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
Penny Dreadful’s Harry Treadaway teases the new season of the hit horror series
It’s not easy being Dr. Frankenstein. Just ask Harry Treadaway who plays the famed literary physician in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, now in its second season. What appealed to him the most were the bigger themes of the show that pull each of the characters in. “The issue of life ... More
In My Paris Dream, Kate Betts shares a glorious, glamorous glimpse of 1980s Europe
Before she was a fashion-magazine titan and before she was an author writing critically acclaimed books on the First Lady, Kate Betts was just another new college grad looking to find her place in the world. She could have worked on Wall Street or she could have taken a cross-country ... More
Director Shira Piven talks about her latest movie, which stars Kristen Wiig
If you’ve ever dreamt about hosting your own talk show, director Shira Piven’s newest film, Welcome to Me, is for you. In it, Kristen Wiig plays Alice, a woman with borderline personality disorder who wins the lottery and decides to blow it all on her own Oprah-style daytime television program. Here, DuJour spoke ... More