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About this time five years ago, I was driving around with the radio tuned to a classic rock station when whatever super-computer Clear Channel uses to program its stations decided it was time for "Heart of Gold." "That was Neil Young," the DJ bantered afterwards. "Congrats to him for winning his fir ... More >>
Lorde may only be 17, but this week she revealed herself to be wise beyond her years. In a recent interview with Look magazine, the songstress behind the No. 2 Pazz & Jop single "Royals" responded to a question about attempting to give her fans a cutesy name. "I find it grating to lump everyone in ... More >>
The comic wears her (dark) heart on her (gastric) sleeve
Hilarious insult lady Lisa Lampanelli is playing the Apollo next Wednesday, which would seem like a sexual lollapalooza for the lady, considering her reputation, except for one thing: She's married. To a white guy. In this week's column, Lisa explains to me what she's going to do about that--and a ... More >>
Barry Manilow--who always reminded me of a gay Snoopy--is coming to Broadway, so it's the perfect time for me to sit back and determine which of his hits is the least egregious to the ears. (And also to admit that some of them are actually pretty catchy, and not just like a plague.) My choices in ... More >>
The life of an independent professional wrestler is busy enough, but for Colt Cabana, squaring off in the ring is only the beginning. A wrestler, actor (you may have seen him with legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka in a recent Old Navy commercial), stand-up comic, and popular podcaster, his ta ... More >>
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 >>
Dunes ‘Get Weird’
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Lee Ranaldo & Steve Shelley w/Yo La Tengo, "Mote" Yo La Tengo: Hanukkah Shows Maxwell's December 20-27 Better than: Christmas. Hanukkah doesn't technically end until sundown Wednesday, but Yo La Tengo unplugged their electric menorah at Maxwell's last night, just after a post-midnight sign-of ... More >>
I always assumed I was the only Italian-American only child in creation -- those people tend to procreate a lot -- but it turns out Al Pacino is one, too! I'm not alone! And I did a little research (and glanced at Us magazine) and found some other famous folk who have gone through life without sib ... More >>
And Barry Manilow must be wetting himself. As a publicist reminds me: "Many famed acts debuted at the club when it was located on E. 60th St., notably Martin and Lewis, and it was used as a location for many great films, including Goodfellas, Raging Bull, and Tootsie.
Oh, Steven Slater. We were really rooting for you, way back when. We hoped you'd be different. But somewhere along the way (maybe while you were getting your picture taken with Barry Manilow, or when it was coming out that you quite possibly lied about the crazed passenger who got you so rile ... More >>
Steven Slater, the renegade airline steward who shot to cult stardom when he walked off the job by sliding out of a plane's inflatable emergency slide and onto the tarmac at JFK with two beers in-hand, can't catch a break. While he was in court yesterday, copping a plea that would allow him t ... More >>
Oh, what a difference a month makes. Back on August 9, the world heard tale of the wayward JetBlue flight attendant who lost it during an altercation with an angry passenger, deployed the emergency exit chute, grabbed two beers, and high-tailed it from the plane, which was parked on the tarma ... More >>
via Us Weekly.In a strong bid for best photo-op of the summer, Steven Slater has met Barry Manilow. Slater, whom US Weekly describes as "famously disgruntled," went to see Manilow perform in Atlantic City. This picture ensued.
Michael Becker/ FOXTim Urban, not the worst this week. Even though we've been watching this show for three months, Idol apparently only began last night. The contestants got to sing on a bigger stage, and had to make something out of the Rolling Stones songbook instead of the total freedom to ... More >>
All bands should be so lucky as to play the Grammys the week their record hits shelves. For instance: charmingly trite, light country trio Lady Antebellum, who just sold 481,000 fucking copies of their sophomore record, Need You Now. Those are Susan Boyle numbers. Extra bonus scorched earth p ... More >>
The Dwayne Carter documentary has arrived, to his dismay, or at least his lawyers'
Feeling melancholy? Get over it, and dance
Here we have Maude soundtracking a Stephen Colbert tribute video, and why not. Maude Maggart, who recently opened a five-week run at the Oak Room, has a sweet and pretty voice, but this is at most a secondary attraction. There are plenty of singers in New York clubs who can out-sing her, but none w ... More >>
Plus a helping of roasted Manilow.
Photo of Lisa Lampanelli on stage making fun of an audience member via Gangis Hilarious "queen of mean" comic Lisa Lampanelli just helped induct '70s crooner Barry Manilow into the Friars Club, but strangely enough, she wouldn't go to that gay place in her speech. At the event, Lampanelli told me s ... More >>
Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. We're finally in Hollywood! Is this our next Idol? God I hope so. Hollywood! Finally, American Idol is about something, even if only remotely. So here on the road to Sucker of '09 are 147 people who got the yellow slip over the past thr ... More >>
Triple-A sirens contemplate blood, oil, and coffee with varying degrees of enthusiasm
Here is the bland soul-karaoke record you did not request
Downtown kids chill out, kick back, discover yacht rock, soak in the good life
For the week of January 1016, 2007
Connoisseurs of light get conceptual about being drunk
Sophistipop at summer's end, remembering the global fusion of the '70s
Slow jam superproducer returns to AC with vintage but divaless set
The dame from Oz gathers her gladiolus for her Broadway return
Altogether Different Ways of Dancing Alone
Rock-operatic American idol chews nonexistent scenery
Lounge-Cabaret Hugs for a Sad War
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls
Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop All the Way Home
When I asked Jane Horrocks if she's a gay man trapped in a woman's body, she said, 'No! If so, I haven't discovered it!'
The current disco revival conceals its homo soul