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  • Alec Baldwin Doesn't Like Times Critic Who Didn't Like Him

    published May 08, 2013

    He calls Ben Brantley some sort of "odd, shriveled, bitter Dickensian clerk." Bear in mind that Brantley didn't care for Orphans, which Baldwin stars in, and that might have something to do with Bald... More >>

  • Tom Hanks Tells Me What People Do To Him On The Subway

    published May 8, 2013

    The Broadway season was full of gender benders, half-naked hunks, one-person shtickfests, and tap-dancing children. Oh, and disgruntled... More >>

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    Steven Soderbergh's 10 Things Wrong With Movies Today

    published May 07, 2013

    He's been burned before, like when his Liberace film--directed by his Oscar winning self and starring two Oscar winners--couldn't manage to green lit from a single studio because it was too gay or som... More >>

  • Cleopatra Returns In All Its Fabled Glory

    published May 07, 2013

    Only in Hollywood could the year's highest-grossing feature also be the biggest flop, but that's what happened with Cleopatra, the 1963 Joseph Mankiewicz-directed epic of Egyptian headdresses, cleavag... More >>

  • Martha Stewart On Her Rustic But Suburban Farm Home

    published May 07, 2013

    At City Harvest's "On Your Plate" luncheon yesterday, quality queen Martha Stewart told the crowd about the sprawling place she lives at in Bedford, New York. "It's rustic but suburban," she said. "W... More >>

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    Why The Met Museum's "Punk" Gala Was So Wrong

    published May 07, 2013

    Because it was one of those star-filled Vogue events where incredibly rich and famous people sported unbelievably pricey versions of punk attire to go with their dyed and processed hair, facial surger... More >>

  • My Thoughts On Chris Christie's Weight Loss Surgery

    published May 07, 2013

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently had a band placed around his stomach to reduce its size so he wouldn't eat so much, which certainly can work, though it seems like a rather extreme way to l... More >>

  • Songs With Commonly Misunderstood Lyrics

    published May 07, 2013

    This is a good site for listing all those mistaken words we hum like dummos, never knowing that we're several syllables removed from any semblance of reality. There's the Billy Joel classic that supp... More >>

  • Me Singing "I'm Coming Out"

    published May 06, 2013

    Robert Risko captured it, along with my sudden decision that I've already come out--in fact, I did so at birth--so I hardly needed to finish out the song.Risko was also fab enough to include the illus... More >>

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    "Pornography Does Violence To The Human Spirit..."

    published May 06, 2013

    "And in its effort to display human sexuality openly, pornography perverts it."Pornography destroys families and relationships and lives. "Far from being a victimless act, pornography victimizes eve... More >>

  • Betty Buckley Reveals Battle With Arthur Laurents--And So Do I!

    published May 06, 2013

    In 1998, Betty Buckley played the immortal stage-mother role of Mama Rose in the Papermill Playhouse of Gypsy, with Debbie Gibson as the title character. It was good (I saw it, naturally), with Buckl... More >>

  • Sally Kellerman Turned Down Brando, And Other Great Stories

    published May 06, 2013

    One of my favorite actress/singers, Sally Kellerman was Oscar nominated for M*A*S*H and has also popped up through the years in some of my other personal classics like The April Fools, Lost Horizon, T... More >>

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    Lucky Cheng's Slapped With Violations! Owner Responds

    published May 06, 2013

    It's just temporary, I'm sure, but the drag restaurant Lucky Cheng's--which moved to West 52nd Street last October--might have some more offensive things going on than potential bad lipsynchs. I pass... More >>

  • Flo, The Progressive Girl Has Over Five Million "Likes"

    published May 06, 2013

    I've never mentioned Flo, the Progressive Girl--the upbeat cashier with the retro hairdo, played by comic Stephanie Courtney in those insurance commercials--mainly because she's always lurked deep in ... More >>

  • The Worst Reality Show On TV?

    published May 06, 2013

    I posed that as a question only because (A) I haven't seen every single reality show, so I can't honestly make a definitive judgement on what's the absolute worst. (B) I actually do watch this show, ... More >>

  • Amazing Photos From The Disco Extravaganza

    published May 05, 2013

    Thank you, Wilson Models. Thank you world. And here's hot jambalaya video from Robert Risko of Sarah Dash, Orfeh, and Elektrik Company. Gitchee gitchee yaya! ... More >>

  • Me And Barbara Cook In Concert!

    published May 05, 2013

    Well separately. I love the above photo of the entrance placard at 54 Below on Saturday night. Barbara Cook, one of the greatest singers who ever lived, was doing the 830 PM show. And my disco extrav... More >>

  • Christina Crawford Has No Sympathy For Faye Dunaway

    published May 03, 2013

    At her Surviving Mommie Dearest show last night, Christina Crawford took questions from the audience, so I raised my little hand and said, "Faye Dunaway was always embarrassed by Mommie Dearest..." "... More >>

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    What The Cool Kids Are Saying About Anthony Weiner

    published May 03, 2013

    You hear a lot of buzzing about Anthony Weiner's possible return to the game--some pro, some horrified--but I have to admit I'm quite OK with it. Yes, sexting his noodle was indiscreet and trying to ... More >>

  • Christina Crawford: Mommie Dearest Killed Her Last Husband

    published May 03, 2013

    I've written about how at an event years ago, Christina Crawford suggested that mommie dearest Joan Crawford killed her last hubby, Pepsi head Alfred Steele, but Christina didn't get to elaborate as t... More >>

  • Streep And Depp Doing Into The Woods Film! Guess Who Else?

    published May 03, 2013

    Once Les Miserables made tons of money, it was inevitable that the floodgates would be open for the filming of every musical ever made. (Can't wait to see movies of Carrie, Scandalous, and Nick and No... More >>

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    Check Out The Gatsby Clothes On Display At The Prada Store

    published May 03, 2013

    I don't usually swirl around fashion boutiques any more than I go baseball games, but when there's a movie tie-in, I'm there. And I must say the clothes that Miuccia Prada designed for The Great Gats... More >>

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    Catching Up With Paul Iacono, Who Came Out On This Blog

    published May 02, 2013

    Last year, Paul Iacono, best known for MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger, came out on this blog to kudos and roses. And that's not the end of his gay news. A film Paul costars in, GBF (which just pl... More >>

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    Let Me Get One Thing Straight About The Gays

    published May 02, 2013

    There's controversy about there being a gay guy in major league sports? But there have always been gays in major league sports. There's hoopla about whether gays can be in the military or the Boy Sco... More >>

  • Ernest Borgnine's Last Film

    published May 02, 2013

    Oscar winner Ernie Borgnine (Marty) always brought heapings of zest to his roles, even when the film involved was absurd neo-drek like the generation-gap satire Bunny O'Hare, so I usually seek out his... More >>

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