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  • Eve Plumb Is Hitting The NYC Stage Again!

    published Feb 05, 2013

    Broadway maven Seth Rudetsky and his husband James Wesley are mounting four original plays called Midtown March Medley, and the people they've gotten involved in it are a way more intoxicating bunch t... More >>

  • The Oscars Should Be More Like The Golden Globes
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    The Oscars Should Be More Like The Golden Globes

    published Feb 05, 2013

    The recent Golden Globes telecast was so rivetingly entertaining that the Oscars need to do exactly what they did in order to approach watchability on February 24. IMHO, they should: *Tell Seth Mac... More >>

  • When Steve Guttenberg Met Allan Carr....

    published Feb 05, 2013

    Steve Guttenberg was an up-and-coming actor when he was looked over by producer Allan Carr, as it were, in the offices of William Morris in 1979. Carr was searching for someone hunky to play the supp... More >>

  • Working The Red Carpet Was Intoxicating At The HRC Gala!

    published Feb 04, 2013

    I could get used to that sort of thing. On Saturday night, publicist Ross Schwartz ushered me into a separate room at the Waldorf, where all the notables attending the Human Rights Campaign gala were... More >>

  • Women's Wear Daily Wrote Up My Upcoming Disco Gig!

    published Feb 04, 2013

    Thanks to Rosemary Feitelberg for the interview. As for the case of nerves I admitted to, I'm always fine the second I hit the stage. In fact, people have always amazed that such an awkward, spazzy ... More >>

  • Whoopi Goldberg Honored At HRC Gala

    published Feb 04, 2013

    The Greater New York's HRC (Human Rights Campaign) gala at the Waldorf was a big old gay jamboree, with the theme "Make Equality Count" firing up everyone from the silent auction through the dinner sp... More >>

  • Word Of Mouth Really Changes Things On Broadway These Days
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    Word Of Mouth Really Changes Things On Broadway These Days

    published Feb 04, 2013

    Word of mouth has always had an effect on previewing Broadway shows because the creative players have often listened to the buzz (along with the live audience's reaction) and tweaked their productions... More >>

  • I Was Tossed Out Of The Friars Club The Other Night
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    I Was Tossed Out Of The Friars Club The Other Night

    published Feb 04, 2013

    I'd been invited to cover a competition whereby three comics were going to roast cookbook author and Salman Rushdie's ex, Padma Lakshmi, as if she were curried butternut squash and chickpeas. My frie... More >>

  • Penny Arcade: NARS Makeup Is Ripping Off My Name!

    published Feb 04, 2013

    NARS puts out a Warhol collection of lip glosses, including a raspberry one named after performer Penny Arcade. (If they really had guts, they would have named it Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!") Well,... More >>

  • Tony Kushner Re Ed Koch In 2003: "Oblivion Is What He Deserves"

    published Feb 04, 2013

    In 2003, Poz magazine assigned me to interview Tony Kushner about the HBO adaptation of his prize-winning epic of AIDS, fear, and self-loathing, Angels In America. Having seen the TV movie, I mention... More >>

  • Shirley MacLaine's Daughter Still Struggles With Abandonment Issues! Updated With Shirley's Response

    published Feb 04, 2013

    On 20/20 the other night, Shirley MacLaine's daughter Sachi Parker presented herself as the latest disgruntled Hollywood offspring to come forward and write a book about her long-simmering pain. And s... More >>

  • Liza Didn't Think She'd Get The Oscar

    published Feb 01, 2013

    At last night's Warner Bros. Home Entertainment/TCM presentation of Cabaret at the Ziegfeld, Liza Minnelli said she thought Diana Ross was going to win the Oscar for Best Actress of 1972, for Lady Sin... More >>

  • Cute Guys In Outrageous Hats

    published Feb 01, 2013

    Yesterday, I had a chi-chi lunch at Barney's with hat designer David Shilling, who told me he makes the most expensive hats in the world, and each one is a unique piece. What's more, the male models ... More >>

  • The Five Most Embarrassing Things One Could Slip And Say
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    The Five Most Embarrassing Things One Could Slip And Say

    published Feb 01, 2013

    You know, in a casual conversation that you thought was perfectly under control. I've done them all and lived to regretfully talk about it (or to talk about it regretfully). So here they are, in asc... More >>

  • When Things Were Better: Here's Some Prosperity Porn

    published Feb 01, 2013

    As we continue to inch through this dark economic period, the only alluring things to hear about are stories of way better times. I get positively hot remembering the bounty that filled the '80s and ... More >>

  • Poor Ed Koch Died In The Closet

    published Feb 01, 2013

    It's a shame the ex-NYC mayor never came out. It's tragic that he hid behind excuses like the fact that he was old and wasn't sexual at all anymore. Old people are still sexual--and if you're gay, y... More >>

  • Liza's The One Who Made Cabaret Much Gayer

    published Feb 01, 2013

    Last night, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment and TCM presented an amazing 40th anniversary restoration of Cabaret at the Ziegfeld--where it originally premiered--and every gay of a certain age was t... More >>

  • I Hit The Red Carpet At Moose Murders

    published Jan 31, 2013

    As I mentioned today, they're currently reviving Moose Murders, Arthur Bicknell's pitch dark comedy--in fact, all the lights go out several times--but there were flashes of brown, beige, and red to st... More >>

  • Randy Jones Has Been Added To My Disco Night!

    published Jan 31, 2013

    I believe I mentioned that on Sunday February 17, I'm hosting a disco extravaganza at 54 Below--the old lower level of the legendary disco Studio 54--with a band, singers, Tony nominee Orfeh, and even... More >>

  • Update On Actor Who Objected To Same-Sex Kiss
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    Update On Actor Who Objected To Same-Sex Kiss

    published Jan 31, 2013

    The other day, I wrote up the story I'd gotten about a theater actor who supposedly refused to do a comic same-sex kiss in a Texas production of the musical Pleasures and Palaces.The Managing Director... More >>

  • Moose Murders, Classic Broadway Bomb, Is Back

    published Jan 31, 2013

    The gold standard in flops, Moose Murders was the 1983 Broadway bad-taste comedy set in a motor lodge, where a blind singer, burn victim, German nurse, twisted Shirley Temple type, incestuous mother... More >>

  • Hear Me Talk Academy Awards Dish! Juicy And Fun Stuff!

    published Jan 31, 2013

    Oscar know-it-all Tom O'Neil asked me to chat with him on his site goldderby.com for updates on the Oscar race and how it's been morphing by the minute. But it turned out to be just a trick to get me... More >>

  • Dog Exterminated For Being Gay

    published Jan 31, 2013

    Get this. Way down in Tennessee, a dog's owner caught his pet hunched over another male dog. He assumed this meant the dog was gayer than Ricky Martin. So he promptly brought the animal to a kenne... More >>

  • Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Will Be Filled With Homophobes
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    Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Will Be Filled With Homophobes

    published Jan 31, 2013

    This weekend's Super Bowl festivities will be a competitive celebration of tight ends and wide receivers mixed with heavy doses of God-fearing hate and loathing. Queerty has the story about tomorrow ... More >>

  • Nuit Blanche Wednesdays: Burlesque in The Meat Packing District

    published Jan 31, 2013

    As I noted in this week's column, neo-burlesque has survived the Christina Aguilera movie and flourished even more than in the past. It's a regular attraction at the Meat Packing District in the form... More >>

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