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Joan Didion Becomes Unexpected Queen Of Cool After 'Celine' Ad


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Joan Didion, the 80-year-old American literary great best known for her classic book of essays The White Album, is the new face for the Spring 2015 line of fashion label Celine. The internet has had somewhat of an infatuation with Didion's sense of style in recent years and the French label - designed by British designer Phoebe Philo - has taken note.

Joan DidionJoan Didion is the new Queen of Cool after signing on with Celine

Photographed by Juergen Teller, the first image of Didion appearing in the label's new campaign hit the web on Tuesday, featuring the writer in a black shirt, oversized gold pendant and dark sunglasses. 

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A Star Is Born (1976) Review


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Here's another nominee in the increasingly crowded category of Most Unnecessary Remake: 1976's A Star Is Born, with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson picking over the bones of not one but three previous versions, most notably the 1954 musical epic starring Judy Garland and James Mason. It's a great story for sure, but this star turn for Streisand, which is hopelessly stuck in the bell-bottomed clichés of the '70s, hasn't aged well and isn't much fun to watch.

We first meet struggling singer Esther Hoffman (Streisand) as she performs a gig in an L.A. club backed up by two African-American women. Their name: The Oreos (groan). Into the club stumbles hirsute rock legend John Norman Howard (Kristofferson) on one of his daily benders. He loves her voice, she loves his... hair, I suppose... and soon, for no apparent reason, she's madly in love with him.

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