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Liv Tyler Plays Weak Female Characters, Which Is Apparently What We Need Right Now

Liv Tyler Plays Weak Female Characters, Which Is Apparently What We Need Right Now

The last two movies I’ve seen Liv Tyler in, she’s been the central female character, and a weak one at that: A former drug addict who’s been rescued by a sweet man but finds herself easily falling under the control of a controlling yet seductive jerk thanks to her docile personality. That counts for both Super and The Ledge. (And That Thing You Do! and Armageddon, now that we think about it.) Obviously there’s a formula Tyler’s got in her head. But why would she want to follow it — in both films, her character is meek and lost, hardly speaking above a murmur and terrified of the man who holds her in check.

According to Carina Chocano, this is a good thing. More »

Interview: Matthew Chapman Is Darwin’s Great-Great Grandson, an Atheist, and the Devil’s Spawn

Interview: Matthew Chapman Is Darwin's Great-Great Grandson, an Atheist, and the Devil's Spawn

I had a ton of fun talking with Matthew Chapman, the great-great grandson of Charles Darwin and writer-director of The Ledge. Though he’s written two books grappling with faith versus reason, this is his first feature film; the thriller sympathizes with atheist Charlie Hunnam, who steals fundamentalist Patrick Wilson‘s wife Liv Tyler. A UK native who’s lived both in Los Angeles and New York, Chapman might be considered someone who lives on the fringes of Hollywood, but he’s had enough experience to judge Tinseltown’s relationship to religion.

It’s always exciting when an interview turns into an actual intellectual discussion, as when Chapman and I talked about the labels of “atheist” versus “agnostic,” the concept of original sin, and unforgivable acts. He was also just really funny. But then again, I’m biased since I’m agnostic. More »

Liv Tyler Talks Style, Spirituality, and Whether She Would Dress Like Her Dad

Liv Tyler Talks Style, Spirituality, and Whether She Would Dress Like Her Dad

The following is a guest post from our friends at Luckymag.com.

Curled up on a couch at the Crosby Hotel, her sky-high black Louboutins tossed beside after a long day of interviews for her new film, actress Liv Tyler is every bit as NYC chic as we expected. Dressed in a Alaia cardigan, a leather skirt from The Row, and a cute top with a Peter Pan collar from somewhere she can’t remember, it’s obvious why the staff here at Lucky has been style crushing on her for years. Today though, she’s here to promote a pretty deep project: The Ledge is not only written and directed by Charles Darwin’s great-great grandson Matthew Chapman (how’s that for bona fides?), it grapples with issues of religious fundamentalism, mortality, adultery and fate. So allow us a brief pit stop before we get to the all- important matter of the day, fashion! More »

Theo Wenner… Revealed!

Theo Wenner... Revealed!

Photographer Theo Wenner‘s made a pretty nice life for himself. The son of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, Theo got his start as a photo intern at the magazine. He was then hire to shoot for RS and other publications like Vanity Fair and Purple. Oh, and he’s also dating the world’s most beautiful human, Liv Tyler. So what’s up with this 24-year-old’s work and general existence? Here’s what you need to know. More »

Gallery: Terry Richardson’s Night Out With Chloe Sevigny, Liv Tyler And Other Drunken Famous People

Gallery: Terry Richardson's Night Out With Chloe Sevigny, Liv Tyler And Other Drunken Famous People

Celebrities, they’re just like us: loud, boozy, perpetually posing for their friends’ photos in bars. Terry Richardson brought his camera along for a night with pals, hitting New York hot spots (club promoter Bill Hader has thought of everything!) The Breslin and the Ace Hotel. Check out his documentation of Liv, Chloe, Aziz Ansari, and the rest of them. More »

Top 10 Stars Who Hooked Up With The Help

Top 10 Stars Who Hooked Up With The Help

Colin Hanks made a splash this weekend by marrying his publicist Samantha Bryant in a small ceremony that consummated the couple’s 10-month engagement. And while two celebrities getting married usually makes it to the cover of People, there are far more A-listers whose eye was caught by someone else on their set. As our wedding present to Hanks, here’s our list of stars who have married inside the industry but outside the actor’s studio. More »