Our review of this week's Dracula Untold doesn't inspire much hope: "This Dracula Begins-style sword-and-fangs curio plays like someone said, 'What if we took a vampire flick but did a find-and-replace swapping out all that bare-neck sensuality for some video-game ass-kicking?'" But for every genre ... More >>
Get a cocktail, get a clue
Still salty, less wounded
Over time, rock and roll lost touch with its "Love Me Tender" and "Peggy Sue" beginnings and became kind of a closet Quiet Storm listener sometime around the time Ozzy Osbourne entered the collective consciousness. Except even hair metal was dominated by lighter-wavers. Basically, no one can resist ... More >>
Like sex itself, David West Read's The Performers--about two couples colliding in the adult entertainment arena--is kind of guiltily enjoyable while it lasts, though by the end, you think, "Did I really need to do that?" There are laughs, with racy jokes mixed into a sort of sitcommy formula, amoun ... More >>
You kids get off my grave
No, he's not dressed for the Spartacus party in Fire Island. He's dolled up for his part as Mandrew, a hot new porn star, in Broadway's upcoming play The Performers. In the play, tabloid journalist Lee (Daniel Breaker) has come to Las Vegas--home of the Adult Film Awards--to interview his high sch ... More >>
Two terrific actresses get into fascinating sexual situations in new flicks--and they talked frankly to me about it for my sizzlingly entertaining column. In Liberal Arts, Allison Janney (four-time Emmy winner for The West Wing) is a hardened, angry professor who beds a younger man in between telli ... More >>
Actress, activist, and vegan cook Alicia Silverstone announces via her blog that she will be writing two new cookbooks: The Kind Mama will cover cooking during pregnancy and while caring for young children. The Kind Diet Cookbook will be a companion to her 2009 vegan cookbook The Kind Diet.
Alicia Silverstone before she became a weird mom
Oh, yes. Seamus simply adored being crammed into a crate and strapped to the roof of the vehicle, much like granny's corpse in National Lampoon's Vacation. Says Ann: "He would see that crate and, you know, he would, like go crazy because he was going with us on vacation." Fabulous!
A PETA brochure I picked out of a box like Alicia Silverstone's baby picks food out of her mouth told me the answer. It's everyone from Alicia to Pamela Anderson to the Dalai Lama, with stops along the way for black swan Natalie Portman ("I really, really love animals") and ex-Spider-Man Tobey Magu ... More >>
Is she wonderfully adventurous, still a little bit Clueless, or is she researching to play a bird? I have no idea, but here's what Alicia Silverstone says about her process: "I just had a delicious breakfast of miso soup, collards, and radish ...
Picturesque Americana or pop-cultural moment waiting to be ripped off? It's your call! Halloween is coming! In case you're someone who doesn't have the time or moneyor patienceto head out to the costume shop and figure out what alter ego you're going to take on during this weeke ... More >>
Going Vegan With EllenA vegan, two dogs, and a couch. For years, Alicia Silverstone was the sole Hollywood vegan to dedicate an entire website to her her dietary and lifestyle preferences. But no longer! Because Ellen DeGeneres has gone and launched her own vegan website.
As humans who generally don't name ourselves, we're all prone to wanting another name at some point or another. Sometimes we reject what our parents decided to call us in favor of something better, more likable, or often, more popular. For example, names like Kate or Nicole or Natalie, anythi ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Christina Ricci makes her debut on Broadway
Art: this is how we explain away indulgent decisions. Last night, Kanye West released the first visual--do not call it a video--from his as yet untitled new album: a "painting," as he and his director call it, for "Power." The clip premiered on MTV directly following an episode of the network ... More >>
The Twilight series keeps sucking the energy out of wallets and souls. True Blood continues drawing blood on HBO. Vampires Suck, a reputed spoof, will bite down on August 20.
Turkey overload will leave you hungry for immaturity at its best
BravoAfter a week's hiatus, Top Chef was back in all its lurid glory, injecting viewers with its characteristic dose of pre-fabricated drama, grown-up babies with sleeve tattoos, and ill-prepared seafood. Last night's episode also gave us what was possibly Padma's worst choice of apparel yet ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal rounds up 10 of the country's best food trucks, some of which are owned by established restaurateurs. In New York, Calexico Carne Asada, Rickshaw Dumpling Truck, and the Tabla truck made the cut. [Wall Street Journal] When fish are in trouble, send celebrities to the rescue: ... More >>
Kanye West drops in on the Natural History Museums suddenly splendid soiree
New French films bring out the mad, obsessed, and generally demented
Freaks and mystiques: Not just another drama about a girl who talks to stuffed animals
Are You There, God? It's Me, TV Critic
'Hoop Dreams' Director Steve James Rebounds With 'Stevie'
Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff Ghostwrite Teen Limbo
The Year in Princely Cock-Ups
Disney Dreams Up the Best Radio Station in 30 Years
On the nature of nymph mania