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  • Big Stars In Guys and Dolls Remake! Let's Complete The Casting

    published Apr 26, 2013

    Fox is planning to do another movie version of the classic Runyonesque musical comedy Guys and Dolls, and reportedly they want Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Leviitt for the male leads. (I imagine T... More >>

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    Tilda Swinton Leads A Barry White Dance Party To Honor Roger Ebert

    published Apr 26, 2013

    Apparently, it's what Roger would have wanted. Enjoy. Do it for Roger.... More >>

  • Dish From Bette Midler's Opening Night Of I'll Eat You Last

    published Apr 26, 2013

    This comes from a source, not from me first-hand, because my invite obviously got lost in the mail along with all the other good stuff. Anyway, the first one to leap to their feet at the curtain? A... More >>

  • The Boston Bombing Suspects Were Also Going To Bomb Times Square

    published Apr 26, 2013

    How creepy is this? The two suspects in the Boston marathon bombing were planning to then go to Times Square in their hijacked vehicle and set off more explosives.The only reason they didn't do so was... More >>

  • Go See Pippin! Join Them!

    published Apr 25, 2013

    It's been said that a musical has to have at least three 'wow" moments to really grab an audience. Well, the Diane Paulus-directed revival of the 1972 musical Pippin has at least seven. The tale of a ... More >>

  • Leonardo DiCaprio Is Now An "Event Bookazine"

    published Apr 25, 2013

    You have to admit that Leonardo DiCaprio has emerged as quite a not-boring film star. With nutty movies like Inception, J. Edgar, Django Unchained, and now The Great Gatsby (with The Wolf of Wall Stre... More >>

  • Anne Hathaway Would Have Been Perfect For Cabaret

    published Apr 25, 2013

    Yesterday, it was announced in a British paper that Oscar winner Anne Hathaway would be Sally Bowles in a Broadway revival of Cabaret, costarring Alan Cumming as the MC, the role he played last time a... More >>

  • That Horrible "Crazy Busy" Syndrome

    published Apr 25, 2013

    In a mass email, promoter Daniel Nardicio points out what a cliché it is that people run around saying how "crazy busy" they are all the time. It's not enough to say one's simply busy these days--you... More >>

  • Tofu Is Still Torturing People

    published Apr 25, 2013

    I just got an invite to a tofu chain restaurant's new branch opening and was stunned to realize that tofu is still terrorizing our nation. I've been kvetching about the stuff since the days of mothe... More >>

  • Bette Midler As Superagent Sue Mengers: My Review

    published Apr 24, 2013

    Lounging on a sofa in a sparkly blue caftan in a picture-perfect Beverly Hills mansion while chain smoking and waiting for the phone to ring, Bette Midler plays campy 1970s producer Alan Carr in the ... More >>

  • The Year Of The Broadway Hottie Continues

    published Apr 24, 2013

    This week's column takes you to the opening night of The Nance, about a gay burlesque star in the '30s and his various moral dilemmas. And among other things, the play furthers this as the year of th... More >>

  • Modern Family Star On Gay Terminology, Gurl

    published Apr 24, 2013

    At the opening night of Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance--with Nathan Lane as a gay Republican who does swishy stage acts in 1937--Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family fame happened to sit next to me... More >>

  • One Of The Most Delayed Air Routes In The Country

    published Apr 24, 2013

    If you've ever worked on a movie, it's usually a matter of hurry-up-and-wait, but that's a joy compared to flying, which has become a case of wait-and-wait-and-wait-and-wait-some-more-then-hurry. But... More >>

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    Guess What A Stripper Makes In One Night?

    published Apr 24, 2013

    Well, one very long night anyway. (Over 15 hours in this case, so it's basically day and night). Including 30 table dances. And five onstage appearances. And she has to be fit, sexy, nimble, and have ... More >>

  • Voice-To-Texting While Driving Is Just As Bad As Texting

    published Apr 24, 2013

    So says a new study, which explores the difference between people who text and drive and others who voice-text and drive. Turns out both groups are nuts! Just because you're dictating your text does... More >>

  • Broadway Roundup: Cicely Tyson, Alan Cumming....

    published Apr 24, 2013

    Start shining the Tony award for Cicely Tyson, who's just plain wonderful in The Trip To Bountiful, Horton Foote's play about an older lady who wants to return to the Texas town of her youth, remember... More >>

  • 'Modern Family' Star On Gay Terminology, Gurl

    published April 24, 2013

    Douglas Carter Beane's Broadway period piece The Nance has Nathan Lane as a gay Republican minstrel grappling with... More >>

  • The World's Strongest Vagina

    published Apr 23, 2013

    I'm going to pause right here for you to insert all kinds of unseemly jokes because I know you're just dying to. Got it? Let 'em out? Done? Good, then let me tell you with a straight face (well, with ... More >>

  • Barbra Turned Down <em>Cabaret</em>, <em>Klute</em>, and <em>Julia</em>
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    Barbra Turned Down Cabaret, Klute, and Julia

    published Apr 23, 2013

    I was uptown last night when Barbra Streisand arrived to be honored with her Film Society of Lincoln Center's "Chaplin" award, and she and hubby Brolin looked like buttah. Also lovely was this New Y... More >>

  • Warhol Photo of Me Is Being Auctioned Off By Christie's!

    published Apr 23, 2013

    It's a sumptuous shot of me in a theme ensemble for a Slaves of New York party in the 1980s. And it's estimated at $4000 to $6000! Paper magazine has the scoop on the auction. If you really love the ... More >>

  • Will This <em>Gatsby</em> Break The Curse?
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    Will This Gatsby Break The Curse?

    published Apr 23, 2013

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz-age-set novel The Great Gatbsy has long been considered pretty unfilmable, despite it's having been filmed again and again. The story of a war vet peeking into the lavish li... More >>

  • The Gong Show Is Coming Back

    published Apr 23, 2013

    And this time it's live and in your face! At the Cutting Room, on the first Thursday of the month, starting May 2, The Gong Show will bring back astounding, amazing, stupefying talent that will dumbf... More >>

  • My "Saturday Night Fever" Disco Extravaganza Is Nigh!

    published Apr 23, 2013

    And it's looking to be even more eye popping and ear stoking than the last one. It will trot out Elektrik Company, a big band complete with backup singers, all dolled up a la disco fever bunnies. Me... More >>

  • "There's Nothing Wrong With Drinking If You Know Why You're Drinking"

    published Apr 23, 2013

    "I know why I drink. I drink to get bagged. "I am no alcoholic. I'm a drunkard. There's a difference. I don't have to go to meetings. Ha! Ha! "Drinking removes warts and other skin blemishes. Not f... More >>

  • Karen Black Interview! She Reveals Her Screen Inspiration

    published Apr 22, 2013

    Paper's Angelo Pitillo nabbed an interview with one of our all-time favorites, Karen Black--she of the wonderful eyes, burning intensity, and wry humor--just as she's being celebrated in a well-deserv... More >>

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