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Originally posted 06/03/2014 11:15AM
According to author John Green, his acclaimed young-adult novel The Fault in Our Stars was intended as a revision of the classic cancer-story tropes of saintly sufferers and soft-lit deaths.
But there's one convention the upcoming film adaptation doesn't subvert – like many of their cinematic predecessors, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort spend their last months positively glowing.
It's yet another reminder that, in the movies, dying is often the best makeover.
In anticipation of the opening of the film adaptation of the book, here's a brief history of beautiful people in movies who left us too soon.
Originally posted 05/25/2014 11:00PM
The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer's angry, urgent, hectoring play – first staged in 1985 and only now arriving as a film in an excellent production directed by Glee creator Ryan Murphy – has the strength of undiluted acid: It breaks down and eats away the insulation, built up over time, that allows us to place the onset of the AIDS crisis in history.
Even though it's now nearly 30 years old, The Normal Heart (premiering on HBO Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT) is not a period piece or a cautionary tale. You are not meant to watch it and think, "Well, this will be useful for the next time." It's a bulletin from the front lines, an in-the-moment, heart-stopping report about the terrifying progress of HIV/AIDS as it sweeps through and decimates Manhattan's gay population.
"Crisis," in retrospect, was an oddly restrained word for this plague. It suggests policy and control – precisely the things that were absent, according to Kramer, as the political, medical and even gay establishments failed to act with the necessary hard-headed urgency.
Originally posted 05/23/2014 11:05AM
[YOUTUBE "imW392e6XR0"] Jimmy Kimmel brought back his fantastic Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves segment Wednesday night, with a shocking twist. This time, a surprising number of the mean Tweets were actually ... good?
Sure, there were the requisite amounts of unfathomable abuse – why does Andy Garcia, of all people, have haters? – and impenetrable obscenities (particularly the ones aimed at Matthew McConaughey). But other Tweets showed a heretofore-unobserved level of wit that made their targets suppress a chuckle. Even David Blaine thought that David Blaine joke was pretty solid!
Originally posted 05/18/2014 06:30PM
See what looks are sizzling -- and fizzling -- on the red carpet
Originally posted 05/14/2014 08:50AM
Julia Roberts took her Mother's Day celebration on the road this year.
Originally posted 05/07/2014 09:50AM
She may look wholesome on the outside, but Julia Roberts told Ellen DeGeneres Wednesday that she is no stranger to getting some ink.
Originally posted 05/06/2014 01:00PM
Sally Field has one dirty mouth for a former Flying Nun.
Originally posted 04/23/2014 12:20PM
On April 23, PEOPLE will unveil its 2014 list of the World's Most Beautiful celebrities, adding a new cover star to the ranks of Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Roberts.
Originally posted 04/21/2014 01:10PM
Julia Roberts has broken her silence regarding the apparent drug overdose of her half-sister, Nancy Motes, in February.
Originally posted 04/18/2014 05:35PM
A powerful and emotional new trailer has been released for the upcoming and highly anticipated TV movie adaptation of Larry Kramer's 1985 play about the AIDS epidemic in New York City, The Normal Heart.
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