| Apr 28, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Oxford University Press has confirmed that an abridged version of William Walton's "Crown Imperial March" will be the recessional music played when Prince William and Kate Middleton walk back down the the aisle at Westminster Abbey after their wedding...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Madonna has written and directed a movie. I know, right? Try to ignore the fact, but there it is. “W.E.” is a romance “that spans 60 years” and covers two sets of lovers — “one a contemporary relationship between a...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Madonna has descended upon the Venice International Film Festival to screen her latest directorial effort "W.E." Speaking to International press, Madonna had kind words for ex-husbands Sean Penn and Guy Ritchie, thanking them for their support of her...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Madonna isn't getting critical raves for her film "W.E." at the Venice Film Festival. Still, if a fan enjoyed "W.E.," said Madonna, "That would be awesome."...
| Feb 15, 2012
Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles to see the new exhibit "Art of Motion Picture Costume Design." According to this February 12th, 2012 article by Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic:
"…After two decades, the annual exhibition...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Madonna's stamp is on this drama as its director, as it explores the history-shaking relationship of King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy) and Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough), as a contemporary woman (Abbie Cornish) finds letters that detail the famous,...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:42 PM
It just doesn't seem right watching Natalie Dormer act in contemporary clothing, let alone with her natural blond hair.
"I do quite a lot contemporary stuff," Dormer told me, laughing, during a phone interview from London, "but the American audience...
| Dec 9, 2011
"W.E.," Madonna's second go at directing a feature film, leaves one wishing she'd find other creative outlets for those times when she's bored with the pop-star life. A new fashion line? Another documentary disassembling her latest truths and dares?
| Feb 9, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
“W.E.” may be Madonna’s second directorial effort, but she still tells a story like a virgin.
Guiding a script she wrote/botched with Alek Keshishian, the Material Girl takes a step forward visually from 2008&...
| Feb 9, 2012
They split in 2008, but apparently Madonna stayed married to director Guy Ritchie just long enough to absorb his most grating cinematic instincts — shooting in every style, in an addled, shuffle-mode, falsely glamorizing way until all is chaos. And,...
| Oct 19, 2009
When I asked about reviewing "The Queen Mother: The Official Biography," the response I got was something like: "It's 1,100 pages long!" Yes, I said, in my most imperturbable royal voice. But that works out to only about 11 pages a year.
| Dec 11, 2009
You might remember "A Book of One's Own," Thomas Mallon's study of people who keep diaries. Well, 25 years later, he's come out with a companion volume, a book about letter-writers called "Yours Ever," and it's another mother lode for fellow...