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Commanding the keys by Anne-Katrin Titze

Bob Edwards, Doug Nichol, Jeremy Mayer and Ken Alexander with Anne-Katrin Titze at the California Typewriter Us theatrical premiere at Metrograph in New York Photo: John Benet

Fritz Lang's Metropolis is seen as inspiration for sculptor Jeremy Mayer and John Mayer recalls a scene capturing his attention in Da Pennebaker's Don't Look Back, where Bob Dylan is using a typewriter, "sitting at the altar", to compose lyrics as Joan Baez sings and plays guitar as a turning point for him. Sam Shepard, "peripatetic" since he was an infant, feels that there is an "apparition taking place" when writing on his Hermes 3000.

Doug Nichol with producer John Benet at the sold-out opening night screening of California Typewriter Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

David McCullough and the drawings of the Brooklyn Bridge, Paul Auster and the magic in the keyboard, linking the machine to Tom Hanks and Martin Howard's fathers, typewriter poet Silvi Alcivar,
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John Travolta Returns to the Oscars! 8 Celebrities Whose Names May Be Travolta-Ized

John Travolta Returns to the Oscars! 8 Celebrities Whose Names May Be Travolta-Ized
Adele Dazeem 2015!

Surely, everyone remembers where they were when they heard John Travolta introduce Frozen star Idina Menzel as "Adele Dazeem" at the 2014 Oscars. It was an amazing moment that we all shared, but ultimately, despite flubs of their own this year, there's no way they'd have Travolta back...

Kidding! He's totally presenting again, and these are eight Oscar hopefuls who had better beware of having their name pronounced with a little Travolta magic.

News: Idina Menzel -- Me and Travolta are buddies!

1. Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

IFC Films

Risk: 6/10

Most Likely Pronunciation: Qwerty Tapree

2. Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)

Warner Bros.

Risk: 4/10

Most Likely Pronunciation: Bradele Percoo

3. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)

Weinstein Company

Risk: 8/10

Most Likely Pronunciation: Antoinette Benny

4. Emma Stone (Birdman)

Fox Searchlight

Risk: 3/10

Most Likely Pronunciation: Selma Tone

News: Dick Pope on 'Dick Poop': I Feel Sorry for the Lady Who Mispronounced My Name

5. Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)

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Risk: Game Over.

Most
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

John Travolta Returns to the Oscars! 8 Celebrities Whose Names May Be Travolta-Ized

John Travolta Returns to the Oscars! 8 Celebrities Whose Names May Be Travolta-Ized
Adele Dazeem 2015!

Surely, everyone remembers where they were when they heard John Travolta introduce Frozen star Idina Menzel as "Adele Dazeem" at the 2014 Oscars. It was an amazing moment that we all shared, but ultimately, despite flubs of their own this year, there's no way they'd have Travolta back...

Kidding! He's totally presenting again, and these are eight Oscar hopefuls who had better beware of having their name pronounced with a little Travolta magic.

News: Idina Menzel -- Me and Travolta are buddies!

1. Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

IFC Films

Risk: 6/10

Most Likely Pronunciation: Qwerty Tapree

2. Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)

Warner Bros.

Risk: 4/10

Most Likely Pronunciation: Bradele Percoo

3. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)

Weinstein Company

Risk: 8/10

Most Likely Pronunciation: Antoinette Benny

4. Emma Stone (Birdman)

Fox Searchlight

Risk: 3/10

Most Likely Pronunciation: Selma Tone

News: Dick Pope on 'Dick Poop': I Feel Sorry for the Lady Who Mispronounced My Name

5. Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)

Getty Images

Risk: Game Over.

Most
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

Ryan Seacrest Enlists Kim Kardashian's Support for New iPhone Product

  • TooFab
Ryan Seacrest wants to revolutionize your iPhone -- and he's already got some high-profile celeb supporters.The "American Idol" host and friend Laurence Hallier have created the Typo Keyboard Case, an iPhone case with a built-in keyboard that works over Bluetooth.Disappointed with the products already available and tired of carrying his BlackBerry around for its Qwerty keyboard, Seacrest and Co. invested over $1 million into creating a totally new device entirely.While it'll officially debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, a few select celebs have already been giving the product a test drive ... and Ryan chose wisely.What better person to try out and show off a product for an iPhone than the Queen of the Selfie herself, Kim Kardashian, who actually had it on her phone when she took the now-infamous swimsuit pic above.It's almost worth more to see someone like Kim using
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Google TV Preview: The Mom Test and the Nerd Test

To win the hearts, minds, and dollars of the public, Google TV will have to pass two tests: the Mom Test and the Nerd Test. The Mom Test measures (in perfectly scientific ways, provided your definition of science includes "my opinion") whether the average non-techy person will be able to both easily use and see the value in a product. The iPhone passes the Mom Test. Ubuntu does not. The Nerd Test, on the other hand, measures whether those who are already familiar with tech will respect and appreciate this new effort. Boxee passes the Nerd Test. Apple TV does not.

The Mom Test is important because without the support of non-experts, the platform will never gain mainstream popularity and market share. We in the tech press have to remember that we are, in general, weirdo obsessives who take tech far too seriously, and that we don't represent the norm.
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