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Something about Zooey Deschanel throws off TV critics. At last year’s press tour panel for her Fox hit New Girl, a reporter wanted to know when did she realize that she’s “adorable.”
This time at the semi-annual event, she was asked to explain her name. That was the question — can she “explain her name.” Like it’s a riddle. Or… Continue reading Critic asks Zooey Deschanel to explain her name
Earlier this week, film critic Marshall Fine did something very common for a man of his profession: he wrote a negative review. Unfortunately, Fine wrote a negative review about “The Dark Knight Rises,” easily the most anticipated movie of the summer — and then the storm came.
The Hollywood and Fine helmer posted the first — and for a number of days, only — negative review about Christopher Nolan’s finale on… Continue reading 'Dark Knight Rises' Film Critic Receives Death Threats Over Negative Review
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–Sandra Bullock says her biggest fashion critic is actually her son, Louis. “He likes me the other way,” she says of dressing up [InStyle]
–Kris, Kendall and Kylie Jenner apparently play a part on next week’s episode of America’s Next Top Model [Fashionista]
–Kanye West is selling the shoes he sent down the runway in Paris last season … for a… Continue reading Chic Clicks: Sandra Bullock’s Fashion Critic, the Jenners Take ‘America’s Next Top Model’
Yesterday’s news that the Village Voice had laid off its longtime chief film critic J. Hoberman sent shockwaves through the worlds of movie journalism and independent film distribution. Aside from Roger Ebert, it’s hard to imagine a current critic who’s been at his post longer, who’s had more impact on the indie film world and on other critics, or who’s departure would leave a bigger void. His layoff… Continue reading Why J. Hoberman, Fired Village Voice Movie Critic, Matters
On a day marked by famed film critic Armond White’s annually hilarious Better-Than list, one of White’s many adversaries in the critical world was laid off. The Village Voice let go of long-time film reviewer J. Hoberman, who had been writing for the alt-weekly since 1983.
Hoberman, who started writing for the paper in 1983 and was promoted to head film critic in 1988, was not stunned by the… Continue reading J. Hoberman Laid Off: Village Voice Film Critic Let Go After More Than 20 Years