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  • My Palin And Winehouse Pix, For Those Who Blinked

    published Dec 31, 2008

    Some of you have the sneaky habit of going away for Christmas and not clicking on my column, which this time was a saucily insightful year-in-review essay accompanied by a spread of moi photographed... More >>

  • Dish About Phelps, Cruise, and Shrek

    published Dec 31, 2008

    I am super proud of this week's column and I'm desperate for you to click here and share it with me, so we can be family. Here's what you'll learn: Cynthia Nixon is still mad at the negative review... More >>

  • Help Write A Broadway Show!

    published Dec 31, 2008

    The hit Broadway musical Avenue Q is having a contest to replace the song lyric which says that everything in life--including George W. Bush--is only for now. I think they should keep it; it's more ... More >>

  • Eartha Kitt, RIP

    published Dec 31, 2008

    Celebrities usually die in threes, so after the beloved triology of Yma Sumac, Nina Foch, and Betty Page passed on, I was horrified to find that Harold Pinter and Eartha Kitt had joined them on the ... More >>

  • Dorothy's Favorite Witch Gets a Book Deal

    published Dec 30, 2008

    No one could say "Toto too?" and mean it more than Billie Burke, who illustriously played Glinda the Good Witch in the ultimate gay movie The Wizard of Oz, making it impossible for generations of diva... More >>

  • Cynthia Nixon on Sex and the City and Awards Shows Galore!

    published December 31, 2008

    The New York Women in Film & Television's Muse Awards luncheon at the Waldorf brought out a roomful of so much estrogen I almost started... More >>

  • Marlon Brando Wanted To Be On QVC!

    published Dec 30, 2008

    It's true, people: Two-time Oscar winner Marlon Brando was desperate to sell stuff on QVC, according to a new book by his aide, Alice Marchak. Could you just gag? This is the first real shocker sinc... More >>

  • Caroline Kennedy Would Be a Great Senator, You Know?

    published Dec 30, 2008

    We all love a Kennedy--especially the old VJ from MTV--and Caroline Kennedy certainly gets our vote for the most famous person trying to become a senator since the last famous person tried. But is ... More >>

  • Starbucks Has Ruined Our Economy!

    published Dec 30, 2008

    Fuck you, Starbucks! For years you hypnotized Americans with your overpriced lattes, transfixing hordes of people to line up and pay huge wads of money on hot, silty shit with some foam on top and a... More >>

  • Indescribable YouTube Treasure!

    published Dec 29, 2008

    Sometimes you troll around YouTube (well, I do) and come up with something so unspeakably fabulous/appalling that you can't even assess it in words. But I'm supposed to be a writer or something, so ... More >>

  • It Was a Great Year For Outing!

    published Dec 29, 2008

    Actually, celebs came out all on their own in '08--they didn't even have to be dragged out, kicking and screaming, like they usually do. That saved me a lot of pulling, yanking, and washing off of b... More >>

  • Is Carnival Cruising For a Gay Bruising?

    published Dec 29, 2008

    Carnival Cruise's Senior Cruise Director John Heald sounds like a fun guy. He even writes openly on his blog about how, though he has lots of gay friends blah blah blah, he was wildly "annoyed" to f... More >>

  • More Sad Socioeconomic News For Nightcrawlers

    published Dec 28, 2008

    The Cutting Room--the long-running music space/hangout on West 24th--is ending up on the cutting room floor. I hear the club is going bye-bye in January because of rising rents, another casualty of ou... More >>

  • Word of the Day: Blandiose

    published Dec 24, 2008

    There aren't nearly enough words around to convey all the amazing feelings I've got inside me, so I'm going to have to make some up. Wikipedia credits me for inventing 'celebutard,' and though I don't... More >>

  • The Year In Review, Wink Wink

    published Dec 24, 2008

    Click here and you'll get my hilarious yet incisive Village Voice essay looking back on the horrors of 2008 from the economy tanking to Heath Ledger dying to The Happening opening. With my usual obj... More >>

  • An Embarrassment of Bitches: Faye Dunaway on YouTube

    published Dec 23, 2008

    Faye Dunaway is a great movie star renowned for her flowing tresses and flaring nostrils. She won the Oscar for playing a voracious TV virago in Network and was nominated for sultrily killing people... More >>

  • Is It All Over For Nicole Kidman?

    published Dec 23, 2008

    Nicole Kidman recently told the press that her role in Australia may be her last. As one anonymous gossip-board poster put it, "Funny, the box office has been saying the very same thing!" And the re... More >>

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    Musto's Year in Review

    published December 24, 2008

    As the country plummeted into economic despair, the poignant sight of politicos scrambling to the face-saving rescue, alternating with the... More >>

  • When Will The Obama Honeymoon Period End?

    published Dec 23, 2008

    Up to now, the press has been shamelessly enraptured with everything Barack Obama says and does--he's been appointed our emblem of change and all our hopes are devotedly pinned on his feisty ass. B... More >>

  • I'm On PBS With Edie Beale

    published Dec 22, 2008

    Grey Gardens was the recent Tony-winning Broadway musical based on the 1975 Maysles brothers' documentary about the eccentric mother-and-daughter duo the Beales, who wore turbans, ate cat food, yell... More >>

  • A Message From Shirtless Dance Singer Ari Gold

    published Dec 22, 2008

    Ari Gold--who had Logo's number one video of the year--has spoken. And it's about his new video, "Human," directed by sex god Aaron Cobbett. Gold sent me the clip for the song (a cover of the old H... More >>

  • Having a Crush Can Be So Fabulously Awful

    published Dec 22, 2008

    Ever love someone who doesn't love you back? It can be a wildly euphoric experience. You've become possessed by a glorious fantasy, enjoying an intimate relationship without the other person even havi... More >>

  • My Year With Adam Moss's New York Magazine

    published Dec 19, 2008

    They were doing a piece on people's interesting closets. They came to see mine, all excited. They canceled. They asked for my input on the best NYC parties in the last 40 years. I gave it, saying t... More >>

  • YouTube Treasure: Patti LuPone Mouths Off as Evita

    published Dec 19, 2008

    One of the musical theater legends of the modern age, Patti LuPone has always had an excitingly personal sense of diction, but in this 1981 Tony awards segment, she sounds like she's chewing on marb... More >>

  • What's Happening To New York?

    published Dec 19, 2008

    I must have been crazy to have bitched and moaned all those years about how New York had gotten too glitzy and soulless, a place of restaurants and clubs overflowing with rich people with no class b... More >>

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