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Stanley Tucci’s Passion Was Acting. Now, It’s Food.

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Recovering from the tumor seems to have affected some of those rituals. He cooked a risotto Milanese for his co-star, Colin Firth, when they worked together on the movie “Supernova,” released earlier this year. In an email, Firth said that it was the best he had ever had, but Tucci “was convinced it tasted awful and was mortified.”“He simply wasn’t tasting what we were,” Firth said. “One was left to imagine how distressing this was, because most of the time he put on a very brave and matter-of-fact face.”During his recovery, Tucci watched cooking shows, “which was weird because even the smell of food then would just make me want to throw up,” he said. “But I liked watching them. I just wanted to learn more, live vicariously through them. It was a way I was going to have that once again.”Th...
China’s Celebrity Culture Is Raucous. The Authorities Want to Change That.

China’s Celebrity Culture Is Raucous. The Authorities Want to Change That.

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China’s online censors have for years relentlessly silenced political dissidents, #MeToo activists, liberal intellectuals, satirists and anybody else who has threatened to disturb the digital peace.Now, its internet minders have turned their attention to “stan” culture.The Chinese government has taken a series of steps in recent days to rein in celebrity worship and fan clubs, amid growing concerns among officials that the relentless quest for online attention is poisoning the minds of the country’s youth. On Friday, the Cyberspace Administration of China banned the ranking of celebrities by popularity. The authority called for greater regulation of what it called the “chaos” of fan clubs and the power they wield over music, movies and television programs.The government also took a swipe a...
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are Back Together, and We Can’t Look Away

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are Back Together, and We Can’t Look Away

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dodai stewartHi, Michael.michael goldHello.dodai stewartHow are you?michael goldYou know, how’s anyone really.dodai stewartYeah, OK, let me just do a little business. Hold on. One second. [CLEARS THROAT] From The New York Times, I’m Dodai Stewart. Bennifer is back. Ben and Jennifer, Affleck and Lopez. It’s been almost two decades. It’s almost like they never broke up. I can’t stop talking about it. I’m not alone. I don’t understand why we care so much. But the person who I talked to about this is my friend, Michael Gold.michael goldI’m alarmed at how much time I’ve spent thinking about this, but also not alarmed. It’s quite on brand.dodai stewartMichael’s our metro reporter for The New York Times. And I would say that you’re the most online person I know.michael goldI will take that. I don...
Paris Hilton Launches New Netflix Cooking Show

Paris Hilton Launches New Netflix Cooking Show

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In a twinkling black dress with feathery sleeves and high heels, Paris Hilton is in the kitchen making a steak dinner with her mother and sister. Before they arrive, she digs a spoon into a tin of caviar and gives a bite to her dog. Flakes of 23-karat gold stick on her fingers as she adds it to homemade truffle butter.“It’s not the most practical cooking outfit, but I like to cook in style,” she says as the feathers from her outfit drift all over the kitchen counter.Ms. Hilton doesn’t pretend to know how to cook. On “Cooking With Paris,” her new six-episode cooking series on Netflix, she’s not afraid to make messy mistakes. The program is the latest in a recent wave of cooking shows, like “Selena + Chef” and “Amy Schumer Learns to Cook,” hosted by celebrities who lack culinary experience.“...
The Riddle of Riley Keough

The Riddle of Riley Keough

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“Zola,” based on a notorious Twitter thread, is about people who use social media as an advertisement, but Keough prefers using it to puncture her own celebrity: Though she has starred in a few films for the hot studio A24, Keough hopped on her Instagram last year to breezily rattle off all the A24 movies she failed to book, including “Uncut Gems,” “Spring Breakers” and “The Spectacular Now.”Directors of those films messaged Keough to offer apologies, but the rejections hadn’t bothered her much to begin with. “I don’t care if I fail,” she said. “I have this attitude of, ‘Well, then I’ll just do better.’” And besides, there were bigger quandaries to spend that energy on.“I’ve lived my whole life in a sort of existential crisis,” she told me matter-of-factly, tucking strands of auburn hair b...
At the White House, Olivia Rodrigo Says Vaccines Are ‘Good 4 U’

At the White House, Olivia Rodrigo Says Vaccines Are ‘Good 4 U’

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WASHINGTON — Nixon and Elvis. Trump and Kanye. Biden and Olivia.On Wednesday, Olivia Rodrigo, the 18-year-old pop star with the No. 1 album in the country, visited the White House and joined the Biden administration’s efforts to use the young and influential to reach the young and unvaccinated.“It’s important to have conversations with friends and family members,” Ms. Rodrigo said, reading from prepared remarks during a short appearance in the White House briefing room, “and actually get to a vaccination site, which you can do more easily than ever before.”The White House could not have scripted it better. (In fact, White House officials helped her craft her remarks, according to an administration official.) The “Good 4 U” singer has millions of followers on social media who hang on her ev...
Cryptocurrency Seeks the Spotlight, With Spike Lee’s Help

Cryptocurrency Seeks the Spotlight, With Spike Lee’s Help

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Some celebrity endorsements of cryptocurrencies have run into trouble. In 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission cautioned that some famous people were hyping the virtual currency sales known as initial coin offerings without disclosing that they had been paid to promote them. The commission has since settled charges against the boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., the music producer DJ Khaled and the actor Steven Seagal.Social media influencers and e-sports stars have also been linked to shady cryptocurrency schemes, accused of pumping up coins just before their value crashes.Coin Cloud’s chief marketing officer, Amondo Redmond, said he hoped Mr. Lee’s stature would help elevate the industry by delivering something “more than just cool creative, but that is really at the forefront of digital...
Videos de cirugías plásticas: ¿por qué nos gusta verlos?

Videos de cirugías plásticas: ¿por qué nos gusta verlos?

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Esta transparencia se extiende a otras estrellas de la telerrealidad, dijo Sarwer. Las mujeres de los programas The Real Housewives se han sometido a todo tipo de intervenciones, desde rellenos de labios hasta rejuvenecimiento vaginal.Parte del nuevo despliegue de mejoras estéticas tiene que ver con el estatus: cuando te haces rellenos faciales como las Kardashian estás diciendo que estás a su nivel, dijo Sarwer. Lund comentó que ahora “todo el mundo quiere una mandíbula increíblemente afilada y un cuello muy marcado”, y una de las celebridades cuya mandíbula y barbilla es más admirada por sus pacientes es Evan Rachel Wood, de Westworld, una serie en la que la actriz interpreta a un androide sensible.Pero en parte también se debe a que la definición de “autocuidado” se ha ampliado tanto qu...
Naomi Osaka and the Language of Fame

Naomi Osaka and the Language of Fame

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Who lost what, exactly, when Naomi Osaka announced the she wouldn’t participate in news conferences at the French Open last week, citing her mental health?The fans lost a few minutes of potentially vulnerable but generally formal interviews with Ms. Osaka. Ms. Osaka was unburdened of what she felt was an irrelevant obligation, but also burdened with potentially tens of thousands of dollars in fines.The French Tennis Federation lost control over a tradition, and the public narrative. (On Twitter, an account for the French Open posted — and then deleted — photos of tennis stars engaging with the media, with a withering caption: “They understood the assignment.”)The press, however, stood to lose the most, and not just a scheduled chance to ask a few questions. As Jonathan Liew, writing for Th...
Naomi Osaka and the Changing Power Dynamics in Sports

Naomi Osaka and the Changing Power Dynamics in Sports

Sports
Thirteen sentences.That’s all we got from Naomi Osaka as she bowed out of the French Open on Monday after causing a ruckus over her plan to skip post-match news conferences. She did not speak those sentences. They were posted on her Instagram account. Nor did she provide anything like deep explanation. A global icon at age 23, Osaka left unclear when she would return to the women’s tour. She revealed for the first time that she had struggled with depression since beating Serena Williams in a controversy-cloaked final at the United States Open in 2018.Thirteen sentences.That was all she needed to rock the sports world and to provide another lesson in the increasing power of athletes to own their message and set their terms.She waded briefly into the water, made a splash and stepped away.Usi...