Naomi Watts has the rare distinction of, within two weeks of each other, starring in the worst film of the summer and the worst new TV show of the summer. (Well, if not the worst, certainly the most pointless TV show.) Naomi Watts is one of our greatest actresses, a two-time Oscar nominee with a slew of standout roles (Mulholland Drive, 21 Grams, The Impossible, Eastern Promises), who has delivered one of the greatest blockbuster film performances in the last decade with King Kong and, reuniting with frequent collaborator David Lynch, is delivering a fun, if small, performance in the new Twin Peaks revival. She’s also routinely saddled with, as evidenced so painfully in the one-two turd punch of The Book of Henry and Gypsy, the infuriating distinction of “does the best with subpar material!” The Book of Henry, which was released in theaters on June 16, is one of those films so universally reviled that coverage of it trades in the kind of blood sport wherein critics … [Read more...] about Stop Screwing Over Naomi Watts: How ‘Book of Henry’ and ‘Gypsy’ Fail the Talented Star
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“What is a meme?” Elisabeth Moss asks me. We’re seated across from one another in the bowels of a nondescript building in Midtown Manhattan, and the chirpy actress, armed with a green juice concoction that even she can’t identify, is in the throes of describing that scene in Mad Men. You know the one: Hangover. Shades. Cigarette. Tentacle porn. Boss bitch. That moment, of Peggy Olson gliding down the hallways of McCann Erickson, had fans of the show unleashing their inner Arsenio chant, and received Beyoncé-level GIF treatment. “It’s a JIF, right?” she continues. I reveal to her that, in one of the nerdier moments in recent history, the creator of the GIF came out two years ago and shocked the world by revealing its true pronunciation, with a hard G. Moss loses it. “Oh God!” she says, laughing hysterically. “I’ve been calling it the other way. That’s so funny! This is the way it’s really … [Read more...] about Elisabeth Moss on Saying Goodbye to ‘Mad Men’ and the Ballsiest Role of Her Career
close Video Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for Dec. 4 Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines for Dec. 4 are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Elizabeth Taylor, one of the most iconic movie stars of Hollywood’s golden era, is stirring headlines once more. Julien’s Auctions is partnering with House of Taylor in Beverly Hills for a three-day auction beginning Friday titled “Property from the Lifestyle of Elizabeth Taylor,” which highlights designer clothing, home decor and other personal items from actress’ archives. The Hollywood Reporter said the sale could top $5 million. Taylor died in 2011 at age 79 from congestive heart failure. GRACE KELLY’S SON PRINCE ALBERT SAYS HE’S ALWAYS ‘FELT A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY’ TO PROTECT THE LATE STAR Elizabeth Taylor with Rock Hudson (L) on the film set of "Giant," directed by George Stevens in 1956. … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Taylor’s assistant talks late star’s final years, why her estate is auctioning off personal items
Katy Old Fashioned Christmas Festival. Katy Old Fashioned Christmas Festival. Photo: Craig Moseley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Photo: Craig Moseley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Katy Old Fashioned Christmas Festival. Katy Old Fashioned Christmas Festival. Photo: Craig Moseley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Family Fun: Holiday events, Slime Rodeo 1 / 3 Back to Gallery The 9th annual expo features three days of Paralympic and other disabled sport clinics and team competitions. Competitions include wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball, power soccer, and sitting volleyball. When: Friday-Sunday check website for schedule … [Read more...] about Family Fun: Holiday events, Slime Rodeo
The young Mexican woman walked to her death with a firm step.Her face betrayed no fear as she climbed the ladder to a scaffold on a bridge overlooking the Yuba River. The afternoon sun sparkled on the waterway as it wound through pine-shrouded mountains.The night before, hundreds had celebrated the Fourth of July. Now, they watched, silent, as the woman pushed back two plaits of black hair from her shoulders. She placed the noose around her neck.When they called for her last words, she declared, fearless, “I would do the same again if I was so provoked.” Advertisement Here in this small town in the northern reaches of the Sierra Nevada, the legend of Josefa lives on more than 160 years after her death. Her saga, cobbled together through historical news articles, books and history buffs, is largely unknown even among the state’s Mexican American population but has riveted young and old here in the middle of Trump country.A neighboring town staged a play about … [Read more...] about She was hanged in California 168 years ago — for murder or for being Mexican?