In Sessums's view, celebrity occupies a paradoxical position in the magazine world. On the one hand, the public's insatiable appetite for stories about the rich and famous is the engine motoring newsstand sales and revving up online traffic.
Last night Bette Midler made a triumphant return to Broadway for the first time in 30 years, playing the brash superagent Sue Mengers in John Logan's one-woman show I'll Eat You Last. It was a bravura performance.
I have seen three movies I actually liked in this era of diminished movie-going. And when I went to actual movie houses last week -- well, I have to admit it cost a lot for tickets and there was almost no audience at the times attended.
The project started when Lewis had some time between books, and asked himself: "What would I like to do?" Before long, he realized he'd like to "spend time hanging out with Obama and see what being president is like." No small order.