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“Her” Offers A Glimpse Of Our Scary, Tech-Obsessed Future

"Her" Offers A Glimpse Of Our Scary, Tech-Obsessed Future
"How do you share your life with somebody?"

Do we have unhealthy relationships with our computers and smartphones? Hell to the yes. My constant need to check Facebook and email is super duper unhealthy. Will I stop? Not likely.

The good thing is, I have real, functioning human relationships that supersede my tech obsessions. Not so for Theodore, the protagonist in Spike Jonze’s new movie “Her.” Lonely Theodore (played by a creepy-’stached Joaquin Phoenix) develops a rather strange and unhealthy relationship with “Samantha,” the voice inside his artificially intelligent computer, and seems to spiral out of control. Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), of course, learns from Theodore, and is therefore able to perfectly tailor her responses to his needs. It creates a creepy co-dependence between the two. Then Theodore develops a romantic relationship with her. I suppose this is Jonze’s all-too-obvious meditation on how we’ve become overly dependent on technology and this is his version of our dystopian future. I wonder if I actually need to see this movie because I already kind of live it? [YouTube]

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Que DONDA, Kanye? Kanye West’s Plan For Global Takeover Foments In Late Night Twitter Rant

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Some of us quietly assemble our plans for global conquest and world domination in the pages of our private journals. But not Kanye West! Kanye knows that sharing is caring and pooped out a high-top sneaker’s worth of Twitter gems last night. At the top of Kanye’s to-do list? Starting a school/design center/Chinese buffet called DONDA, in honor of his late mother Donda West. And you — yes, you! — can be a part of it. Especially if you are one of the following… Keep reading »

Chloe Sevigny Makes A Commercial With Spike Jonze, Sort Of


We suppose in some kooky, hipster, avant garde way, this 12-second clip directed by Spike Jonze is supposed to sell us on Chloe Sevingy’s newest collaboration with Opening Ceremony. Except we didn’t really see any of the clothes? I suppose that’s typically a problem, but probably not for Chloe. [Vimeo] Keep reading »

We’re Jonze-ing For “Where The Wild Things Are”-Inspired Jewelry

You may know Spike Jonze as the director of “Being John Malkovich,” the ex-husband of director Sofia Coppola, or the current paramour of actress Michelle Williams. But on the eve of the release of his latest movie project, a live-action adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, he’s getting into the fashion business in a collaboration with Opening Ceremony. The mini-line’s theme ties in to the movie’s monster-y subjects and includes faux furs designed by Humberto Leon and claw jewelry designed by Pamela Love. After the jump, the metal horned look you can rock this fall. (Check out our “Where the Wild Things Are” inspiration board here.) [W] Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Britney To Stage Yet Another Comeback On “SNL”?

  • Britney Spears might host “Saturday Night Live” on November 22nd! Belated birthday present for me! [Popcrunch]
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    Star Couplings: Angelina Jolie Confirms That Eight Is NOT Enough

  • Angelina Jolie was on “The Today Show” this morning, lookin’ all radiant, and she confirmed that she and Brad Pitt will be adopting again, but definitely not until the twins are at least six months. Also, girlfriend totally blushed when talking about Brad.
  • At last night’s Madonna concert, the singer said, before performing “Miles Away”, “This song is for the emotionally retarded. Maybe you know some people who fall into that category. I know I do.” Me too! [DListed]
  • David Duchovny and Tea Leoni are separated — either because he’s a sex addict who can’t keep his ween in his pants, or because she’s into sexy texting with Billy Bob Thorton. [DListed]
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    Star Couplings: Jenna Jameson Expecting Her First Child!

  • Jenna Jameson is pregnant with boyfriend Tito Ortiz’s baby — we hope. Zing! Porn star joke! [Perez Hilton]
  • If you believe the tabloids, Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer are getting married AND having a baby. [Perez Hilton]
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    Heath Ledger’s Baby Mama Is Dating Spike Jonze

    Michelle Williams has been struggling to remain strong for daughter Matilda after Heath Ledger’s death in January. But now, she seems to have found some happiness with director Spike Jonze. “Michelle kissed Spike with a closed mouth on the corner of his lips,” says an eyewitness to who saw the couple leaving Jonze’s Manhattan apartment. “There was definitely a little bit of caressing going on. She was clutching his arm. The body language was very romantic.” Keep reading »

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