Grammy Awards 2016 for Who, Feb. 29, 2016

During a difficult week for WHO, the staff worked hard to produce this issue, including our Grammys story, completed in half a day. So glad to be their colleague. 

Oscars 2016: The Academy Makes Changes, for Who, Feb. 8, 2016

While the Screen Actors Guild Awards acknowledged diversity in Hollywood with hardware on Jan. 30, 2016, many are still looking for host Chris Rock to make a stand at the Oscars.

Critics' Choice for Who, Feb. 1, 2016

Following a spread featuring an interview with Jennifer Aniston, this coverage of the Critics' Choice Awards leads with Aniston and Justin Theroux. I loved being able to write from Reagan Alexander's file.


Hot Topics: Oscar diversity for Who, Feb. 1, 2016

Reactions to this year's Oscar nominations are evolving and ever-changing, so capturing the zeitgeist, even for a moment, isn't the easiest task. Here is how I summed it up for Who this week.


Farewell to an Icon: David Bowie, Who Jan. 25, 2016

I was proud to work with the WHO team to put together this tribute to David Bowie. 48 hours was not a lot of time to process how influential Bowie was to music, film, fashion and the arts, and how much he meant to me personally, but I found research and writing to be a tremendous salve.

The Hateful Eight Sydney Premiere, Jan. 13, 2016

Event Cinemas George Street hosted the black carpet and exclusive 70mm Roadshow premiere screening in Sydney of The Hateful Eight on Jan. 13, 2016, complete with a 12-minute intermission, programs and popcorn.

Credit: Roadshow Films

Credit: Roadshow Films

An enthusiastic Quentin Tarantino told the audience that any chill they may feel in the cinema wasn't from the air conditioning. 

"This movie is cold," he said, referencing its dark tone and its white-and-windy snowscapes, which he added made the film just perfect for viewing in Australia's hot summertime. "But if you feel it getting colder, it's not just the snow," he said with a grin. "It's just good filmmaking."

View from our seat of Quentin Tarantino addressing the audience.

View from our seat of Quentin Tarantino addressing the audience.

Tarantino then introduced stars Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson to warm applause. Russell said he had not been in Australia "for 20 years, but it's always nice to be back." 

Social media-savvy Jackson took a selfie with the audience for Instagram before speaking. "Hello Sydney!" Jackson said. "Let me offer you the first 'motherf---er' of the evening, because there will be a lot."

Instagram: samuelljackson

Instagram: samuelljackson

A bonus for fans — Tarantino, Russell and Jackson stayed to watch with the audience. In the carousel below are some photos Matt and I took from the carpet.

Below are the front and the back of the program provided at the screening:

Here is how WHO used the image of Jackson on social media, plus a photo of Tarantino also taken on the carpet:



But the actor I wish came to Sydney: Walter Goggins. I love his portrayal of Boyd Crowder from Justified (see this still from the show). In Hateful, Goggins provides electricity, unpredictability, humour and menace as Chris Mannix, the maybe-sherriff of Red Rock. 


Courtesy: FX

Courtesy: FX

Hot Topics, Matt Kerr and Bill Cosby for Who, Jan. 18, 2016

This week, aside from some Star Tracks captions and Gossip to Go's, I wrote about Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin. While that was my only Hot Topic, there were two features in the magazine — the summary of great Bill Cosby reporting done by People staff and Emma Martin's portrait of Matt Kerr, Miranda's brother, and his restaurant in the Hunter Valley with fiancé Jimmy Wright. While I've included the Cosby and Kerr stories under the Who Magazine tab on the site under Telling Stories, they are also included here if you scroll through.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere, Who Jan. 11, 2016

Yay, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here! My husband and I attended the premiere in Sydney on Dec. 15, 2015, and then I got to write about the star-studded global premieres in LA and London as well. The spread of "Spotted" is below, along with the cool premiere invite we got. To see photos from the Sydney screening, go to my Flickr album here.

Hot Topics for Who, Jan. 11, 2016

This week, I got to write about Kelly Rutherford's custody fight, Hugh Grant having four kids in four years, and Lamar Odom's slow medical recovery. Based on rumors of Chandler and Monica NOT dating in real life, I put together a Reel Life photo box for Backchat, too.