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Carol Burnett

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    RuPaul's Drag Race Superstar Jinkx Monsoon Show Us How to Shake Water Off a Duck's Back

    In Season 5 of RuPaul's Drag Race, the world was blessed with the knowledge that the quirky and sweet queen named Jinkx Monsoon existed. Monsoon had an old-fashioned heart and vintage style that accompanied a very real musical talent. Since then, Monsoon had to crown a new queen as America's Next To ... More >>

  • Theater

    April 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2013

    Is Cinderella Enchanted? My Review

    Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella--which originated as a light and lovely 1957 TV special--has been fleshed out with theatrics, jokes, a political subplot, puppets, extra songs, and anachronisms. The result is an unwieldy but crowd pleasing concoction that ends up being reasonably entertaining de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Linda Lavin Is A Sultry Chanteuse!

    Linda Lavin doing a nightclub act? Well, that's how she started, as the multiple award winner reminded the audience at 54 Below last night. "I started in clubs," said Lavin, "all of which had the name Downstairs in them. 'Nobody ever came, so you could fail all night long."

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Two Stars Have Turned Down Annie And One Was Turned Away!

    The producers of the upcoming Annie revival know that whoever plays the mean orphanage lady Miss Hannigan has to be even more memorable than fright wigs and eyes without pupils. Dorothy Loudon (above) originated the role and culminated her career with a brilliantly funny, witty performance that nab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Sherry Vine's Favorite Variety Shows Of All Time

    Drag star Sherry Vine -- the Elizabeth Taylor of downtown and the Gaga-spoofing YouTube queen -- is hosting a variety show for Here TV called She's Living for This. Well, I'm living for Sherry's favorite variety shows of all-time, and she generously obliged me with them since we both love a high-co ... More >>

  • Film

    February 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    I'm Up For A Grammy Award!

    ​As you'll recall, I'm in TV on the Radio's video for Nine Types of Light. I brilliantly played a hapless janitor, Carol Burnett-style, thanks to filmmakers Amy Davis and Jon Mortisugu, who cast me with a mop in mind and also nabbed Murray Hill to play the nightclub MC. And it's up for the G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Celebs Who Are Only Children: Here's The List

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Susan Lucci Tells Me About Working With An Idol

    ​I cornered the amazing Susan Lucci at her book party at the Friars Club last night to tell her I'd turned on All My Chidren the day before and saw her doing a hilarious scene with TV legend Carol Burnett (who brought her Verla Grubbs character back for Tuesday's episode). "It was beyond fun, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Jim Nabors Is Straight, Says Wikipedia Page!

    ​Well, shazam! Here's what the Wikipedia bio of the Gomer Pyle star and singing friend of Carol Burnett swears is true: "As he was 'never without a job' for four decades, Nabors has never married: according to him, he was 'really more married to his career'. "Consequently, he has been the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    By The Way, Meet Vera Stark: My Review

    ​I recently turned on TCM and caught a wildly campy Civil War epic called Band of Angels, with Yvonne De Carlo as a Southern belle who finds out she's part black and ain't happy about it! I wonder if Pulitzer winning playwright Lynn Nottage (Ruined) saw it, because her new work deals with jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    I Had My Dream Role in A Music Video

    The second I was asked to be in a music video for TV on the Radio's song "No Future Shock," I did a little Google search and squealed, "Yes!" OMG, the Brooklyn band is huge -- in fact, they're headlining Radio City in April!

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Charo Disses International Pop Sensation! Ay, Caramba!

    charo.com​ Charo is the Spanish singer/guitarist who cuchi-cuchied (and shed) all over The Love Boat and who, after many decades living in this country, still speaks English with an accent thicker than a Meryl Streep character's. It's part of her shtick, and she's muy delightful at it. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    "Jazzercise--Move Your Boogie Body 1982"

    ​Whoever Judi Sheppard Misset is, she's resurfaced as the star of a YouTube classic, wearing very tight blues and whites--and backed by two gal pals in the very same--as she shakes her body around and urges you to follow every gyration. Judi's yelps, encouragements, and chastisements, peppere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Viagara Falls Is Coming Back!

    ​Sorry to startle you, but Viagara Falls--the off Broadway "comedy" which Time Out New York's Adam Feldman said "falls somewhere between watching your grandparents masturbate and watching them go to the bathroom"--is returning like explosive diarrhea.

  • Dance

    August 11, 2010
  • Voice Choices

    August 11, 2010

    THE SUN WILL COME OUT

    Kids, move aside—we call dibs on the front row

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Who Should Host Saturday Night Live?

    ​Thank God I finally joined Facebook! It's such a powerful tool that swarms of armchair producers there managed to get Betty White (face-) booked as last Saturday's SNL host. And she raked in the ratings! So who should you and your "friends" rally for next?

  • Film

    August 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Emmy Nominees Include The Family Guy, Ernest Borgnine; Jon & Kate Snubbed

    Emmy-nominated The Family Guy featuring Emmy-nominated Seth MacFarlane. For us the joy of the Emmy Nominations, announced this morning, is in the less-well-known categories. We see that there are only two shows, for instance, up for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Grandpa, Do You Know ... More >>

  • Dance

    June 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    Mommie Dearest's Vehicle Comes To TV

    Mildred Pierce was the 1945 movie that not only taught me the expression "dreadfully recherche, n'est-ce pas?"--and which prompted Carol Burnett's zingy parody, Mildred Fierce-- but which won Joan Crawford the Oscar for playing a sympathetic waitress-turned-entrepreneur wronged by her cunty daughter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008

    Country Legend Dishes Dead Husband!

    There's something about old-time show biz legends. They're way wiser, more open, and more appealingly self-deprecating than the new kids. And they're much easier to get on the phone! In this week's column, I chat with country's own Loretta Lynn, fresh off the Songwriters Hall of Fame's decision to m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008
  • Columns

    June 24, 2008

    Mario Lopez's Underwear Dis

    Chattin' with Loretta Lynn and John Leguizamo; Carol Burnett in action; adventures of Nick Adams

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 17, 2007
  • Columns

    March 13, 2007

    Anchors a-Gay

    Straight talk from CNN's Roberts about his molester—but not a word about his boyfriend

  • Dance

    December 6, 2005

    Small Magic

    Turn up the footlights, we're puttin' on a show

  • Columns

    May 10, 2005
  • NYC Life

    February 25, 2003
  • Dance

    December 3, 2002

    Living Dolls

    New Work in Downtown Spaces

  • Theater

    November 5, 2002
  • Columns

    September 24, 2002
  • News

    February 19, 2002

    Dream Weavers

    The Fall 2002 Fashion Shows

  • Dance

    May 15, 2001

    Beyond Child’s Play

    French Mix Masters Blend Cultures and Media

  • Film

    December 26, 2000

    Negative Space

    Flashback: The Year in Movies

  • Dance

    October 31, 2000

    Dancing on Unsteady Ground

    Ralph Lemon Grows a New World

  • Columns

    October 17, 2000
  • Columns

    December 28, 1999
  • Theater

    November 30, 1999
  • Theater

    August 17, 1999

    Pure Pop for Now People

    The Today Show: From 'Retail Sluts' to Backstreet Boys, Hyperhipster Marc Spitz Uses the Farce

  • Theater

    August 3, 1999

    Making the Scenes

    New Dramatists Turns 50

  • News

    September 1, 1998

    Porn Free

    The city's war on sex shops has nothing to do with morality and everything to do with development. Especially around Times Square.

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