It's no understatement to say that this New Yorker would not be a New Yorker but for Nora Ephron. It's kind of bizarre, given how much my writing life has drifted from what first, in a roundabout way, brought me to New York City: the writing of Nora Ephron. Friends and readers who are familiar wit ... More >>
How's this for a coup? An imaginary interview with Stacy Keibler, who adorns George Clooney's arm for many a photo. Stacy had some amazing fake things to say! So, Stacy, what the world wants to know and only you can answer is...What's George really like? Well....he's very, very nice. And really ... More >>
Eddie Murphy announced that he was bowing out of hosting duties for next year's Oscars today. This came on the heels of Brett Ratner's resignation as the show's producer following an unfortunate gay slur. Oscar hosting duties are now up in the air. Who will take the reins?! Maybe the Muppet ... More >>
Phil Pepe's superb new book, 1961: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase (Triumph Books, $20.00) is the best thing yet written - or likely to be written - about the amazing season 50 years ago which captivated the country. Pepe dispels several myths about the legendary pursui ... More >>
Every few years, like a bad idea whose time has come, the argument for Roger Maris and the Hall of Fame springs up again. There have been several lately, no doubt spurred by the 50th anniversary of the Maris-Mantle home run chase in 1961 when both Yankee sluggers went after Babe Ruth's single ... More >>
If you thought the ceremonies weren't funny, don't blame him.
Courtesy ABCAnd now for the awards portion of the evening! Full disclosure: the three of us have seen only five of the Best Picture nominees. Not that it matters. So:
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 >>
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