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The fashion world looks back on Lauren Bacall

14 August 2014 3:03 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Lauren Bacall had one condition when the Fashion Institute of Technology wrote recently to ask if it could turn hundreds of personal garments she donated into an exhibition about her style.

"She said, 'Yes, it's fine, as long as it's high-quality - Diana Vreeland style,'" recalled Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at Fit.

Throughout her years, Bacall hadn't forgotten the fashion editor who plucked her from a Seventh Avenue showroom floor and delivered her to Hollywood's door via the pages of Harper's Bazaar at age 19.

And next spring, Steele's museum - with the help of Fit graduate students learning how to curate - will fulfill its promise in a show focused on five designers who helped define Bacall's subtle seductiveness, her sophisticated mix of classic femininity and raw masculine authority in fashion.

Bacall, who died Tuesday at 89, was a fashion darling of a unique sort. A model »

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Lauren Bacall, Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 89

12 August 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lauren Bacall, the sultry blonde siren who became an overnight star via a memorable film debut at age 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart in Howard Hawks’ “To Have and Have Not,” died Tuesday of a suspected stroke at her home in the Dakota in Manhattan. She was 89.

The Bogart estate confirmed the news on Twitter.

Variety’s review of the 1944 film described her as “a young lady of presence,” and audiences immediately embraced her gravel-voiced and sultry persona. The voice was said to have come from a year shouting into a canyon. Regardless, “the Look,” her slinky, pouty-lipped head-lowered stare, influenced a generation of actresses.

After a 50-year career, she received her first Oscar nomination for supporting actress for her role as Barbra Streisand’s mother in 1997’s “The Mirror Has Two Faces.” Though considered a shoo-in, she didn’t win. However, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences gave her a 2009 Governors Award for life achievement. »

- Richard Natale

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Why Do Times Square Spider-Men Keep Getting Arrested? Spider-Man Himself Explains

29 July 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

"Okay," Spider-Man told me last night. "I'll tell you the reason Spider-Man's the one that's always getting into problems. It's the costumes." This particular Spider-Man was on a quick break from his solemn duty: standing at the corner of 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue to take pictures with passersby. By day, he goes by the name Paul Smith, and he says he works in marketing for Liberty Tax Service. Just moments before, a pedestrian had shouted at him, "Hey Spider-Man, how come you beat up that cop?"The pedestrian was referring to some bizarre news from the weekend: For the third time this year, a panhandler in a Spider-Man costume was arrested in Times Square. (None of them were Smith.) The first Spider-Man was accused of punching a mother in the head when she didn't pay him for a photo he took with her kid. (He was later acquitted, but »

- Abraham Riesman

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Eli Wallach, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ Star, Dies at 98

24 June 2014 10:07 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tony- and Emmy-winning actor Eli Wallach, a major proponent of “the Method” style of acting best known for his starring role in Elia Kazan’s film “Baby Doll” and for his role as villain Tuco in iconic spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” died on Tuesday, according to the New York Times. He was 98.

On the bigscreen Wallach had few turns as a leading man, but none was as strong as his first starring role in 1956’s “Baby Doll,” in which he played a leering cotton gin owner intent on seducing the virgin bride (Carroll Baker) of his business rival (Karl Malden). But he appeared in more than 80 films, offering colorful turns in character roles in movies such as “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “Nuts,” “Lord Jim,” “The Misfits” and “The Two Jakes.”

The actor, who appeared in a wide variety of stage, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Eli Wallach, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ Star, Dies at 98

24 June 2014 10:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tony- and Emmy-winning actor Eli Wallach, a major proponent of “the Method” style of acting best known for his starring role in Elia Kazan’s film “Baby Doll” and for his role as villain Tuco in iconic spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” died on Tuesday, according to the New York Times. He was 98.

On the bigscreen Wallach had few turns as a leading man, but none was as strong as his first starring role in 1956’s “Baby Doll,” in which he played a leering cotton gin owner intent on seducing the virgin bride (Carroll Baker) of his business rival (Karl Malden). But he appeared in more than 80 films, offering colorful turns in character roles in movies such as “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “Nuts,” “Lord Jim,” “The Misfits” and “The Two Jakes.”

The actor, who appeared in a wide variety of stage, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Barbara Walters to 'Vanity Fair': 'Do I see myself as a feminist idol? No'

9 May 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

We know Barbara Walters as an intense broadcast journalist who knows how to ask tough questions. But in Vanity Fair’s new profile of the View co-host, we learn that she’s not very into being on the other side of an interview; in fact, the magazine says that she even offered to write the story herself.

Still, Vf did manage to get a few personal tidbits out of Walters, including why the View ladies don’t take pee breaks and the one time Walters broke during a interview.Check out a few highlights below:

Don’t ask her how »

- Ariana Bacle

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Ratings: The Walking Dead Finale Attracts Massive Viewership

31 March 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Walking Dead scored predictably massive ratings on Sunday: 15.7 million viewers watched the season four finale, making it the most-watched finale yet for AMC’s zom-dram. The episode earned an 8.0 rating among viewers under 50, crushing all broadcast and cable competition Sunday and easily making Dead the No. 1 show on all of TV last week. If you stand outside AMC’s Seventh Avenue headquarters this afternoon, you can practically hear the cash registers going “ka-ching!” as the network’s advertising execs start adding up how much money they’ll rake in for season five. Still, it is worth noting this about Dead’s Sunday performance: It’s the first time a finale for the show hasn’t surpassed that season’s premiere (last fall’s return was seen by 16.1 million same-day viewers). This may be a sign the show’s nonstop Nielsen momentum has peaked. But even if it has, Dead is still a juggernaut, »

- Josef Adalian

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Rambling Reporter at Nyfw: Sarah Paulson Will Pee on Seventh Avenue?

12 February 2014 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sarah Paulson may have an IMDb page that can rival any seasoned actress, but the American Horror Story star says she's just now starting to feel the effects of fame. "I love it. I've never had a hard-core fanbase," she said at Miu Miu's after-party at the Diamond Horseshoe on Tuesday. "But now I feel like I could go out and take a pee in the middle of Seventh Avenue and I have fans who would be like: 'That's the best pee I've ever seen!' And I feel like that's kind of awesome." Despite her ever-

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