
Happy New Year! Thanks for your readership!
A partial list of notable teetotalers (those who abstain completely from alcoholic beverages)
Warren E. Buffett
Arnold Schwarzenegger Kill Count
From last night’s ABC Special, which caused me to think solely of this Aziz Ansari joke. Seeing Stephen Hawking smile was nice though.
Elizabeth Montgomery was the best looking witch on television.
It’s been 20 years since River Phoenix died on October 31, 1993 at the Viper Room, where the 23-year-old Oscar nominee drank a “speedball” of heroin and cocaine dissolved into a drink before chasing it with Valium. But leading up to that night, friends and movie colleagues saw Phoenix’s descent—the graying of his complexion, the changes in his sweetly hippie-ish disposition—and warned him about addiction. In a selection from Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind, journalist Gavin Edwards traces his final days.