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Team Jodie: Foster Offers Support to Kristen Stewart During Media Frenzy

Kristen Stewart/Photo © Helga Esteb/Shutterstock
Kristen Stewart/Photo © Helga Esteb/Shutterstock

You're going to go see "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in IMAX this September, aren't you? Because what could be more fun than looking at a graphical representation of a man's face melting off that's been expanded to sixty feet in height? Of course that does mean that the giant boulder bearing down on Indy will finally be life-sized.

A Guillermo del Toro version of  "At the Mountains of Madness" may be out of the question, but we still have a shot at "Call Girl of Chulhu," a sexy horror spoof of H. P. Lovecraft's short story, which is seeking some help on Kickstarter if you've got a buck to spare. Meanwhile, the more serious adaptation filmed by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society can now be watched in its entirety on Hulu.

Weren't we just talking about Jodie Foster the other day? The actress/director has now written a huge opinion piece in defense of her "Panic Room" co-star Kristen Stewart, condemning the intrusive twenty-four-hour media cycle that thrives on celebrity gossip. "If I were a young actor today," claims Foster, "I would quit before I started. If I had to grow up in this media culture, I don’t think I could survive it emotionally." If acting is supposed to be about opening up, it does seem rather dumb to force artists to live in total lockdown in order to pursue it.

Want to know what Nabokov would have cooked you for breakfast? Flavorwire's "How to Eat Like Your Favorite Author" has compiled a list of literary recipes spanning from Salman Rushdie's lamb korma to Colette's treatment for truffles. You're definitely better off with Nabokov's eggs than Sylvia Plath's -- in The Bell Jar her character's breakfast consisted of a raw egg stirred up into a teacup full of raw hamburger.