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Who Is Ava DuVernay?


It’s time to hop on the Ava DuVernay bandwagon before it leaves you in the dust. Thanks to her beautiful film Selma, which focuses on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by Martin Luther King, Jr., the 42-year-old filmmaker just made history: DuVernay is now the first African-American woman to ever earn a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director. An Oscar nomination is sure to follow.
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FOOD PORN! Celebrity Foodies You Need To Follow On Instagram Right Now

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Getting hungry? We thought you might be. These celebrity foodies are not only talented and beautiful, but they’ve got an eye for color, flavor and mmm mmm goodness. Whether it’s Kendall Jenner flaunting her sinfully delicious French toast (topped with warm caramel and Rice Krispies…) or Aziz Ansari boasting his crispy mozzarella, pork sausage and cilantro thin crust pizza, we can’t get enough of these food-celebratory photos. Read more…

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Michael Douglas Opens Up About Wife Catherine Zeta-Jones’ Bipolar Illness

Michael Douglas must be having the worst year ever. Not just the worst year of his own life; the worst year that anyone on the planet could possibly have and still leave the house. In Michael Douglas’ Oprah interview today, the Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps star explained how his nightmare of a 2010 might have influenced wife Catherine Zeta-Jones’ bipolar disorder announcement. “My oldest son is in federal prison, my ex-wife is suing me, and I got cancer. It’s kind of hard for the wife to say, ‘I’m depressed,” Douglas says. “It probably played a big part of it.” Yeah, that stack of problems would make anything harder to say. Makes those soaking wet towels left on the bathroom floor look like a Sunday picnic in the park.

Luckily as of now Douglas’ cancer is in remission, Catherine Zeta-Jones returned to work and Cameron Douglas was sentenced to jail time…okay, no good news on that front, but all things considered, the second half of 2011 is shaping up to be better already. “This particular type of cancer has a good record of not coming back. But it can. So for the first year I’ve got to go every month and get checked in every three months,” Douglas explained, before confirming he is cancer-free as of his month. We are really going to have to stop complaining about our lives. Just as soon as we pick up all these towels. Seriously, it seems like there are 30 of them in here.

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SNL Alum Jane Curtin Says John Belushi Was A Misogynist

No one wants to hear that one of their comedy idols was secretly (or not so secretly) a total knob. Unfortunately, if Jane Curtin’s John Belushi comments on Oprah are accurate, the famous Blues Brothers star was anything but pleasant to work with…at least if you had two X chromosomes. “They were working against John, who said women are just fundamentally not funny,” Curtin, a member of the original SNL cast in 1975, said of the staff’s female writers. “If a woman writer had written a piece for John, he would not read it in his full voice. He would whisper it. He felt as though it was his duty to sabotage the women writers.”

However, not all of Curtin’s late-night compatriots were quick to agree with her during yesterday’s SNL reunion episode.”I don’t remember that,” said Chevy Chase, also a member of the original cast, while Dana Carvey joked, “Well, he’s got a point of view.” Finally Tracy Morgan leaped in to say, “Tina Fey put me on,” seemingly to point how far things have come in the past three decades. Tina Fey‘s interview with Oprah about her days at the legendary late night show, as well as her new book Bossypants, would seem to suggest that he’s right. He’d better be, or we’ll never be able to watch Animal House without weeping again. This time, it won’t be from hysterical laughter.