Richard Peckett

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu says he's not a madman

Recently word spread, thanks to the Drudge Report, that the new Leonardo DiCaprio movie featured him being raped by a bear. It wasn’t true. But at least the director of the film in question — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, whose latest is “The Revenant” — found that funny.RELATED:Review: "The Hateful...

Friday, December 25, 2015, 7:30 PM

Edgar Ramirez cried while making the new 'Point Break'

“I thought I didn’t have vertigo until I was hanging 300 feet from the highest waterfall in the world,” confides Edgar Ramirez, recalling the stomach-churning situation as it unfurled at Angel Falls, Venezuela. “When you’re right in the moment and stepping on to the edge of the cliff and the abyss...

Friday, December 25, 2015, 1:30 AM

Matt Damon on 'The Martian' as a 'love letter to science'

In “The Martian,” Matt Damon is forced to, as he puts it, “science the s— out” out of his predicament, when he finds himself alone on Mars. If being isolated 140 million miles away from home isn’t bad enough, Watney is injured, with only a limited supply of food and water. Bummer. But the more-than...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 10:57 AM

Feminist Livia Firth doesn't mind if you call her Colin Firth's wife

“How are you? How are you?” chirps Livia Firth like an old friend as she greets me at her white-walled sanctuary-esque office in West London.I quickly learn that Firth, far from being a woman once labeled as "just another bored housewife who wants to 'dabble' in fair trade fashion, bankrolled by...

Friday, March 6, 2015, 6:26 PM

Meet Elsa Hosk: The Victoria's Secret model who smacked Ariana Grande with her wings

You might know Elsa Hosk as the Victoria's Secret model who smacked Ariana Grande with her wings during the 2014 runway show in London. But there's more to the model than that.“My dad is such a goof. He sent pictures of me to modeling agencies in Sweden,” says Hosk backstage in the Victoria’s...

Monday, December 8, 2014, 1:29 AM

The Horrors are 'quite happy being odd'

Faris Badwan resembles a gangly effete character out of a Tim Burton movie. He’s emaciated in the troubled artist sense – long sinuous limbs, a mop of fashionably disheveled hair, and he’s almost unhealthily pale. He rather awkwardly stoops his neck when talking.The lead singer of The Horrors is...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 8:44 PM

BANKS: Soul music for tortured souls on 'Goddess'

Jillian Banks isn’t the first musician to credit her creativity to a tumultuous domestic situation. But the 26-year-old R&B singer who calls herself BANKS says that her parents’ divorce when she was a teenager locked up a part of her that only songwriting could free.“I felt like this person who...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 3:04 AM

Clean Bandit get away with porno parties and dangerous DIY videos

Clean Bandit may identify themselves as an electronic chamber music quartet but these Brits who gave us the infectious single, "New Eyes," aren't as stodgy as their genre of choice might imply.“We all shout some Spice Girl lyrics before we go on stage,” says violin player Milan Neil Amin-Smith...

Monday, September 15, 2014, 1:05 AM

Chvrches sell ovt

Chvrches play sold out shows in NYC from Thursday through Sunday, but you can still catch them on Fallon tonight at 11:30 p.m.Though Chvrches' first single, "Lies," appeared to drop from nowhere to a flurry of click-happy fans on YouTube, the members have all done their time with other outfits."...

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 11:53 AM

The scoop behind Amy Adams' plunging necklines in 'American Hustle'

Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence show off their assets in “American Hustle.” Credit: Columbia PicturesAh, the ’70s, an era where the clothes were as slinky as a John Travolta “Saturday Night Fever” dance move. Now, the big hair, men’s chest bush and plunging necklines are back in the Oscar-...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 10:21 PM

Karlie Kloss talks Josh Kushner and New York Fashion Week

Karlie Kloss is one of those rarefied models whom women obsess over and men lust after. And now her stock is so high, rumor has it she can only be booked for shows through special arrangement. We investigate. Why did this season seem like the right time to cut down on your runway duties?[New York]...

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 12:51 AM

Bright and bold men's raincoats

Robert Redford battles the elements in "All is Lost," but looks chic doing so.“All Is Lost”? Not quite, Robert Redford — your look weathered the storm admirably. Raincoats are just the bold and bright style beacons to beat the winter blues. We round up the best splashy coats. Stutterheim raincoat...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 12:28 AM

Celine Dion: 'I haven’t got the guts to ask Adele for a duet'

Celine Dion needs Adele in her life.(Credit: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)Up until recently, the Twittersphere would have you believe that Celine Dion is dead. She isn’t – those were hoaxes. Rather ironically, the 45-year old’s latest album is titled “Loved Me Back to Life.”...

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 11:59 PM

Rizzle Kicks in their 'Roaring 20s': 'I’m excited by failure'

Rizzle Kicks mug for the camera.On stage, Rizzle Kicks – Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule – are like kids hopped up on far too much candy. They’re in your face – Jordan, especially. He refers to himself as a “liability.” But it’s their party boy stage personas that produce the mischievous...

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 1:55 AM

AlunaGeorge and 'Body Music' are the sounds of seduction

Aluna Francis, right, and George Reid are AlunaGeorge.In a music industry rife with commercial mush, it can be to tough to forge an identity – but AlunaGeorge have done just that with their signature sound. It's a harmonious union of George Reid's catchy hooks and intros and Aluna Francis's slinky...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 12:31 AM

Disclosure: Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence take electronica by storm

Disclosure bring their uncompromising sound to the House of Blues in Boston on Jan 16 and to Terminal 5 in NYC from Jan 17 through Jan. 19.You couldn’t put a set of fresher faces to the U.K. dance music revival than that of Disclosure’s Guy Lawrence, 22, and brother Howard, 19. Not that the duo,...

Monday, December 16, 2013, 10:14 PM

On 'My Own Lane,' Kid Ink blazes own trail — and 28 joints daily

Kid Ink smokes one of his 28 (or 14) joints per day, depending on whether or not it was a good day, when this photo was taken.Credit: Paul Warner/Getty ImagesThere’s a rap battle royale between the likes of A$AP Rocky and his mob, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz — and the new contender Kid Ink is soon to...

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 10:08 PM

'In a Perfect World' Kodaline will conquer America

Kodaline, look for their lead singer on Tinder and Snapchat them some haunting photos of yourself!(Credit: Josh Shinner)As an unsigned group, Kodaline's “Give Me a Minute” topped the Irish singles chart; the track “All I Want” from their debut album “In a Perfect World” has more than 5 million...

Saturday, November 30, 2013, 5:30 PM

Broken Bells talk new album, psychedelics and Bee Gees

Broken Bells' "After the Disco" is one of the most anticipated releases of 2014.The band Broken Bells is the guilty pleasure of super producer Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse (one-half of Gnarls Barkley), and James Mercer, lead singer of avant-garde indie four-piece The Shins. Ironically, the Bells...

Friday, November 29, 2013, 5:11 PM

Paul Smith on his new exhibition "Hello, My Name is Paul Smith"

Iconic British designer, Paul Smith at a new exhibition celebrating his work.Credit: Luke HayesPaul Smith is flitting between an official photographer and a gaggle of student iPhone snaparazzi at a new exhibition, "Hello, My Name Is Paul Smith," at The Design Museum, London. The avuncular sixty-...

Friday, November 29, 2013, 3:30 PM