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 film critics ask: "Do the Oscars really even matter, guys?", to which we say: a million times, yes! Well, they do to those of us tuning in on Sunday night. We've listed a couple of free Oscar night viewing parties, including at the Maysles Cinema, in Harlem, and at Videology, in Williamsburg. ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
I discussed that in a spicy and informative webcam interview with Goldderby.com's Tom O'Neil. I pointed out that Nicole Kidman is getting Oscar nomination buzz for her role as a human Barbie in The Paperboy, even though her perf wasn't terribly good--with the emphasis on terribly. Tom points out t ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Go on, guess who we're talking about
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 >>
Sour grapes make for flat champagne once again. Bitter neighbors in Salisbury, Connecticut are claiming that Meryl Streep is more "Nasty Lady" than "Iron Lady." According to this writeup, "She lives on a very big multimillion dollar property in the area, but she doesn't give back."
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 >>
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.
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.
I provide the milk and cookies, you provide the names
Sample from a cornucopia of nastiness
Eddie Murphy has followed his homophobic pal Brett Ratner out the gay door, and now the Oscars are starting from square zero again, much like the Democrats did when John Edwards was revealed to have fathered a love child. So who should swoop in and save the show's ass? Naturally, I'm going ... More >>
Familiar faces at a New Jersey autograph show for fading 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...
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:
Here's what I know—and what you have to guess. Good luck.
Have a picnic with Jack Nicholson
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 >>
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...
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.
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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?
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 >>
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.
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.
via Wikipedia.orgWe 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?
Museum poseurs, you may want to skip this
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 >>
Actually, celebs came out all on their own in '08--they didn't even have to be dragged out, kicking and screaming, like they usually do. That saved me a lot of pulling, yanking, and washing off of blood, so thanks, gays! Among the highlights of the year in celebrity closet busting:
Click right here and you get the column, kids. It's totally free (if emotionally taxing)! Do so and you'll get to read about all kinds of one-named-divas like Chita, Liza, and even Vanessa (Williams, that is). You'll also nab more musings about Milk (like who's gay in it), an update on the hot gay c ... More >>
Last year it was announced that an unfinished Tennessee Williams play called In Masks Outrageous and Austere would be completed and would eventually head to Broadway in a version directed by Oscar nominee Peter Bogdanovich. Well, here's who I hear they're lining up for the juicy roles in this heated ... More >>
I recently blogged about the worst musicals I've ever seen, but what about the straight plays, as it were? Surely even without people bursting into song at odd, embarrassing moments, a show can pierce through your skull like a runaway power drill. So I've dutifully looked through my vicious, sneerin ... More >>
A new comedy about two injured American soldiers
On Broadway, Mamma Mia is a fairly cheesy, lightweight jukebox musical which opened to raves that were mystifying—until you realized 9/11 had just happened and people were anxious for ANY piece of entertainment to lead us out of the smoky gloom. Carrie the Musical would have even gotten good revie ... More >>
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