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That's what a source tells me. Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks was a 2003 Broadway play with Polly Bergen being taught to tango (and so on) by Mark Hamill while learning other valuable lessons. The property is being turned into a film starring Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson.
The Greater New York's HRC (Human Rights Campaign) gala at the Waldorf was a big old gay jamboree, with the theme "Make Equality Count" firing up everyone from the silent auction through the dinner speakers and beyond. One of the honorees was Whoopi Goldberg, who's been quite progressive on the air ... More >>
I could get used to that sort of thing. On Saturday night, publicist Ross Schwartz ushered me into a separate room at the Waldorf, where all the notables attending the Human Rights Campaign gala were asked to go onstage, one by one, and pose in front of the step-and-repeat, as photographers snapped ... More >>
This season has seen its share of flops, but who cares when the flop sweat drips so alluringly on a bevy of half-naked guys (and on some who are in hits too)? Out.com noted the proliferation of throbbing abs onstage this year, but let me break it down for you. Pictured above is Sebastian Stan, the ... More >>
Like sex itself, David West Read's The Performers--about two couples colliding in the adult entertainment arena--is kind of guiltily enjoyable while it lasts, though by the end, you think, "Did I really need to do that?" There are laughs, with racy jokes mixed into a sort of sitcommy formula, amoun ... More >>
The Performers is the imminent Broadway play that has various old friends reuniting at the Adult Film Awards in Las Vegas. No, it's not another Arthur Miller revival. At a meet-and-greet at the Hard Rock in Times Square yesterday, Cheyenne Jackson--who plays the porn-again Mandrew--divulged to me ... More >>
Two terrific actresses get into fascinating sexual situations in new flicks--and they talked frankly to me about it for my sizzlingly entertaining column. In Liberal Arts, Allison Janney (four-time Emmy winner for The West Wing) is a hardened, angry professor who beds a younger man in between telli ... More >>
There was talk of just such a project right before the male-disrobing epic opened, and since it had a boffo (or buff-o?) weekend at the box office, the musical will surely come. And I know who should star! It has to be the Broadway types I've pictured for you; these guys have truly got it and know ... More >>
"I'd love to direct one of the Olsen twins in the story of my life!" cracked the Tony and Emmy winning star at the Drama League tribute in her honor at the Pierre last night. Chenoweth has so many sides to her talent she'd probably need the entire Osmond family.
A "formula movie" is a standard-issue flick that unabashedly retreads a familiar plotline. It generally has a setup, a dramatic turning point, a revelation, a climax, and an ending, and as the train chugs along, you can pretty much see the wheels turning. The Green -- co-starring this week's colu ... More >>
He acts, he sings, and he even talks—with me! By Michael Musto
My new column is a lively Q&A with the multitalented Cheyenne Jackson, who tells me about his new movie, a couple of Broadway shows he was rejected from, one he had to turn down, and the status of his Glee character, who might or might not be bye-bye.
Particularly nice ones that didn't end in two restraining orders? I've written before about the big names who I've found always approachable and lovely--folks like Julianne Moore, Patricia Clarkson, and Cheyenne Jackson, to name some visible examples. But of course I'm press. If you're not ... More >>
Well, one gay, anyway. Me! An Enquirer article points out that I'm not happy with Richard Chamberlain's recent remarks that actors should stay in the closet because there's still homophobia in the business.
If not Scarlett Johansson's anymore. This revelation has emerged from Out's sex survey, which found that Ryan's abs are what gays most want to caress during their fantasy leisure time. The runners-up are the following hotties:
We have gone to many, many, many LGBT rallies in the past year. Sometimes, it can be disheartening. Last night's "You Are Loved" vigil in Washington Square Park was certainly the most sad, but also, the most touching.
Michael Becker / FOXHollywood WeekWe're almost in real-time now--the Hollywood round began taping only a few weeks ago. That gives the show a slightly fresher cred; for instance, contestants are now singing "Bad Romance" instead of "Poker Face." And what's more of-the-times than placing a mar ... More >>
It's raining in Boston. I'm taking that as a metaphor. Everyone could just pack it in right now, go home, stay dry, and we'd be none the poorer. Instead, 9,000 American Idol hopefuls visually and aurally assault viewers for the next two hours, and subsequently five months, and most likely several mo ... More >>
CLICK HERE for the new column, which spans a cavalcade of celebrities, all outdoing themselves to get my attention so they can get your attention. There's:
Plus dancing stars, live mullets, and midlife lesbians.
I've spent so much energy all these years railing at celebrities who cower in the closet that it's important I take a step back once in a while and throw some bouquets at the ones who actually opened the door and did us proud. So thank you, out celebs!
Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.
L.A. is clearly the world's epicenter of celebrity spotting, a land of relentless visions of real-life make believe. In fact, the second you disembark from the plane, you're generally accosted by all manner of biggies, has-beens, wannabes, waiters with screenplays, and starlets running from t ... More >>
This weekend's celebration of the Stonewall Riots' 40th anniversary culminates with the Gay Pride Parade, which features Governor Paterson as a Grand Marshal. The Nokia Theatre is hosting a Commemorative Concert and Love Ball to raise funds for Heritage of Pride, who have helped in organizing the ma ... More >>
Poisonous chatter, but the ending will leave you in Stritches.
I was at the amfAR "Honoring With Pride" gala at the Edison Ballroom last night, and in between the wild acceptance speeches (like Lady Bunny's zanily potty-mouthed one) and the wacky auction (where Patricia Field rushed the stage to say she was bidding on the trip to Alaska for 10 because "I've alw ... More >>
Too Briefly, Finian's Rainbow Brought Back Old Joys; Hair and West Side Story Still Offer Some
More about last night's lackluster Top Chef. Jamie was derided by the judges for her "slimy" scallop crudo for the main challenge, but some people actually liked that scallop. Top Chef blog "Amuse Biatch" catches Bravo in some controversial scallop editing.
And Mamet books Broadway revivals, and several people reveal altered states.
The immortal musical Guys and Dolls is heading back to Broadway, which is about as surprising as the fact that Pal Joey, On The Town, West Side Story, and the entire David Mamet canon are being regurgitated back too. I guess we might as well embrace the inevitable while admitting that, seeing as I p ... More >>
In a 1955 musical and a Greek classic, powers from down below get up to no good
Uptown Saturday nights are more fabulous all the time. Meanwhile, back at the Tonys . . .
A review of the Broadway season's best leg-breaking, plus some arm-twisting
Stew in Passing Strange, tinazimmer.com More important than who gets the silly, old Democratic nomination is who will nab the TONY nominations (which will be announced tomorrow; you'll know it when all theater queens suddenly start shrieking, crying, and saying "What the fuck?"). So here are my sea ... More >>
The trailer's exciting. If that's not your thing, then try Hairspray. It grows on you.
Chinese opera comes to Lincoln Center; Greek myth goes to a roller disco.