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  • Ex Club Kingpin Is Now A Seller At The Flea Market

    published Nov 30, 2012

    Gene DiNino once owned the long-running skating-rink-turned-dance-club the Roxy (on West 18th Street) as well as an eponymous supper club called Eugene (on West 24th). But that was then. Life in the... More >>

  • Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes In Dead Accounts: My Review

    published Nov 29, 2012

    Norbert Leo Butz provides most of the show in Theresa Rebeck's Dead Accounts, with the two-time Tony winner as Jack, a manic, manipulative ex-bank worker who rationalizes that he's entitled to other p... More >>

  • I Just Had Steak Out Of The Prehistoric Age!

    published Nov 29, 2012

    And I loved it! Get a load of these steaks enjoyed by my fellow nightlife scribe Frankie C and I at Bobby Van's Steakhouse at 135 W. 50th Street. Mine was the simple ribeye (on top), while Frankie's... More >>

  • It's King Kong vs. Spider-Man On Broadway
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    It's King Kong vs. Spider-Man On Broadway

    published Nov 29, 2012

    The New York Times' Patrick Healy reports that the mammoth Australian musical King Kong has its eye on NYC's Foxwoods Theater, but there's just one problem. Another scary creature, Spider-Man: Turn o... More >>

  • Drag Star Tina Burner Speaks

    published Nov 29, 2012

    Omnipresent drag performer Tina Burner hosts Mixtape Mondays at Vlada, Tuesday night drag contests at Posh Bar, STD Wednesdays at Barracuda (with Dallas DuBois), and "Queen" Thursdays at Industry Bar.... More >>

  • Lindsay Lohan Was Just Arrested Again!
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    Lindsay Lohan Was Just Arrested Again!

    published Nov 29, 2012

    I know you're all rolling your eyes and going, "So?" But hold on to your tabloid subscriptions, kids. There's a real shocker involved here. It turns out Lindsay wasn't arrested for...that Liz & Dic... More >>

  • Today's New York Times Calls Me A "Tireless Bon Vivant"

    published Nov 29, 2012

    And I couldn't think of a finer way to describe my indestructible allure. It's in an article about Host Committee, a social networking site that books early-evening parties at clubs to bring in extra... More >>

  • Why The Live Singing In Les Miz? The Director Explains It

    published Nov 29, 2012

    After the premiere of Les Miserables the other night, director Tom Hooper explained what he was after when he boldly had the actors sing live as they filmed. He said that watching movies where actors... More >>

  • The Tragic Story Of The Woman Who Made Motown

    published Nov 29, 2012

    A new book called Mary Wells, The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar details the ups and downs of the sultry singer of "My Guy," "Two Lovers," and "You Beat Me To The Punch" as she went from ... More >>

  • All 85 Best Actress Winners Hilariously Impersonated By One Spunky Dude
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    All 85 Best Actress Winners Hilariously Impersonated By One Spunky Dude

    published Nov 28, 2012

    The Doomsday Diaries guy is back. He's the wiry, versatile talent who does videos where he uncannily recreates Oscar winning performances and comes off better than the originals (partly because his v... More >>

  • <em>A Christmas Story</em> On Broadway: My Review
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    A Christmas Story On Broadway: My Review

    published Nov 28, 2012

    Based on Jean Shepherd's memoir about growing up in the 1940s and wanting a BB gun for Christmas despite everyone's warnings that "You'll shoot your eye out," A Christmas Story was made into a cult ... More >>

  • How Marion Cotillard Played A SPOILER ALERT In New Movie

    published Nov 28, 2012

    You probably know that in Rust and Bone, Oscar winner Marion Cotillard portrays a whale trainer who loses her legs in an accident. In any case, I'm not revealing anything the actor herself doesn't ta... More >>

  • How Matt Damon Lost That Role To Joaquin Phoenix

    published Nov 28, 2012

    At last night's TimesTalk, Matt Damon and Gus Van Sant spoke about the first time they culturally collided. Matt was trying out for the role of the dim-witted student Jimmy in Van Sant's 1995 black c... More >>

  • Jerry Lewis Wants To Be Gay!

    published Nov 28, 2012

    Hey, lady! Get this! I recently went to see comic legend Jerry Lewis get honored by the SASS Foundation for Medical Research at a Tribeca banquet that mixed solemnity with shtick. On the way in, a ... More >>

  • Justin Bieber Shirtless!

    published Nov 28, 2012

    It took a lot of serious excavation and crack detective work to unearth this photo of the topless Bieb. I had to go all the way to his Twitter page, where he'd sent it out to millions of people! Any... More >>

  • Carnival Reverses Their Ban On Drag Customers

    published Nov 28, 2012

    Yesterday, I wrote about how Carnival advised patrons who'd paid for a "Drag Stars at Sea" cruise, which will feature drag performers, that they are not to dress in drag or they will be kicked off the... More >>

  • My Beautiful New Fruit-&-Veggie Doll Collection!

    published Nov 28, 2012

    Yes, I'd cleaned out all the clutter and sworn off kitsch for life, but then I spotted these fruit-and-vegetable-themed singing dolls in a wholesale store's window and gushed about them to a friend, E... More >>

  • Kathie Lee's Show Is Bleeding Money

    published Nov 27, 2012

    Scandalous is the new Broadway musical about faith healer Aimee Semple McPherson, which opened to less than stellar reviews (though I found stuff to admire in it). And it's not a hit. In fact, the l... More >>

  • The Worst Twitter Gaffes Of All: I Discussed Them On TV

    published Nov 27, 2012

    Twitter is a large, open field for people--especially celebrities--to mess up in a big way. There's something so alluring to celebs about blurting those quick emissions that they don't always think a... More >>

  • Katie Holmes' Backstage Behavior

    published Nov 27, 2012

    Katie Holmes is costarring in a Broadway play called Dead Accounts and she knows there's a lot of interest in her in this town--both as an actor and a personality. So the way Katie's been handling th... More >>

  • Film Stars Coverged For The Gotham Indie Awards: Here's The Dish

    published Nov 27, 2012

    At last night's IFP's Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street, Moonrise Kingdom won Best Feature, Your Sister's Sister nabbed Best Ensemble Performance, and Benh Zeitlin picked up Best ... More >>

  • Carnival Bans Drag Patrons From Drag Cruise!

    published Nov 27, 2012

    Get this: Carnival is doing a "Drag Stars at Sea" cruise, featuring performances by various drag queens. But they sent out a memo to patrons saying that customers are by no means allowed to dress in... More >>

  • Dolly Parton: I'm Not A Lesbian!

    published Nov 27, 2012

    Did you see Juju Chang's interview with country legend Dolly Parton on last night's "Nightline" on ABC? Dolly talked about the rumors that she's long been romantically involved with one of her oldes... More >>

  • Is Rise of the Guardians Good For Elf Esteem?

    published Nov 27, 2012

    Rise of the Guardians is a vigorous 3-D animated film about various childood icons (most notably Jack Frost) and how they earned the right to be caretakers of children all around the world. After a s... More >>

  • Flight Director: I Had To Make This Film

    published Nov 26, 2012

    At a Circo luncheon for director Robert Zemeckis, the Oscar winner (for Forrest Gump) said that his agents, handlers, and just about everyone else warned him not to make Flight, the absorbing new film... More >>

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