To save Han Solo, J.J. Abrams must kill Han Solo
"This tour is really an 'I'm still alive' tour," says Courtney Love in between a series of radio shows and meetings. Was there ever any doubt? She's busier than ever, and our brief conversation with her is stuffed with quick-fire anecdotes, a fondness for discussing her recently-read list of books f ... More >>
But they wouldn't let her! Let me explain: Postcards From The Edge is the campily funny yet dramatically riveting 1990 movie based on Carrie Fisher's book about a recovering drug addict battling her manipulative, patronizing, and narcissistic mom, who was a 1950s and '60s movie star. Even a dropou ... More >>
Paul Simon and Wynton Marsalis Rose Theater Friday, April 20 Better than: Fighting the jazz wars. "My father was the family bassman," sang Paul Simon on a song from Simon and Garfunkel's last album, a line as true as confessional poetry. Like Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello, Simon grew up as th ... More >>
And if they do, at least pay the kids scale
You have to trust me on this one. In the blurry but still discernable video in the attached link, Barbara Streisand is done up in full leather dominatrix gear and whipping Harrison Ford like a maniac. No, she's not mad because he gave her hydrangeas.
Marilyn Monroe's iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itch is on sale for the low, low price of $2 million. It's the halter dress she wears while standing over the subway grate, trying to keep the skirt down. Actress Debbie Reynolds, 79, who is Carrie Fisher's mother, is also a movie memorabili ... More >>
Speculation regarding iron-fisted, cantankerous Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke's involvement with HBO's forthcoming show Tilda -- which concerns an iron-fisted, cantankerous Hollywood blogger played by Glenn Close -- has run the scale from completely mystified, undue speculation to speculation ... More >>
Yes, kids, Princess Leia's mother, Debbie Reynolds, is considering an offer to replace Angela Lansbury as Madame Armfeldt in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music. Can the peppy, old-time movie star (and the original Jennifer Aniston, victim-wise) give good wheelchair action? Can she ... More >>
Ingrid Taylar via WikipediaYes, I got to corner the pilot who made the only heroic gesture of 2009! And what did I ask him? "Were you really saving your own ass?" CLICK HERE for my column in which he pushes me into the Hudson--I mean gracefully responds to that query. You will also get to r ... More >>
Person-to-person with Sully Sullenberger, Michael Fassbender.
Or "girlfriend"? Or "partner" or "human blow-up toy" or whatever freaking term you choose? Face it--it's a very delicate dance we play in relationships, both players terrified to introduce the other as a boyfriend/girlfriend until it's totally appropriate.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center/LionsgateSize matters: Gabourey SidibeCLICK HERE to read my new column and find out about Precious, the acclaimed new film about a fat Harlem girl who gets knocked up by her own father--twice! You'll learn how Mariah Carey, of all people, replaced Helen Mir ... More >>
That's what Carrie Fisher urges you to do at her one-woman Broadway show Wishful Drinking, in which she toasts her messy past with Coke Zero. At one point, Carrie reminisces about her Star Wars merchandise--like a life-sized, sexy Princess Leia doll, which promptly descends onto the stage, l ... More >>
Plus sizing up other leading ladies, nightlife crime, and Tony hopefuls.
A toast to sobriety
The '80s jukebox musical Rock of Ages has been trying to scare up extra bucks and applause by having crouching workers run down the aisles selling alcoholic beverages to the crowd throughout the show (though when I saw it, no one was biting. They must have already been tanked from the matinee.) If ... More >>
Fighting off the recession with priceless gems. Plus, a few Debbie taunts.
Too much depression, not enough transcendence on another Cat Power covers album
Two gender-specific cable networks undergo extreme hormone therapy
The DIY tee: not dead yet