Nicholas Hoult Will Star as J.D. Salinger in Biopic Rebel in the Rye

After semi-humorous roles as a postapocalyptic soldier of death and a murderous music-industry executive, Nicholas Hoult is going to get serious. The young British actor will take on the role of J.D. Salinger in the upcoming film Rebel in the Rye. The movie, which is based on Kenneth Slawenski's biography of the writer J.D. Salinger: A Life, was written and will be directed by Danny Strong. It'll take a look at the life of one of literature's most mysterious and reclusive authors when he was young and in the process of writing his masterpiece, Catcher in the Rye. And there's see more

J. Crew Looks to Focus on Heritage Styles

Oftentimes going forward means taking a few steps back to recalibrate. This is precisely what mega-retailer J.Crew intends to do as they've seen a dip in revenue, reports Bloomberg. There was a time when much was made of the brand's expansion into the high-end realm with pieces (and prices) that eschewed their successful and longstanding heritage aesthetic. However the retailer is returning to its original strategy J.Crew Group chief exec Mickey Drexler told analysts last Thursday when discussing the 13-percent, or $506 million, drop the label saw last quarter. Drexler explained that the more forward-thinking offerings will become a lesser see more
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President Obama Will Film an Episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls in Alaska

President Obama's upcoming trip to Alaska is going to give us a whole lot more than a renamed mountain and a speech about climate change. While he's in the America's last frontier, the commander in chief will film an episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls, the program in which the titular hot British dad and survival expert shows celebrities how to stay alive if, inexplicably, they get lost in the wild. (Everyone from Channing Tatum to Kate Winslet has been on the show in the two seasons it's been on the air; Michelle Rodriguez, it's worth noting, learned how see more
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A Chic, Affordable Living-Room Set That You Can Assemble Without Tools

In the past year, the direct-to-consumer model has exploded, with furniture and bedding companies jumping into the e-commerce game. Starting this week, a new chair and sofa brand has joined in. Campaign, founded by former Honda and Apple employees, offers a loveseat and a full-size sofa, as well as a lounge chair ranging between $495 and $995. The pieces are manufactured in the U.S. out of steel and Italian cotton in an array of classic colors, and putting them together doesn't require any tools (really). To make things easier, the customizable designs specifically kept shipping in mind. Everything fits in see more
Celebrity

Tyson Beckford on Joining Chippendales (Again), His Workout Routine, and the Zoolander Sequel

Last week, male supermodel Tyson Beckford returned for a five-week stint as host of the Chippendales at the Rio in Las Vegas. After guest-starring in the male-revue group back in May, the model turned actor turned exotic dancer just couldn't resist coming back for more—more gyrating, more ladies, and, of course, lots and lots more Johnson & Johnson baby oil. Showing your abs and bare ass to an audience nightly seems pretty intimidating, but not to someone like Beckford, who has been flashing his chiseled body since the nineties, when he was the face of Ralph Lauren. With a career see more
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Study: Guys Should Wear Black on First Dates and Interviews

What did Johnny Cash have in common with a Catholic priest? Not much, except for a propensity toward wearing all black. Wearing black suggests neither extreme restraint nor a love of vices. Rather, it connotes confidence, sexiness, and high intelligence, according to a new survey. The survey questioned 1,000 people on how they perceive others based on the colors of their clothes. The results are rather interesting if you agree (as you should) that first impressions count. Two instances in which first impressions definitely count? Job interviews and first dates. Fifty-six percent of all respondents surveyed chose black as see more
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Finally, Handmade, One-of-a-Kind Rugs You Can Order Online

When was the last time you went shopping for rugs? It's a piece of decor that every home needs at least one or two of, but prices (unless you get some ugly mass-produced junk from a chain store) are always through the roof. If you wanted to go handmade and one-of-a-kind, the kind of piece you'll have forever, you're almost always looking at costs in the five figures. Well, until now. Solo Rugs is a new e-commerce start-up that's (overused buzzword alert!) disrupting the space. Their skilled artisans and weavers hand-knot every rug individually, taking up to a year see more
Celebrity

The Trailer for Will Smith's Concussion Arrives to Tweak NFL Ahead of Opening Day

The subject of football players and head trauma may sound like the setup for a joke, but it's anything but a laughing matter. To prove it, the discovery of the brain-trauma condition CTE by Dr. Bennet Omalu is making it to the big screen this year, packaged as the drama-thriller Concussion starring Will Smith. The movie, which is set to hit theaters in December, is no work of fiction—it chronicles the doctor's real-life struggle to get his findings recognized by powerful football officials who would rather Omalu and his work disappear. It's no coincidence, then, that first official trailer see more
Health

The Fiber Myth: Why Too Much Can Backfire

High-fiber foods might as well come with a sticker saying, "Need to poop? Eat this." After all, that's pretty much what cereal commercials, doctors, and everyone else are saying. But, it turns out that fiber might actually be what's backing you up. see more
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Mad Max Ubers Are Turning Seattle Into a Postapocalyptic Paradise

If you live in Seattle, called an Uber over the weekend, and got picked up in a Honda Civic, congratulations—you're doing it wrong. Thanks to a partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to promote the new Mad Max video game, there is now a fleet of epic Fury Road vehicles giving postapocalyptic rides on the Pacific Northwest. They're currently shuttling passengers from Seattle's PAX Prime convention, and today is your last chance to live life as a Wasteland Warrior. According to Uber, "Demand is high and availability is limited." But if Immortan Joe doesn't smite you with the Camry see more
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