James Lipton - RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit honoring Dave Chappelle, Michaela and Simon de Pury and Ava DuVernay held at Fairview Farms - Water Mill, New York, United States - Saturday 18th July 2015
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The stars stepped out onto the red carpet for one of the glitziest ceremonies of awards season: the Creative Primetime Emmys.
Having previously won for NBC's political drama 'The West Wing' as White House press secretary C.J. Cregg, Allison Janney’s award for outstanding guest actress in a drama series for her role in Masters of Sex, which also stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, was a particular highlight.
Backstage, Janney highlighted that playing Margeret Scully was certainly challenging at times. "I felt that Margaret Scully challenged me in ways that I've never been challenged before as an actress on so many levels - on an emotional level, on a physical level - and having to do sex scenes was extraordinarily nerve-wracking and stressful for me and something that I didn't think I'd have to do at this age, frankly," she explained.
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Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo of 'I Love It' hitmakers Icona Pop were among the star arrivals at the 'America's Got Talent' Season 8 Finals Event in New York.
It's all coming out now for Lipton, but most probably will just think he's cool...
We all expect, or at least hope, that Hollywood’s A-listers have a sordid past, hidden away from both their fans and their loved ones. As it turns out, it’s the man who interviews the stars, James Lipton, who has the dirt. And there’s nothing more dirty than a pimp, is there? A Parisian pimp. Wow.
"Paris was different then, still poor. Men couldn’t get jobs and, in the male chauvinist Paris of that time, the women couldn’t get work at all. It was perfectly respectable for them to go into le milieu...” says Lipton in a desperate attempt to try and justify what can only be described as a ghastly profession. He goes on to explain that he was ready to leave the city of love, or as it was probably known then, the city of money for love (see what we did there?) before he was given the chance to step into the underworld. "[One of the prostitutes and I] became great friends. When I ran out of money, I said, ‘I have to go home.’ She said, ‘No, you don’t. I’ll arrange for you.’ So she arranged for me to do it. I had to be okayed by the underworld; otherwise they would’ve found me floating in the Seine,” he explains.
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But the problem is not the actress's performances. Sheadded bite and ironic melodiousness to last year's slapdash, self-destructing"TheStepford Wives," and she keeps the newself-aware, big-screen version of "Bewitched" afloat with herdelightful spark of perky naivete as a witch trying to live a mortal life.She has a deftly silly sense of comedic balance and timing.
The problem is, when she's just looking to have some funbetween dramatic roles, the girl can't pick a script.
Like "The Stepford Wives," this new comedy isa mess at the screenplay level. It changes mood, direction and (like "Wives")the rules of its own reality in every other scene. The plot is sloppy andstructurally unsound. Fictional characters from the original "Bewitched"come to life in single scenes for no explored reason ("The Daily Show's"Steve Carell is bloody awful as queeny Uncle Arthur) -- and this happenseven though the bulk of the meta-cinema plot takes place in real-worldHollywood. You see, Kidman plays an actual witch who becomes an actressand gets cast as TV sorceress Samantha Stevens in a network remake of thetitular 1960s sitcom.
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