February 4, 2016
Conscious uncoupling pays off We mocked Gwyneth Paltrow when she declared in 2014 that she and then-husband Chris Martin were parting ways in a super-amicable process called "conscious uncoupling. " There will be no acrimony, the duo said, but a harmonious divorce that would save their kids, Apple and Moses , from unnecessary trauma. The strategy worked wonders and the duo are still close friends, Gwyn says. "If you can't stay married, wouldn't the ideal be that you could still be a family and you could put aside your own stuff long enough to explore - what is this new family and who am I in it?"
January 31, 2016
Title: Chief executive Home: Hewlett Neck, Long Island. Home away from home: A bed and breakfast, Doylestown. Family: Wife, Lynn; sons, Jason, 18, Brett, 13. Diplomas: Tufts University, psychology; Columbia University, master's in business administration. Obsession: Movies, at least two a week. Oscar picks: "The Revenant" for best movie, Leonardo DiCaprio for best actor. Cold prevention: Besides Cold-Eeze, uses a hair dryer to dry nostrils, ears after a shower.
January 30, 2016 |
Of the pope, Leo & Bosch I said it the first time I saw Leonardo DiCaprio as poet and lapsed Catholic Jim Carroll in 1995's The Basketball Diaries , his breakout film. "This young man," I said to Some Random Dude , "has something to teach the pope. " I'm certain the pontiff has a great deal to impart to Leo. So they did. Leo and Pope Francis had a tête-à-tête Thursday at the Vatican. "Your Holiness, thank you for granting me this private audience with you," DiCaprio said, according to the Associated Press.
January 17, 2016 |
The scraggly West Philadelphia beard and its scruffy hipster cousin have some well-groomed competition. The trendlet Full and impeccably cared for beards growing on faces that never fancied facial hair. That means the smooth baby face - once the signature of the conservative corporate gent - has more or less gone the way of pleated, baggy khakis. Where does it come from? Beards were standard facial fare until the 18th century, when razors became widely available. Beards came back in style in the 1800s, but when men traded field labor for office and manufacturing work at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, they fell out of favor again.
January 6, 2016 |
Stamos: I have no secrets After decades in the public eye, John Stamos says he no longer has any secrets of the dark kind. "I really don't have anything to hide anymore," Stamos, 52, told schlock jock Howard Stern on Monday. Stamos spoke of his rehab stint in July. He entered a facility a few weeks after he was arrested for DUI. The Full House and Grandfathered star told Stern he doesn't drink or drug anymore. Stamos said he went off the rails after reacting badly to two events.
December 5, 2015 |
Adele: Music's superbeast! Know how they said Adele 's new album, 25 , might sell 4 million copies by Christmas? Not gonna happen. It's going to blast that figure right out of the duck pond! As of Monday, it had sold 4 million units in the United States alone . As of Tuesday, it was approaching 6 million. Worldwide sales aren't in, but they won't subtract. It's unprecedented, no matter how you slice the head cheese. In an era when no one's s'posed to be buying albums anymore, 25 destroyed and mutilated the old first-week sales record of 2.4 million set by NSync 's album No Strings Attached back in prehysterical 2000 - in its first four days out!
February 28, 2015 |
The best con artist movies - The Grifters , The Sting , Matchstick Men , David Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner and House of Games - bamboozle the mark and the audience at the same time. You're left in awed disbelief. How'd they do that? (And how did the word bamboozle come into being, anyway?) Focus , a glossy cruise down Scammery Road, aspires to the above-mentioned company. It certainly struts the strut. But for all the combustible chemistry of its two leads - Will Smith and Margot Robbie - the movie pulls off the worst kind of con: the one that disappoints.
October 12, 2014 |
Stock flippers and ratholes: That was the dirty business of true-life Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort, says Gregory Coleman, the FBI special agent who ensnared the notorious criminal. The real story is even better than the movie. And, like every good story, it has lessons for us. Coleman was invited to tell the tale at the recent Economic Crimes Conference at the Philadelphia FBI offices by Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge John Brosnan, formerly of Coleman's old New York squad.
September 18, 2014 |
Leonardo DiCaprio to run U.N. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration. But the United Nations has, indeed, bestowed an honor on the Inception star. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday named DiCap a Messenger of Peace. He joins 11 other boldfacers including Stevie Wonder , Michael Douglas , George Clooney , and Jane Goodall . "I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history," said DiCap, who next week is hosting an informal climate change conference at the U.N. Streisand & Elvis Barbra Streisand 's new LP, Partners , due Wednesday, features duets with a host of male singers, including John Legend , Stevie Wonder , Billy Joel , Michael Bublé , and Blake Shelton . She even does a virtual duet with Elvis . "To sing with [him]
July 22, 2014 |
Downey Jr. makes load$! Overqualified Iron Man movie star (and onetime serious thesp) Robert Downey Jr. , 49, made more money in the last 12 months than any actor alive or dead. Thanks to Marvel's comic hero, he made $75 mil. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson trails at No. 2, with a measly $52 mil. Bradley Cooper ($46 mil), Leonardo DiCaprio ($39 mil), and Chris Hemsworth ($37 mil) round out the top five. Shakira breaks Facebook . . . well, OK, no, the Colombian hip-shaker didn't break the gargantuan social medium; she just broke the record for most-liked celeb.