Icona Pop move from MTV to Stage 48
The ex-Baywatch blond announced that on Dancing With The Stars before being eliminated last night, and the kids on the Broadway boards are buzzing about just what show she might be coming in. Hedda Gabler? Medea? Baywatch The Musical?
The Brooklyn collective of DJ Ayres, DJ Eleven, and Cosmo Baker celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their now-legendary rap party The Rub this weekend. While their monthly rager moved from the now-shuttered Park Slope club Southpaw to Gowanus' much larger Bell House, the party remains a house-party ... More >>
Corporate rock still sucks
He's the Cuban-American studpuppet from that J. Lo video and now from Dancing With The Stars. And my eyes started dancing when they landed upon the visual reminders of his beautiful self from his underwear model days. I stared at the outline of that thing so many times I now know it better than my ... More >>
Remove your eyeballs from that tawdry reality show and especially the disturbing commercials for Lunesta! Lift your head out of all those skeevy gossip blogs and smarmy-opinion-laden columns (except mine)! Instead, get thee to City Center to see the Alvin Ailey dance troupe, which I do every Decem ... More >>
Media Matters says that in 2011, Fox News' Dr. Keith Ablow "brought a toxic mix of homophobia and pseudoscientific anti-LGBT talking points to new lows. "The 'Fox News Medical A-Team' member has been a prolific source of anti-LGBT misinformation, disguising his animosity toward gay, lesbian ... More >>
All the fuss from Dancing With The Stars producers explaining away why they can't possibly have a same-sex couple on the show seems extra ridiculous when you remember that such a configuration has been unabashedly featured on sitcoms, soaps, talk shows, and reality shows. And on Wheel of Fortune!
It's time to step up to the plate and show your goods
I'm starting to think she can! The young British purveyor of what she calls "heartbroken soul" captivated everyone with the haunting "Chasing Pavements" in 2008 and more recently dazzled with "Rolling in the Deep" and other hypnotic hits from her 21 album. She's sort of a healthy Amy Wineh ... More >>
After much fanfare, controversy, and analysis, it's come to this: ABC has pulled Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution from its line-up due to low ratings. Adding insult to injury, the network is replacing the show with Dancing With the Stars recaps. As Huntington, West Virginia could have told us, ... More >>
Among unsavory pop stars, both Chris Brown and Charlie Sheen have been known to be abusive to women. But on her Sirius radio show, Rosie O'Donnell said she feels Brown is getting a worse rap than most in a similar situation. Said Rosie, "I just don't know why this kid seems to be held to a ... More >>
• Bristol Palin, 20-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin and no longer teen mom (or Dancing With the Stars contender), has a memoir in the works. Of course she does! It's apparently 304 pages and currently titled "Untitled Bristol Palin Memoir," according to Amazon, where forums are busy discus ... More >>
"Vanna White came into the green room in sweats, without any make-up, eating a piece of cake, and asked if anyone thought it was fair Brandy was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars while Bristol Palin remained." Phil and the Osophers' Kevin Estrada on Wheel! Of! Fortoooouuuune! Around these par ... More >>
I am not the only one who has a special place in her heart for the man also known as @weareyourfek. Our interns, past and present (but not future because he won't beeeee here) love him, too! Here are their favorite memories.
Why not bring in the New Year actually touching your partner? (You can go back to the frosty aloneness at the stroke of 12:01.) Try the Edison Ballroom's event featuring Joe Battaglia's New York Big Band, a fabulous 16-piece orchestra (with featured vocalists) rocking out on your parents' or ... More >>
In a new twist on a fiery Facebook drama, abstinence-loving Bristol Palin has stepped in to apologize for her sister Willow Palin having called a guy who'd derided mama's Alaska show an f-word. But her apology is even more half-hearted than her sexual politics. First off, she doesn't apolog ... More >>
We were just talking about how God-awful bad Bristol Palin's dancing skills are! (The only thing debatably worse might be her PSA-making skills.) A Wisconsin man, apparently, agrees. Via TMZ, 67-year-old Steven Cowan was "so enraged with Bristol Palin's performance on Dancing with the Stars" ... More >>
There are many, many problems with this pro-abstinence and, yet, also pro-condom public service announcement, for which we can thank the Situation, Bristol Palin, the Americans who watch Dancing With the Stars, the Candie's Foundation, and the devil. This is precisely the sort of televised experienc ... More >>
Talking with the stand-up rebel, followed by a heavy dose of—remember this?—nostalgia
Home is, as they say, where the heart is. So who's the guy selling you your Lipitor and what the hell are all these rats doing everywhere? In this week's Village Voice cover story, join staff writer Elizabeth Dwoskin for a rousing, fun, morbid round of the game New Yorkers everywhere can rela ... More >>
Oooh, busted. Bristol Palin, she of the beyoootiful dresses and fancy dance moves with which to amuse the pallid people of America via primetime television on the extravaganza of schlock that is Dancing With the Stars, has admitted to Inside Edition that she didn't even find the time to send ... More >>
AdAge has a fascinating little piece on what TV shows you watch and how that relates to the brands you like, based on information from "psychographic" (eek) "ad targeter" Mindset Media. The data was self-reported by about 25,000 TV viewers across 70-plus shows, most of which ended up attract ... More >>
Republican political ads run mostly during sports programming and crime dramas, while Democrats prefer talk shows and sitcoms, according to a report in Sunday's New York Times. While the most popular and bipartisan show is Dancing With the Stars, Republican ad buyers dig on Saturday Night Col ... More >>
Awardsthey're a girl thing. Mostly, anyway, but the shows are bitchin'
The elephant in the theater
Is it possible to get a laughing hernia?
According to commenter on a Broadway board, where they're so very often right, Donny and Marie Osmond might be smiling their way into the Marquis Theater for 17 performances of a holiday show. If so, would it be a Mormon spectacular with production numbers about bigamy and chirpy monologues ... More >>
• The Muslim cabbie stabbed by a passenger says he's still glad to be a New Yorker: "I feel like I belong here," he said. "This is the city actually [for] all colors, races, religion, everyone. We live here side by side peacefully." Meanwhile, friends of accused stabber Michael Enright say ... More >>
If you're just sitting at home tonight between 8 and 10 p.m., you're going to want to tune in to the Championship Finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, live on ABC. Why? Because it will be...awkward. Cringe-inducing. Stressful! And awesome. Remember when you wore a retainer, waged an o ... More >>
On this wonderful morning, take a minute to imagine what it would be like to be so foreign and so out of touch that you scrambled to hire a big-time publicist to fight rumors started about you on Facebook. Then, close your eyes for a second and think about what it would be like to look like Chris ... More >>
Michael Lohan's engaged, the guy who stalked David Letterman found love, the freaky Catholics from The DaVinci Code make me want to forget about their crazy Jesus anal beads and rock out some Bill Withers. Also, kilts. Hey, look, gossip! From a gossip blogger! Presenting your Wednesday Gossip ... More >>
. . . and yellow and blue and green and . . .
ABC's Good Morning America has increased its credibility by hiring comedian Steve Harvey to dispense relationship advice. Since achieving national attention as an expert dispenser of swear words and homey anecdotes in the movie The Original Kings of Comedy, Harvey has become a cuddly sitcom a ... More >>
Cazwell's 20-minute bashes.
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 >>
Tina ChouIn this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla reports back live from the somewhat Michael Jackson-themed Amateur Night at the Apollo: "It is extraordinarily difficult to impersonate, mimic, or pay entirely reverent homage to Michael Jackson without coming across like you're makin ... More >>
We hate reality shows and never had any interest in the gruesome-sounding Real Housewives of New Jersey, but we're a little more tempted now that The Smoking Gun has laid out Housewife Danielle Staub's criminal records under her old name, Beverly Ann Merrill. "Testing" cocaine for dealers? Involved ... More >>
Only real dancers allowed
And finding people who, surprisingly, aren't all wet.
As 2009 launches into full gear, it's imperative that we all hold hands, sing "Kumbayah," and say a prayer that the following things from last year won't pop up again and taint it.
Brad Paisley channels his inner stand-up comedian