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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thank You, Bradley Cooper, for Growing Out Your Jackson Maine Beard by Hunter Harris

For months now, I have repeatedly issued a few humble requests to actor/Lady Bird stan/A Star Is Born director Bradley Cooper, mostly via Vulture dot com, and my own personal Twitter: What h…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Bradley Cooper Is Not Ashamed to Admit He’s Embarrassed by Best Director Snub by Hunter Harris

In a pivot to utter humility, beard-growth, and softness, actor, director, and Lady Bird stan Bradley Cooper sat down with Oprah on Tuesday afternoon for a SuperSoul Conversation. Among Coop…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:46AM
Friday, February 1, 2019

Did Lady Gaga Save the Oscars? by Hunter Harris

As the Oscars continue to lose its freaking mind right before our very eyes, a benevolent goddess has apparently arrived to right at least one of its wrongs: Deadline is reporting that the A…

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:55PM
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Bradley Cooper Wore an Earring In the Star Is Born Screen Test and We Feel Robbed by Hunter Harris

Bradley Cooper’s physical transformation for A Star Is Born rivaled — nay, eclipsed! — Christian Bale’s for Vice. To play the jaded, addicted country rockstar Jackson Maine, Cooper a…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:33PM
Monday, January 28, 2019

Glenn Close Feels Like She’s Fulfilling Her Aunt’s Acting Dream by Hunter Harris

Glenn Close is the front-runner in the Best Actress Oscar race for playing a wife whose writing talent is overlooked in favor of her award-winning husband’s. After picking up a SAG award f…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:13PM
Friday, January 25, 2019

The Michael Jackson Documentary at Sundance Is Already Causing Controversy by Hunter Harris

A documentary about child sex-abuse allegations against Michael Jackson premiered at the Sundance Film Festival Friday morning and it is already causing controversy. Leaving Neverland, direc…

SOURCE: Vulture at 05:58PM
Friday, January 18, 2019

‘The Whole Thing Should Be Your F*ckin’ Nose’: Behind A Star Is Born’s IRL Ally Billboard by Hunter Harris

Ally Campana is just a cater waiter moonlighting as a singer-songwriter when country singer Jackson Maine quite literally stumbles upon her in A Star Is Born: He’s at a drag bar trying to …

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:00PM
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Lady Gaga Says She Misses Jackson Maine, Too by Hunter Harris

Part of the challenge — and brilliance — of A Star Is Born was the creation of two musicians with clear, distinct visions and voices. Ally isn’t just a collection of Lady Gaga B-sides,…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:47AM

Bo Burnham Is a Bigger A Star Is Born Stan Than You by Hunter Harris

When Eighth Grade director Bo Burnham accepted the National Board of Review award for Best Directorial Debut, he thanked an unlikely competitor in his speech: “I’d like to thank Bradley …

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:06AM
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Bradley Cooper Double-Dips With Two DGA Nominations by Hunter Harris

A Star Is Born, yes, but a director with double DGA nominations has been born, too! The Directors Guild of America has announced nominations for the 2019 awards, and Bradley Cooper (with no …

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:18PM

Light of Our Lives Ethan Hawke Moonwalked on Colbert Last Night by Hunter Harris

Ethan Hawke didn’t just stride onto the Late Show’s set Monday night to talk the Broadway revival of True West with Stephen Colbert — he moonwalked! “Wow! You are a well of hidden ta…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:10AM
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Beale Street Let Regina King Channel Her Mom by Hunter Harris

When the cast of If Beale Street Could Talk gathered onstage at the Apollo Theater for the movie’s U.S. premiere in October, the dozen or so actors spoke reverently of James Baldwin — th…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:00AM
Friday, November 30, 2018

Can You Survive Listening to Bradley Cooper Lose His Mind Over How Much He Loves Lady Bird? by Hunter Harris

As the Oscar race is heating up, Bradley Cooper — writer, director, and star of A Star Is Born, the most important movie to ever exist about electrical-tape eyebrows and the word “fuck…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:34PM
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Green Book, A Star Is Born Are National Board of Review’s Biggest Winners by Hunter Harris

Awards season formally began at last night’s Gotham Awards, and it barrels on: The National Board of Review announced its 2018 winners Tuesday morning. Green Book, a buddy comedy about mas…

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:02PM
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Widows Makes Me Want to Invite Daniel Kaluuya to Rob Me by Hunter Harris

More than once, since Daniel Kaluuya broke out into the mainstream with Get Out, I have sat at my desk — or on the train, or in a movie theater, or stared aimlessly into my refrigerator …

SOURCE: Vulture at 07:04AM
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bradley Cooper Defends A Star Is Born’s Butt Song, Dammit! by Hunter Harris

Jackson Maine might have been unimpressed with the “butt song” that Ally sings in A Star Is Born, but Bradley Cooper is willing to put some respeck on those sellout bops. When Variety as…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:22AM

Every Compliment Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Have Given Each Other on the Star Is Born Press Tour by Hunter Harris

This post has been updated throughout with even more Star Is Born compliments from Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, and me, Hunter Harris.If 2018 has given us one blessing, it is the knowledge tha…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:02AM
Monday, November 12, 2018

A Star Is Born Songwriter Paul Blair on Writing Ally’s Sellout Bops by Hunter Harris

Much hay has been made of Ally’s sellout bops, the Star Is Born–loving internet’s affectionate pet name for the pop songs that Ally (Lady Gaga) releases as a rising mainstream star (mu…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

So, How Did Eddie Griffin End Up in A Star Is Born? by Hunter Harris

Spoilers for A Star Is Born’s romantic climax follow.After a bender in Memphis, Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) and Ally Campana (Lady Gaga) spend time at his friend Noodles’s (Dave Chapp…

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:25AM
Monday, October 22, 2018

The Butt Song From A Star Is Born Won’t Be Submitted for Oscar Consideration by Hunter Harris

Butt song, snubbed! Warner Bros. has announced who and what will be competing for Oscars on behalf of a A Star Is Born. Everything shakes out as expected — Bradley Cooper for best director…

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:05PM
Friday, October 19, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe Didn’t Realize His New Play Makes an Accidental Harry Potter Reference by Hunter Harris

About halfway through The Lifespan of a Fact, Daniel Radcliffe’s overeager, Harvard-educated magazine fact-checker is shooed away while his editor (Cherry Jones) sits in a living room pori…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

An Interview With Gail, A Star Is Born’s Best Supporting Character by Hunter Harris

It takes two hours and 14 minutes for Ally Campana (Lady Gaga) to be born in A Star Is Born, but only one scene for another star to crown: “Hi Ally, I’m Gail!” Rebecca Field says, popp…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:23PM
Friday, October 12, 2018

Exactly How Many Times Does Bradley Cooper Say ‘Fuck’ in A Star Is Born? by Hunter Harris

The first thing I noticed about Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born was how perfectly the stage lights complimented the caramel highlights in his greasy hair. The second thing I noticed about B…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:26PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A Star Is Born Is Confident Enough to Compete As a Drama at the Golden Globes by Hunter Harris

A Star Is Born is in the Shallow, watch as it dives in … to drama! Per Indiewire, both A Star Is Born and the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody will compete in the 2019 Golden Globe…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:34PM
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Jordan Peele and Donald Glover Almost Starred in Sorry To Bother You by Hunter Harris

On the shortlist of would-be Sorry to Bother You leading men: Jordan Peele and Donald Glover, according to director Boots Riley. Speaking to Doreen St. Félix at the Directors Guild th…

SOURCE: Vulture at 06:51PM
Friday, October 5, 2018

Just Wanted to Take Another Look at You, A Star Is Born: A Photo Essay by Hunter Harris

The most fun part of A Star Is Born — second only to watching A Star Is Born and crying over A Star Is Born — is talking about A Star Is Born, specifically one scene highlighted in the t…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:14PM
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Every Compliment Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Have Given Each Other on the Star Is Born Press Tour by Hunter Harris

If 2018 has given us one blessing, it is the knowledge that Bradley Cooper is the world’s leading Little Monster. The Star Is Born press tour does not live up to the histrionics of the mov…

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:26PM
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Bradley Cooper Gave Lady Gaga a 15-Foot-Tall Photo of Her Face by Hunter Harris

What gift did auteur director Bradley Cooper give Lady Gaga after they finished work on A Star Is Born? (Other than, presumably, no longer wiping her makeup off when they saw one another.) A…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:31AM
Friday, September 28, 2018

Ariana Grande Canceled Her SNL Appearance for ‘Emotional Reasons’ by Hunter Harris

Ariana Grande pulled out of Saturday Night Live’s season 44 premiere this weekend because she’s having a “tough month.” According to Us Weekly, Lorne Michaels told James Andrew Mille…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:21PM
Monday, September 24, 2018

Pete Davidson, a Romantic, Says He Was ‘Jerking Off to’ Ariana Grande Before He Met Her by Hunter Harris

Extremely Britney Spears voice: Pete Davidson knows he’s lucky to be dating Ariana Grande. “I’m a very, very lucky guy. I get it,” the Saturday Night Live star told Howard Stern…

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:26PM
Friday, September 14, 2018

Ariana Grande Posts Candid Video Memorializing Mac Miller: ‘You Were My Dearest Friend’ by Hunter Harris

One week after Mac Miller’s death, his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande has written an elegy for the rapper on Instagram. “i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:25PM

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