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  • The World's Tiniest Gerbil

    published May 02, 2013

    Do you find your pet gerbil a tiny bit unmanageable? Is it just too large to do all the things with it you like to do? Well, here's one of the world's smallest animals, even littler than Dr. Ruth. It... More >>

  • Dubya's Europe Trip Was Canceled After His Arrest Was Called For! UPDATE

    published May 02, 2013

    George W. Bush was all set to go and torture Switzerland with his views when several human rights groups spoke up, asking for him to be arrested and investigated on grounds that he propagated torture.... More >>

  • Here's What Meryl Streep's Next Oscar Campaign Needs To Be

    published May 02, 2013

    Her last campaign--something on the order of "She's the greatest actress we have, but she hasn't won in 29 years"--worked wonders on voters' guilt, and Meryl went home with the golden man for The Iron... More >>

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    Ellen Page Brings Video Games Out Of The Closet

    published May 01, 2013

    It's no longer shameful for a major celebrity to be involved with a video game. Ellen Page appeared at the Tribeca Film Festival the other night to show 35 minutes of footage from Beyond: Two Souls, ... More >>

  • Julianne Moore On Maisie, Carrie, And Sarah Palin

    published May 01, 2013

    After copping an Emmy as Sarah Palin, Julianne Moore is now playing a rambunctious rock performer in What Maisie Knew, an updated adaptation of the Henry James novel about a girl caught between two se... More >>

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    Why Everyone Hates Old People

    published May 01, 2013

    That's easy, especially now that I'm feeling the brunt of some of the hatred. *They don't look very good. Their skin sags, their hair disappears, their tummy swells, and lines and creases appear all ... More >>

  • Bad Reviews For Sitcom About Two British Queens! Check It Out

    published May 01, 2013

    This might be your only chance to get a glimpse at Vicious, the Britcom with Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as squabbling old lovers with arms flailing and pinkies up. The critics hated these old ... More >>

  • 10 Movies That Stars Don't Want You To See

    published May 01, 2013

    And that works out really well because you will have very little desire to see them once you hear what they are. We're talking about too-bad-to-even-be-culty items like an amateurish Kiss TV movie, a... More >>

  • The Best And Worst Commentators On Jason Collins' Coming Out

    published May 01, 2013

    When NBA center Jason Collins announced that he's seven-feet, black, and gay, I knew there would be some extremely memorable responses, both pro and dumb. Among the worst of all was ESPN sportscaster... More >>

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    Jason Collins Called Ex-Boy Bander For Coming Out Advice

    published Apr 30, 2013

    The NBA star reached out to former N Sync member Lance Bass, as Bass described on his Sirius/XM show, Dirty Pop With Lance Bass. Said Lance, "Jason's been trying to plan this for a very long time, co... More >>

  • Julianne Moore on Maisie, Carrie, and Sarah Palin

    published May 1, 2013

    Does Julianne Moore seek out all those aggressively eccentric parts she does so well, or do they just land in her lap courtesy of some... More >>

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    Saying "I Like Your Work" Isn't Good Enough Anymore

    published Apr 30, 2013

    As cliched as the saying is, I always enjoyed hearing people come up to me and exclaim "I like your work" or "I'm a fan." It fills you with a momentary glow of meaning, a validating sense that your t... More >>

  • House Of Cupcakes Has Opened In The Village! Enter!

    published Apr 30, 2013

    From a bake shop in Princeton, New Jersey (which won the Food Network's Cupcake Wars in 2011), House of Cupcakes has now become a chain of yummy wowness. A branch just opened at 101-Seventh Avenue So... More >>

  • Tony Randall Was Well Hung!

    published Apr 30, 2013

    So says Debbie Reynolds in her wonderful new memoir, Unsinkable. Debbie remembers hearing a thumping noise and some opera singing while she sat in her trailer on the set of the 1959 comedy The Matin... More >>

  • Showgirls Star Will Marry You In Vegas if You Help Get Her To NYC!

    published Apr 30, 2013

    Or something like that. This came in from my inside source at Showgirls! The Musical!, which is coming to a gay club near you. "Rena Riffel (who played Penny/Hope in Showgirls) has been hired to mak... More >>

  • No Tony Nomination For Bette Midler

    published Apr 30, 2013

    They must have thought her performance as agent Sue Mengers in I'll Eat You Last was just too frothily campy to count as capital-A Acting--especially when you have serious contenders like avant-garde ... More >>

  • The 10 Most Popular Heterosexual Foods

    published Apr 30, 2013

    This list is from Jeffery Self's satirical new book called Straight People: A Spotter's Guide To The Fascinating World of Heterosexuals. It's a ranking of the top 10 foods enjoyed by straight people ... More >>

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    "I'm A 34-Year-Old NBA Center. I'm Black. And I'm Gay."

    published Apr 29, 2013

    With those words, Jason Collins starts his coming-out story, which has set the world on fire today like a burning hoop that shines a beacon for the future of honesty in sports. Collins talks about ne... More >>

  • The Fabulous Place To Be This Saturday Night, Whoop Whoop

    published Apr 29, 2013

    Though I might be a tiny bit biased.... More >>

  • Gore Vidal Didn't Believe In Sex Mixed With Love

    published Apr 29, 2013

    The fiery career of author, historian, wit, and "controversialist" Gore Vidal is chronicled in the documentary Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, which I just caught (most of) at the Tribeca Fi... More >>

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    Tony Nomination Predictions! Come And Get 'Em!

    published Apr 29, 2013

    The nominations for the Tonys will be announced tomorrow, as anyone with a Playbill collection knows. For some educated guesses as to who the chosen will be, here are the predictions that have been ... More >>

  • Walmart Worker Turned Tricks in Store Bathroom

    published Apr 29, 2013

    You got your housewares to the left, you'll find your appliqued sweater upstairs, and all the plastic flowers are way in the back. But what's this? Some special offer in the bathroom? An employee tu... More >>

  • Why So Many One-Person Shows Right Now?

    published Apr 29, 2013

    Holland Taylor as Ann Richards. Alan Cumming as Macbeth. Bette Midler as Sue Mengers. Fiona Shaw as the Virgin Mary. Why such an avalanche of solo outings on Broadway (though to be fair, Cumming has ... More >>

  • The Five Most Stressed Out U.S. States

    published Apr 29, 2013

    Surely this is an honor New York State deserves, to make up for the fact that Miss New York never seems to win enough national pageants. But nooo! The five most stressed out states, according to a n... More >>

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    A Wonderful Celebration Of Nelson Sullivan Last Night

    published Apr 26, 2013

    NYU may be gobbling up the entire Village, but at least they're paying respect to a late video artist to make up for it. Last night, I was a speaker at a Fales Library tribute to Nelson Sullivan, who... More >>

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