This week we interviewed British folk musician Johnny Flynn, who hits Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday at the start of a U.S. solo tour. The multi-instrumentalist and Shakespearean actor recently did some dates supporting Mumford & Sons and co-stars in Anne Hathaway's new movie Song One, premiering this ... More >>
Yesterday, it was announced in a British paper that Oscar winner Anne Hathaway would be Sally Bowles in a Broadway revival of Cabaret, costarring Alan Cumming as the MC, the role he played last time around. Theater queens rejoiced in the street while singing "Tomorrow Belongs To Me," but it turned ... More >>
There was a growing anti-Anne Hathaway sentiment on the part of the bitchy (and often accurate) people who populate the gossip boards in the last several months. They felt her Les Miz performance was a little too conscious of its own power, and started resenting the tour-de-force of a cute person s ... More >>
No, it wasn't the not-coming out/coming-out speech, which did have some moving material in it. I'm talking about Sacha Baron Cohen's riff, which referenced Anne Hathaway's pooch-revealing wardrobe malfunction at the premiere of Les Miserables. That was a definite coming out, and caused many an eyeb ... More >>
Get sick on screen, cough a little too hard, and you've got a nomination all locked up. Here are some of the frontrunners for nomination consideration, who will suddenly feel much better if they're announced among the chosen this Thursday. Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone (above). The French favo ... More >>
Pungent and informative and so cute I wanted to pinch my cheeks through the screen when I got home and watched it. On CNN International, I was the featured guest brought on to prognosticate about the Oscar nominations, which are coming this Thursday like a whole other Christmas morning.
The Follies of 1832
When archivist Mark Milano heard Anne Hathaway and her cohorts say in an interview that the upcoming Les Miserables film was the first time actors sang live while filming, he dug into his vaults to prove them wrong. Really wrong. The below compilation clip is an enchanting reminder of all the star ... More >>
It's never too soon to start guessing Oscar nominations, so I've done some exhaustive research--like talking to one friend in the biz, as well as plumbing the depths of my own usually-semi-right instincts--and decided that the five nominees will probably come from these seven bigshots: Marion Coti ... More >>
Normally, reviews and mentions of a movie are embargoed by the film studio until a few days before the opening, but in the case of The Dark Night Rises, participating press have been warned by Warner Brothers to not tweet, review, or mention the film in any way until opening day (July 20)! There is ... More >>
Les Miserables--based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber hit that Andrew Lloyd Webber actually had nothing to do with--is coming to the screen in all its stirring pathos and musicality. And here comes the trailer, which consists of Anne Hathaway singing an anguished "I Dreamed A Dream," as we see brownish ... More >>
The show started with great dignity. Morgan Freeman came out and a friend of mine said, "Is that the one who fucks the granddaughter?"
My own schizoid ride between notoriety and nothingness.
This week in the Voice, out today: Camille Dodero explores the fallout from a bike accident in Greenpoint that happened in October. A Brooklyn couple, James Paz and Michelle Matson, were hit by a car on McGuiness Boulevard, and Michelle was severely injured. They've learned that if you get in ... More >>
The Emmy nominations came out today, but my mind is stuck on the Oscars and how there will be no shortage of leading actress contenders to pick from in 2011. Not only is Meryl Streep donning prosthetics and an accent again, this time as moxieish Margaret Thatcher, but we have the following o ... More >>
In a very ungracious move, a high-ranking member of the Academy of blah blah has given an interview saying that James Franco and Anne Hathaway were terrible choices as Oscar hosts. Let me add to the ungraciousness by saying "Hallelujah!" The Academy member cites the two comely stars' lack ... More >>
Or at least since the Rob Lowe/Snow White one. Here's why: *ZERO suspense. Any random person on the street has known the winners for months. *The tug between "young and hip personalities" and ancient film references was as schizo as Cate Blanchett's dress. *The acceptance speeches were either da ... More >>
Kids from the PS 22 chorus performing on MTVAnne Hathaway made a surprise appearance at PS 22 in Staten Island to tell the kids from the chorus that they'd been booked at the 83rd Academy Awards and would be flown to L.A. to perform in February, regardless of what their agents parents had to ... More >>
Love & Other Drugs has Jake Gyllenhaal falling for Parkinson's sufferer Anne Hathaway, his once-callow personality tested by the possible commitment to a challenging situation. But this being Hollywood, Hathaway's character is only in Phase One of the illness. In other words, her hands sha ... More >>
via NY Daily NewsToday, Anne Hathaway and James Franco were named the hosts of this year's Academy Awards. The Daily News reports that Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer (the producers of the Oscars) said, "James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons -- fresh, exc ... More >>
Today, that is. (Spare me votes for Carole Lombard). Your choices are:
Valentine's Day--aka Love, American Style, the Movie--is one of those criss-crossing ensemble pieces starring literally everyone alive who's ever walked the earth and ended up in front of a camera. In an attempt to satisfy every possible demographic, it has young people, old people, whites, ... More >>
In the week "I ain't shoot nobody in like...since the early 90's" irretrievably entered the American lexicon, we learned with some dismay that David Carradine very likely left this earth the hard way. And more grim news: Koko Taylor, 1928-2009. Live: Doves cry at Terminal Hall, Art Brut's second-ni ... More >>
It's almost too awkward to even watch--people who don't know how to play guitar playing guitar usually are--but there's something really endearing and also sort of funny about this clip of (Obies presenter!) Anne Hathaway playing "Sea of Love" on last night's Jimmy Fallon. Conan's debut is the new ... More >>
Who wears the pants in this family?
Shakespeare in his underwear
Did you see Saturday's Page Six? It reported that Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway is going to be a presenter at our very own Obie awards for off- and off-off-Broadway on Monday May 18! This is extremely exciting news, and I've already gotten over the fact that it will probably get more attention than th ... More >>
We weren't even going to mention the Golden Globes until we saw it on the front page of the New York Times -- who ever thought the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, once described as "100 stringers living off hors d'oeuvres," would gather such respect! -- but now we're duty-bound to mention that ... More >>
No, no, no -- you're supposed to get arrested for soliciting after you're famous, and announce the winners during the award ceremony. The Smoking Gun reveals that James Nevan Donahue, who plays a friend or something of "social" Olivia in the MTV car-wreck "The City," was arrested in 2007 for approa ... More >>
It's only four months to the Oscar nominations (sorry, I'm a sick queen), so it's time to start separating the frontrunners from the back-of-the buses. Here come my never-too-early choices for the definite-probable-maybe nominees. And not to brag, but I'm usually about 80% right with this shit.
In this week's Village Voice, Matthew Shaer plays witness as the Brooklyn Book Festival becomes a "destination event," thanks to Didion, Lethem, Klosterman, MacKaye, et al. Annie Fischer visits the Brooklyn Flea Market and reports on the upcoming Superstar DJ Record Fair. Karla Starr investigates ... More >>
You know that one relationship that you look back on and think, "What the hell was going through my mind for that many years/months/days? I dodged a bullet with that one!" Now imagine that relationship splashed across the front pages of the tabloids right after you broke up. That's the tabloid hell ... More >>
This redux is a rare device: a TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms