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Colette’s Rules: Her 10 Tips for Success as Movie Debuts

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“Colette,” the movie starring Keira Knightley as the tradition-smashing French writer, comes to theaters Sept. 21. It’s a well-done period biopic with a great pedigree: Director Wash Westmoreland and his late husband Richard Glatzer, who worked together on “Still Alice,” wrote the screenplay. After its premiere earlier this year at Sundance, reviewers called the movie a “female empowerment saga” (Variety), tackling “sexual liberation, the repression of women’s voices, the power of art to change society” (ScreenDaily). It was Colette’s own words that made her powerful. In a lifetime spanning two centuries, both chronologically and metaphorically, she wrote 50 volumes of novels, short stories, newspaper articles and drama reviews. Her novella Gigi became the basis of the Academy Award-winning movie and…

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Early Bird Books: 13 Books Our Favorite Celebrities Love

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Stars—they read like us! We’ll be the first to admit that we love a bit of celebrity gossip—especially when it involves what’s on people’s shelves. Lately, stars like Reese Witherspoon and Emma Watson have been hopping on the book club train, selecting titles each month and leading thoughtful reading discussions with their fans. It’s been a great way to highlight the latest debut authors, or bring old, forgotten gems back into the limelight. We’re all about using fame to the benefit of a good book. Below, you’ll find recommendations that come straight from the mouths of our favorite celebrities. From childhood classics to later-in-life discoveries, these are the reads that have made lasting impressions on Academy Award winners, singers, and more. Tom Hanks Blood on…

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Everybody into the pool! 10 Iconic swimsuits for summer

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It’s officially summer this Sunday, which means it’s time for barbeques, beaches and, yes, new bathing suits. If you’re in the market for something new to wear in the water this year, then we’re here to provide a little inspiration. Here are 10 of the most iconic swimsuits ever: Phoebe Cates, Fast Times at Ridgemont High Responsible for launching many a Gen-Xer into puberty, Cates’s character in this classic teen movie has become synonymous with her bright red bikini. Not that she keeps the top on for very long, of course. Sandra Dee, Gidget From TV to movies, there have been lots of different Gidgets. But the most iconic bathing suit belongs to Sandra Dee, who starred in the 1959…

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