Monthly Archives: January 2012

Marina Abramovic Interviewed for “The Artist is Present” at the Studio at Sundance

31, 2012 5:13pm

Marina Abramovic by Scott McDermott

The world’s best/most successful/most famous/most significant performance artist Marina Abramovic, and Matthew Akers, director of the documentary “Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present,” chatted with’s Elliot Kotek at the Studio at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

The film chronicles the lead-up to Abramovic’s major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the institution’s first such exhibition for a performance artist.

Later that night, Abramovic hosted a “silent party” at Sundance – undoubtedly another first. The rumor is that Robert Redford said it was the best Sundance party he’d ever attended. …Read More

The Vanity Fair March 2012 Hollywood Issue: Paula Patton, Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and More (Photo Gallery)

31, 2012 4:00pm

Vanity Fair March 2012 Hollywood IssuePhotographer Mario Testino channeled the Jazz Age for his three-panel foldout in the Vanity Fair March 2012 Hollywood issue. Eleven of Hollywood’s hottest actresses appear on the cover: Brit Marling, Rooney Mara, Lily Collins, Mia Wasikowska, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Paula Patton, Jessica Chastain, Shailene Woodley, Elizabeth Olsen and Adepero Oduye.

Jessica Diehl, the fashion and style director of Vanity Fair, opted for pastel gowns from the Spring/Summer 2012 season and plenty of feathers to complete the retro boudoir aesthetic. Check out the full three-page foldout and some close-ups below, courtesy of Just Jared. Which starlet looks best in this shot?

Madonna: ‘I’m So Nervous’ About Super Bowl Performance

31, 2012 2:00pm


Madonna is the epitome of a seasoned performer, but she recently told Anderson Cooper that she’s quite nervous about headlining the halftime show this Super Bowl Sunday.

“Oh my god, I’m so nervous,” she admitted. “You have no idea. First of all, it’s the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is kind of like the holiest of holy in America. I’m going to come in halfway between the church experience and I’m going to have to deliver a sermon that’s going to have to be very impactful.”

Madonna also noted some of the time constraints she must overcome: She has just eight minutes to set up her stage, seven minutes to remove it, and 12 minutes to perform. “I have to put on the greatest show on earth in the middle of the greatest show on earth,” she added.

The Super Bowl airs at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC. How do you think Madonna will do?

Charlize Theron’s Golden Globes 2012 Outfit Cost How Much?!

31, 2012 12:00pm

Charlize Theron Golden Globes 2012

We know that celebrities wear insanely opulent outfits to awards shows, but Charlotte Cowles and Amy Odell of The Cut broke down the cost of Charlize Theron‘s Golden Globes 2012 outfit, and their findings will astound you. Although Theron’s gown, jewelry, shoes and accessories would retail at a whopping $8,079,905, the actress didn’t have to pay a cent to wear them.

Designers love it when celebrities wear their designs at red carpet events because it’s free publicity; accordingly, they’re happy to loan out couture, vintage or fresh-off-the-runway looks to top stars like Charlize Theron. By The Cut’s calculations, Cartier, for example, loaned her over $8 million worth of jewelry, while Christian Dior loaned her a $30,000 couture gown and a $20,000 couture purse.

The full breakdown appears at New York Magazine. Are you surprised at how much money it takes to make an already-beautiful star like Theron sparkle at the Golden Globes?

Leonardo DiCaprio Talks Directing Aspirations in GQ Australia (Photo Gallery)

31, 2012 10:00am

Leonardo DiCaprio in Vogue Australia

Leonardo DiCaprio is the face of the GQ Australia Back to Business issue — an appropriate choice, considering he recently spent some time Down Under to film “The Great Gatsby.” In the accompanying interview, DiCaprio revealed that he’d like to transition behind the camera and become a director.

“I do [want to direct],” he said. “And if I did direct, I would try to have the same no-bullsh*t approach to it as Clint [Eastwood] and his crew have. Seriously, there are no frills on his set. It’s a small, tight-knit crew.”

Check out more photos of Leonardo DiCaprio by Craig McDean for GQ Australia below. Savvy GQ readers may note that these images look familiar: they actually first appeared in the October 2011 issue of the U.S. edition of GQ.