Could it be? The Enquirer claims that Neil Patrick Harris and his fiance David Burtka had a quarrel and are barely speaking, let alone tying the knot any time soon. Oh, no! Who'll get the twins? Nah, no worries.
Here's some news that should help perpetuate the myth that the food world is filled with brooding hunks: Bradley Cooper is in discussions with The Weinstein Company to play the title character in "Chef", a restaurant-focused comedy from director Derek Cianfrance. Cooper, who is currently riding the ... More >>
Ben Brantley's 2009 New York Times review of Catherine Zeta-Jones in A Little Night Music was decidedly mixed. He called her performance "a lively debut" and said: "In addition to being drop-dead gorgeous, Ms. Zeta-Jones brings a decent voice, a supple dancer's body, and a vulpine self possession ... More >>
There are some fun things in Rock of Ages--it's hard to resist the gay twist, the boy band joke, and Alec Baldwin--but the movie's not exactly igniting the box office with the pyrotechnics of a metal concert. And I know why: The people who like '80s metal music aren't dying to see two bland young ... More >>
Corporate rock still sucks
Ralph Esmerian, a Manhattan jeweler who once loaned gems to Hollywood's rich and famous -- including Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Lopez, and Melania Trump -- was arrested on fraud charges today at his girlfriend's Tudor City apartment.
Take a free fencing lesson
The last year in Broadway theater saw the appearances of names like Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones not just on stages, but in the same award categories as their Loyal-to-New-York-Theater co-stars. The trending caused our own lead theater critic Michael Feingold to pen an epic scr ... More >>
Stephen Sondheim devotees get a little more of what they've been missing
The United States and Russia traded prisoners, all accused of spying, as if the world is nothing but a Catherine Zeta-Jones film. The United States gave ten spies (including Sexy Anna Chapman) in exchange for four, which seems like a loss, but not if you believe Biden. And just like that, our ... More >>
It was a less than stellar season for musicals, so the folks who won the Tony for Memphis last night should probably not pat themselves on the back too hard.
Here they are, boys! Here they are, world! Here's predictions! Best Musical: Memphis. Though I pray I'm wrong and it's Fela! Play: Red. Though I'm actually rooting for Next Fall
Shooting from the hips about Allen Ginsberg, Ron Galella, and other provocateurs
The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>
Jude! Denzel! ScarJo! Kelsey! Catherine Zeta-Jones! It's a veritable panoply of celebrity wattage, as I predicted here just yesterday. In fact, I got 44 out of 56 right! Nyah Nyah. I hereby maintain my theater queen tiara for another year.
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 >>
In case you live for the nominations like I do (and by the way, they'll be announced tomorrow morning), here are my guesses. Disclaimer: I'm at a disadvantage. I actually saw the shows!
Red Hook gets tragic: Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber in "A View From the Bridge." Photo by Joan MarcusThat's what'll happen if this year's batch of giant movie-and-TV-stars-turned-theater-actors gets nominated! (Or even if they're just asked to present--or usher.) This will probably b ... More >>
The other night, I passed by the stage door for Promises, Promises and saw scads of people lined up to get autographs and photos of Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth after the show. Meanwhile, movie star Catherine Zeta-Jones (along with Angela Lansbury) pulls in throngs of stage door Johnnies ... More >>
Ladyfag: The future is now, apparently. Photo by Randy BurkeCLICK HERE for my new column which tells you all about the splashy new movie musical with Daniel Day-Lewis trying to "Be Italian." I also delve into:
Showstoppers and rip-offs in the blowsy movie musical. Plus: Paper's Nightlife Awards
You can't say Angie never tried
I know someone who's close to legendary Angela Lansbury, and he says that, though it may not have been officially announced yet, she is indeed doing the upcoming A Little Night Music revival with Catherine Zeta-Jones. And why shouldn't she? Roll out in a wheelchair, sing one wonderful song, ... More >>
Plus, singer-dancer Chita Rivera, drag queen Linda Simpson, and "Boys Gone Wild" at Mr. Black
Gambling on being satisfied by ham on wry; finding sex outside of the city.
Hedwig's big day; the Cock and the Hole and other tales
Scottish and French outfits as different as day and night
We know what they did last summer: Paid vacation makes for surprisingly snazzy sequel
How could you believe me when I said I love you when you know I've been a liar all my life
Sinbad and the Order of the Phoenix
Should I Buy a Snazzy New Cell Phone?
Mademoiselle Buried; Bazaar Resurrected
Two Pairs of Celebrities Recently Tied the Knot. But Will It Last?
Models Are Selling Their Eggs on the Internet. Buying?