Academy Awards

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    February 28, 2014

    Where to Watch the Oscars, Mapped

    Will Gravity win Best Picture? Will Jennifer Lawrence make an endearing but awkward acceptance speech? Find out while you eat and drink at one of NYC's venues screening the Academy Awards. We've mapped 10 spots screening the show and hosting a party. Many of them require dress-up. Others are offerin ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 7, 2013


    A popular movie gets a live musical accompaniment

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Steven Soderbergh's 10 Things Wrong With Movies Today

    He's been burned before, like when his Liberace film--directed by his Oscar winning self and starring two Oscar winners--couldn't manage to green lit from a single studio because it was too gay or something! So it'll be on TV! So Steven Soderbergh has every right to be pissed. And he's laid out ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Ernest Borgnine's Last Film

    Oscar winner Ernie Borgnine (Marty) always brought heapings of zest to his roles, even when the film involved was absurd neo-drek like the generation-gap satire Bunny O'Hare, so I usually seek out his twinkle, despite his appalling views on gays. (How's that for complicated feelings?) Well, his la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Jodie Foster Raves About Jennifer Lawrence

    This appreciation by Jodie is from the Time 100: "...I remember going to the cutting rooms of Winter's Bone. I thought, Sure, this girl can act. But, man, this girl can also just be. All of those painful secrets in her face, the feeling that there's some terrible past that's left impossibly angled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Gwyneth Paltrow's Cookbook Features $120 Tuna Salad

    Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow has a new recipe book called It's All Good, though some critics feel it should be titled It's All Ridiculously Pricey. As radar points out "Her egg white omelet calls for duck eggs and will cost $30. "Her fish fingers recipe for kids will set you back $71.50. "For tun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Melissa McCarthy's Next Movie

    You may well have seen the trailer already. (There was a commercial on the Oscars just the other night.) It's The Heat, directed by the Bridesmaids guy. Plot description: "Uptight FBI special agent Sandra Bullock is paired with testy Boston cop Melissa McCarthy to take down a ruthless drug lord. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2013

    Triumphant Oscar Night For Two Mature Divas

    Shirley Bassey was masterful singing "Goldfinger" as part of the James Bond tribute on tonight's Academy Awards. She did the song with measured tones, taking her time, and going for the gold (finger). She really throated it out, and by the end, as I was sitting there thinking "Will she hit the not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Guess What Makeup Artists Call Angelina?

    A top makeup artist was recently applying all sorts of wizardry to my face while sharing some insider gossip with me the way makeup artists are delightfully wont to do. And he said that in makeup schools around the country, Angelina Jolie is referenced a lot--in a good way, because the Oscar winner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    All 85 Best Actress Winners Hilariously Impersonated By One Spunky Dude

    The Doomsday Diaries guy is back. He's the wiry, versatile talent who does videos where he uncannily recreates Oscar winning performances and comes off better than the originals (partly because his versions are way shorter and pithier). Well, he's gone for the big one this time--Best Actress--and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Photo of Michael Douglas And Matt Damon As Liberace And His Lover

    It's in the attached link, a writeup about the upcooming HBO movie Beyond The Candelabra, directed by Steven Soderbergh, in which Oscar winner Michael Douglas plays the keyboard tinkler who inspired pianist envy, while Matt Damon is his soon-to-be-disgruntled beau slash chauffeur Scott Thorson.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Some Rich, Famous People Still Act Like They're Broke!

    The wonderful thing about being wealthy is that some people want to stay that way. Or maybe they want to project the image that they're not wasteful, because that would seem creepy and inappropriate. Or they are sometimes flamboyant with their wallets, but seize a bargain when one's available, eve ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 11, 2012

    Steamy Blind Items About Coke, Whoring, And Bestiality

    Go on, guess who we're talking about

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Scads Of Blind Items! Coke, Whoring, And Bestiality!

    All right, I made a hideous joke by using the above photo of a blind character. Get over it and dive into some even more tasteless tidbits. It's this week's column, a cavalcade of anonymous skanking which will have you guessing with one hand while pulling out your hair with the other. Let me hit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    I Hate Movies And Will Never See Another One! Here's Why!

    Check out my hot new column, which is the latest addition to my "Why I Hate..." series that's sweeping the nation. This one deals with: *The horror of 3-D used for films that don't really warrant it (or don't even take advantage of it)! *The sequels to films you didn't want in the first place! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    My Five Craziest Oscar Upsets And Snubs Of All Time

    Paper magazine's Elizabeth Thompson called to ask for my most memorable snubs in the golden boy's history, since the kids at Paper know that I live, breathe, and lose Oscars for a living. So here they are.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Keira Knightley Spanks Me Into Submission!

    Check out my sassy column in which the gorgeous and talented co-star of A Dangerous Method tells me all about her hysteria-laden role, the assurances she needed before delving into it, and the reality behind the sadistic spanking scene. Keira (Oscar nominee for Pride and Prejudice) is very frank an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Julie Walters Reminisces About Her Vagina's Initiation!

    You know her as the Oscar-nominated actress from Educating Rita and Billy Elliot. But I know her as the lady who spills about her vajayjay in her memoir, That's Another Story, which I'm currently devouring as if it were a piping-hot chili dog made from scraps of shepherd's pie.

  • Columns

    December 21, 2011

    "Which Cougar Swings Both Ways?" And Other Sizzling Blind Items

    I provide the milk and cookies, you provide the names

  • Columns

    November 2, 2011

    Three Oscar Winners, An Ex Porn Goddess, And Elvis's Costar Who Became A Nun!

    Familiar faces at a New Jersey autograph show for fading stars

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Malibu Beach, 1965. Identify The Stars

    I see at least three Oscar winners in these silent but riveting home movies taken by Roddy McDowall in Malibu in the kicky '60s. There's Jane Fonda, Ruth Gordon, and Julie Andrews, and of course, Tammy Grimes and...

  • Voice Choices

    September 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    The Year's Most Present Actress By Far

    ​I think that sounds nicer than "omnipresent," since it's not her fault that every movie she's ever done seems to be coming out all at once. She's Jessica Chastain, the 31-year-old beauty who's showing her range--and incredible aptitude for achievement--in the following 2011 films:

  • Columns

    June 8, 2011

    Blind Items! Scads And Scads Of Them!

    Here's what I know—and what you have to guess. Good luck.

  • Voice Choices

    June 8, 2011


    Have a picnic with Jack Nicholson

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Susan Sarandon And Boyfriend Avert Embarrassing Moment

    ​Oscar winner Susan Sarandon and her 30-something beau Jonathan Bricklin showed up at a gala film event the other night, and a journalist friend of mine went in for the kill, anxious to talk to SuSu. And fortunately, just as he was about to say something truly mortifying, he bit his tongue so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Nicolas Cage Spousal Abuse! My Info!

    ​Oscar winner (for playing a drunk) Nicolas Cage was arrested on Saturday for reportedly getting brusquely physical with his wife during a fight. And what I can tell you with certainty is...

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Sean Penn As An Aging Goth Rocker! You'll Die!

    ​Two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn has played a killer, a gay, and a psycho--all on screen, that is. And now he's stretching his muscles by donning some very vivid makeup and hair design (not to mention wrist jewelry) to play an aging Goth rocker in a movie called This Must Be The Place.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Gwyneth's Singing: What's Up With That?

    ​ Gwyneth Paltrow took an abrupt left turn in career emphasis when she made Country Strong and sang on Glee plus three awards shows, doing everything from slinking on a piano and crooning to a feathery Cee Lo Green and the Muppets, to standing upright at the Oscars and doing her best Carrie U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Gone With The Wind Legend Is Now A TV Anchor!

    ​For some time now, I've spotted her on NY1, doing a smash-up job with the news, and wondering, "Where do I know that name from?" And I've finally figured it out! Vivian Lee was the female lead in the film classic Gone With The Wind! She played Scarlett Johansson or something. Duh.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    I Talked Oscars On CNN This Morning

    ​ And here are some saucy samplings of what I said. About Melissa Leo's F word: "It was in keeping with her character in The Fighter. And it was the only sign of life all night. It's just sad that it was the highlight of the whole telecast and you couldn't hear it! You had to read her lips! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    'Sex and the City' Ladies Clean Up at Razzies

    ​Congratulations to the cast of Sex and the City 2 for winning a collective worst actress prize at the Razzies, the awards show that honors the worst in film. Now please stop ruining my favorite show. Other winners included Ashton Kutcher and Jessica Alba, for a bunch of movies that aren't re ... More >>

  • Film

    February 9, 2011
  • Columns

    October 13, 2010

    Blind Items About Abortions And Trannie Chasers!

    Who's doing what to whom? Your guess is not as good as mine.

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Cher vs. Owls: Who Can Emote Less?

    ​ The battle is on for which Hollywood icon can show less expression on their faces: Is it Oscar winner Cher, who against all odds believes in life after surgery? Or The Owls of Ga'hoole, who also don't seem to give a hoot about registering a whole bunch of facial realness?

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Is Leonardo DiCaprio the New De Niro?

    ​Who ever thought that little Leonardo DiCaprio from Growing Pains would emerge as one of the most sought-after actors of his generation? After showing enough quirk appeal to get an Oscar nomination with What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, he developed into heartthrob material, almost making us bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    How Much Do Reality Stars Get in Reality?

    ​CLICK HERE for my column telling exactly how much the stars of a certain gay reality show are getting paid for the whole season. It might make you rethink your dreams of stardom.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    The New Katharine Hepburn Stamp

    ​The calla lilies are in bloom again--and so is the new postage stamp of four-time-Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn, darlings. It's suitable to any occasion.

  • Film

    February 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Who's The Worst Actress in Movies?

    via​We unanimously decided last week that the worst male actor is...a lot of people. But as the Oscars approach, who's the worst female movie star?

  • Voice Choices

    January 26, 2010


    Museum poseurs, you may want to skip this

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    The Oscar Buzz Is Deafening

    ​2009 is still in full swing, but I happen to know just which films are going to get nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award next year. They are: Up in the Air with ever charming man of many hats, George Clooney Up, which has extra relevance due to headlines about "balloon boy" The Hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Who Should Get a Special Oscar?

    ​It was recently announced that Lauren Bacall, Roger Corman, and Gordon Willis will receive honorary Academy Awards at the telecast next year, and I'm applauding with both hands this time. But who would you pick for such an honor? I feel it should always be presented to people who are alive a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 27, 2008


    A new comedy about two injured American soldiers

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    November 14, 2006
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    August 2, 2005
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    March 22, 2005

    On Your Toes

    Spring shoes show off a different kind of cleavage

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    January 27, 2004
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    December 4, 2001
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    January 16, 2001
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