French-born Greg, who popped the question on 22 July, planned the proposal to a tee. The couple enjoyed a romantic lunch and spent the day by the pool before going back to their room, where Greg had arranged for rose petals and champagne to be set up. … [Read more...] about Princess Diana’s brother Charles Spencer says their mother Frances was not cut out for maternity
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George Lucas as Papanoida Star Wars universe eventually decided to put himself into his own creation, although in a rather strange cameo: As Anakin visits Palpatine at the Opera, you can spot an ornately garbed blue alien. Yep, that’s Lucas, as Papanoida, the chairman of his home moon Pantora, per the Star Wars Wiki. … [Read more...] about 35 Famous People You Forgot Were in the
Gossip Girl (6 seasons, 2007–2012)Connor Paolo (Eric van der Woodsen), Jessica Szohr (Vanessa Abrams), Taylor Momsen (Jenny Humphry)For Momsen: Season 4, episode 10, “Gaslit”; for Paolo and Szohr: Season 4, episode 22, “The Wrong Goodbye” (though all three would return for cameos in the series finale, “New York, I Love You XOXO”)What “happened”: By its fourth season, Gossip Girl had become less a TV show and more a Versace-clad ouroboros willing to shill Vitamin water, ignore plot mechanics, and consume itself in a never-ending cycle of character pairings, each more ridiculous than the ideas you’d find in the average slashfic forum. And in the midst of that chaos, more than a few characters jumped ship.In the season finale, boho-chic troublemaker Vanessa has Dan Humphrey’s novel about the Upper East Side published in secret before decamping to Spain. Somewhere between seasons four and five, perpetually overlooked Eric … [Read more...] about What Happens When Actors Leave High-School-TV Shows?
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) As you may have noticed by now, four of Leo’s top five films are Martin Scorsese works. These are four very different performances, but they’re all terrific in their own way, not to mention the purest expression of DiCaprio’s impressive skill set. This, of course, is the most recent one, the one that we suspect is going to age perhaps as well as any on this list. DiCaprio is playing a truly loathsome character (Jordan Belfort), but he plays him with such zest and go-for-fuckin’-broke gusto that it’s perhaps no surprise young Wall Street types have ignored the subtext all together and just taken this movie as the story of a hero’s journey to the top. DiCaprio’s fantastic, start to finish, but we particularly love how he never winks, never gives in one bit that this guy is a monster, never evinces anything other than absolute certainty that the world was made specifically for him to conquer, strip bare, and … [Read more...] about Every Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Performance, Ranked
Stoner comedies experienced a resurgence in the ‘90s. With the Reagan era over and the country’s attitude towards marijuana relaxing, drug use began to trickle back into the theaters. Many factors contributed to this new national outlook, and there seems to be no big single cause, just a bunch of tiny ones that turned the tide on the public perception of the War on Drugs and brought about the return of the stoner comedy. Chalk it up to a wave of 60s/70s nostalgia or the introduction of medical marijuana beginning with its legalization in California (prescription pot even began to be used as a plot point, making its way into Half Baked and Harold and Kumar). Either way, fears associated with the perceived harms of pot gradually wore off. The national conversation over marijuana use even made its way into the 1992 Presidential Election, with Bill Clinton famously saying he tried the drug but never inhaled. There was more weed around, too, as the signing of NAFTA increased the … [Read more...] about A Definitive Guide to Stoner Comedies