Lounging on a sofa in a sparkly blue caftan in a picture-perfect Beverly Hills mansion while chain smoking and waiting for the phone to ring, Bette Midler plays campy 1970s producer Alan Carr in the new Broadway one-person show I'll Eat You Last. Oh, sorry, she's playing campy 1970s superagent Sue M ... More >>
One of Scientology's enduring mysteries is that it has attracted Hollywood stars when it has such a reputation for homophobia. The sexual orientation of its top celebrities is always a matter of popular speculation, and even those with the barest understanding of Scientology seem to know that if cel ... More >>
At the other day's On Your Plate luncheon benefiting City Harvest, author Susan Fales-Hill (above) made a revelation.
A few years ago, she wrote a TV pilot about a black Broadway diva who'd fallen on hard times, with Whoopi Goldberg producing.
But Fales-Hill sat there as two drab network execs le ... More >>
Britney Spears curbed her bizarre public behavior a while ago and the result was that she pulled her act together while remaining a viable music star.
Good for her. But an unfortunate side effect of this wonderful development is that the headlines stopped!
Without all the messy stuff happening, Br ... More >>
Rosie GrayA protester's sign at Zuccotti yesterday: "Where is Radiohead?" There was a lot of confusion down at Zuccotti Park yesterday, where protesters -- and the media, and about a zillion music fans -- thought that Radiohead was going to come and perform around 4 p.m. They didn't, despite ... More >>
Dan Charnas' epic The Big Payback (New American Library/Penguin) retells the saga of hip-hop's rise from ghetto defense mechanism to global cultural powerhouse through the eyes of the businessman who sold it, first to America's kids, then to the corporate world. A former Source writer and the ... More >>
via ArtInfo, Courtesy Rick NorsigianWell, are they or aren't they? Rick Norsigian bought photo negatives at a California garage sale and years later found they may have been shot by famous landscape photographer Ansel Adams. Now he's stuck in art lottery limbo -- Adams' grandson and art exper ... More >>
No Age LimitI wholeheartedly endorse Mary Elizabeth Williams's article in Salon today, "Why teen girls need more vibrators." It comes after the media shockwave over 16-year-old Taylor Momsen's recent exclamation that her vibrator is her "best friend" -- partly because she's young, partly bec ... More >>
So the long-rumored NYT Sunday magazine feature on M.I.A. has finally arrived, penned by Lynn Hirschberg and a small masterpiece of subtle jabs and "'[Rabble-rousing thing],' Maya said, while [bourgeois thing]" constructions, with lots of she's-not-really-a-musician talk (often bolstered by M ... More >>
Tupperware and testosterone, together at last.Yet another sign that guys are the new pet demographic for marketers peddling food-related goods and services: Tupperware will throw a publicity event tomorrow dubbed Kitchen Aphrodisiac with New Orleans Saints player Reggie Bush and hunky actor P ... More >>
So Sleater-Kinney/NPR goddess Carrie Brownstein's righteous Weezer diss made quite the rounds yesterday: Regarding live clips of two new tracks (the unfortunately named "I'm Your Daddy" and "The Girl Got Hot"), she opined, "I don't know if Weezer hates its fans or just the (apparently) stifling co ... More >>
New millennial performance artists Bernard Madoff and R. Allen Stanford long since one-upped the once-extreme antics of avant-pioneers like Marina Abramović or Chris Burden. Car-crucifixions and self-inflicted gunshot wounds can't hope but pale next to the sleight of hand that transmutates billio ... More >>