The Imperial Court of New York's annual Night of 1000 Gowns gala--at the Hilton last night--brought out a sumptuous array of gown- and tux-wearers of various genders, as the court gathered to anoint the new Emperor and Empress, Wen-Dee Bouvier Pinkhouse and Gracie Steeles. What a night. From red ca ... More >>
Sharon Needles won the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race with a witchy mix of ghoulishness and girlishness. And she's back from the dead once again! The world's most fabulous corpse is hosting rentboy.com's Hookie Awards for male escorts this Friday, so I strapped her in her coffin and grilled h ... More >>
No, PETA doesn't need to get mad, but maybe somebody should. In her new music video, "Punch My Kitty," Glamorous Monique is luxuriating in the tub and urging people to punch her kitty, and not only will your eyes pop, but your head will spin, and by the end of it, you will surely be trying to dive ... More >>
At the weekly circus known as Vandam last night at Greenhouse, Amanda Lepore looked and smelled as fresh as a daisy. "I stayed at Cazwell's house," she explained, blithely. Co-host Susanne Bartsch had no such luck. "I have no heat and no fucking water!" she said, dressed like Merlin. "It's roman ... More >>
Friday nights at Evolve, Tranny Strip is a sexy party for transsexuals and their admirers, a bash that's such a hit they celebrated their one-year anniversary the other night with a cirque-style three-ring blowout. The mood was slinky, S&M-y, glammy, and a little bit subversive, the way we like it. ... More >>
At last night's Glammy Awards -- the Cherry Jubilee-produced toast to nightlife's finest, held at Splash -- the looks were dragtastically good. My stunningly dressed co-hosts, Bianca Del Rio and Amanda Lepore, won big prizes, and I copped Best Writer/Blogger, plus Most Desperate to Be Noticed Via a ... More >>
Bianca Del Rio... Amanda Lepore.... And a scintillating male named....
Sort of the West Coast version of Amanda Lepore, Glamorous Monique was recently spotted at Amanda's Highline Ballroom concert, pursing her pillow lips and posing (for I'm not sure whom) all throughout it. She's really something. And she'll gladly show you her pendulous bosoms and maybe even ... More >>
Christine Quinn, who came in at #1A reporter from that other weekly paper recently called me, and in the course of the conversation, he asked if I'd be amenable to being on the list. I replied, "Sure, I love being on lists." But then he got to work trying to pick my brain about which real e ... More >>
Amanda Lepore brings you treats
style.comL.A.M.B.If there were a venn diagram of the final three shows we saw for Fashion Week, the central overlap would simply read "these are clothes" - because beyond the very basic scale of function, these designers had absolutely nothing in common in terms of aesthetic, quality, or succ ... More >>
My favorite weekly bash, Amanda's Big Top at Carnival, has gone bust like an exploding water balloon. It was the event where cute guys, fashiony types, and fabulous trannssexuals mixed to play carnival games, watch weird shows, and then perform druggy dance moves in the adjoining club room.
Mia Moretti, co-winner, Best DJ (seriously). Pics by Puja, more below."There's nothing that says 'party' and 'class' like a bomb-shelter basement in Midtown," joked drag comedian Murray Hill last night. "This is bullshit!" It was one of the many loving jabs taken at the sixth-annual Paper Mag ... More >>
Which hard working drag performer will you pick for Entertainer of the Year in Cherry Jubilee's Glammy awards race for club excellence? (Or will you just write in Sandra Bullock?) The nominees were announced at Splash the other night over the sound of eyes being scratched out and tucked pen ... More >>
Swing-dancing, Fringe-watching, Montauk-visiting—almost relaxing
Check out Tommy McCall's startlingly vivid array of shots from last Wednesday night's Amanda Lepore's Big Top party at Carnival (fifth floor of Bowlmor). The games of chance were more treacherously exciting than ever, and, as usual, I didn't go home alone. I hooked up with Scooby Doo!
But it turned out they were all fake! Still, it was a blast getting to play all the kooky, crazy games at Amanda Lepore's Big Top party on the Carnival floor of Bowlmor Wednesday night. Hosts Kenny Kenny and Joey Israel welcomed me to the game playing area, so I stuck with the easiest cha ... More >>
Happy birthday, clowns. Photo by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week James Murphy finally squashed his beef with our own Michael Musto, we watched as another journalist-on-artist feud--M.I.A. vs. Lynn Hirschberg, who else?--heated up, adding an album cover, a response to a response to a response to a r ... More >>
That may very well be that guy's own action figure. Pic by Puja, more below.Figuring out what to wear to an event called "Amanda Lepore's Big Top" was half the fun of going to the newly christened party at Carnival. The queen of the city's gay nightlife scene has always been the bearer of cur ... More >>
That's what I heard last night, honey. Supposedly, Candis Cayne, TV's most famous TS, has broken up with her man, the hunky Marco, and is heading back to our grateful shores sometime soon.
Showstoppers and rip-offs in the blowsy movie musical. Plus: Paper's Nightlife Awards
Puja PatelYou get older, and Amanda Lepore stays the same age.Last night's Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards joined the dismayingly long list of 2009 award-show travesties. The invite-only event went down at M2 (the old Mansion) to a packed audience of important downtown scenesters (that's the ... More >>
Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.
Did Carrie Prejean really get down with transsexual extraordinaire Amanda Lepore? Was their moment together like something out of The Parent Trap? Is Carson Kressley making swine flu jokes? Did Sally Field really say Tom Hanks seems to have A.D.D.? And speaking of attention spans, did I really ... More >>
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