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  • The Second Biggest Broadway Embarrassment in History

    published Nov 08, 2010

    It was a soggy 1966 matzoh ball called Chu Chem, which actually never made it to Broadway--it closed in "Killadelphia." As a former publicist tells Peter Filichia in the latter's new book about hit a... More >>

  • My Definite, Possible Oscar Buzz

    published Nov 08, 2010

    Here it is: Unfounded, un-called for, and way too early. Best Actor nominees will surely include Colin Firth (The King's Speech), James Franco (127 Hours), and Robert Duvall (Get Low). Firth is the ... More >>

  • Taylor Lautner Has a New Girlfriend: Any Other Relationships You Don't Believe?

    published Nov 05, 2010

    Yes, reports say that the handsome Twilight star is now dating blah, blah, blah, whom he met on the set of yadda-yadda-ya. Are you buying it?And what other relationships have given you pause? I'll s... More >>

  • James Franco's New Film Is Not for the Squeamish

    published Nov 05, 2010

    In Danny Boyle's 127 Hours, James Franco plays the real-life adventurer who got his arm pinned by a boulder and spent six days alone in the wilderness trying to survive until he finally cut his arm of... More >>

  • Sally Field: An Amazing Career
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    Sally Field: An Amazing Career

    published Nov 05, 2010

    We do really like her. After all, she survived two fluffy 1960s sitcoms (Gidget and The Flying Nun) to prove she had acting chops in the 1976 schizophrenia teleflick Sybil, which gave her a lovely bu... More >>

  • Lost Bohemia Captures New York's Last Living Eccentrics

    published Nov 05, 2010

    Tonight, you can go to the DOC NYC Festival and see Josef Astor's Lost Bohemia, a reminder of the wacky artistes Manhattan used to be way more respectful of. The official description: "For over a c... More >>

  • YouTube Treasure: Patty McCormack and I Lit Up San Francisco

    published Nov 04, 2010

    Back in 1999, I was sent to San Francisco to interview Patty McCormack onstage at the Castro Theater, which was filled with gays and straights and drag queens and all sorts of people, there to worship... More >>

  • The Biggest Douche of 2010
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    The Biggest Douche of 2010

    published Nov 04, 2010

    Let's get a jump on all the year-end pieces that will surely be heading this way (from myself, for example) and crown the biggest douche of the year so far. Was it mouthy Mel Gibson for spewing even ... More >>

  • The Great Thing About Being Dumped as a Tony Voter...

    published Nov 04, 2010

    ...Is that I don't have to see every single show anymore! I was so conscientious as a voter that I would sit there and watch everything that crept down the turnpike just on the off chance that it mig... More >>

  • Ever Find Yourself With a Valuable Collectible?

    published Nov 04, 2010

    While uncluttering the house one day, I found a Michael Jackson chocolate bar -- dark chocolate, mind you -- on a shelf, though I have no idea where I'd originally attained it. Must be the Jesus jui... More >>

  • The Most Embarrassing Mess in Broadway History

    published Nov 04, 2010

    It was Senator Joe -- an unlikely musical about Commie-baiting Joe McCarthy, which only played three legendary previews in 1989, since it was blacklisted by potential investors. According to Peter F... More >>

  • Some Good Things About Yesterday's Election

    published Nov 03, 2010

    "Andrew Cuomo won big, Christine O'Donnell lost big, and Sharron Angle can now go become the Mad Hatter at her own private Tea Party." So says visual artist Rob Roth, and he's definitely got a poin... More >>

  • Margaret Cho Fell During Dancing With the Stars

    published Nov 03, 2010

    CLICK HERE for my new column in which the renegade funny lady tells me about her Marie Osmond-like tumble on the show, which the cameras didn't catch. Also: The gay pride dance she did as millions wa... More >>

  • Cher vs. Annette Bening: Which Mother of a FTM Is Doing Better?

    published Nov 03, 2010

    Cher once had problems coming to terms with her daughter Chastity's lesbianism, and now she admits she still wrestles with being totally comfortable regarding Chastity's transitioning to Chaz Bono. ... More >>

  • If I Drank Booze...

    published Nov 03, 2010

    I would limit myself to three classic cocktails: Manhattans Rob RoysAnd Sidecars. I have no idea what's in any of those concoctions, but I absolutely adore the sound of them. Just saying, "Give me... More >>

  • More Tommy McCall Photos From Halloween Eve

    published Nov 03, 2010

    These glittery gems are from the Susanne Bartsch freak-apalooza at Good Units, which was way fun until people in fire marshal costumes barreled in and shut it down. Wear 3-D glasses for extra effect... More >>

  • It Was a Voice-y Halloween

    published Nov 02, 2010

    Halloween came early this year, with the gala Susanne Bartsch party at Good Units on Saturday. Her crowd usually dresses to the nines, but this time they were dolled up to the sixty nines, and it was... More >>

  • The New Voting System Was Way Easy

    published Nov 02, 2010

    I fretted for months about whether I'd be able to fill in all those ovals and do the scanning thing at the polls today, since I'm not a big scan queen, and besides, I'm a creature of habit who had got... More >>

  • My Chair Collapsed Right Into Page Six

    published Nov 02, 2010

    I was at a perfectly civilized lunch yesterday for Made in Dagenham, conversing with the wonderful Miranda Richardson, when we all raised a glass to toast the movie. Upon this dramatic gesture, my ch... More >>

  • Courtney Love Is the New Social Queen of New York
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    Courtney Love Is the New Social Queen of New York

    published Nov 02, 2010

    That's what the New York Times's "Sunday Styles" section will write in a matter of days, declaring the rocker/actress the reigning champ of the Gotham scene. They will assert that with all her visibi... More >>

  • The Scariest Moment From a Movie

    published Nov 02, 2010

    I'll start: The moment in When a Stranger Calls when Carol Kane is told by the police, "The call is coming from inside your house!" Runner-up: In Psycho, when Anthony Perkins's mother is spun around... More >>

  • Was Margaret Cho Too Gay for Dancing With The Stars?

    published November 3, 2010

    Renegade comic Margaret Cho is all tattooed and ready to bring her hormonally hyperactive Cho Dependent show to the Beacon on November 5... More >>

  • I Hobnobbed With Patty Duke, Fred Williamson, Theresa Russell...

    published Nov 01, 2010

    And Lesley Ann Warren, Patrick Duffy, Barbara Eden, Sandahl Bergman, Nancy Allen, and tons more. It was the Chiller Theater expo in Parsippany, New Jersey, where pals Mickey Boardman and Angelo Pitil... More >>

  • Hillary Clinton Called Me!
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    Hillary Clinton Called Me!

    published Nov 01, 2010

    This was a couple of years ago, but I remember it way more vividly than the call I got just today from Rachel from Cardholder Services. Hillary was calling to remind me to vote Democrat, though as I ... More >>

  • "I'm Not a Pork Queen"

    published Nov 01, 2010

    I actually found myself saying that to someone at a dinner the other night, after she ordered the pork, while I opted for the codfish. "I'm not a pork queen!" I exclaimed proudly, wanting to hide und... More >>

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