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Anna Wintour Answers The Scene’s 73 Questions

Can you write down the one fashion word you wish everyone would stop using? How do you feel about Brooklyn?

These are two of the 73 rapid-fire queries Anna Wintour answers in the latest edition (Episode #5) of The Scene’s Web series 73 Questions. A number of her staff colleagues and Oscar de la Renta lend able support as Wintour walks and talks through the halls of a busy media and fashion empire.

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Celebrity Interviewer Louise Gannon Notches Another

LouiseGannonTwitterPicWhen British freelance journalist Louise Gannon (pictured) was recently asked by the blog Fashion North how one becomes a master interviewer, she gave five solid tips. Her advice included:

Tip 4: “WHAT SELLS IS GETTING A LINE”

“…You have to think what do they want to know, what does that magazine [or newspaper] want, you have to really make it work for that magazine and that’s always got to be in your head because first and foremost it’s your job to produce something good out of the situation that you’re in… You have to turn it into something that can work and be entertaining and can sell.”

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Kevin Sessums: From Food Stamps to FourTwoNine

One great advantage of profiling a wordsmith like Kevin Sessums, formerly among Tina Brown‘s marquee writers at Vanity Fair, is that he can be counted on to deliver marquee quotes.

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Here for example is how he describes, to New York Times reporter Laura M. Holson, what he deems to be a signature Brown talent. Sampled after Sessums made an infamous remark about a Roseanne Barr VF cover in the post-Brown era:

He recalled being seated at a booth at the Royalton Hotel soon after when Ms. Brown stopped by. “‘I heard what you said about that cover!’” Mr. Sessums said she told him. “‘Oh! You are the Oscar Wilde of New York!’,” Mr. Sessums nodded at her. “That is her way of complimenting me and denigrating me at the same time,” he said. “She was really good at that.”

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Busy Author Circles Marie Osmond, Daniel Radcliffe and Ellen DeGeneres

RandyJerniganPicHere’s what Utah-based writer Randy Jernigan has lined up for 2014-15. Biographies of Marie Osmond and the British Royals, and the first two installments of a new fan book series covering Daniel Radcliffe and Ellen DeGeneres.

All on the heels of Losing to Win!, his fall 2013 account of shedding 158 pounds and beating a perilous case of diabetes/hypertension. And The Road to Happiness, a spring 2014 self-help sliver.

Jernigan is a veteran entertainment journalist who has contributed over the years to national magazines, newspapers and TV programs. From today’s announcement:

“I’ve always been an admirer of Ellen’s work – not just as a talk show host and comedian, but as a person too,” says Jernigan. “Ellen does a lot of wonderful things for people – on the show as well as in her personal life – that most people never hear about. She’s an inspiration to a lot of people out there and I’m excited to be including her in this fan book series.”

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Daniel Radcliffe Points Out Two Subtle Differences Between London and New York

USA Today theater and music critic Elysa Gardner, like many others recently, had the pleasure of catching up with multi-talented 24-year-old Daniel Radcliffe. He’s set to open his third Broadway play, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Sunday at the Cort Theatre.

Radcliffe tells Gardner he now feels very much at home in NYC and appreciates the subtle differences in social culture:

Radcliffe finds the overall vibe “more positive than in London.” The Brits “like to revel in our grumpiness a bit, and you’re not like that here…”

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HFPA Journo Back in the Philippines for Hollywood Book Launch

Tuesday afternoon local time at Powerbooks in Makati City, Philippines, Hollywood Foreign Press Association member Ruben Nepales (pictured) will be joined by Tony DeZuñiga, a pioneering artist with Marvel and DC Comics, for the launch of his book My Filipino Connection: The Phillipines in Hollywood. This collection of updated Inquirer interviews showcases several dozen individuals with ties to the country who have found Tinseltown success.

Alongside DeZuñiga, others covered in the book include: Pixar animation artist and co-director Ronnie del Carmen, part of a group of Filipinos at the studio affectionately known as “Pixnoys;” Ronnie’s brother Louie (who works at Dreamworks Animation); and True Grit Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld. There’s also a bonus, never-before-published profile, which Nepales tipped over the weekend:

Darren Criss, the hot Glee actor who took over Daniel Radcliffe’s role in a limited three-week run on Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying last January… It’s an extensive interview about his Filipino roots and many other facets about the actor.

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Entertainment Weekly‘s Kristen Baldwin Talks ‘Entertainers of the Year’

In a year of Adele on the radio, Bridesmaids at the box office, Jay-Z and Kanye on the Throne, and Charlie Sheen on another planet entirely, how the hell do you pick the definitive Entertainer of the Year?

Surprisingly, the folks at Entertainment Weekly say their choice for the top spot was a shoo-in: Daniel Radcliffe. “He’s proven that he’s going to have a career outside Harry Potter,” said executive editor Kristen Baldwin in our Media Beat interview.

Baldwin also discussed the magazine’s editorial process for churning out such lists on a weekly (daily for EW.com) basis. “Well, it’s never come to blows,” she said with a laugh. “I mean, it’s entertainment. Nobody’s really getting worked up about it, but you’re in a room with a lot of smart, funny people. So, it’s sort of like ‘one liner, one liner, one liner’ as people try to make their case and put down other people’s cases.”

So, which pop culture trends will define 2012? Watch the full video for Baldwin’s predictions.

You can also view this video on YouTube.

Part 2: Tomorrow, Baldwin explains why EW didn’t rush into the tablet market.
Part 3: Thursday, we break down exactly how a celebrity makes it onto the A-list.

Entertainment Weekly‘s Kristen Baldwin Talks ‘Entertainers of the Year’

In a year of Adele on the radio, Bridesmaids at the box office, Jay-Z and Kanye on the Throne, and Charlie Sheen on another planet entirely, how the hell do you pick the definitive Entertainer of the Year?

Surprisingly, the folks at Entertainment Weekly say their choice for the top spot was a shoo-in: Daniel Radcliffe. “He’s proven that he’s going to have a career outside Harry Potter,” said executive editor Kristen Baldwin in our Media Beat interview.

Baldwin also discussed the magazine’s editorial process for churning out such lists on a weekly (daily for EW.com) basis. “Well, it’s never come to blows,” she said with a laugh. “I mean, it’s entertainment. Nobody’s really getting worked up about it, but you’re in a room with a lot of smart, funny people. So, it’s sort of like ‘one liner, one liner, one liner’ as people try to make their case and put down other people’s cases.”

So, which pop culture trends will define 2012? Watch the full video for Baldwin’s predictions.

You can also view this video on YouTube.

Part 2: Kristen Baldwin on Bringing EW to Tablets: ‘We really wanted to wait until we got it right’
Part 3: EW‘s Kristen Baldwin on the Ryan Gosling Factor

Harry Potter and the Deathly Horrors of Celebrity

The best thing about Scott Feinberg‘s five-and-half-minute audio chat with Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is the background noise. Since the Hollywood Reporter journalist got together with the actor during a luncheon yesterday afternoon at New York’s 21 Club, there is an immense amount of boisterous background noise. In a strange way, this cacophony makes the interview that much more exciting to listen to.

The second best thing about the conversation is how Radcliffe describes the personal fame that comes with a mega film franchise. Here’s a taste:

“There are, obviously, upsides to it, but I’d say that the upsides, for me, are the upsides that come from my job rather than from the celebrity aspect. I mean, celebrity is horrible –that’s the truth, is that it’s a ghastly, vile thing.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Teaser

Warner Bros. has released an online teaser for the last film in the Harry Potter series. The studio is doing it’s best to capitalize on the final book, breaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into two feature length films, to be released on Nov. 19, 2010 and July 15, 2011. JK Rowling told Oprah Winfrey that she might have more Harry Potter books in her, but when questioned by Scholastic Magazine, actors Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe said they’re done with the series. Radcliffe observed that “ten years is enough,” and Watson said, “No, I wouldn’t return, it feels so complete what we’ve done.”

So enjoy the final, drawn out chapter, cause these kids have had enough: