Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
For some students the idea of a principal who bumps up your undeserving performance might be great. None of the work, all of the credit. For most (hopefully) that educator would seem to be setting an incredibly poor example. Though, say, giving students credit for courses they didn't even take might ... More >>
While her husband hawks underwear -- as well he should -- Victoria Beckham has become a rising star in the high-end fashion world. She's bringing her stuff back to New York's own Fashion Week in a matter of days, and she's also dressing various stars for the real Fashion Week, i.e., the imminent Os ... More >>
I recently posted a YouTube video of clips showing who dubbed the singing voices for various screen icons so they could sound as hot as they looked. It was eye- and ear-opening, a vastly entertaining glimpse into Hollywood magic-making that you cineastes adored. Well, by popular demand, the person ... More >>
Remember when shows used to move to a larger theater? Well, they still do that, but then after they shut down, they move back to a smaller theater. This provides some kind of economic closure, I guess. So the award winning Jonathan Larson musical Rent is now at New World Stages.
According to forbes.com. (10) Meryl Streep $10 million per picture. What???? She should make that just for waking up. (9) Sandra Bullock $15 million. I bet she'd trade all that in for one normal man. (8) Cameron Diaz. $18 million. I guess there's something about Mary.
So far. According to guyism.com. Based on their sex appeal. (Yes, I try to spotlight the other team once in a while.) (3) Lea Michele I guess her Tony awards appearance last year is still not instigating waves of glee. (2) Cameron Diaz You mean, her reuniting with ex beau Justin Timb ... More >>
A YouTube video gone viral suggests that sugar is toxic. Is our excessive consumption of sugar not only causing diabetes and obesity, but heart disease, hypertension, and many common cancers? [NY Times] McCafé customers are apparently more loyal to the Golden Arches than Starbucks patrons o ... More >>
via NYPToday in signs you might be crazy: You run out onto the field at Yankee Stadium during the Yankees/Rangers ACLS game to confront A-Rod because you have a thing for Cameron Diaz. You carry five pictures with you: One has A-Rod with an X-ed out face and a gun pointed at his head; anothe ... More >>
We at the Village Voice fly all variations of flags -- patriotic, pirate, freak, or otherwise -- day in, day out as routine business around here. But this week, we're loud and proud of a very specific color (or colors), as that special time of year is here again: The Queer Issue has arrived. ... More >>
Today, that is. (Spare me votes for Carole Lombard). Your choices are:
Earlier this week, I was having a drink with a fellow content producer after work and the internet came up (imagine that). We got into talking about the daily arc of a "blog" and the different types of posts that make up the web we read: news aggregation and write-arounds, original reported pieces, ... More >>
--Animal Collective's Fall Be Kind EP turns out to be very real: AC's Avey Tare confirms and previews the record over at Pitchfork, where he specifies a tracklist and explains: "The vibe is a little bit darker, I'd say-- not in terms of the sound, maybe. Well, the melodies are definitely dark ... More >>
We and several generations of burlesque club operators' lawyers agree that pasties = non-nude, but a scan of this morning's news and gossip sites reveals that as far as these leaked pictures from Britney Spears' "Gimme More" shoot go, brown contact paper is not clothing. So: celebrity nude! Those ... More >>
Somehow it doesn't seem that likely that the MTV Movie Awards planning committee just happened to drop an in-character Sasha Baron Cohen (Bruno, coming soon!) balls-first onto an album-promoting, famously gay-hating Eminem, who, among other things, has only been one of the two or three most valuab ... More >>
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''Most high-minded of all was Madonna, a spiritual lady who wears her heart on her jewel-encrusted sari sleeve.''