Not all cameos are equally coveted: a good cameo creates an undeniable rush (I know that person!) that widens the eyes and forces the viewer to blurt out the musician's name when he or she appears on the big screen, like Anthony Kiedis in Point Break. An even better cameo is when the musician is cle ... More >>
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At 8:09 a.m. on Valentine's Day 2012, Liloutie Ramnanan pulled her sedan into the parking lot of the Pay-O-Matic Check Cashing on South Conduit Avenue in South Jamaica, Queens. She'd worked as a teller there for 16 years. It was a steady job. It paid better than minimum wage and business was good. T ... More >>
In true finale fashion, Saturday Night Live didn't mess around with the season's closing episode--and the musical guest successfully (and rightfully) upstaged not only the host and the cast and every single performer that hit the stage before him in recent memory, but the departure of STEFON, and th ... More >>
Meaning the Big One. Argo has been picking up so much steam lately--it copped the PGA, the Golden Globe, and the SAG--that it's looking like a much healthier Best Picture Oscar candidate than it did when they snubbed Ben Affleck for a Best Director nomination. As has been pointed out, Hollywood li ... More >>
Today the Post reported that disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner was considering a run for the city comptroller's office. According to several anonymous-yet-well-connected Manhattanites, pollsters are calling around to suss out the levels of support Weiner might receive if he decided to run. ... More >>
Since Miss Cleo was driven out of business years ago, the Gold Derby site had to fall back on asking various pundits like myself to start predicting what will win the Oscar for Best Picture next year. Alas, I'm still working on last year's predictions. (The Artist doesn't have a chance. Trust me! I ... More >>
If you're anything like us, you are currently in a post-Christmas morning hangover (and if you're really like us, you're experiencing an actual hangover as well). The living room is littered with wrapping paper, the tree is beginning to look stupid, and your father-in-law is sound asleep in h ... More >>
Jennifer Lopez has good taste in music, as witnessed by her judging skills on American Idol, but when it comes to men, the woman is clueless! Marc Anthony was actually her best choice so far, judging by the way he helped get her career back on track and the fact that they stayed together so ... More >>
The now-infamous 2009 Joaquin Phoenix appearance on the David Letterman show was a hoax. The whole druggie rapper with a beard thing was, too, the New York Times "broke" this week when I'm Still Here director Casey Affleck called the entire stunt "the performance of [Phoenix's] career." But n ... More >>
All the way out on the south shore of Staten Island lies a quiet, tucked-away community called the Cedar Grove Beach Club, a "poor man's Bermuda" for the few Staten Islanders who knew about it and summered there. That's all over now, as the city's Parks Department plans to turn the 200-acre p ... More >>
"In Mexico, you're always asked where Gael is, like if you're by yourself then you are nothing." The Mexican blockbuster Rudo y Cursi is the first film that Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal have costarred in since Y Tu Mama Tambien, the much acclaimed 2001 indie coming-of-age film that simultane ... More >>
Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine.
Watching a career sore. And hearing amid the praise for Day-Lewis: 'Huston. We have a problem.'
Wynonna's backwoods backstory (and other therapy issues)
With the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is back and he's just . . . too old
Nicolas Cage sells his soul for another Hollywood hit
Undie-rap agitprop mingles furious Bush bashing with sitcom humor
Big stars and immigrant delivery people in Kerry's paradise
Police State Tactics Transform a NationOur Own
A Casebook in the Meaning of the Closet
A Dreary Remake of a Forgotten '70s Cop Show: S.W.A.T. Have We Done to Deserve This?
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls
Sticking to His Hired Guns
Lost in Space
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Amanda causes a stir without saying or wearing much, exuding a good-natured alien appeal.