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VultureJan 17, 2018
How FX’s Versace Created Wardrobes Without the Versace Estate’s Help

For a show dedicated to one of the world''s most-influential fashion designers, people may be surprised to learn that The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story didn''t get any support from the actual Versace family. In fact, the estate has expressed their disgust about Ryan Murphy''s anthology series on ... More »

People Top HeadlinesJan 17, 2018
Selena Gomez Made Significant Donation to Time's Up That 'Far Exceeded' Woody Allen Film Salary
After Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Hall pledged to donate their salaries from their upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York to Time''s Up and other charitable organizations in wake of the ongoing claims of sexual abuse against the director, some fans criticized costar Selena Gomez for not following suit.

Though Gomez, 25, has yet to make a similar public stand against Allen, a source close to the actress tells PEOPLE that she 'made a significant donation anonymously' to the Time''s Up Legal Defense Fund that 'far exceeded her salary for the film.'

On the day the defense fund was announced, Gomez expressed her support for the movement on her Instagram page. 'It''s time to shift the balance in the workplace, from representing the few to representing us all,' she captioned her post, which has received nearly 1.3 million likes.

In a lengthy noted shared to his Instagram late Monday night, Chalamet explained his decisions to donate his salary from the film.

'I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer,' he wrote. 'I''m not able to answer the question directly because of contractual obligations.'

He continued, 'But what I can say is this: I don''t want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary to three charities: TIME''S UP, The LGBT Center in New York, and RAINN. I want to be worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the brave artists who are fighting for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.'


To donate to the Time''s Up Legal Defense Fund, which will provide subsidized legal support to women and men in all industries who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace, visit its GoFundMe page. Learn more about Time''s Up, an organization of women in entertainment combating sexual harassment and inequality, on its website.

Hall, who rose to fame after her starring role in Allen''s 2008 film Vicky Cristina Barcelona, shared a similar message on the social media platform last Friday, in which she stated her intention to donate her salary to the Time''s Up movement and said that reading statements from Dylan Farrow, Allen''s daughter, helped her realize that working with the controversial director was a mistake.

'When asked to do so, some seven months ago, I quickly said yes. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown - easy,' she explained.

Since accepting the role, Hall wrote that she realized 'there is nothing easy about any of this.' After thinking about it 'very deeply,' she said she remains 'conflicted and sad.'

After reading Farrow''s statements about Allen in which she claims he molested her as a child, Hall said she came to understand 'that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed.'

Allen has long denied the allegations, which fi

Roger Ebert Movie ReviewsDec 26, 2017
Netflix's 'Black Mirror' Stumbles a Few Times in Fourth Season But Has Single Stand-Out

Charlie Brooker and the team behind the beloved 'Black Mirror' are back with six more mini-movies for you to binge just in time for the New Year. In a sense, these are the perfect final note for a year in which many people felt trapped, addicted to technology, and unsure of their place in the world. More than ever before, 'Black Mirror' feels like it''s commenting on today as much as it is the future, and Brooker''s focus has switched from purely cautionary tales about technology to a discussion of human limitations that aren''t corrected by tech but enabled by it. As we have learned over and over again, technology does not always play into the best human instincts—in fact, it often amplifies a person''s worst qualities. This feels like a throughline for the fourth season of 'Black Mirror,' one that''s filled with more sorrow, regret, and grief than ever before, and one that includes multiple episodes in which people are literally trapped in technological nightmares. Brooker seems to be saying that if we''re not careful, we''ll get stuck too.

Having said that, this is, as a whole, the least satisfying season of 'Black Mirror' so far. Unlike last season, which had at least two notable peaks ('Nosedive' and 'San Junipero'), season four has only one real high, and it''s somewhat telling that it''s the episode that feels the least like a chapter of 'Black Mirror.' Too many other times, it feels like Brooker is spinning through themes he''s handled more successfully in the past, especially in the atrocious finale, 'Black''s Museum,' an episode that is almost self-consciously a compendium of ideas Brooker couldn''t develop into full-length chapters of his show, and which ends the season on such a dour, cynical note. Other episodes have great performances—the always-welcome Rosemarie DeWitt and Andrea Riseborough deliver—but are hampered by weaker-than-average scripts that hammer their themes home like children with a square peg and a round hole. When the Jodie Foster-directed 'ArkAngel' opened with a shot of a child being born, I actually said aloud: 'What tech shit is going to kill this kid now?' That 'ArkAngel' doesn''t quite go in that direction is laudable, but it is telling that a show that has thrived on unpredictability has become, well, predictable in its dour cynicism. This could be why the best episodes of season four are tonal surprises, the clever satire of 'USS Callister' and the winning romance of 'Hang the DJ.' I wouldn''t necessarily call them 'hopeful,' but they feel the most complete and thought through in ways that aren''t just 'man, technology is gonna fuck us.'

As I realize some people may not have a full six hours this weekend, how I''d rank the six new episodes, with very minimal spoilers:

1. 'USS Callister'

The great Jesse Plemons reunites with his 'Fargo' co-star Cristin Milioti and 'Westworld'''s Jimmi Simpson in this truly stellar chapter, the only one this season that stands next to the best of 'Black Mirror' in the past. Plemons gets to do a riff on William Shatner in what first feels like a spoof of 'Star Trek' in its original TV series form but becomes much more than that when its construction is revealed. This one''s t

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