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The Slow, Simple Portraiture Style of Josh Wool

To see more of Josh’s photography, follow @joshwool on Instagram.

Josh Wool’s (@joshwool) self-described approach to portraiture is incredibly slow and unapologetically simple. Using equipment and techniques that are more than a century old, the Brooklyn, New York-based artist painstakingly extracts his images from a process that begins with photographic plates and developing chemistry that he makes himself. From there, his portraits are crafted from a conversation, natural light when possible and the removal of any extraneous details or distractions.

“The folks in these pictures are artists, musicians, photographers, creatives and friends,” says Josh. “There’s a certain intangible thing that draws me to choose the people I photograph. In most cases, it’s some aspect of their persona — sometimes it’s their strength, others it’s a sense of vulnerability. With others, it’s something I just can’t put my finger on, but I know I need to photograph them.”

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, See How Stars Are Celebrating Valentine’s Day With Their Boos

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate everything you love about your significant other, and let’s face it, nobody does it quite like celebrities. From Michelle Obama’s heartfelt tribute to Barack to Pink’s adorable flashback photo with Carey Hart to Kim Kardashian‘s love-dovey photo with Kanye West, keep reading to see how your favorite stars poured on the romance this Valentine’s Day.

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18 Celebrities Who Are Just as Emotional About Beyoncé Having Twins as You Are

Beyoncé has a habit of dropping massive, life-altering surprises on her fans, and the one she revealed on Wednesday is her biggest yet: she and husband Jay Z are expecting twins! When news that the "Formation" singer – who is already mom to 5-year-old Blue Ivy – is pregnant for the second time hit the internet, people on social media just about lost their damn minds. Among those freaking out were plenty of celebrities who reached out to Queen Bey to share well wishes, excitement, and plenty of exclamation points. From Rihanna to Ellen DeGeneres, read all of their emotional (and hilarious) reactions below!

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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s Hands-Down Sweetest Oscars Moments Over the Years

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have one incredible Hollywood romance, and they aren’t afraid to flaunt it. Over the years, the couple has raked in some pretty adorable award show moments, especially at the Academy Awards. In honor of the upcoming ceremony, we’ve decided to pay homage to Goldie and Kurt’s three-decade-long romance by looking back at their sweetest moments on the red carpet. Because honestly, their love is as golden as Oscar himself.

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Who Is Isabelle Huppert? Get to Know the “Meryl Streep of France”

Who is Isabelle Huppert?

Who Is Isabelle Huppert? Get to Know the “Meryl Streep of France”

Call it the battle of two Meryls. In one corner, there’s the record-breaking queen of American cinema, Meryl Streep. Her opponent? The so-called “Meryl Streep of France,” Isabelle Huppert. And on Feb. 26, the two will battle it out for the Best Actress honor at the 89th annual Academy Awards.

But who is Isabelle Huppert, and how did she seemingly become an overnight film sensation in her 60s? (Spoiler alert: there was nothing “overnight” about it.) Here are eight things you need to know about the actress.

  1. She’s been in the acting game for a long time. Although the current buzz around Huppert is regarding her Oscar nominated turn in Elle as a businesswoman on the hunt for her rapist, the 63-year old made her silver screen debut 40 years ago, starring in the French film, La Dentellière.
  2. You might be saying her name wrong. Fight the urge to rely on American English phonetics. It’s pronounced: “EE-zah-bell EU-pair.”
  3. She works. A lot. Since getting her start, Huppert has appeared in more than 100 films, and has worked with industry legends including Claude Chabrol and Curtis Hanson. Elle wasn’t her only movie last year — she also appeared in Things to Come from French director Mia Hansen-Love.
  4. She’s no stranger to awards. This may be her first Academy Award nomination, but she’s been nominated for France’s equivalent award, the César, 16 times (with one win for 1995’s La Cérémonie). She also has the distinct honor of being the actress who has had the most films (18 as of last year) compete in the Cannes Film Festival, and she’s won that festival’s prestigious Best Interpretation Award twice — something only four actresses have ever done.
  5. She’s repping France hard. Huppert is one of 13 French actresses to ever receive an Oscar nomination, and she’s one of just seven to be nominated for a French-language performance.

  6. She’s famous for her work on stage and screen. Not only does Huppert have a fruitful career on screen; she’s also a veteran stage actress, earning six nominations for the Molière Award, France’s equivalent of the Tony. Makes sense: she studied theater at the Versailles Conservatoire, and later spent time at the Rue Blanche theater school and the Conservatoire National d’Art Dramatique.
  7. She has a busy family life, too. Huppert has been married to writer, director, and producer Ronald-Ariel Chammah since 1982, and he directed her in the 1987 film, Le Milan Noir (Black Milan). The cinematic duo have three children together: Lolita, Lorenzo, and Angelo. At least one of them caught the acting bug (or gene): Lolita has appeared in three films with her mom.
  8. She’s busier than ever. She’s currently filming the Benoît Jacquot film, Eva, and has six other films set to premiere this year (including Madame Hyde, which is loosely based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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AnnaLynne McCord and Dominic Purcell Just Can’t Shake That Look of Love

AnnaLynne McCord and Dominic Purcell make such a cute couple. The two first met on the set of Officer Down, and began dating in 2011. Although they split three years later, they became friends again when the Prison Break actor was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2015. "I was there with him because whether or not he knew it, I love him," the former 90210 star confessed during a podcast. Shortly after, the pair rekindled their romance, and have been full of sweet moments ever since. Despite their 17-year age difference – she’s 29 and he’s 46 – the two seem to be head over heels, constantly gushing about each other and showing PDA. See some of their cutest appearances together below.

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19 Things That Happened at 1997 Oscars That Would Probably Never Happen Today

The Academy Awards will go down at end of February, likely providing us with a gorgeous collection of red carpet gowns, plenty of PDA-friendly couples, and some truly spectacular moments. It will be the 89th iteration of the annual award show, and although they’re sure to be great, we have a feeling it’ll be hard to top what happened at the Oscars 20 years ago. That’s right – the red carpet at the 1997 Oscars was, as the kids say, f*cking lit. The dress code included crop-tops, t-shirts, and velvet capes, and couples who seem bizarre to us now were getting cozy all over the place. 2017’s show might have Ryan Gosling, but the one in 1997 had someone legitimately dressed as the Oscar statue. There’s no coming back from that.

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Kristen Bell Shares an Intimate, Incredibly Funny Look at Her Wedding to Dax Shepard

#tbt to when I cried at our wedding and @daxshepard thought it was really funny.

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are easily one of Hollywood’s most relatable couples, and they have continued to keep us in stitches with their down-to-earth relationship. Since they began dating in 2007 and tied the knot in 2013, Dax and Kristen haven’t been shy about sharing glimpses of their home life or revealing – often in hilarious detail – what makes their romance work. On Thursday, Kristen shared an adorable throwback from their $142 courthouse wedding in Beverly Hills, writing "#tbt to when I cried at our wedding and @daxshepard thought it was really funny." In the black-and-white snap, Kristen is shown bawling about as hard as she did when she met that sloth, while Dax laughs in her face. God, we love these two.

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“Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as much as me on ‘No Strings Attached.’ I knew and I…”

“Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as much as me on ‘No Strings Attached.’ I knew and I went along with it because there’s this thing with ‘quotes’ in Hollywood. Your quote is the highest you’ve ever been paid. His quote was three times higher than mine so they said he should get paid three times more…I wasn’t as pissed as I should have been! I mean, we get paid a lot, so it’s hard to complain. But the disparity is crazy. I remember talking to Ruth Bader Ginsburg about it. Compared to men, in most professions, women make 80 cents to the dollar. In Hollywood, we are making 30 cents to the dollar.”

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Meryl Streep and 20 Other Celebrities Who Didn’t Hold Back While Talking About Donald Trump

Ever since Donald Trump was elected president in November, most of the country has been struggling to come to terms with our uncertain future. Some of Hollywood’s brightest stars have been the most vocal about our nation’s predicament, refusing to censor their opinions both before and after the election. In light of Meryl Streep’s searing, passionate speech decrying the president-elect’s actions at the Golden Globes, take a look at some of the boldest things celebrities have said about him.

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