Catch two legends onstage
Two legends onstage
Michelin three-star mixologist Brian Van Flandern was on the forefront of the cocktail revolution, and he made his name on his innovative cocktails that incorporate fresh and experimental ingredients. He's crafted drinks under a number of revered chefs--including Thomas Keller, Mario Batali, and Mic ... More >>
Monday in the Park with 007
The problem with success is in trying to keep it, especially when your pricetag is so high and the sands of time are slipping through the hourglass. Robert Downey Jr. has had a triumph in the Iron Man films, and part 3 is such a blockbuster it's expected to surpass $400 million dollars--that's a lo ... More >>
There are actors (like Peter O'Toole and Glenn Close) who've gotten nominated a whole lot of times and never won. Yet. But how about the ones who've never even been nominated? In the case of the dead ones, I'm pretty sure they never will be! Now that's gotta hurt. Here are some of the top omission ... More >>
The following folk were excluded by the Oscar nominators and will have to either jump off a cliff or just learn to deal with it.
Meredith Vieira was delightful as the MC of last night's National Board of Review awards at Cipriani. She kept things zingy, and after Daniel Craig and Barbara Broccoli took the stage for a tribute to 50 years of Bond films, Vieira quipped, "So James Bond is 50 and he still looks good. I'm 59 and I ... More >>
The most charmingly self-deprecating of all the James Bonds, Sir Roger Moore has a new book out called Bond on Bond: Reflections On 50 Years Of James Bond Movies and came to town to celebrate that plus the 50th anniversary of Bond flicks. We Bond-ed for my new column, in which Sir Roger told me: * ... More >>
License to feel
Fifty years in, out of time
A 2000 film called Some Voices showed that movie stars not only have some voices, they have some faces! And some butts! And some other stuff!
Last night, mega designer Michael Kors spilled some fully baked beans to fashion biggie Fern Mallis at the 92nd Street Y. Christian Freedom was at the event and jotted down every terribly chic word:
Again, Gregory Moore is the man to thank for uncovering, as it were, these photographic nuggets. Just waiting for any one of these guys to bend over and pick up the bar of soap.
Reporters who were set to work the red carpet for last night's big screening of The Whistleblower were instructed in advance: "No personal questions for Rachel Weisz!"
Here's a candid peek at 007 Daniel Craig caught in drag!
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 >>
A lot can happen in 10 years. Here, the highlights.
Vinyl Life: Not just hitting the space bar. Photo by David Herron.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla spends an evening at S.O.B.'s with BLK JKS and returns, a bit overwhelmed: "No band on the planet right now is overplaying with the titanic, fearless, stupendously excessive gusto of S ... More >>
19-year-old Caleb Lacey wanted to be a fireman. He volunteered for the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department in Long Island. He seemed to enjoy the work. Now he stands accused of arson and second-degree murder. Elizabeth Dwoskin has the story. You knew before it dropped there'd be backlash o ... More >>
Bouncing off complaints from Madonna's brother, Christopher Ciccone, that he's homophobic, British auteur Guy Ritchie is trying to prove otherwise by directing Sherlock Holmes, in which Holmes and Watson apparently do some light detective work into each other's private parts. That the charact ... More >>
Shoah me yours and I'll Shoah you mine—plundering meaning from the Holocaust
Kingsley Amis once wrote that those readers who disapprove of James Bond make Ian Fleming's super spy "sound like a systematic onslaught on everything decent and sensible in modern life." Amis, a Bond enthusiast who authored his own 007 novel under the pseudonym Robert Markham, rejected the idea tha ... More >>
Neither shaken nor stirred
The current 007, Daniel Craig, is a British subject and so can only support U.S. candidates with witticisms. He tells Parade magazine that Barack Obama would make a better James Bond than John McCain :because -- if he’s true to his word -- he’d be willing to quite literally look the enemy in the ... More >>
Two years ago, when Daniel Craig assumed the 007 mantle (and in the process made the weather-beaten face a sex symbol again) his fired predecessor, Pierce Brosnan, was at last liberated from a role that never suited him. No one was crazy about Brosnan's tenure as Bond, least of all Brosnan's fans, w ... More >>
Talk? No, we expect you to watch
The Bond franchise takes a gamble on a new guy and comes up aces
Black and white and a little dead all over
Prolonging the magic: From the crumbs of a tired genre, yet another stale piece of cake
Substituting stalker tropes for crisp prose, adaptation lets the air out of Ian McEwan's novel
A phenomenon in Chelsea: Men in tears, women in love
Mum's the bird: An elderly widow chooses lifeand sex with her daughter's hunky lover
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