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6 Winter Jewelry Trends We’re Loving Right Now

Prepping your wardrobe for the chilly winter months is not an easy task, but if you are a true fashionista, you are always up for the challenge. Switching up your summer dresses with cozy knitted sweaters is a top priority, but don’t forget the accessories.

A piece of jewelry can completely transform a look while adding personal style to your wardrobe. It can also add a touch of chicness or just the right amount of the cool-factor, depending on the look you’re going for. To help you keep up with all the changes that fashion has to offer, we created a list of our favorite jewelry trends of the upcoming season – and they are anything but subtle.

Oversized Neck Chains

Oversized chains have been trending for many seasons and they aren’t even close to leaving the spotlight. Leave your delicate jewelry at home and add a touch of cool factor to your look instead with a bold neck chain.

Statement Baroque Pearls

Unique pearls are a constant highlight on the runways, be it extra-large, off-shaped or colored. If you’re up for elevating your look, these gorgeous baroque pearl earrings come in an off-round shape that is sure to give you the glam factor you are looking for.

Bold Pendant Necklaces

Geometric shapes and statement pendants go hand in hand this season. The perfect day-to-night gold accessory you can wear from Sunday brunch to any fancy outing.

Fringed Crystal Earrings

Tassels, fringe and flirty dangles are all IN this season. Catch the light from every angle and shine like a twinkling star with a pair of shimmery fringe drop earrings.

Gold Curl Hoops

Innovative hoops are dethroning the classics. A good pair of earings is essential in creating a put-together and polished look, and these fun curl hoops do just that.

Pearl Chokers

This season, statement pearls are everywhere. Ditch the dainty pearls for cool and bold ones that promise to make a statement.

This season’s go-to jewels were definitely made to turn heads, so why not take advantage and show off your personality with big, bold and beautiful pieces? Instead of wearing the same delicate jewelry every day, choose statement pieces that can transform your look faster than any other accessory. After all, fashion trends change so easily, so you might as well go for it.

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Taylor Swift only got her ROTY Grammy nom because of shenanigans

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This week, the Grammy nominations came out. I remarked that the categories seemed expanded, because (going by my own memory) I didn’t remember a time when there were eight or nine artists or albums in the big categories. I assumed that I just missed the announcement that categories were being expanded and shrugged. As it turns out, it was a bit more complicated than that. Twenty-four hours before the nominations came out, the Recording Academy had a meeting in which they added a bunch of artists and albums into the categories. So half-assed. It’s also kind of funny because that meeting was the reason why Taylor Swift’s Evermore and Kanye West’s Donda were added to Album of the Year. Those albums would not have gotten in without that Recording Academy meeting on Monday:

The organization behind the Grammy Awards decided at a meeting on Monday — just 24 hours before this year’s nominees were announced — that the top categories should expand to 10 nominees from eight, a last-minute move that added stars like Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Abba and Lil Nas X to the existing slate of potential winners. When the nominations were revealed on a live webcast the next morning, Harvey Mason Jr., the chief executive of Recording Academy, hailed the surprise shift as a way “to make room for more music, more artists and more genres, and to embrace the spirit of inclusion.”

But among the added names were some of pop’s biggest stars and people who were already on the ballot elsewhere. For album of the year, the two contenders added to the ballot were Swift’s “Evermore” and West’s “Donda,” joining titles by Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Doja Cat, H.E.R., Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Jon Batiste.

The nod for “Evermore” was Swift’s sole nomination for her own music on Tuesday. (She is also nominated as a songwriter on Rodrigo’s “Sour.”) West’s nomination for “Donda” brought his career total to 75.

It was possible to discover which artists benefited from the expansion because their names were absent from an early version of the “final nominations list” that had been created several days before the announcement and included only eight names in those categories. That version had begun circulating outside the Recording Academy before the nominations were announced on Tuesday, and a copy of it was obtained by The New York Times.

The expansion in the top categories comes after the academy has trumpeted a new era of openness and transparency in its awards process. The 64th annual Grammys will be the first in more than 30 years without the use of anonymous nomination review committees, which were charged with whittling down voters’ choices to create the final ballot — a step that was intended to safeguard the awards’ integrity but was accused of allowing manipulation behind the scenes.

Mason defended the move to add more nominees as a sign of a newly nimble, responsive Recording Academy, and said that the added names brought new sounds, styles and faces to the top categories. “For us this is all positive movement,” he said. “This is us honoring more great artists, more great music, giving artists an opportunity to shine and showcase.”

Mason said that the artists added to the list were simply the ninth and tenth most voted by the academy’s members, and were determined by Deloitte, the academy’s longtime partner in collecting and tabulating votes.

[From The NY Times]

The ninth and tenth most voted? That’s a huge slam for artists like Swift and West. Their peers didn’t think their albums were “the top eight” albums and Swift and West would not have gotten those nominations without a behind-the-scenes intervention. The Times also points out that in the Record of the Year category, Lil Nas X’s “Montero” and Abba’s “I Still Have Faith in You” were the last-minute additions. For Song of the Year, the last-minute editions were: Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” and “Right on Time” by Brandi Carlile. In an effort to be more inclusive and expansive, the Recording Academy is out here, handing out (insulting) participation trophies to some of the biggest stars in music. Which just begs the question, again, what is wrong with Recording Academy voters that they couldn’t get it “right” the first time?

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Prince William will have to ‘seriously consider’ working with the BBC again

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak to employers, at the London Bridge Jobcentre, in London

We’re still talking about how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very mad that the BBC’s The Princes and the Press documentary is exposing their cozy relationships with the press and their years-long history to smear the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince William is said to be especially engorged with rage, per usual, and he seemingly orchestrated the story about how he and Kate “took” Kate’s Christmas Jazz Hands special away from the BBC and gave it to ITV as punishment. Except the Christmas special will still be produced by BBC Studios and the Keens are still negotiating with ITV. Becky English at the Daily Mail had yet another exclusive about how hard all of this has been on William and how ANGRY he is about all of it. Some highlights:

William thinks he can bully everybody: Prince William has raised the stakes in his row with the BBC, putting future TV projects with the broadcaster at risk. He and his wife Kate have already banned the corporation from showing a charity carol concert to be hosted by her at Westminster Abbey. William, 39, was infuriated by a BBC Two documentary airing ‘unfounded’ claims that he and his staff briefed the media against Harry and Meghan. Now insiders suggest the Christmas concert, which has been offered to ITV instead, could be the tip of the iceberg.

He won’t work with the BBC again!! One source said it was clear that William, who worked with the BBC over his Earthshot Prize but is protective of his staff and their reputations, would have to ‘seriously consider’ any further projects. And that may extend to other senior royals. They have been angered, not just by the claims made in the documentary, called The Princes and the Press, but also by the broadcaster’s approach to the project.

Why they’re mad: The BBC refused to allow William as well as Buckingham Palace and Clarence House – the households of the Queen and the Prince of Wales – to view the two-part programme in advance. The corporation did offer a ‘right of reply’ but it is understood the claims outlined in its memo to them were extremely ‘vague’.

William is driving this: ‘It’s fair to say that while the response to what has happened is being driven by the duke, there is complete unity among all three royal households,’ a source with knowledge of the situation said. ‘You really couldn’t get a cigarette paper between them. There is a serious issue of integrity at stake here.’

Deeply bruised: It is understood that William is still deeply bruised by the Martin Bashir scandal, which has not yet been discussed in the two-part documentary, fronted by BBC journalist Amol Rajan. ‘The whole Bashir scandal is still very raw for him – and now this,’ said a friend.

They’re so scared: Insiders have said, however, that it will further focus on the rift between William and Harry and contain even more explosive revelations. It is understood the royal households will wait until the broadcast on Monday before deciding what further action, if any, they will take. This could include a formal complaint to watchdog Ofcom. BBC chairman Richard Sharp yesterday said he hoped the Royal Family would ‘respect’ the documentary, said he stood by the programme’s producers and ‘hoped’ they got it right.

[From The Daily Mail]

It’s kind of hilarious to me that the royals see the documentary as a pro-Meghan conspiracy when… apparently, they were asked to participate in it. William’s beef with the BBC is that he wasn’t given an advanced look at the documentary and he wasn’t given the opportunity to bully the BBC into making changes. The BBC and Amol Rajan *did* give all of the royal households a chance to make comments or send their representatives to speak on camera though, and clearly the BBC made a good faith effort to ask KP and the other households to tell their side of the story. They just refused to do so and now they’re mad that Meghan was contacted and she authorized her lawyer to speak. That’s all this is – they played themselves and William in particular is mad that the BBC won’t bend to his demands.

As for this idea that the BBC needs the royals more than the royals need the BBC… good luck with that. Seriously, I can’t wait to see how this sh-t plays out.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour of Scotland

The Duke of Cambridge at the Joint Ministerial Council

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Black Friday deals including $20 off a Haus Lab palette, heated vests and a key finder

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From CB: If you are looking to help out this season, please view the charity lists on Amazon. There are so many that you can help directly by donating items on their wish lists. You can also give a gift of donations to charities like the UN Refugee Agency, the International Rescue Committee, Heifer International and the World Wildlife Foundation. Most will give you a printable card to show someone that you’ve donated in their honor. Here are some potential gifts from Amazon along with Black Friday Sales.

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$20 off the Haus Laboratories Glam Room palette


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Lady Gaga’s highly rated beauty line, Haus Labs, has so many sales today! You can get a Haus Lab Glam Room palette today for $13.60, which is over $20 off the regular price! This would be great for holiday, evening and Zoom looks. This palette has 2,870 ratings, 4.7 stars and a B on Fakespot. People say the pigment is good, it’s easy to blend and that the pans are large. “This eyeshadow palette has changed my life. In the past, I’ve relied on a mix of drug store (Neutragena, NYX, Physician’s Formula) department store brands (Chanel, MAC, Smashbox. This palette the liner has converted me to Haus for life. Honestly, I don’t have time to spend on make-up everyday, but this gives me a pick-me-up (so needed in times of covid!) whenever I put it on.”

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I’m almost out of serums and am looking for new ones to try. Klairs Vitamin C serum is on sale for $17. It has over 6,400 ratings, 4.5 stars and an A on Fakespot. Reviewers write that it fades acne scars and age spots and that it really works to clear skin. “I’m shocked by how well and how quickly this worked. I’ve been using it for just over a month and already I can see that the two larger freckles (um, age spots) on my cheek are faded to the point that they’re barely visible.” “Wow! This has your skin GLOWING and mad moisturized?! I only use one drop and just at night because my skin isn’t that dry to begin with, but [it] really blurs dark marks.”

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Beats headphones would make a great gift for just about anyone. They’re so pricey but they’re on sale now in all colors for under $170, which is over half off the list price of $350. They have over 6,000 ratings, 4.7 stars and a B on Fakespot. People say they’re great at blocking external noise and that the battery lasts a long time. “these are a great set of headphones. I typically wear them for 8 hours a day during work, while taking calls, listening to music or podcasts, and for zoom style meetings. I will say they tend to get a bit uncomfortable towards the end of the day but I would think that is common wearing over the ear headphones for extended time. The battery life is outstanding. I can get a few days in without charging and still have life left in the battery.”

A heated vest for the outdoorsy person who has everything


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I got another brand of heated vest and it stopped working after about three years, which isn’t a bad shelf life. I bought a new battery for it and that didn’t work either. This heated vest by Ororo is on sale for Black Friday for 30% off and is under $100 for the black and grey versions. It has over 5,300 ratings, 4.7 stars and a B on Fakespot. I’ve linked to the women’s version because I want it, but here a link to the men’s version which is on sale for the same price. People say it’s great for keeping warm in the winter. “I love this vest! Living in Minnesota we have plenty of cold and this is amazing. It heats up very quickly. The neck is heated, which makes all the difference to me.” “Keeps me warm for hrs. I spend many hrs outside in the elements. Being an Equestrian can be brutally cold! I even warm my hands through the pocket of the top layer coat I have on. Amazing!” They also have men’s jackets and women’s jackets for just a little more.

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I know I mentioned this watch just last week but here’s a less expensive version which is under $170. The only difference is that it doesn’t have solar charging, which shouldn’t be an issue since the battery lasts so long. I love my Garmin instinct so far! I hike a lot and this watch has built in satellite GPS which works where you don’t have cell coverage. Although I stick to the trails I sometimes take a wrong turn. I’ve tried out the GPS on this and it works great and gives peace of mind. It also has so many activity tracking features along with a heart rate, sleep and pulse ox monitor. This has over 26,000 ratings, 4.7 stars and a B on Fakespot. Reviewers like this watch as much as I do. “This is my first Garmin, it is tougher, more reliable, and easier to use than a Fitbit or Apple or Samsung watch.” “I am a scout leader and am often hiking and camping. Hence a short battery life never worked for me. I’ve had this thing for just over a week. I have camped once, and went for multiple GPS hikes plus a mountain bike ride.”

A smart air fryer with so many recipes


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The Cosori Smart WiFi Air Fryer is on sale for Black Friday for 30% off. It’s the number one bestseller in deep fryers and has over 20,000 ratings, 4.7 stars and a B on Fakespot. If you don’t have an air fryer yet or would like to upgrade your air fryer this would be a great option. Reviewers say it’s really helped them get out of a cooking rut and make dishes faster and with less oil. It’s dishwasher safe and said to be easy to clean. “I purchased for my 70 year old mother’s birthday. Although mom was a great cook, she no longer enjoys the hassle of cooking now. But this Cosori air fryer has reunited her joy for cooking. She enjoys trying the many recipes included with the device as well as going on Google to find new recipes.” “I have used this every day since getting it. The 11 presets are convenient in automatically setting temperatures and times to cook food crisply and evenly. I have made fried chicken, fries, steak, vegetables and more in this handy machine, for all kinds of meals. The non-stick basket is easy to clean. As all the oil and excess water drips to the bottom basket, you can cook your proteins, then sides without using multiple pans or watching over the time like you would with a stovetop. You can even defrost.”

A key and item finder with six tiles under $25


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I was looking at the Tile brand key finders for Christmas, but people say they’re not as good as they used to be and they’re expensive at $50 for a starter kit of two. This set of six attachable item finders by Esky is under $25. (It’s technically not a Black Friday deal, but it’s still a bargain and I bought it for Christmas!) It has a remote to locate the tiles which have an alarm that works within 50 to 100 feet. Unlike Tile, the batteries are replaceable. This would make a great gift for your family, it has over 8,800 ratings, 4.5 stars and a B on Fakespot. People say this has saved so much stress in their household and has helped them find their keys and wallets. It only works in a specific area so it’s not for long range tracking. “Bought these because I was tired of helping my husband look for his keys that he ‘always puts back in the same place.’ These are so amazing, I’ve also put them on my keys just in case (and because there’s six of them which is more than I needed). These are perfect for finding keys lost in the house/garage. The range on the remote is not massive, so if your keys are lost and you have literally no idea if they’re even on your property this will not help. BUT if you know they’re ‘somewhere around here’ this will save you HOURS.” “Battery life appears to be excellent and the range is very good. The beeping is loud and a high enough frequency that it is reasonably directional.”

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Queen Elizabeth is ‘feeling better’ & plans to go to Sandringham in December

Audiences at Windsor Castle

The photos of Queen Elizabeth in the dark green dress are from Wednesday of this week, the 24th. She once again did an in-person event at Windsor Castle, some kind of meeting with the Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey. As we can see, she’s okay with standing unaided for short periods of time, and she doesn’t even have a cane in any of the Windsor photos recently. It’s been about five full weeks since the Queen’s mysterious hospitalization in October, and in those five weeks, images of the Queen have been carefully curated. It’s clear that she’s lost a lot of weight recently, and I have no reason to disbelieve that she did not strain her back in some way (which was the excuse for the Queen missing Remembrance Sunday). So… yeah, I still have no idea what is happening or why Buckingham Palace simply doesn’t do full disclosure about the head of state’s health. Now the palace is letting it be known that the Queen is “feeling better” and plans to host Christmas:

The Queen has told her family she is feeling much better and looking forward to hosting the rest of the royals at Sandringham this Christmas, according to reports. Concerns over the monarch’s health have grown recently after she cancelled a number of engagements, which included missing the Remembrance Sunday ceremony for the first time in 22 years due to a back injury.

Buckingham Palace said she made the decision not to attend the service at the Cenotaph in London ‘with great regret’ and was ‘disappointed’ to miss the event.

Now sources close to the Queen have insisted she is on the mend and planning to travel to her Norfolk estate on or around Friday, December 17, according to the Mirror. It will be an emotional few days, however, as it will be the first Christmas since the death of her husband, Prince Philip.

While a traditional train ride from London to Kings Lynn is not off the table, it’s expected she will instead take a helicopter from Windsor – a journey which takes around 50 minutes.

Her guests this festive season are said to include Charles and Camilla as well as William, Kate and their three children. Other royals including Prince Edward, Princess Anne, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, along with their respective partners and children, have also received invites.

A source told the paper: ‘The Queen has told everyone she is feeling far better of late and is very much looking forward to welcoming them for Christmas. Like many other families, this will be the first time Her Majesty can gather with her extended family after being kept apart for so long due to the coronavirus pandemic.’

[From The Daily Mail]

For a 90-something woman, I would honestly think that a train would be less “jostling” than a helicopter? Why are the royals obsessed with going everywhere by helicopter?? Just drive or take the train, especially if one is feeling poorly. Anyway, as I said… it’s been five weeks. Maybe she had the flu and didn’t want to tell anyone. Maybe she had Covid? Maybe it was something else altogether. I cannot for the life of me understand why they didn’t just say that.

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Prince William got dragged for his racist ‘African overpopulation’ comments

Tusk Conservation Awards in London

As we discussed this week, Prince William attended the Tusk Conservation Awards on Monday night. He’s a long-time patron of Tusk Trust, a conservation charity, and he handed out awards to some of the people working on the ground in Kenya and other African countries. Unfortunately, William also made a lil’ speech and the dude has not gotten new speechwriters in years. Which is why Baldingham returned to one of his favorite subjects: how “overpopulation” is a problem for Africa alone, and how there are too many Africans and they’re ruining his colonialist playground. The father of three expressed similar (if not identical) sentiments in 2017 and 2018. While we covered it, I wasn’t expecting the whole internet to drag him. But that’s what happened.

Prince William has been accused of racism for comments linking the human population of Africa to pressure on wildlife.

William, a Tusk patron, handed out prizes to leading conservationists from African nations at the ceremony on Monday. He told the audience in London: “The increasing pressure on Africa’s wildlife and wild spaces as a result of human population presents a huge challenge for conservationists, as it does the world over. But it is imperative that the natural world is protected not only for its contribution to our economies, jobs and livelihoods, but for the health, well-being and future of humanity. We owe it to our children and future generations to act now.”

William did not specifically mention population growth. However, his comments were condemned by many on Twitter as an attack on the continent’s Black population by a figurehead from an institution with a colonial history. Kensington Palace declined to comment.

Conservative commentator Michael Knowles said: “‘If the natives keep reproducing, there won’t be as many impalas for me to shoot!’ Morally backward as this line of thinking is, one cannot help but be amused by the audacity.”

Franklin Leonard, a movie executive and founder of the Black List, wrote: “‘There are too many Africans’ is quite the position.”

Bolu Babalola, the British author of Love in Color, wrote: “lol he is so hateful it’s actually funny.”

Survival International, which advocates for tribal people around the world, wrote: “Prince William says mounting pressure on Africa’s ‘wild spaces as a result of human population’ is a ‘huge challenge for conservationists’. Staggered by the racism & hypocrisy?”

The human rights organization also shared a video of Mordecai Ogada, a Kenyan ecologist, saying: “The fact is, if we look at absolute figures, Africa is more sparsely populated than Europe or Asia, and the fact is the absolute numbers of people in Africa are far from being a problem for our environment. More so for the very light footprint of the people here…. The average western family of five will have a carbon footprint of a few hundred Maasai tribesmen in Kenya.”

[From Newsweek]

I enjoy the fact that William was being dragged internationally, by all corners of the internet. What’s shocking to me is that… this was not the first time he said similar sh-t about how there are too many Africans, and he was dragged those other times too! Maybe he wasn’t dragged as thoroughly in 2017 or 2018, but there was definitely backlash and… he just didn’t care. He’s like “No, people need to hear this! There are definitely too many Africans and it affects my colonialist safaris!”

Prince William, the welfare royal with 3 kids (and probably more kids we don’t know about yet), is attacking Africa’s population again. He definitely asked about Archie’s skin color.

— Sarah M (@ForumsMeghan) November 23, 2021

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— Munya Chawawa (@munyachawawa) November 25, 2021

Africa is responsible for only 3% of global emissions. https://t.co/4bLn9jhyxo

— Vanessa Nakate (@vanessa_vash) November 25, 2021

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— James Felton (@JimMFelton) November 24, 2021

Tusk Conservation Awards in London

Tusk Conservation Awards in London

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Kristen Stewart: ‘I’ve probably made five really good films, out of 45 or 50 films’

Spencer premiere, 78th Venice International Film Festival, Italy - 03 Sep 2021

While Kristen Stewart has matured a lot, it occurs to me that how we view and experience K-Stew has changed a lot too. Meaning, she still says things which could be read as “bratty” or unprofessional, but they’re not coming out of the mouth of the 21-year-old star of the franchise about sparkly vampires anymore. She’s 31, she’s lived more, she’s broken out of certain franchise molds and so we experience her sh-t differently. Kristen is promoting Spencer, a film which will likely earn several awards in the coming awards season. Kristen is clearly proud of the film and she seems to be engaging in a lowkey Oscar campaign for it too. As she confessed to the Times (via Yahoo), she’s not always so proud of the films she makes.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Kristen said that knowing whether a film will be good from the script is “a total crapshoot,” meaning it’s risky or uncertain.

“I’ve probably made five really good films, out of 45 or 50 films? Ones that I go, ‘Wow, that person made a top-to-bottom beautiful piece of work!’” she continued. Asked which of her films count as the “good” ones, Kristen responded saying, “I love Assayas’s movies,” referring to director Olivier Assayas who she made Clouds of Sils Maria and Personal Shopper with.

As for the rest, she said, “I’d have to look at my credit list. But they are few and far between.”

Opening up about the films she regrets, Kristen added, “That doesn’t mean I regret the experience [of making them]. I’ve only regretted saying yes to a couple of films and not because of the result, but because it wasn’t fun. The worst is when you’re in the middle of something and know that not only is it probably going to be a bad movie, but we’re all bracing until the end.”

Responding to a question over whether she’ll name them, Kristen explained, “No! I’m not a mean person — I’m not going to call people out in public. But it’s like starting to date someone and going, ‘Woah! I don’t know what we’re doing!’ But when you’re in the middle of a movie you can’t just break up.”

[From Yahoo]

“I’ve probably made five really good films, out of 45 or 50 films?” would be read so differently if we didn’t already have so much history with K-Stew the Celebrity. And she’s right, she’s trying to explain the real phenomenon of trying to pick the right script and the right project only for it to turn out horribly. Her Assayas’ movies are Personal Shopper and Clouds of Sils Maria, both of which were critically acclaimed (and she won a Cesar award for one of those performances). She’d probably put Spencer on the list, which leaves only one or two films she’s proud of…Still Alice, maybe? Panic Room? Definitely not the Twilight franchise.

78th Venice Film Festival 2021

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid.