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You’re Finished in This Town


In a business that judges impoliteness pretty harshly, we’re kind of amazed Vincent Gallo hasn’t been run out of town yet. But we’re glad because it means that from time to time, we get to hear batshit rants like this.

Over the course of 39 minutes, Mr. Gallo manages to mortally insult Steven Soderbergh, Martin Scorcese, Wes Anderson, Abel Ferrera, Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola, Eric Roberts, Dennis Hopper, Honda, and the Directors Guild of America. To be honest, it’s pretty rough going—and decidedly ungentlemanly throughout—but it should be a cautionary tale of what an out-of-control ego can make you sound like.

A word to the wise: If you find yourself trash-talking the director of The Godfather—who, coincidentally, gave you your most recent starring role—you may want to reconsider yourself as a human being.

On the plus side, he has nothing but nice things to say about Mickey Rourke.

Ashley Olsen Just Fired Her Agent


Act Naturally: Erin Wasson just landed a part in Sofia Coppola’s next flick playing “Party Girl #1.” We’re guessing she’s got a lot of research ahead of her. [The Cut]

Don’t Hate, Appreciate: National Art Hate Week draws to a close, and Julian Schnabel is allowed to show his face once more. [BlackBook]

Looped In: An interview with Armando Iannucci of In the Loop. [Vulture]

Think of it as Belly Spanx: A Time correspondent braves the world of male girdles. [Time]

Kate in the Middle, Bruno at Stella & Sofia Stilettos

Bruno Strikes Again: Sacha Baron Cohen’s flamboyant TV host character targets Fashion Week again, this time disrupting Stella McCartney’s runway presentation [The Cut]

Drumming Up Cash: Artist Peter Good’s meditation on energy dependence and economic crisis is both stylist and painfully obvious. [Men’s Vogue]

The Manner Born: Kate Middleton weathers the Royal storm while staying in Prince William’s favor. But can she get the ring? [Vanity Fair]

Lost In Merchandising: Sofia Coppola tapped to collaborate on shoes and handbags for Louis Vuitton [WWD]

Coppola Family Values


First Gorbachev and Keef, and now the Coppolas. That’s right, LV has netted another one.

The Louis Vuitton Core Values campaign rolls along, this time scooping up the estimably rotund Francis Ford Coppola and his winsome daughter for yet another Annie Liebowitz shot. The core value this time around is travel, contrasted with earlier themes for Andre Agassi (a well-shaved head) and Keith Richards (healthful old age).

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