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Julia Garner on Her Difficult Role on The Americans, and Kimmy’s ‘Daddy Issues’

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“You know,” 15-year-old wild child Kimberly Breland tells her much older friend “Jim” on tonight’s episode of The Americans, “sometimes I think you’re the only one who really cares about me.” Little does Kimmy know that her white knight bleeds Soviet red. This season, as Philip Jennings’s spy games hit closer and closer to home, he’s also been ordered to cultivate his most vulnerable target ever: the neglected teenage daughter of a secret CIA agent. And the harder he tries to keep her at arm’s length, the deeper her affection for him gets. We asked actor Julia Garner (Martha Marcy May Marlene) how it feels to play this pivotal part.Your character’s desires are 180 degrees away from the audience’s. The whole time Kimmy’s trying to get together with this older man, we're screaming “Noooooo!" It’s up to you to get us »


- Sean T. Collins

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T-Pain on What Happened to His Aaliyah Collaboration, Furious 7, and Fka Twigs' Engagement to Robert Pattinson [Updated]

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T-Pain, once celebrated for being an innovator of Auto-Tune, hasn't released an album in four years. After a brief struggle with depression following a sudden increase in criticism over his use of vocal effects, he shockingly reemerged last year sans–Auto-Tune with a keyboard-driven set for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. Last week, he released a brand-new, free mixtape, The Iron Way, that's a refreshing throwback to his hitmaking days. Vulture recently spoke to T-Pain about how his new music serves as a reintroduction, what's going on with his Aaliyah collaboration, his Furious 7 cameo, and why getting Fka Twigs on his upcoming album might not be so easy. You laid low for a couple years, then bounced back last October with that Auto-Tune–less NPR Tiny Desk Show that got rave reviews. Does it feel like you’ve had to reintroduce yourself to the public in a new way? »


- Dee Lockett

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Patricia Arquette Will Follow Up Her Oscar Win With a Memoir

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Patricia Arquette will waste no time after winning that Oscar. She just started her starring role on CSI: Cyber and now she'll be an author: Random House has announced that Arquette is writing a memoir. It will reportedly detail life with her famous family, life as a single mother, and life as a woman in Hollywood. Hopefully, she'll squeeze in some Nicolas Cage stories, too. »


- Dee Lockett

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Pete Holmes on How the Comedian Became the Modern-Day Philosopher

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Like Marc Maron's “Wtf,” Pete Holmes spends a lot of time talking comedy with his peers on his wildly popular “You Made It Weird.” The difference is, Holmes is a great deal more idealistic, quick to compare comedy to a religious experience. I spoke with him for my piece on the new comedy boom, but there was so much good stuff in our conversation, we’re running a full transcript of our conversation here. Holmes discusses what makes this period in comedy different from before, how comedians today are better prepared, and why a comedy show is like church.So, basic questions first: What is your basic timeline?It’s a little bit vague because I was doing stand-up in 2000 in college. I consider my start date 2001, but it’s really 2000. Jesus, that’s 15 years. I did it in Boston under five times. Then I moved to Chicago in »


- Jesse David Fox

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The Women of Don Draper

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Don Draper has never lacked for female companionship. Over the course of seven seasons, we've seen him hook up quite a bit, sometimes in the throes of true romance, and other times in the throes of … other things. Not everyone in this slideshow is a sexual partner, but all these women have at some point been the focus of Don's attention. Ahead of Sunday's premiere, let's revisit the many women of Don Draper, in order of when they first appeared on the show. »

- Margaret Lyons

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Michelle Pfeiffer to Star in Morning-News Series

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If it feels like you haven't seen much of Michelle Pfeiffer lately, it's because she's appeared in just nine films in the last decade. But it looks like she's about to become a mainstay on our TV screens. Variety reports that Pfeiffer is set to star in a morning-news comedy series, executive-produced by Katie Couric. And though the show isn't attached to any network just yet, the former Today show co-host is said to be shopping it around to HBO, Showtime, AMC, Netflix, and Amazon. The show's being described as "a comedic look behind-the-scenes of a morning news show," which, given Couric's own morning-news history, pretty much means it'll be a biopic in TV-series form. The only question is who will play the Bryant Gumbel and Matt Lauer to Pfeiffer's Couric? Fingers crossed this turns out better than The Newsroom. »


- Dee Lockett

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That Time Sutton Foster Made a Fake Résumé to Try to Get a Part in Rent

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In the super-charming Younger pilot, Sutton Foster's character Liza lies about her age (and a few other things) to get a job. So when we caught up with Foster at the Cinema Society premiere of her show Tuesday night, we couldn't help but ask if she's ever lied to get a job. Turns out, early in her career, she auditioned for a tour of Rent that wanted people with no experience, so she fibbed a bit to seem green. "I got a photo strip of myself from a photo booth," Foster says. "I sang along with a cassette tape [of] Janis Joplin. And I made up like a fake résumé." She got called back until the very end, but didn't get the part. "So it didn’t ultimately work, but it did get me in the door." »


- Sarah Caldwell

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Ryan Reynolds on Flirting With Helen Mirren and His Deadpool Revival

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Ryan Reynolds gets his Philomena on in the new fact-based drama Woman in Gold, where he plays young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, initially mismatched with feisty 80-year-old client Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren). She wants him to pursue a Gustav Klimt painting that belongs to her family but was conscripted by the Germans several decades prior; though he's reluctant to take the case at first, he becomes obsessed with the unusual, continent-spanning particulars of the true story, and these two unlikely people become fast friends. (Though, really, who could resist Helen Mirren for long?) From the set of his new superhero film Deadpool, Reynolds recently called up Vulture to discuss how Harvey Weinstein wooed him for Woman, and how his current Marvel movie — spun off from a wisecracking character he played in X-Men Origins: Wolverine — finally came together after years spent seeking a green light.At Cannes last year, Harvey Weinstein »


- Kyle Buchanan

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What Should I Watch After I Have Surgery? Your Pressing TV Questions, Answered

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Welcome back to Stay Tuned, Vulture's TV advice column. Each Wednesday, Margaret Lyons answers your questions about your various TV triumphs and woes. Need help? Have a theory? Want a recommendation? Submit a question! You can email staytuned@nymag.com, leave a comment, or tweet @margeincharge with the hashtag #staytuned. What should I watch while I'm recovering from surgery? —ShannonBelieve it or not, this is one of the most common questions people submit to Stay Tuned. (Along with "What should I watch after The Wire?" Folks, we've talked about this: Homicide. You should watch Homicide before, during, and after The Wire.) But to all of you facing a period of convalescence, Stay Tuned is here to help. Biopsy: Southland. It's a cop show, and it's fantastic, and it's the spiritual successor to ER, and you'll be like, "Why isn't Regina King just the biggest star in the world?" and everyone »


- Margaret Lyons

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Kardashian Employees Get to Have Their Own Reality Show

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The expansion continues. Kardashian sisters Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim will tack on yet another spinoff of their reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Now you'll have to keep up with the employees of their boutique, Dash, as these lucky girls get their own reality show. (Yes, this is like the Vanderpump Rules of Kuwtk.) Writes E!: "Now viewers will have the opportunity to follow the lives of the Kardashian sisters’ young, fun, and hot employees as they navigate the hectic life of a twenty-something in Hollywood while representing the Kardashian brand." Selling clothes was never so complicated — sorry, komplicated. »


- Lindsey Weber

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The Letterman Years: Stories From Behind the Scenes of the Show That Changed Comedy Forever

31 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT

Where comedians of the first comedy boom dreamed of being Johnny Carson, the second comedy boom's late-night hosts — Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers — all grew up looking up to David Letterman. “We're all 100 percent guilty of stealing from Letterman,” Kimmel told Rolling Stone for its 2011 feature, “How Letterman Reinvented TV.” “That show changed everything, and it changed the humor of the United States more than anything I can think of." Letterman strolled in like the Eliot Ness of television — suddenly, there was an expectation that you had to raise your game or be called out on it. "When Letterman was on, I thought, 'I know these people and this sense of humor – this is a world I have to find a way into,'” Judd Apatow told Rolling Stone of his subversive, conversational style. “There were six or seven people or groups who changed comedy »


- Tom Ruprecht

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The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Is Already in Trouble on Twitter [Updated]

31 March 2015 10:10 AM, PDT

Just a day after Comedy Central announced Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on The Daily Show, people are already calling for him to be fired. Why? Because we live in the digital age, where our internet pasts haunt us forever, and some Twitter sleuths have uncovered some pretty damaging old tweets from Trevor's account. Some of the tweets in question, which critics have labeled sexist and anti-Semitic, date as far back as 2009, while others are as recent as February 2015. While it's unclear whether or not Comedy Central was aware of these tweets before they hired him (the network has yet to release a statement), there's an important lesson here: Delete Your Old, Unfunny Tweets. Update: MSNBC's Anna Brand says Trevor Noah tweeted, then quickly deleted, a response to his critics this morning. »


- Dee Lockett

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Ludacris on Ludaversal, Paul Walker, and Reinventing Himself

31 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT

Ludacris appears to be everywhere these days. The veteran Atlanta emcee released his ninth album today, the long-delayed Ludaversal. You can also see him at the movies in Furious 7, the latest installment in the Fast & Furious franchise. Before he skipped off to attend an L.A. listening party for Ludaversal, the 37-year-old rapper, actor and Devil Wears Prada enthusiast took a few minutes to answer some questions about the album, the film, and his recent sightings with Republican royalty and bratty young pop stars.You appear to be all over the place as of late. Didn’t I see you hanging out with one of the Bushes recently?I was getting honored by the House of Representatives in Georgia, and I was on my way out. And there were people taking photos. So I guess [Jeb Bush’s camp] turned around and took a photo with us. It was just a photo. Was »


- Craig D. Lindsey

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Better Call Saul Recap: Family Matters

31 March 2015 9:40 AM, PDT

I guess we should have seen this coming: In a show driven by unpleasant contradictions, Jimmy’s biggest inspiration also turns out to be his biggest obstacle. I had a sense of Chuck’s power before, but watching him come through the doors at Hamlin, Hamlin, McGill to a standing ovation was — intentionally, I think — like watching a Roman emperor enter the Coliseum. Instead of a chariot, he rides shotgun in a Suzuki Esteem; instead of his ministry, he has his poor, dumb brother, carrying more cardboard boxes than he can handle.  After deciding that they don’t have the resources to fight Sandpiper’s lawyers, Jimmy and Chuck have come to Hhm to make a deal. Jimmy only thinks he knows what’s on the table; that he doesn’t becomes the episode’s revelation. Hhm agree to give him what amounts to a consultancy fee for bringing the case in, »

- Mike Powell

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The Unexpected Resurgence of the Comedy Duo

31 March 2015 8:56 AM, PDT

Not all that long ago, way back in the 1990s, when every other stand-up comedian was getting a sitcom deal and every funny group of friends was aiming to be the next Kids in the Hall, the comedy duo looked to be nearly extinct. At the very least, the duo, or double act — that foundational comedic configuration, the straight man and the quipster, the stooge and the bananaman, the fat one and the skinny one — seemed quaint, archaic, and prepped for retirement. Sure, it had given us Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Burns and Allen, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, Nichols and May, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, and the Smothers Brothers, but that was precisely the point: By the end of the 20th century in American comedy, the duo hadn’t felt really relevant since the 1960s, possibly since the 1930s. They had the whiff of vaudeville about »


- Adam Sternbergh

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Everything We Know About Robert Durst’s Second Wife, Debrah Lee Charatan [Updated]

31 March 2015 8:36 AM, PDT

Of all the characters who cross paths with Robert Durst in The Jinx, perhaps the most enigmatic is Durst's second wife, Debrah Lee Charatan. First seen bailing Durst out of jail after his 2001 murder arrest, Charatan appears only in archival police interview footage, where she's a brash, sarcastic presence. (She declined to be interviewed for the documentary, perhaps wisely.) With little else to go on, both Jinx fans and the series itself have speculated on the exact nature of Charatan's relationship with Durst. As one interviewee put in in the penultimate episode, "A lot of people believe Debbie knows Bob’s secrets, whatever they may be."As Durst's legal troubles have been well covered in the press, so, too, have various snippets of Charatan's biography. Here's what we know about her so far. Like Durst, she's a powerful figure in New York City real estate.Unlike Durst, it seems to be her passion. »


- Nate Jones

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Bloodline Recap: Monster

31 March 2015 8:35 AM, PDT

Danny started out as a black sheep, but now he's a full-blown monster. He's a moral chameleon with possessed eyes and a gaping hole where his heart used to be. Written by Carter Harris, "Part 10" made me feel as dumb and broken as John. For a majority of these recaps, I've been sticking up for Danny, trying to prove that it was somehow his family members who created his dark side. I still believe Danny's a product of his past, but I can no longer lend him my defense.Danny's spun a web, and he's waiting for everybody to fall into his trap. "That's a sign the fun's starting," John says to Eric. The difference between this Danny and the one we met at the beginning of the series is that the new one (or real one?) does everything with a sense of maliciousness. Danny's earlier actions would've led you »


- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Janelle Monáe’s ‘Yoga’ Is Your New Workout Anthem

31 March 2015 8:24 AM, PDT

Janelle Monáe, android queen and James Brown reincarnated, has a new compilation Ep coming out for her own label (because she's that much of a boss), which means we're finally getting new music from her. Forget Kanye's "The New Workout Plan": Next time you're in a Bikram yoga session, about one more warrior pose away from fainting, bump Monáe's "Yoga" and get empowered by lines like, "you cannot police me, so get off my areola," and kill it! Can NBC just use this as Monáe's audition for Dorothy or Glinda in The Wiz live musical and call it a day? »


- Dee Lockett

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The 5 Best Moments From RuPaul’s Drag Race

31 March 2015 8:23 AM, PDT

Another episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, another big challenge for the contestants to attempt, another teachable moment for Ru, and another shocking elimination — if season seven of Rpdr has nothing else going for it, at least it’s consistent. “The Despy Awards” (no, it doesn’t seem to stand for anything) feature paper gowns and meltdowns; who could ask for anything more? Here are the winners of the Despy Awards’ moment of the night.The Buddy SystemThe best part of any reality show is when contestants have to showcase their teamwork skills and work in groups. While previous weeks showed the varying results of self-selected teams, this week’s episode instead opted for the pair-off methods of kindergarten teachers everywhere: the buddy system. Queens are matched up based on whom they were standing with in line, causing the kind of passive-aggressive cooperation best exemplified by sulky teenagers working on »

- Libby Hill

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Six Degrees of Louis C.K.

31 March 2015 8:21 AM, PDT

Part of the thrill of watching Louie is star-spotting. That’s because the countless actors who make appearances on the FX series seem to work hard to surprise us. Like, who knew David Lynch would make such a fine, cranky image consultant? Or that Chloë Sevingy would make such an intriguing, eccentric self-pleasurer? As the show’s guest roster continues to grow, so does its lead actor’s sphere of influence. So to mark the Emmy award-winning series’ season 5 (which debuts April 9 at 10:30pm), we decided to do a bit of free-association to illustrate just how far Louis C.K.’s reach could continue to spread from his already-impressive collection of guest stars. If you need us, we’ll be holding out for that Nick Offerman cameo…. »


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