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  • Pierrots: Cute Or Scary?

    published Apr 05, 2013

    I find them a little of both. Just like clowns, Pierrots--in all their harlequined, Mardi Gras-esque single-teardrop poignancy--are so adorable I want to kitchen-magnet them onto my fridge, and yet so... More >>

  • Kinky Boots Kicks Up Its Heels On Broadway: My Review

    published Apr 04, 2013

    A musical about footwear? No, Kinky Boots is actually about acceptance--of others and self. Prefer a show about footwear? I probably would too, though this one is put together by pros and strings some... More >>

  • Elaine Stritch Question: When Should a Performer Not Yell "Line"?

    published Apr 04, 2013

    The wonderful Elaine Stritch is bidding her adieu to show biz, having gotten a little misty-memoried in the last few years. In fact, a show without Stritchie yelling "Line!" is like a one-person dram... More >>

  • Balding Men Are 32% More Likely To Have Heart Disease
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    Balding Men Are 32% More Likely To Have Heart Disease

    published Apr 04, 2013

    Thinning on top? Well, according to a study, you have 32% more chance of developing coronary heart disease than someone with a thick head of hair. I'm sure that's very helpful to some people, but to ... More >>

  • Abrupt Cast Change On HBO's <em>Girls</em>
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    Abrupt Cast Change On HBO's Girls

    published Apr 04, 2013

    Page Six reports that Christopher Abbott--whom they call the cutest guy on Girls--has quit the show, at odds with cocreator/star Lena Dunham. This has happened just as his part--the boyfriend of Alli... More >>

  • Hey, Old Jews, I Don't Work For Variety

    published Apr 04, 2013

    This Sunday's Times ad for the hilarious show Old Jews Telling Jokes quotes me saying, yes, "HILARIOUS," which is certainly accurate. But here's how they identify me: Michael (Altar Boy Wannabe) Mu... More >>

  • Jeremy Irons: "Could a Father Not Marry His Son?"

    published Apr 04, 2013

    Oscar winner Jeremy Irons might have a reversal of fortune after his remarks on gay marriage, which are accepting yet questioning yet ironic yet Irons-ic. Irons said he doesn't have a strong feeling ... More >>

  • What Age Would You Like To Have Stayed At Forever?

    published Apr 04, 2013

    I can answer that: 31! By time I hit that age, it was long past the era when everyone thought 30 equals death. For me, it was clearly a new beginning, a period of comfort, when I felt I'd hit my st... More >>

  • Jimmy Fallon Replacing Jay Leno For Sure

    published Apr 03, 2013

    After all that speculation, it's totally true. Tonight will have a new host as of tomorrow. Well, as of next spring,. Jimmy Fallon steps in where Jay Leno departs.Leno responds that he hopes Fallon ... More >>

  • Look At Me Looking At Pamela Lee! NSFW

    published Apr 03, 2013

    I've never been so close to a woman's private parts than the other night, when Brian Christopher Cummings photographed me looking piqued by the above Sante D'Orazio grid of images of the sumptuous Pam... More >>

  • I Was King At Game Of Thrones Exhibition

    published Apr 03, 2013

    In this week's column, I talk not only about Broadway star Deborah Cox, but about the Game of Thrones exhibition, which featured costumes and other images from the HBO show, not to mention a gorgeous ... More >>

  • Jekyll & Hyde's Deborah Cox Tells Me What Whitney Houston Personally Taught Her

    published Apr 03, 2013

    This week's column is a cozy chat with R&B star Deborah Cox ("Nobody's Supposed To Be Here"), who's definitely supposed to be on Broadway. In fact, she's costarring in the current revival of Jekyll &... More >>

  • And The New Miss Hell's Kitchen Is...
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    And The New Miss Hell's Kitchen Is...

    published Apr 03, 2013

    Tina Burner! I don't know how she's going to get up the stairs of all those HK walkups in that gown, but that's her job. First runner-up was Brenda Dharling, a sexy gal in chiffon and sparkles, while... More >>

  • I'm Doing Another Disco Extravaganza At 54 Below!

    published Apr 03, 2013

    The last one, in February, was a sold-out hit, so we're bringing on more rhythms, more polyester, and more retro yet totally fresh thump-thump euphoria. 54 Below happens to be the upscale former base... More >>

  • Jekyll & Hyde's Deborah Cox Tells Me What Whitney Houston Personally Taught Her

    published April 3, 2013

    Deborah Cox has been influenced by a lot of big-time divas. She sang backup for Celine Dion, who taught her the importance of... More >>

  • If You Were Only Allowed Five Unhealthy Foods...

    published Apr 02, 2013

    What would they be? It would be extremely difficult for me to whittle the choices down to just five, but let's play this sadistic little game, for the hell of it. Here come my death-defying picks: ... More >>

  • 25 Actors Who Turned Down Amazing Roles
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    25 Actors Who Turned Down Amazing Roles

    published Apr 02, 2013

    Julia Roberts could have done Blind Side, but opted for Valentine's Day instead. Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Michael Corleone, but felt it was an offer he could refuse. Michelle Pfeiffer ... More >>

  • Lindsay Lohan Pregnant?

    published Apr 02, 2013

    She tweeted just that mere hours ago. But of course, it was April Fools Day. Whew! But wait a minute. Lindsay happened to have posted the tweet after midnight, EST.So it wasn't an April Fools stunt... More >>

  • Movie Stars And Singers Who've Built A Career On One Hit

    published Apr 02, 2013

    Let's not stick to people who literally had one hit, necessarily, but who became defined by one hit and never quite surpassed it in the public's eyes, even if they had some other reasonable successes.... More >>

  • My Look At Joe's Pub Was Insane

    published Apr 02, 2013

    Theatrical rocker Kenyon Phillips asked me to guest star at his Joe's Pub show last Saturday, and I was thrilled--even after learning I was going to play his mother. But what to wear as a Santa Barba... More >>

  • Tom Hanks In Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy: My Review

    published Apr 01, 2013

    There's a lot of narration in Nora Ephron's last work, Lucky Guy, but that quickly becomes the point. A swirling drama set in various tabloid newsrooms starting in the 1980s, when scandal, corruption... More >>

  • Chaz Bono Live Onstage!

    published Apr 01, 2013

    In a 30-minute rock opera based on the Patrick Swayze 1989 classic Roadhouse! (You know, "A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.") Says the release: "After six original musical theatre adapt... More >>

  • Best April Fool's Stunt of All Time

    published Apr 01, 2013

    It was mine, two years ago. I broke from our general rule of not pulling such pranks, only because it was just too delicious. (And not only did the editor love it, but readers were screaming with lau... More >>

  • Hot Hunks In Male Nude Photo Spread! NSFW

    published Apr 01, 2013

    Rebirth... More >>

  • West Village Piano Bar Is Fun Again!

    published Apr 01, 2013

    Not long ago, I told you how a trip to my beloved Marie's Crisis piano bar at 59-Grove Street turned into a nightmare when I faced a long line of bachelorettes and other unlikely types waiting to get ... More >>

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