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Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’
Rounds Out Impressive Cast

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Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Silence has been the legendary director’s passion project for some two decades and countless films in-between. The film, which takes place in Japan and stars Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver, finds itself with another minor setback with production clear in the horizon: Japanese actor Ken Watanabe has dropped out of his role. However, the director has already found his replacement in Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano, who wowed international audiences with his performance in Mongol and might be known to the U.S. from his role in Thor. Phew! Now, Marty, can you please just film the thing already? We are dying to see it!

George Soros Donated $33 Million
to Ferguson Protests
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Liberal billionaire George Soros donated $33 million to already-established groups that aided the on-the-ground activists in Ferguson. The money that he provided is said to have fueled the machine that turned the events in Ferguson to a 24-hour a day protest and news cycle. Kenneth Zimmerman, director of Zoros’ Open Society Foundations, said, “Our DNA includes a belief that having people participate in government is indispensable to living in a more just, inclusive society.”

Tom Ford Debuts Psychedelic
Menswear Collection
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Is there anyone who does classic with a twist better than Tom Ford? His fall/winter 2015 menswear collection, comprised of crazy slim suits in trippy black and white patterning, has been hailed as one of the favorites of Fashion Week by industry insiders. He placed sleek turtlenecks in lieu of suits and ties under beautiful jackets—a new look for Ford. He also continued his new love affair with Americana, adorning models in denim, duffle coats, and ‘60s suede. The collection was neither too crazy nor too boring. It was just right.

Woody Allen Announces New
Series with Amazon Prime
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Ever since groundbreaking series like The Sopranos, Mad Men and Breaking Bad proved to audiences that television was an artistic format that could rival feature films, more and more of Hollywood’s top-tier talent has defected to the small screen. The latest film mega-star to get his own show is none other than Woody Allen. The 79-year-old filmmaker is going to be creating, writing, and directing an Amazon series. The network, which proved its commitment to delivering risk-taking and cutting-edge content through the Golden Globe-winning Transparent, is the perfect network for Allen to bring his sardonic world view to life.

 

Bill Clinton Discusses Appears
on Seth Myers’ Talk Show
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Bill Clinton recently took time off from his busy schedule to appear on Late Night with Seth Meyers. During the segment, the comedian asked Clinton about his wife Hilary and whether or not she would announce a presidential bid for 2016. Myers cloaked the question in real estate jargon: “Do you think you might live in a different house in 2016?” Bill, in typical hilarity, hardly missed a beat, evading the answer with equal smarm, “I hope not because 2016 is the election year and I don’t have any place to move.”

Marc Jacobs On Jury for LVMH Prize
for Young Fashion Designers
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Designer Marc Jacobs is among the ultra-prestigious jury for the second edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. LVMH, also known as Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is the world leader in high-quality luxury goods. The LVMH prize-winner receives a grant of 300,000 euros along with personalized mentorship from an LVMH team member. Last year, London-based designer Thomas Tait took the prize, beating out beloved brands like Hood by Air and Jacquemus. Jacobs is joined by a jury consisting of his fellow LVMH designers and creative directors: Nicolas Ghesquiére of Louis Vuitton, Karl Lagerfeld of Fendi (also Chanel), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Kenzo (also founders of Opening Ceremony), Phoebe Philo of Céline, Raf Simons of Dior (also owner of Raf Simons), Ricardo Tisci of Givenchy, and J.W. Anderson of Loewe (also owner of J.W. Anderson).

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