Gayle King's Summer Entertainment Picks (and More)
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How ironic that I ran into Jake Gyllenhaal, the star of Southpaw, and Antoine Fuqua, the movie's director, at the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. I loved their film, about a boxer who spirals out of control. It's never too early for Oscar buzz, especially when you see Gyllenhaal's vulnerable and tough performance. Forest Whitaker and 50 Cent are also brilliant—but it's Oona Laurence, as the boxer's daughter, who breaks your heart. Warning: I had to watch the graphic fight scenes with my eyes closed.
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I met Sandy Stein at a Clippers game. As we chatted, she reached into her bag and took out her pretty and portable FANtastic pop-up fan. It was love at first breeze. The fan collapses into a pouch for the beach, a plane, an NBA game—you name it. Sandy's invention is a cool way to stay cool. ($5; isntthisclever.com)
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Crif Dogs , a hot doggery in Manhattan's East Village, has a secret. Go to the phone booth, dial 1, and you'll be ushered into a mysterious speakeasy called Please Don't Tell (PDT). I felt like a secret agent as I feasted on the Philly Tubesteak dog and the Chang dog (exclusive to PDT), which was wrapped in bacon, deep fried, and smothered in chef David Chang's Napa cabbage kimchi.
Get the recipes: Chang Dog and Philly Tubesteak Dog.
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"I just want to have a free soul and have a lot of great friends."
Caitlyn Jenner's simple comment during the Diane Sawyer interview expressed the very same thing we all feel. My hope is that Caitlyn's iconic Vanity Fair cover helped set her soul free—and inspired people all over the world. She sure has a friend in me!
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If you liked him in The Office, you'll love Craig Robinson on NBC's Mr. Robinson. He plays a substitute music teacher who goes by the name of—wait for it—Craig Robinson.
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Katie Holmes joins Showtime's Ray Donovan as a businesswoman who hires Ray, the Los Angeles fixer who can't fix his own messy life. Will the two move from business to bed?
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There's more to Chris Tucker than Rush Hour, as he proves on Netflix with Chris Tucker Live, his first (laugh-out-loud hilarious!) full-length stand-up comedy special.