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The Watergate’s other secrets, from a drunk Bette Davis to Condoleezza Rice’s bad catering

The Watergate complex had seen plenty of scandals long before the break-in that made it infamous — and the shenanigans continued long after President Nixon’s “plumbers” had left the building. Author Joseph Rodota recounts all the drama under the Watergate roof in his new history of the building, “Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address.” Rodota […]

Classic Hollywood: Trailblazer Ida Lupino, a woman for her time — and ours

Born Feb. 4, 1918, Ida Lupino would have been a good fit for 2018. Describing herself as “the poor man’s Bette Davis,” the actress turned down roles she didn’t want and spent the subsequent suspensions on the studio lot observing and learning the craft of filmmaking. Lupino was groomed for stardom...

Classic Hollywood: Trailblazer Ida Lupino, a woman for her time — and ours

Born Feb. 4, 1918, Ida Lupino would have been a good fit for 2018. Describing herself as “the poor man’s Bette Davis,” the actress turned down roles she didn’t want and spent the subsequent suspensions on the studio lot observing and learning the craft of filmmaking. Lupino was groomed for stardom...

Susan Sarandon & Geena Davis Go Glam for SAG Awards 2018!

Susan Sarandon makes a fierce appearance on the red carpet as she arrives at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (January 21) in Los Angeles. The 71-year-old Feud: Bette & Joan actress looked super glam in a sparkling navy dress and sunglasses for the awards show. PHOTOS: Check out [...]

‘SNL’ Promo: Jessica Chastain & Kate McKinnon Bring The Feud

Joan Crawford and Bette Davis got nothing on Jessica Chastain and Kate McKinnon, at least for this pretty terrific Saturday Night Live promo. In the clip, Chastain, who hosts this week’s episode, doesn’t have much time to enjoy soaking...Show More Summary

Bette Davis Was Not A Monster, Says Her Longtime Assistant

last monthLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Also: The premiere of "Freak Show" brings out the glitterati.

Call Me By Your Name Gets Golden Globes Endorsements for its Stars

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange Also Both Nominated for Best Actress for Recreating Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Ryan Murphy's Feud.

75 Years Later, Now, Voyager Remains a Poignant Depiction of Mental Illness

This article originally appeared in Vulture. About 23 minutes into Now, Voyager comes one of the most resplendent transformations in all of cinema. Charlotte Vale (played with trademark intensity and brutal grace by Bette Davis) begins the film as an archetypal spinster figure. Show More Summary

Emmys 2017: Laura Dern Wins Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries

And the winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries of Movie is... Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)! Dern beat out fellow candidates Judy Davis (Feud: Bette and Joan), Jackie Hoffman, (Feud: Bette and Joan), Regina King, (American...Show More Summary

Bette Davis and Designer Patrick Kelly Made Oddly Perfect Pals

5 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

She was one of Hollywood’s most revered stars. He was an emerging force in French fashion. But when they met on Christmas eve in Paris, it seemed ordained by fate.

Bette Davis’ ex-assistant spills on motherly bond with actress

6 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Bette Davis' former assistant recounts untold tales from the Oscar-winning actress’ free-wheeling final years in "Miss D & Me."

Ryan Murphy Promises “American Crime Story: Versace” Will Be True To History—And Discuss Designer’s HIV Status

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Ryan Murphy is known for fictional flights of fancy on shows like Glee and American Horror Story. Even Feud got criticized for embellishing the real relationship between golden-age stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. But Murphy promises American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace will hew very close to actual historical events. “We’ve spoken... Read more »

Emmy predictions: Voters' toughest choice this year comes down to 'Feud' versus 'Big Little Lies'

Remember the title of that last episode of “Feud: Bette and Joan” — “You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?” It served as rueful comment on how the two titular Hollywood legends — Bette Davis and Joan Crawford — shoulda-coulda-would have been simpatico if not for the studios, gossips...

‘Feud’ Isn’t Just About Warring Divas But Females’ Fight For Empowerment In Hollywood – Emmys

On the surface Ryan Murphy’s FX/Fox 21 series Feud: Bette and Joan is about one of the biggest hair-pulling dramas in Hollywood between two legendary divas, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. But underneath it’s much more: An examination...Show More Summary

Classic Hollywood: Playing Bette Davis, the pleasure and the pain

It was a role Susan Sarandon was in some ways destined to play: the tempestuous Bette Davis. Welcome to the latest edition of the Classic Hollywood newsletter. I’m Scott Sandell, and this week we’ve got our eye on the story behind Sarandon’s Emmy-nominated turn in “Feud: Bette and Joan.” Producer-writer-director...

For Susan Sarandon to play Bette Davis, it helped knowing Ryan Murphy was as scared as she was

Bette Davis finally caught up to Susan Sarandon. After multiple opportunities to portray the screen legend, Sarandon was finally enticed by Ryan Murphy for his Emmy-nominated limited series “Feud: Bette and Joan.” Facing off against old pal Jessica Lange as the equally formidable Joan Crawford...

5 things we learned from Taraji P. Henson, Queen Latifah of Fox's 'Empire,' 'Star'

Jussie Smollett sees co-star Taraji P. Henson as the love child of Bette Davis and Samuel L. Jackson.        

5 things we learned from Taraji P. Henson, Queen Latifah of Fox's 'Empire,' 'Star'

7 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Jussie Smollett sees co-star Taraji P. Henson as the love child of Bette Davis and Samuel L. Jackson.        

A glimpse into rising comedy star Cole Escola’s way of life

7 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The hilarious "Difficult People" actor feels at home playing women inspired by his muses: his mom, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.

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