Performer of the Week: Gillian Anderson
The Performer | Gillian Anderson
The Show | American Gods
The Episode | “Come to Jesus“ (June 18)
The Performance | Is there anything that livens up an American Gods scene more than the captivating, off-kilter addition of Gillian Anderson’s Media? We think not, especially given the X-Files alum’s highly entertaining performance in Sunday’s Season 1 finale.
When Media showed up as Judy Garland in her Easter Parade attire, all doe-eyed and delicate, Anderson was the picture of turn-of-the-century femininity. And we marveled, in part because she so thoroughly wrapped the New God in this old-school persona and in part because Anderson-as-Media-as-Garland »
How ‘The Beguiled’ Star Kirsten Dunst Took Control of Her Career by Owning Her Taste for Depressives, Smart Directors, and Powerful TV
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Kirsten Dunst, who steals the show from Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in Cannes director-winner Sofia Coppola’s Civil War potboiler “The Beguiled” (June 23, Focus Features). It’s her fourth collaboration with Coppola.
Bottom Line: Dunst steered toward playing strong women from an early age, with films that include political comedy “Dick” with Michelle Williams, John Stockwell’s “Crazy/Beautiful” with Jay Hernandez, and Peyton Reed and Jessica Bendinger’s cheerleader sleeper “Bring It On,” shot the year she graduated from Los Angeles’ Catholic high school Notre Dame. She has never settled for The Girlfriend or romantic lead, although she made a memorable Mary Jane Watson in the “Spider-Man” franchise. “Looking back, I’m proud of the choices that I’ve made,” she said. “A »
- Anne Thompson
‘Silicon Valley’s’ Haley Joel Osment on His Career Pivot, TJ Miller’s ‘Sad’ Exit
Haley Joel Osment plays a fun-loving character on “Silicon Valley” — and the actor himself is having a pretty good time these days, too. The former child star, now 29, is still perhaps best known for early-career roles in “The Sixth Sense” and “A.I.” But he’s quickly earning buzz for his turn as positive-to-a-fault VR expert Keenan Feldspar on Season 4 of the HBO ensemble comedy. “I had a blast,” the actor told The Wrap about shooting his part on “Silicon Valley.” Also Read: 'Silicon Valley' Star Thomas Middleditch on TJ Miller's Exit: 'Lots of Things Could Have Been Done »
- Ryan Gajewski
50 Cent Admits He Has a Crush on Helen Mirren: ‘She Just Has That Thing’
50 Cent has had some high-profile relationships, including romances with comedian Chelsea Handler and actress Vivica A. Fox. And the 41-year-old single rapper now seems to have his eyes set on Oscar winner Helen Mirren.
The two crossed paths at the 57th annual Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monaco on Tuesday, posing together on the red carpet.
One shot — which showed Mirren in a stunning white dress, sneaking a peek at a tuxedo-clad 50 Cent — was printed in a newspaper, with a caption suggesting Mirren was a fan of the “dapper rapper.”
But it’s actually 50 Cent who has the crush.
- Dave Quinn
J.K. Rowling Reveals New Info About A Second Harry Potter
Did you know there are two Harry Potters? J.K. Rowling revealed new information about the beloved Potter family in a new post shared on Pottermore this week. Related: Exclusive: Emma Watson Says ‘Harry Potter’ Cast Has an Active Group Text Chain! In a new story titled The Potter Family, the 51-year-old author reveals that Harry […] »
- Corey Atad
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