The top-selling author on why he's launching his own children's book imprint and the secret to fiction success
For those who think of death by gun, knife or rope when they hear the name James Patterson, the announcement that the thriller titan is creating his own imprint of children’s books at Little, Brown may seem a little incongruous. But for the thousands of industry players milling about in the ... More
Heating up with Halt and Catch Fire newcomer Aleksa Palladino
Fans were distraught when Angela Darmody, the mobster’s wife Aleksa Palladino portrayed on Boardwalk Empire, met an untimely end in 2011. Lucky for them, the actress and musician has found a role on another of TV’s most compelling series and it appears to be just as meaty.
When AMC beings airing the ... More
Matthew MacCaull on his star turn in the futuristic film—and the time he hit George Clooney
There are more than a few impressive components of Tomorrowland, the eye-popping new feature from filmmaker Brad Bird, including feats of inter-dimensional travel and some astonishingly advanced weaponry. Another notable aspect of the film is the presence of Matthew MacCaull, the 37-year-old, Canadian-born actor who plays the maniacally grinning ... More
Together, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have become America’s least conventional—and most hilarious—power couple, proving that love, humor and Instagram can conquer all
"Yesterday John and I were looking at couples therapy and stuff,” announces supermodel Chrissy Teigen, popping an oily Italian olive into her mouth. She clarifies: “Not for us, I mean.”
Teigen and her husband, the musician John Legend, are cuddled up at il Buco in downtown Manhattan. Over a tapas-style ... More
The CEO of on-demand beauty service Vênsette shares the tricks of her (uber-successful) trade
If you have yet to book a luxury blowout with Vênsette, now’s the time to start. The brainchild of Lauren Remington Platt, the on-demand service—which also offers makeup—has revolutionized the beauty space in a big way since it was founded in 2011. With just a few taps, a professional ... More
From French-handbag boutiques to rarefied-chocolate stalls, few Manhattan neighborhoods are more up to-the-minute than Nolita. At first glance, standing across the street from the newly opened Helmut Lang outpost on Prince, writer Lyndsay Faye fits right in. Fishing through her handbag, she’s slender and bohemian chic, wearing RayBans and a ... More
Queen Latifah reveals the risks she took to play the singer Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith made her name in the 1920s by singing the blues and living them just as loudly. In a new HBO biopic, Queen Latifah—both star and executive producer—tackles Smith’s trailblazing career and tumultuous personal life with a confident performance she says has been more than two decades in the ... More
The author of Love Is Red on writing, romance and the greatest moments of her life
Sophie Jaff’s debut novel might have love in its title, but the book also manages to encompass some less pleasant emotions.
“I love horror,” says Jaff. “But it occurred to me that there wasn’t anything out there like what I was looking for. Something that combined all my favorite things in ... More
The star of Olympus on filming a bit closer to Earth
Despite the blood and the gore and the general mayhem that comes with filming Olympus, SyFy’s mythological drama, Graham Shiels, who plays King Aegeus, says he’s having the time of his life.
“Filming the first season was a total dream,” he says. “To swing around swords and be a king ... More
Amy Berg discusses her first feature film, Every Secret Thing
Amy Berg has always been known as a documentarian thanks to her work helming films like Deliver Us From Evil and West of Memphis. In May, her first feature film, Every Secret Thing, will be released, making it clear that her formidable skill extends to stories of the fictional variety as well.
In Every Secret Thing, ... More