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  • The Kardashian Mom Was The Original Rebecca Black! Worst Video Ever!

    published Dec 23, 2011

    Kris Jenner, the famed Kardashian mom, was always a spotlight craver, it turns out. Social archaeologists have found that she did a video in the '80s to celebrate turning 30 -- and whoever posted ... More >>

  • The Truth About Pedophilia

    published Dec 23, 2011

    I just got through chastising that Penn State coach all over again for his shady doings with the kids, but in looking back on that scandal, let me remind everyone that turning this into some kind of ... More >>

  • Keith Olbermann And I Dish Half-Naked Republicans!
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    Keith Olbermann And I Dish Half-Naked Republicans!

    published Dec 23, 2011

    Vanity Fair has posted a hilarious mock calendar of various Repuglicans in various states of undress. (At least I think they're fake photos. The Repugs' real nudie spreads are no doubt buried some... More >>

  • Gypsy Gossip From One Of The Herbies

    published Dec 23, 2011

    It's never too late to get insight into Gypsy, the classic 1959 musical about cerebral stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and the mother who destroyed her and made her a star at the same time. I recently ran i... More >>

  • The Time E! Banned My Nipples

    published Dec 23, 2011

    In the 1990s, I was on The Gossip Show, a popular, daily half hour of juicy tidbits as delivered by flavorful columnists such as myself. They were pretty liberal for a while as to what I could wear ... More >>

  • My Surreal Encounter With Carroll Baker

    published Dec 22, 2011

    My "good/bad" movie club has one rule, which is, "If any of us ever runs into anyone from one of the movies we've seen, you must approach them and ask them about it." This has led to lively dialogue... More >>

  • Hugh Jackman Kisses A Woman Who's Not His Wife!

    published Dec 22, 2011

    Relax. It was a peck on the cheek for Theater Talk co-host Susan Haskins upon filming the long-running weekly TV show. And the whole interview was a dream, apparently.The Aussie actor/singer talks a... More >>

  • Two Christmas Songs I Really Hate!

    published Dec 22, 2011

    I know "hate" and "Christmas" probably shouldn't be in the same sentence, so how about "despise"? Anyway, I absolutely loathe "The Little Drummer Boy". I find it slow and tedious and pretentious an... More >>

  • HIV Is Not A Crime!

    published Dec 22, 2011

    But guess what? In many places in this country, people with AIDS are treated as criminals if they don't disclose their status to partners, even if the transmission risk is next to nil. Poz magazi... More >>

  • The Bestest Christmas Gift I Ever Got!

    published Dec 22, 2011

    Not all Christmases were great, mind you. There were the ones with zippered turtlenecks from the Sears Roebuck catalog and slacks from the Robert Hall down on the avenue. But one year, I ripped off... More >>

  • Go See Alvin Ailey! I Did!

    published Dec 21, 2011

    Remove your eyeballs from that tawdry reality show and especially the disturbing commercials for Lunesta! Lift your head out of all those skeevy gossip blogs and smarmy-opinion-laden columns (except... More >>

  • I'm On Channel 13 Tonight!
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    I'm On Channel 13 Tonight!

    published Dec 21, 2011

    One on One With Steve Adubato interviewed me for an eight-minute segment in his show, whch also features other cultural commentators, though you can just skip past them, lol.In my interview -- in the... More >>

  • Jennifer Hudson Loves Mama Oprah!

    published Dec 21, 2011

    In her new book, I Got This, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson talks about her closeness with Oprah Winfrey, whom she lovingly calls Mama O. "I always tease her and say that she is the queen and I am a p... More >>

  • Blind Item Alert: Which Sheik Has A Uterus?

    published Dec 21, 2011

    And furthermore: Which female comic screams so loudly during sex that the windows have to be closed? Which designer runs whenever she spots her surgeon, so no one will know she gets work done? (So... More >>

  • More Proof That Joan Crawford Was A Horrible Mother

    published Dec 21, 2011

    Just in case any more happened to be needed. I recently discovered Helen Hayes's memoir, in which the grande dame talks about becoming an unlikely friend of Joan Crawford starting in the '30s, possi... More >>

  • Best Movie Makeup Of The Year: Meryl Streep Or...?

    published Dec 20, 2011

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  • Divine Lived For Christmas!

    published Dec 20, 2011

    Plus-sized drag superstar Divine will be forever equated with Christmas, partly because Divine's character, Dawn Davenport, threw that classic fit over not having gotten cha cha heels from Santa in 1... More >>

  • "Which Cougar Swings Both Ways?" And Other Sizzling Blind Items

    published December 21, 2011

    Let's start with some blind items. You'll thank me later. Which foreign-born designer waves and keeps running whenever she sees her... More >>

  • May The Holidays Bring....

    published Dec 20, 2011

    *A toast to Marcus Bachmann: "Bottoms up!" *Lindsay Lohan living behind bars instead of dancing on top of them. *Mothers who keep tiaras off their toddlers.*Comedy Central obtaining rights to broad... More >>

  • Elevators Have Become Terrifying! Take The Stairs!

    published Dec 20, 2011

    It was just a few days ago that I read in the Times about a woman named Suzanne Hart who "was crushed to death after the elevator she was stepping into lurched upward, pinning her between the outside... More >>

  • The Worst Movies Of The Year: My Picks
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    The Worst Movies Of The Year: My Picks

    published Dec 20, 2011

    Or let's just say my least favorites, since I didn't see everything, as hard as I tried. Thor Sorry, I thought this warrior-banished-to-earth romp didn't work on most levels. The action wasn't thr... More >>

  • Jennifer Hudson Turned Down Precious!

    published Dec 20, 2011

    The title role! In her new book, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, Hudson reveals that she was offered the plum part of the troubled yet developing schoolgirl (which u... More >>

  • Tweets Are Way Too Long, Actually!

    published Dec 19, 2011

    When Twitter came along, with its 140-character-maximum rule, everyone thought this was the height of absurdity, forcing the masses to cram their thoughts into bite-sized morsels for the attention-de... More >>

  • Jackie Hoffman's A Chanukah Carol Is Jewbilant

    published Dec 19, 2011

    The message came from Broadway scene-stealer Jackie Hoffman's publicist: "This Funny Girl is happening -- and unlike Lauren Ambrose, she's Jewish!" And she was even doing a Jewish twist on Patrick ... More >>

  • Dr. Keith Ablow: Misinformer Of The Year On LGBT Issues

    published Dec 19, 2011

    Media Matters says that in 2011, Fox News' Dr. Keith Ablow "brought a toxic mix of homophobia and pseudoscientific anti-LGBT talking points to new lows. "The 'Fox News Medical A-Team' member has be... More >>

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