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The N-word is never in vogue: Fashion Designer UsesThe N-Word To Describe Latest Collection

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The N-word is never in vogue. However, A.P.C.'s founder Jean Touitou clearly didn't get that memo. The french designer used the expletive several times...
Jay Z and Kanye West’s Grammy nominated single “N*ggas In Paris” will now have a clothing collection with its namesake. A.P.C clothing line founder Jean Touitou has decided to name a part of his fall/winter 2015 line “N*ggas In Paris.”  “I call this one look Last N*ggas in Paris. Why? Because it’s the sweet spot when the hood meets Bertolucci’s movie Last Tango in Paris. So that’s ‘N*ggas in Paris’ and Last N*ggas in Paris. Oh, I am glad some people laughed with me. Yes, I mean, it’s nice to play with the strong signifiers. The Timberland here is a very strong ghetto signifier. In the ghetto, it is all the Timberlands, all the big chain. Not at the same time—never; it’s bad taste. So we designed Timberlands with Timberland.” After making this bold explanation, he released a statement to Style.com clarifying what he meant. He…

2015 Sundance Film Festival

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In 1978, Robert Redford's company, Wildwood, founded the Sundance Film Festival, which begins today in Park City, Utah. Redford is pictured here in Utah in 1969, the same year he purchased the land now known as Sundance.

Sundanceisn’t just about looking for celebrities, watching new films and guessing which will get picked up by the big distributors, there are also great seminars and panels with filmmakers that dive into the art and craft of making movies.  It’s no surprise that Sundance is one of the most talked about film festivals given the talent that submits work and the films premiered. This year’s lineup is getting a lot of buzz.The Sundance Film Festival® has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, includingWhiplash,Boyhood,Rich Hill,Beasts of the Southern Wild,Fruitvale Station,Little Miss Sunshine,sex, lies, and videotape,Reservoir Dogs,Hedwig and the Angry Inch,An Inconvenient Truth,Preciousand Napoleon Dynamite, an…

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015: Winners

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The SAG Awards are usually treated as an Oscar predictor
The cream of Hollywood assembled at the Shrine Auditorium in  Los Angeles late Sunday to discover who will be honored at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015. The red carpet extravaganza is prestigious in its own right, but it is also a crucial yardstick for the Academy Awards just around the corner. 

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role
Winner: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role Winner: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series Winner: Orange Is the New Black Outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series Winner: William H. Macy, Shameless Outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series Winner: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries

16 Most Dramatic Moments from 'Whitney,' the Lifetime Biopic of Whitney Houston

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From meeting Bobby Brown to crack-fueled crack-ups, the scenes that made us well....
"Whitney," starring Yaya Costa as Houston, centers on the singer's life with her husband of 14 years, Bobby Brown. It begins in 1989, the year that they met, and ends shortly after the birth of their only child together, Bobbi Kristina, in 1993. However, that leaves plenty of time for drama:

Yaya DaCosta as “Whitney Houston” in the new Lifetime original movie 'Whitney,' premiered Saturday, January 17th, 2015. 

There's an excellent reason "Directed by Angela Bassett" is plastered all over the ads for Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic — entitled, simply, Whitney — and the reason is Aaliyah. Bassett is the network's way of saying, "We're sorry. We promise we won't screw things up like when we let Wendy Williams do that Aaliyah flick. This one will be all about Quality. This time we're bringing in an Oscar-nominated Hollywood leading lady who sta…

Pitch Perfect 2 First Look!

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NO ONE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A HIT. (TOO MUCH SINGING,
NOT ENOUGH SUPERHEROES.) BUT PITCH PERFECT BELTED

ITS WAY INTO A $113 MILLION WORLDWIDE GRAND SLAM,

SPAWNING A SMASH SINGLE AND A DVD SENSATION.

NOW THE BALLADEER BELLAS ARE BACK FOR ANOTHER A

CAPPELLA ASS WHUPPING. AND WE’VE TOTALLY GOT A TONER.





BUT BEFORE YOU SCREAM “A ca-scuse me?!” it’s just a temporary separation. On this muggy June day in Baton Rouge, La., the cast of Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to Universal’s sleeper about a college a cappella group, is pulling double duty. Rebel Wilson (returning as blunt bombshell Fat Amy) and Brittany Snow (back as dim bulb Chloe) are cloistered in the production offices, recording and preparing for dance rehearsal. It sounds way more glam than it is. Instead of catered cuisine, the stars can dine on granola bars while huddling in a kitchenette, and the recording studio is plunked down so close to railroad tracks that everything rumbles when a train rolls by. Still, it’s a major step up fr…