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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Work + Money | Thu, Jan 10, 2013 1:06 PM EST | CommentsBecause she doesn't talk about her "craft". She doesn't use the word "instrument" as a metaphor for her body. She doesn't tattoo Marilyn Monroe on her forearm as an homage, and she definitely doesn't talk about "convincing" the director to let her audition for her celebrated role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild."
Quvenzhane Wallis portraying Hushpuppy in a scene from,
You know how actresses love to talk about their instincts? 9-years-old Quvenzhane Wallis, now the youngest Best Actress nominee ever, doesn't talk, she does. The little girl from a small town in Louisiana who helped turn a micro-budget film by a first time director into an Oscar nominee sweeper has no prior experience in Hollywood, film or acting in general. When the 85th Annual Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning (see the full list here), somewhere sandwiched somewhere between the names Abe Lincoln and Anne Hathaway was the name Quvenzhane (nickname "Nazie") Wallis. Here's why:
-Because never took an acting class before: Wallis isn't a child actress in the c...Read More »
- Jessica Ferri | Work + Money | Thu, Jan 10, 2013 4:00 PM EST | CommentsIf all the celebrity back-patting during award season makes you sick to your stomach, luckily there's a panacea: the 33rd Annual Razzie awards, created in 1980 to "dis-honor" the worst films and performances of the year.
K-Stew, what in the world is this outfit?
Sandler sets worst-movie record with Razzies sweep
In 2010, actress Sandra Bullock won a Razzie for Worst Actress and an Oscar in the same weekend and was a great sport about it.
This year, the nominees for Worst Actress are spot on.
Katherine Heigl for One for the Money
What was this movie about, anyway? Something to do with Gerard Butler being a bounty hunter, we don't even remember. Katherine Heigl has as much appeal as a stale piece of white bread or the worst taste in scripts, or both.
Milla Jovovich for Resident Evil #5: Retribution
This series has its fans, but one called this most recent film "THE WORST DISAPPOINTMENT EVER," which is saying a lot. Though it might work for actress Frances McDormand (whose husband is one-half of the Coen Brothers), it...Read More »
- Cheapism.com | Work + Money | Thu, Jan 10, 2013 8:29 AM EST | Comments
By Raechel Conover, Cheapism.com
New year, maybe new job? If you're on the hunt for a job, you need a resume. Perhaps you're wondering how to improve one that already exists. Perhaps you don't have a resume and need to create one. You have two options: You can send your credentials off to a resume writing service and pay big bucks -- figure on at least $100 -- or you can do some research and tackle the job yourself -- for free. Frugal consumers will clearly opt for the latter.
Landing a great job starts with a well written resume.
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Here are some tips to help you write a resume that could put you in the running for that next big employment opportunity.
Remember the basics. It's truly amazing how many people forget to include the easy stuff when they write a resume. Don't, under any circumstance, send a resume without including your name, address, phone number, and email. And place this vital information at the top of the page where it won't be missed.
Rethink your objective statement. Th...Read More »
- Self Magazine | Work + Money | Wed, Jan 9, 2013 2:43 PM EST | CommentsSELF magazine
Make any gig more fun with these 6 tips.
Think back: Remember all the reasons you took this job in the first place. Was it the sweet hours? A quickie commute? Tons of responsibility? Then come up with ways to rekindle the excitement you felt on day one, says Jane Boucher, author of How to Love the Job You Hate. Go out after work and enjoy your free evenings; bike to the office just because you can.
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Escape your desk: Working endless hours can affect your productivity. Take an honest-to-goodness lunch break (we know, crazy, right?) and eat your salad in the park or hit a yoga class. You'll be more effective after a time-out, research shows.
Set two goals: Make one short-term-"I'll go to two networking events this month"-to get an instant sense of satisfaction that you're opening doors to a happier future. The other should be bigger-picture: "In a year I want to get promoted." Clear-cut goals increase your energy and...Read More »
- Wed, Jan 9, 2013 3:46 PM EST | CommentsBY CHARLOTTE COWLES
Jenn Rogien, the costume designer for HBO's Girls, wants to dispel any rumors about "high fashion" items appearing in season two. "It's totally not true," she says, laughing. She'd mentioned Givenchy shoes in an interview a few weeks ago, and her quote got misconstrued through the Internet's game of telephone: "Three versions later, the conclusion was that I had loaned my own, personal shoes to a guest star and how quaint and 'Brooklyn' that was," she says. "And that isn't what happened at all!"
Despite the gossip, Rogien insists that the characters' wardrobes will stay pretty consistent. "When we came back for season two, the first thing that we did was unpack all of the closets from the first season and pull basics," she says. "We reincorporated their existing pieces and used them as stepping stones, just like real girls do. It's not very realistic for any of these characters to get an entirely new wardrobe every year, so we didn't do that either." Instead, she mined vintage and thrift stores like Beacon's Closet and Amarcord Vintage for new, but still worn-in, pieces to integrate.
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Lena Dunham's character Hannah Horvath, for instance, re-wears her entire shoe closet (think Bass loafers), and handbags and accessories. But some pieces that got too much play last season were taken out of rotation. "For instance, the blue plaid dress that Hannah wore last season - there was so much association with it, and it had too much attached to it, so we put it in storage," says Rogien.
As for criticism of the character's wardrobes, of which there has been plenty, Rogien says she does her best to steer clear of it. "I was incredibly thankful to be incredibly busy shooting this show, so I didn't have a lot of time to read a lot of the coverage," she says. "Some of the notes were quite critical. I read one piece that was like, 'If I was dressing these characters, I would do everything differently,' and that's when I said, 'Okay, I have to pull myself out of the blogosphere and just focus on making decisions for the characters the way we've been making them all along.'" She adds, "The real world is not the same as the world of our show. And I tried really hard to keep those things separate."
Rogien will sometimes go to great lengths to make the characters look a bit off, as normal twentysomethings so often do. "For Hannah, there are pieces we completely re-cut so that they will fit in a slightly disheveled, slightly rumpled, slightly scattered way," she says. "We're trying to reflect the reality of the characters, but it's also a TV show, so we did take some artistic liberty with the clothes."
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