The Devil Wears Prada

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On Letterman, Wintour Does Her Best 'Hannibal Lecter'

(Newser) - Sources at today’s taping of The Late Show With David Letterman tell Gawker that Anna Wintour—the Vogue editor portrayed by Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada—“was like Hannibal Lecter.” In her first-ever appearance on the show, Wintour ditched her trademark shades, the source adds,... More »

She Wears Prada, But Forget the Devil Part

The September Issue parlays blanket access into 'engrossing' portrait

(Newser) - A Sundance documentary offering a rare, unfettered look at steely Vogue editrix Anna Wintour proves “engrossing even if you don't care much about fashion,” Andrew O’Hehir writes in Salon, and goes a long way to humanize the subject of The Devil Wears Prada. In a Q&A,... More »

Catty Stylista Fits the Times

Ruthless job screening makes for entertaining viewing

(Newser) - Stylista depicts fashion’s “empty ambition and distaste for civility,” but the show’s timely appeal is its “fresh resonance” during the current job market, Ginia Bellafante writes in the New York Times. In the CW series beginning tonight, 11 contestants trample and scramble to present the... More »

How to Weather a Roman á Clef

What do you do when the villain in your ex-employee's novel seems awfully familiar?

(Newser) - Lauren Weisberger's thinly veiled tell-all, The Devil Wears Prada, raked Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour over the coals. Wall Street speared Ivan Boesky. Survive an embittered underling's shenanigans with these tips from Portfolio:
  1. Request an advance copy from the author, not the publisher.
  2. Get together with your legal and PR teams.
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This 'Nanny' Is No 'Devil'

Credits don't see much to like about "The Nanny Diaries"

(Newser) - One-dimensional characters and wooden acting cripple "The Nanny Diaries," critics say, calling the lavishly appointed frustrated-underling tale similar to "The Devil Wears Prada" in everything except quality. "They should've thrown everything away except the title and the outline," writes Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune. More »

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