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02

Sep

Know this much about Ryan Gosling: Man loves candy. He speaks of it the way rich men discuss wine; he picks it from the shelves like he’s working piano keys. He knows where it lives on the racks — low or high, above what display, betwixt whatever chocolates squat there. (Gosling has no use for chocolate.)
That’s from Esquire magazine’s new profile of the gifted actor Ryan Gosling, and while I admire a man who appreciates the quality of a good bag of Haribo (it is the BEST), I must call into question the maturity of a young man who limits his palate strictly to non-chocolate items.

-DM

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25

Aug

gq:

Simon Cowell Is One Strange Bunny
From GQ correspondent Chris Heath ’s goddam hilarious profile of the talent-show king, who returns to American TV next month with The X Factor. Even if you couldn’t care less about Cowell, this is the one profile of him that’s worth reading, because there will never be another one like it.

The Very Specific Real-life Routines of the 51-Year-Old Simon Cowell #2.Each morning—as he breakfasts, has his morning bath, and prepares for the workday ahead—Cowell watches cartoons. Old cartoons. His favorites tend to be from the golden age of Hanna-Barbera. “It just puts me in a good mood,” he explains. “It’s less depressing than watching the news, which is just relentless. You’ve got to try it one morning. You’ll be happy for the rest of the day.”
Typically he finds them on cable, though he travels with backup DVDs, just in case. This morning it was The Flintstones followed by The Jetsons on the Cartoon Network. It turns out that he was paying attention, too: “The Flintstones was about Fred having a gambling habit, and he made a noise like a chicken every time he mentioned the word gambling, and he lost his money to the paperboy, and eventually Barney got him out of trouble. The Jetsons was about George being replaced by a robot. Eventually they put alcohol into his oil to scupper the robot, and he got his job back.”

[Photograph by Chris Buck]

gq:

Simon Cowell Is One Strange Bunny


From GQ correspondent Chris Heath ’s goddam hilarious profile of the talent-show king, who returns to American TV next month with The X Factor. Even if you couldn’t care less about Cowell, this is the one profile of him that’s worth reading, because there will never be another one like it.


The Very Specific Real-life Routines of the 51-Year-Old Simon Cowell #2.



Each morning—as he breakfasts, has his morning bath, and prepares for the workday ahead—Cowell watches cartoons. Old cartoons. His favorites tend to be from the golden age of Hanna-Barbera.

“It just puts me in a good mood,” he explains. “It’s less depressing than watching the news, which is just relentless. You’ve got to try it one morning. You’ll be happy for the rest of the day.”


Typically he finds them on cable, though he travels with backup DVDs, just in case. This morning it was
The Flintstones followed by The Jetsons on the Cartoon Network. It turns out that he was paying attention, too:

The Flintstones was about Fred having a gambling habit, and he made a noise like a chicken every time he mentioned the word gambling, and he lost his money to the paperboy, and eventually Barney got him out of trouble. The Jetsons was about George being replaced by a robot. Eventually they put alcohol into his oil to scupper the robot, and he got his job back.”


[Photograph by Chris Buck]

23

Jul

“She told me I was a father concept to her, and it would never be anything else...I loved that girl."

cheatsheet:

From a Wall Street Journal’s profile of Wendi Deng Murdoch in 2000. Deng came to the U.S. via a student visa, sponsored by Jake and Joyce Cherry. The couple later divorced over Joyce’s suspicions of her husband and Deng’s relationship. That relationship, obviously, didn’t last either.