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Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Halloran’

Meet the Journalist Who Landed That Jaden-Willow Smith Interview

ShutterstockJadenWillowSmithThis week’s T magazine Q&A with the son and daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith is the first recent joint published conversation the famous offspring has done. Nice scoop for article author Su Wu, whose piece is being picked up far and wide.

From 2008 until July of this year, Wu was director of research communications at USC. Thanks to her longstanding personal blogging efforts, she also earned during that time a 2012 USC/Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship.

Wu is a regular contributor to the New York Times and artforum.com, as well as the online arts editor for n+1. Earlier this fall, digital magazine Sight Unseen put together a photo essay highlighting Wu’s downtown Los Angeles loft. Our favorite shot by Michael A. Muller has Wu playfully holding up a copy of Interview magazine in front of her face. The caption reads:

“One night at dinner, Nancy (who is one of the designers of Building Block) was scoping an eBay auction of this old Interview, from November 1991. I went home and got it for her. The package had just arrived on the day of this photo so it was sitting on the counter in the kitchen. I love people with really specific taste, who are disappointed mostly and then ecstatic once in a while, and who most deserve to be spoiled.”

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Warner Bros. Halts Development of Top Secret Kevin Clash Project

The usual term to describe a Hollywood studio’s decision to cut ties with a progressing project is “turnaround.” But in the case of this particular feature film, as reported exclusively this morning by Vulture west coast editor Claude Brodesser-Akner, the more apt lingo is “spurnaround.” From this morning’s item:

Clash had secretly been at work on a new [feature film] character for the studio over this past summer and fall. It would have featured in “a ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ kind of movie about a kid and his stuffed animal that takes on a life of its own because of the child’s imagination,” according to a development document shared with Vulture summarizing the untitled project.

Brodesser-Akner tried to get comment from the pair of producers linked to the nascent project – Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes franchise, pictured) and Roy Lee – but both declined. As further reminder of just how toxic Clash has become, he couldn’t even get William Morris Endeavor by press time to confirm whehter the embattled puppeteer is still that agency’s client.

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Conservative Blogger Decries Jimmy Fallon’s Foul Use of Fishbone

Is playing Fishbone’s “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” as Jimmy Fallon guest Michele Bachmann walks out worse than NASCAR fans in South Florida booing Michelle Obama? BigHollywood.com’s John Nolte thinks so.

In the wake of yesterday’s Late Night telecast, Nolte is banging the Breitbart drum about the sneaky sampling of a beloved LA band. He’s not sure if Fallon was aware beforehand of The Roots’ lyric-less song selection, but thinks it’s despicable:

It’s now acceptable to attempt to humiliate and denigrate Republican women, even with the use of the word “bitch,” don’t hold your breath for those outraged by the NASCAR incident to say a word about this. This is also a political move on NBC’s part, a way to undermine a candidate by turning them into a joke. They might as well have put a “kick me” sign on her back.

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