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  • My Guide To This Year's Oscar Movies
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    My Guide To This Year's Oscar Movies

    published Jan 09, 2013

    The holiday film classics piled up last month--and when I say holiday films, I mean stuff about tsunamis, plane crashes, shipwrecks, and bin Laden. It's all pretty horrible--except that when quality ... More >>

  • <em>Twilight</em> Film Gets The Most Nominations!
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    Twilight Film Gets The Most Nominations!

    published Jan 09, 2013

    Relax! I'm talking about the Razzie awards, for worst of the year. The latest vamp epic scored 11 nominations, making it the Lincoln of the Razzies (or maybe the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).That... More >>

  • Three One-Woman Shows In A Row Are Coming!

    published Jan 09, 2013

    I generally loathe one-person shows because they often fail to be all that dramatic, usually consisting of a long-winded famous person pretending to be another long-winded famous person, taking an occ... More >>

  • A New Susanne Bartsch Club Night Is Coming

    published Jan 09, 2013

    Susanne Bartsch is the empress of the ferociously fashionable, gamely glittery club crowd, so when she starts a new event, people start getting dressed. Right now, she and Kenny Kenny do the long-run... More >>

  • Josh Brolin: Everybody Needs Treatment

    published Jan 09, 2013

    Josh Brolin emerged at last night's National Board of Review awards to present Best Actor to Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook. "Yes, I'm out," he began. I assumed he was referring to his a... More >>

  • Meredith Vieira: "I Feel Like Dead Pussy Galore!"

    published Jan 09, 2013

    Meredith Vieira was delightful as the MC of last night's National Board of Review awards at Cipriani. She kept things zingy, and after Daniel Craig and Barbara Broccoli took the stage for a tribute to... More >>

  • Pulitzer Winning Water By The Spoonful Arrives: My Review

    published Jan 08, 2013

    Issues of addiction, responsibility, and community are fused into a fascinating tapestry in the overheated but lyrical Pulitzer winner Water By The Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes (the Philadelphia-b... More >>

  • Oscar Movie Guide: What's Worth Seeing, From "Pi" to "Zero"

    published January 9, 2013

    As always, the year ended with a pileup of quality films, which we were invited to gape at and applaud en route to everyone's destination: the... More >>

  • New David Bowie Video!
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    New David Bowie Video!

    published Jan 08, 2013

    There's been a lot of speculation about what's been up with timeless provocateur David Bowie over the last few years, but here he is, in a new video for a song that's been released at the iTunes store... More >>

  • Hero Sandwiches Named After Italian Stars Are Sold In Bensonhurst, Brooklyn Joint

    published Jan 08, 2013

    My old neighborhood not only teems with good Italian food, but they got wit too. At Lioni's, they hawk dozens upon dozens of heroes, each named after an Italian-American celebrity and each one descri... More >>

  • Another Lincoln Movie Is On The Way!
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    Another Lincoln Movie Is On The Way!

    published Jan 08, 2013

    And in this one he's neither a vampire hunter nor an Oscar winner in heavy prosthetics. It's actor Tom Amandes in Saving Lincoln, the story of honest Abe's life through the perspective of his friend ... More >>

  • A Free Screening Of Cabaret's Restoration, And Liza Will Attend!

    published Jan 08, 2013

    Bob Fosse's landmark 1972 movie of Cabaret--which was deemed so swirlingly brilliant it beat The Godfather for the Best Director Oscar--will be shown for free at the Ziegfeld, where it originally prem... More >>

  • Pix of Guys With Hairy Chests! Yes, It's Come To This

    published Jan 08, 2013

    Why should hairy chested guys be left out just because they don't shave, wax, and torture themselves like everybody else? Besides, hairy torsos are back--even on men. Here are some of the most fabul... More >>

  • Gay Criticism Of Chuck Hagel Keeps A-Coming

    published Jan 08, 2013

    President Obama's nomination of former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense has been controversial, partly because of Hagel's icky gay-related remarks in 1998, not to mention his bad reco... More >>

  • My Weight-Conscious Version of "I Will Survive"

    published Jan 08, 2013

    "I Will Survive" was one of the landmark songs of the disco era--an anthem of defiance and strength in the face of one of those horrible men disco songs were always getting dramatic about. Gloria Gay... More >>

  • I Was So Good On CNN Yesterday

    published Jan 07, 2013

    Pungent and informative and so cute I wanted to pinch my cheeks through the screen when I got home and watched it. On CNN International, I was the featured guest brought on to prognosticate about the... More >>

  • Chris Christie Explains His Extreme Actions
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    Chris Christie Explains His Extreme Actions

    published Jan 07, 2013

    Just recently, New Jersey governor Chris Christie went vocally ballistic on fellow Republican John Boehner for delaying a vote on the multi-billion-dollar package to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. ... More >>

  • What Percentage of the American Populace is LGBT?
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    What Percentage of the American Populace is LGBT?

    published Jan 07, 2013

    There's one Republican poll that claims 3.3% of Americans are "that way," but before you buy that, please realize there are so many other factors. A) Some people don't identify themselves with a sexu... More >>

  • Disabilities Will Permeate The Oscar Nominees

    published Jan 07, 2013

    Get sick on screen, cough a little too hard, and you've got a nomination all locked up. Here are some of the frontrunners for nomination consideration, who will suddenly feel much better if they're a... More >>

  • Every Movie Studio Turned Down Liberace Movie As "Too Gay!"

    published Jan 07, 2013

    So says Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh, who peddled Behind The Candelabra--with Michael Douglas as flaming pianist Liberace and Matt Damon as his younger lover--all around Hollywood for year... More >>

  • The 10 Hottest Sequels Of The Coming Year

    published Jan 07, 2013

    I've long detested sequels--except for Funny Lady--but these days, they virtually keep the industry afloat, and in fact all of society too, so I say bring them on. As Stephen Schaefer writes in the B... More >>

  • Wicked's Record Breaking Week: What's Behind It?

    published Jan 04, 2013

    The long running Broadway smash Wicked posted a weekly gross of almost three million dollars for the week between Christmas and New Year's, edging out the previous record by Spider-Man: Turn off the D... More >>

  • They Wanted To Cut "Over The Rainbow" From The Wizard of Oz!

    published Jan 04, 2013

    "You're the Negro-est white man I done ever met," Ethel Waters said to composer Harold Arlen, according to a revue I just saw called The Wonderful Wizard of Song--The Music of Harold Arlen. Arlen cre... More >>

  • The Best Behind The Scenes Show On TV!
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    The Best "Behind The Scenes" Show On TV!

    published Jan 04, 2013

    Airing on TV One since 2008, Unsung is sort of a black Behind the Music, detailing the rise and fall of various R&B stars who haven't gotten their proper respect with time. The show has covered some ... More >>

  • Fantasia Gives Critics The "Middle Finger" In New Rant

    published Jan 04, 2013

    Just moments ago, we were discussing Fantasia's weird Instgram message about how gays can get married and people can smoke pot, but somehow she gets crucified. The former American Idol singer later e... More >>

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