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Posts Tagged ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’

Rolling Stone Profiles a ‘Rock & Roll Willy Wonka’

RSJackWhitecoverJust in time for Memorial Day weekend, Rolling Stone has a pure music play. Hitting newsstands Friday, the latest issue features a cover story on Jack White that led contributing editor Jonah Weiner down to the artist’s Nashville HQ.

White, bannered with “The Strange Life of a Rock & Roll Willy Wonka”, sure does look the cover-part . And judging by today’s online teaser, this is going to be an everlasting gobstopper of a read:

White has a message for the female journalist who wrote he has a “Women Problem” in The Atlantic in 2012, accusing him of having retrograde attitudes regarding gender.

“I’ve worked with more women than anyone you’ll ever meet,” he says, adding there’s a difference between the narrators of his songs and his own beliefs. Referring to Lazaretto opener “Three Women,” which references digital photography, he adds, “If you know anything about me, do you think I like digital photography? No. I don’t.”

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Diane von Furstenberg Partners with E! to Find ‘Global Brand Ambassador’

These days, next to cooking, there’s no surer reality TV bet than fashion. Even more so when the person at the center of a fashion project is a famous, glamorous name.

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Announced this week and coming in late 2014, The DVF Project will combine a behind-the-scenes look at Mrs. Barry Diller‘s empire with the golden-ticket premise of a group of chosen young women vying for a position with her company. Think of it as The Diane’s version of The Apprentice:

Diane von Furstenberg is one of fashion’s most innovative designers and a true icon who inspires women to seize opportunities,” said Jeff Olde, executive vice president, programming and development, E!. “There is a magical, somewhat Willy Wonka aspect to the world Diane wants to create with this show. That is if Willy Wonka were a fabulous, glamorous fashion icon willing to share her secrets with talented young women dedicated to learning them.”

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Willy Wonka and the Strange Oscar Night References

A lot of folks were puzzled last night on Twitter during the Oscars when the show orchestra, from several miles away at Capitol Records, played off Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong’o with the song “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In case you’ve forgotten, it’s the ditty Gene Wilder intones when his group of visitors first catches a glimpse of the magical candy kingdom.

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