Amanda Lepore

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    April 8, 2013

    Night of 1000 Gowns Was Sumptuous

    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 >>

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    January 16, 2013

    "Punch It! Punch It! Punch My Kitty!"

    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 >>

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    November 5, 2012

    What The Nightlife Stars Did During The Blackout

    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 >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Tranny Strip's One Year Anniversary

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    The Glammy Awards Brought Out The Very High Fashion

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    This Year's Glammy Hosts Will Be...

    ​​ Bianca Del Rio... Amanda Lepore.... And a scintillating male named....

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    August 31, 2011
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    July 20, 2011

    Get A Load Of Glamorous Monique

    ​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 >>

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    June 22, 2011

    The Observer Names The 50 Most Powerful Gays In NYC

    Christine Quinn, who came in at #1​A 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 15, 2011


    Amanda Lepore brings you treats

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    February 18, 2011

    Fashion Week: Herchcovitch Trails in the Wind, the Blonds Stage a Chinese Extravaganza, Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. Goes Six Ways 'Til Sunday

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Amanda's "Big Top" Party Is Kaput!

    ​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.

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    October 15, 2010

    Live From The Bizarre But Much-Improved Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Logan Hardcore vs. Dallas Dubois?

    ​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 >>

  • Columns

    August 25, 2010

    Will Anyone Buy "Woody Hoodie" Condoms?

    Swing-dancing, Fringe-watching, Montauk-visiting—almost relaxing

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    August 23, 2010

    Big Fun at the Big Top

    ​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!

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    June 18, 2010

    I Won a Bear, Two Monkeys, and a Gerbil!

    ​ 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 >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Week in Review: He Did? I Love It!

    Happy birthday, clowns. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne​In 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Live From Amanda Lepore's Big Top, A Lurid Circus-Themed Extravaganza That Could Actually Use A Bit More Luridness

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Candis Cayne Moving Back To NYC?

    ​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.

  • Columns

    December 15, 2009

    Johnny Depp Remembers Heath--And Other Oscar Treats

    Showstoppers and rip-offs in the blowsy movie musical. Plus: Paper's Nightlife Awards

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    December 10, 2009

    Live From The Paper Nightlife Awards, Which Honored Quite A Few Sketchy People (Musto Excepted, Of Course)

    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 >>

  • Columns

    September 29, 2009

    Gay Celebs Descend on Atlantic City!

    Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.

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    May 6, 2009

    Miss California Partied With a Trannie!

    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 s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Blackbook Magazine Loves The Nightlife

    I never plug another publication unless it has a big, splashy photo of me, me, me! So I have to urge you all to run out and buy Blackbook magazine's new Nightlife issue, which features all the luminaries of the club scene, including my own haggy, yet (thanks to a head injury some years back) optimis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Watch Out, Amy Winehouse! Another Trannie Has a Makeup Line

    I love me some Amanda Lepore. Call her cell phone—as I happened to do recently—and you hear the outgoing message, "This is Amanda, the world's most famous transsexual." Wait, don't exclaim, "What balls!" The lady doesn't lie. She has taken dick-slashing to new heights, having done a Swatch watch ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 25, 2008


    Arm yourself for the season’s biggest shows

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    January 22, 2008

    There Will Be Gold: Oscar Predictions Come True

    Alzheimer's is a big winner is at the Oscars! I got 19 out of 25! Correctly predicted Oscar nominations, that is! The big winners? Anyone playing an assassin, a gangster, a greedy whore, a vengeance queen, a queen period, or an Alzheimer's patient. The losers? The Simpsons Movie plus most of the pe ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    December 12, 2006

    Craft Fairs and Cuddle Rooms

    Christmas is upon us, so enjoy yourselves—but don't go around grabbing people's lips

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    June 13, 2006

    Pride Party Roundup

    Before—and after—the parade passes by

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    April 4, 2006
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    February 21, 2006

    Cashing In

    Here's banking on Larry Tee's new gay Saturday bash

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    November 22, 2005
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    November 8, 2005

    Cat Fight!

    Meow!—Paper magazine's Nightlife Awards gets catty between Richie Rich, the MisShapes, and The Trinity

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    October 11, 2005
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    August 9, 2005
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    June 14, 2005
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    May 17, 2005
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    March 15, 2005
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    February 15, 2005
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    December 21, 2004
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    December 7, 2004

    Oh Boy!

    Boy George, photographer, ragga star? Hip-hop karaoke

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    November 30, 2004
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    August 17, 2004

    Party Poopers

    March raids visiting volume and cash checking; polo in the Hamptons

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    January 27, 2004
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    July 1, 2003
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    September 3, 2002
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    August 6, 2002
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    June 18, 2002
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    April 3, 2001

    Twilo’s Gender Gap

    Dismissed Dancers May Finally Get Their Day in Court

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