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Seth Meyers started out slow, but kicked things into gear, thanks to an appearance by Kanye West.
Kicking things up a notch since Monday, on Tuesday Late Night with Seth Meyers included a memorable appearance by Kanye West. Yeezy performed a career-spanning medley, including his most iconic songs – Jesus Walks, Touch The Sky, Stronger, Heartless, All of the Lights, Mercy and Black Skinhead. West’s appearance included an interview with Meyers, during which the rapper was remarkably mellow and charming. Then he unleashed a torrent of classic West stage shenanigans, followed by the obligatory mic drop.
West came on Meyers' second night (dubbed by the host "Seth Meyers: Deuces") to liven things up.
Of course Kanye, self-proclaimed creative genius that he is, isn’t just resting on old laurels. West is currently working, or will work on a film, written by Brett Easton Ellis especially for him. Ellis explained that he had been reluctant to take on the project at first, but then had his mind changed last summer.
Continue reading: Kanye West Jumps Back Into The Spotlight With 'Late Night' Medley
If you think Kanye West is controversial, meet Bret Easton Ellis.
Kanye West might be famous for some of his more controversial outbursts but the rapper has got nothing on his future collaborator Brett Easton Ellis. With the American Psycho author confirming he’ll be writing a ‘Yeezus’ movie here’s a look at his ten most controversial moments.
Kanye West who is teaming up with Bret Easton Ellis for a 'Yeezus' movie, we don't know why either
1. American Psycho
Bret Easton Ellis and Kanye West are teaming up. Don't worry, it's not 'The Canyons 2'. Although it probably won't be too different.
Bret Easton Ellis, the controversial author behind American Psycho and the recent movie The Canyons starring Lindsay Lohan has revealed he's written a script for rapper Kanye West. The pair first met last year after Kanye remade a scene from the movie adaption of American Psycho to promote his latest album Yeezus.
Kanye West and Bret Easton Ellis? Really?
"Kanye and I have been meeting about writing a script for him and so that's a project that's kind of in the work," said Ellis during an interview with Vice this week.
Continue reading: What Could A Bret Easton Ellis, Kanye West Movie Possibly Be About?
The 'American Psycho' author isn't a fan of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature winner.
Author Bret Easton Ellis has voiced his distaste for this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Alice Munro, who most recently penned Dear Life; a collection of short stories. Taking to Twitter, the celebrated author penned a tirade against Munro's six decade-spanning career.
Bret Easton Ellis [Second From Right] Has Voiced His Distaste For Alice Munro's Writing.
"Alice Munro is so completely overrated," he wrote. "Alice Munro was always an overrated writer and now that she's won the Nobel she always will be. The Nobel is a joke and has been for ages." Christian Lorentzen, who savagely reviewed Munro's last collection, replied to Easton Ellis' tweet with a simple "Amen." In a twist, Lorentzen placed a bet that Munro would win and has apparently reaped rewards to the tune of £400, reports The Independent.
'The Canyons,' starring Lindsay Lohan is out now. It might look visually spectacular but does the plot hold up?
The trailer for The Canyons was released at least eight months before the movie release, giving us a tantalising glimpse of the swirling cinematography, melancholic Hollywood glamour and synthy Drive-esque soundtrack of the erotic thriller. Plus, it looked like a solid return to filmmaking for Lindsay Lohan whose public battle to stay sober has consumed the press surrounding her lately.
Have Lindsay Lohan's Personal Struggles Affected Her Ability To Act?
Lohan plays Tara, an actress trying to keep her affair with an actor from her past quiet whilst her privileged and scheming boyfriend Christian (James Deen) makes films to keep his trust fund intact. The plot goes awry when Christian finds out about Tara's affair and the narrative takes a darker turn, descending into bloody violence and cruel sexual mind games.
Movies that allow us to wallow in a trashy story for a couple of hours can often become a guilty pleasure, and this lurid concoction blends the skills of Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) and Paul Schrader (American Gigolo) for an entertaining story of sexual depravity with Hitchcockian overtones. It's a bit clumsy and corny, but the characters and situations hold our interest simply because we have no idea where it's heading.
In the canyons around Malibu, independently wealthy Christian (Deen) has decided to produce a low-budget slasher movie starring the sexy actor Ryan (Funk), boyfriend of Christian's assistant Gina (Brooks). Christian's girlfriend Tara (Lohan) is trying to stay out of all of this, but Christian keeps telling everyone about their wild sex life with random third and fourth partners. Their one rule is that they won't lie to each other, but both are keeping secrets: Tara has started seeing Ryan, who's actually her ex, while Christian is sleeping with his yoga teacher (Houston). And when these secrets emerge, trouble follows.
Christian is the usual Ellis protagonist, a guy with no real moral centre: his whole life seems lifted from the movies, and Deen plays him as a preening peacock, arrogantly sure he is in control of everything. He's a charismatic villain, and Deen commands the screen. But Lohan gives just as good as the more emotional Tara, who is a bundle of naivete and duplicity, driven by insecurity and just as power-mad as Christian, really. Opposite them, Funk and Brooks are playing the innocents caught in their depraved web, so they're the ones we can identify with.
Continue reading: The Canyons Review
Braxton Pope, James Deen, Amanda Brooks, Bret Easton Ellis and Nolan Gerard Funk - Celebrities attend IFC Film's THE CANYONS LA Premiere at The Standard Hotel. - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Tuesday 6th August 2013
Maybe Lindsay Lohan's movie isn't the disaster predicted by the New York magazine.
No, it's not the fact that The Canyons received one good review this week.
In January, the New York Magazine's Stephen Rodrick wrote a long, detailed article on The Canyons with a hugely cynical tone.
Continue reading: Why Lindsay Lohan's 'The Canyons' Is A Complete Success
We never thought The Canyons shoot was going to be an easy ride for anyone, and as it turns out, it wasn't. It really wasn't. Bringing together controversial novelist Bret Easton Ellis, porn star James Deen and the troubled Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan was always going to be risky and according to screenwriter Stephen Rodrick, all hell broke loose on set.
The scribe spoke to TMZ.com about the whole darn thing, claiming Lohan was initially fired after failing to show-up for a read-through before showing up at director Paul Schrader's hotel room, pounding on his door while hysterically crying and begging for her job back. The actress stayed in the hallway for around 90 minutes before leaving after securing a second chance.
Perhaps the most concerning part of Rodrick's story is the 4-way 14 minute sex scene shot with real-life porn actors. Lohan wasn't happy about the scene and had been drinking beforehand, locking herself in a closet and refusing to come out. Director Schrader had to beg her to do the scene, eventually stripping naked his self in order to show her it was no big deal. After finally completing the take, Lindsay drove off in her Porsche with Rodrick saying the producers "all hoped they would still have a lead actress in the morning."
Continue reading: The Canyons Screenwriter Reveals Lindsay Lohan's Drunken Antics
Bret Easton Ellis, since forging a reputation as an excellent author, has soured that perception somewhat by launching into some rather unsavoury twitter rants that reek of bitterness.
His latest target is Kathryn Bigelow, the highly celebrated American film director, film producer, screenwriter and television director. In 2009, she won the Academy Award for Best Picture for the The Hurt Locker, which was also awarded the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and was nominated for the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama. This, however, isn't enough for Easton Ellis, and he thinks her gender has something to do with her success; that and her good looks. "Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she's a very hot woman she's really overrated," he tweeted, not uncharacteristically. Her latest film, Zero Dark Thirty has already been named best film of 2012 both by the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle and will surely be honoured by several other bodies before the awards season ends.
Like we said, Easton Ellis has a habit of slating fellow professionals within 140 characters or sell, and in a very unprofessional manner. While prospective employers will probably see this as a sign of volatility, making him seem very unemployable, it's good entertainment for us, isn't it?
Continue reading: Bret Easton Ellis Picks On Kathryn Bigelow, Calls Her 'Overrated'
In 1983 L.A., studio exec William (Thornton) wants to reconcile with his heavily medicated wife Laura (Basinger) while continuing to see his self-doubting TV newscaster mistress (Ryder). Their son Graham (Foster) is indulging in drugs and sex with his girlfriend (Heard) and best pal (Nichols), who's also sleeping with Laura for cash. Meanwhile, Graham's doorman (Renfro) is trying to please his criminal father figure (Rourke), but Graham's friend Tim (Pucci) has no interest in connecting with his dad (Isaak).
Continue reading: The Informers Review
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