Refresh for updates: The Walking Dead cast members and Get Out director are among those mourning the loss of 33-year-old stuntman John Bernecker today, with Jordan Peele, Norman Reedus and TWD co-star Austin Amelio offering remembrances on social media. “I have absolutely no words,” tweeted Amelio, the TWD actor who reportedly was on-set and sharing a scene when Bernecker fell to his death Wednesday. “My heart is absolutely broken…” “You will be missed,” Reedus writes. TWD star Jeffrey Dean Morgan tweeted, “Deep sorrow today, and for every tomorrow.” Jordan Peele, who hired Bernecker for stunt work on Get Out, tweeted, “He was so nice, so cool and great at his job.” Bernecker’s credits also include the upcoming Black Panther as well as Logan, and The Fate of the Furious, Looper, among many others, and actors from series including Turn and 24: Legacy recall their friend’s work as their … [Read more...] about Norman Reedus, Austin Amelio, Jordan Peele Remember ‘Walking Dead’ Stuntman John Bernecker
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I’ve been stuck in predictably cliché L.A. traffic for what seems like a Kardashian marathon’s amount of time when I realize my Uber driver has been playing the new Post Malone album on loop. Whether you’re body to body at the club or bumper to bumper on the 405, it seems you can’t go anywhere these days without hearing from the chart-topping singer. But starting this fall, you’ll be seeing a lot more of Post Malone too. Last month, the 90s eyewear giant, Arnette, tapped Malone as their new curator and spokesperson, calling him “the perfect ambassador” to relaunch the brand. Malone’s role includes collaborating on a collection of tricked-out glasses that will be sold through SunglassHut.com, and appearing in the company’s ad campaigns. The new eyewear launch follows two collaborations with Crocs (yes, those crocs) that sold out in minutes last year, and a curious partnership with Bud Light this past August on a limited-edition … [Read more...] about Post Malone Is Apparently a Fashion Icon Now, But Who the Heck Is Buying His Stuff?
There’s an understanding among those who know Britney well: When she’s blond, she’s happy. When she’s brunette, she’s sad. When she’s pink, she’s crazy. Her hair was back to glowing and golden this fall, when she spent her time diligently shuttling back and forth from her Beverly Hills mansion to dance rehearsals and video shoots and recording studios, in preparation for her new album, Circus. It was a complete transformation, following a year in which she spent a month in rehab, endured a brutal custody battle with her ex-husband Kevin Federline and careened toward a massive — and very public — meltdown that culminated in two involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations in January. Rolling Stone Album Review: ‘Femme Fatale’ by Britney Spears “I feel like an old person now,” she says one afternoon, as a manicurist applies rhinestones and girly pink lacquer to her chewed-up nails. “I do! I go to bed at, … [Read more...] about Britney Spears Returns
It’s a sunny afternoon in Los Angeles, and Paul Schrader is asking for forgiveness as an American flag flaps outside his window. If he appears distant, the 71-year-old filmmaker explains, he had a detached retina operation three weeks ago and his left eye is half-filled with blood. The screenwriter-turned-director who helped engrave Martin Scorsese’s reputation with his scripts for Taxi Driver and Raging Bull is wearing black pants and a nubbly black sweater over a white shirt. You could describe his style vibe as “casual priest” – a perfect look for talking about First Reformed, his tense drama starring Ethan Hawke as an alcoholic minister named Toller who’s politicized by questions of how an Old-Testament God can combat global warming. But even before a violent environmentalist (Philip Ettinger) and his pregnant wife – named, naturally, Mary (Amanda Seyfried) – insinuate their way into his thoughts and prayers, the … [Read more...] about ‘First Reformed’: Paul Schrader on Faith, Hope and Returning to Form
There may be no writer alive today who better captures the manic, fevered, paranoid style in 21st-century America than Ben Fountain. His award-winning novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, about an ambivalent Iraq War grunt whose platoon will soon be celebrated at the Thanksgiving halftime performance of a Dallas Cowboys game, both captured and skewered the ballpark patriotism of a country whose citizens pay little mind to the endless wars fought in their name halfway around the world, and to the young men and women who fight them. Fountain’s new book, Beautiful Country Burn Again (out today), is every bit as powerful. This time, however, he approaches his subject as a journalist and a citizen chronicling one of the most surreal chapters in American history: the 2016 presidential race. “2016 was the year all the crazy parts of America ran amok over the rest,” he writes. “Screens, memes, fake news, Twitter storms, Russian hackers, pussy grabbers, … [Read more...] about Novelist Ben Fountain on Trump’s Rise, Hillary’s Fall, and What’s Next