We assembled a panel of experts—six musically gifted high-school students—to review Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D.
Nora was both hedgehog and fox. She knew a great deal about a great many things, and she delighted in sharing what she knew. A number of years ago, I was taking a trip to Rome, and she generously availed me of her guide to its enchantments, a small pamphlet she’d composed that included a thumbnail sketch of every terrific restaurant, of every amusing thing to do, of the right place to get a haircut or a manicure, all springily written and completely true. Nora prided herself in knowing how to do things, where to get them, what was good and in what way it was good. Think of the moments in her essays, her novels, and her movies when she addresses the fact of food. No one has ever written about food with more pleasure or more pleasurably—or more infectiously. You wanted to eat the thing she was kvelling about, right then and there, even before the next sentence.
Screenwriter and friend Stephen Schiff salutes Nora Ephron’s wonderful films, impeccable taste, and versatile strength to the end.
Charlie Sheen’s early 4th of July present for you, America. This comes from our shoot with the wild actor as a part of Michael Ware’s big sassy profile, which you’ll find online and in this week’s issue. If you’re into Mr. Sheen and want some extra craziness, check out the iPad app. He breaks your screen. With a hammer. It’s quite frightening!
[Photo: Gavin Bond for Newsweek]
"Leave Britney Alone!!!!!!" guy Chris Crocker is doing a Q&A on Gawker right now. The above was in response to the question, “Can you describe some details from being a guy in his room with a webcam to being somebody who is being paid and recruited? You must have gotten so much correspondence in the aftermath of your original video. I am just curious about the transition from your previous life to your new one.”
Lady Gaga tweeted a photo of herself with two black eyes after she was hit by a pole mid-song during a concert this past weekend. Naturally, we gathered a slew of other stars who’ve sported shiners, for science.
Our chills are multiplying after reading Radar Online’s report on a male masseur’s lawsuit accusing John Travolta of sexual battery.
Welcome to tumblr, Beyoncé! Spiderman suits are indeed the dress code here so you’re all set.
Poor Billy Zane can’t charter a boat without the crew remembering that he’s the guy from Titanic.
So here we are still reeling from the past two weeks of ‘Mad Men’-mania, when we stumbled across this gallery on the 60s reality behind the series—and, most notably, this stunning August 1965 photo of the actress, model, sex symbol, and trailblazing French siren Brigitte Bardot.
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PETA vice president Kathy Guillermo tells us she sheds no tears for celebs like Kim Kardashian who get pied and flour-bombed for wearing fur.