Star Scoop: Tilda Swinton Tells the Truth, The Year of Taylor Swift, Boyhood Grows Up


Imagine Hollywood without the silver screen prowess of Tilda Swinton. We couldn’t either. So this admission of her never wanting to be an actor, but instead a writer, comes as quite a surprise. “When I left university I was going to stop completely because I realized I was not interested in being a professional actor at all,” she told The Carpetbagger blog. “I’m still being distracted from what I really want to do, 30 years later. On it goes, here we are, it’s the end of another year and New Year’s Resolution number one—stop.” [The New York Times]

2014: the year of Taylor Swift. The dame who rejected Spotify, did more than just drop a contender for Grammys gold. From going pop to revolutionizing how artists use social media, here is how the 24 year old changed the game. [Billboard]

Congrats are in order for Richard Linklater, whose drama, Boyhood, won the top honors at this year’s Los Angeles Film Critics Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Editing. And to think, it only took him 12 years to film. [Vulture]

When Bob Dylan’s new album comes out, it will sound rather familiar. The storied icon is releasing a disc entirely of Frank Sinatra covers. “What me and my band are basically doing is uncovering them,” he said of the project, out February 2015. “Lifting them out of the grave and bringing them into the light of day.” [Rolling Stone]

If you thought Netflix’s original series slate was already robust, think again. Chief content officer Ted Sarandos says the streaming giant wants to develop at least 20 more shows, and eventually release a new one every two weeks. If they brought us Orange is the New Black, just imagine what’s waiting in the rafters.[Vulture]

Stephen Colbert may be out of a job weeks before his eponymous show goes off the air. President Barack Obama made an appearance on Colbert’s late night farce, and took over the host’s spot in an ambitious “The Word” segment—and to thunderous applause. Obama for Comedy Central, 2016?! [The Hollywood Reporter]