“What’s the last thing you bought online that you’re obsessed with?” is a so-mundane-it’s-actually-interesting question. Which is why we’ve been repeatedly posing it to notable people we’ve encountered. This week we learned that Billy Crudup is very into his noise machine and Ted Sarandos (Netflix’s chief content officer) actually bought a physical movie.
“Frank Ocean’s album Blonde. It’s new, it’s fresh, it’s great. I don’t normally get a chance to obsess about stuff. But I like it. I dig it.”
“Sweet mother of god, I recently bought the Sleep Sound Machine from Hammacher Schlemmer. It’s a white-noise machine that is very good for people who live in New York.”
“I just got some M.A.C mascara that I’m obsessed with. Just black. Basic black. And it does not flake. And it’s long-lasting.”
“I got a poster of Prince after he died, and that was important for me.”
“Pink sheets from Oeuf for my daughter’s crib.”
“The Blu-ray of GoodFellas. The director’s cut with commentary, and all of that. I’ve seen that movie about 75 times.”
“My Uggs that I bought last year changed my life in New York City: I was so warm, my feet never got wet. They really helped me get through this past crazy winter.”
Reporting by Elisabeth Donnelly at the premiere of 20th Century Women; Vanessa Rae Kalman at the premiere of The 13th; Vicki Salemi at opening night of The Cherry Orchard; and Jennifer Vineyard at the premiere of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
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