There's only one word that can sum up Bastille's Saturday Night Live debut, and it's "uncomfortable." Here's the thing: Bastille, like fun., is a band that banks on the enthusiasm of a crowd to propel them through the high point of their performance. Their most lauded singles are sugary, uplifting ... More >>
In 2013, love came in many forms: girl on zombie, boy on smartphone, and James Franco on -- count 'em -- two hot bikini babes at the same damn time. Sure, romantic comedies are as extinct as Oprah Winfrey's chances of winning Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, but audiences had plenty of ... More >>
That little wizard Daniel Radcliffe plays young gay poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming film Kill Your Darlings, so he posed for luscious shots by Kai Z Feng for an Out magazine story written by editor Aaron Hicklin. In the piece, Radcliffe answers a question about playing gay like so: "You never ... More >>
It's definitely a trend, and they've all been showing at Sundance. In Don Jon's Addiction, writer/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a guy who's so addicted to online porn he can't have real relationships. In Kill Your Darlings, Daniel Radcliffe plays poet Allen Ginsburg and is seen receiving ora ... More >>
Less scary than a call from Mom
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Harry Potter is going gay. Daniel Radcliffe just wrapped the movie Kill Your Darlings, which involves a murder that brings together renowned Beat Generation writers like Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Allen Gisnberg. And Radcliffe plays Ginsberg.
Last night's National Board of Review dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street was a long but rewarding evening filled with gratitude and sass. Presenter Rosie O'Donnell ripped into Lars von Trier's movies and said it was OK for her to trash him; "I'll never work for him--or Woody Allen. Pedophile? Wh ... More >>
At yesterday's 21 luncheon promoting the DVD/Blu-ray release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, I talked to movie/theater star Daniel Radcliffe and was thrilled to find he's basically magical! Here's how our talk went: Me: Hi, Daniel. Let's start with your Broadway gig. Have you foun ... More >>
I always assumed I was the only Italian-American only child in creation -- those people tend to procreate a lot -- but it turns out Al Pacino is one, too! I'm not alone! And I did a little research (and glanced at Us magazine) and found some other famous folk who have gone through life without sib ... More >>
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes. Don't be too impressed by all that. I took it verbatim off IMDb. I never have any idea what's going on in these Harry P ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanA group of six girls have become the celebrities within the encampment of Harry Potter fans awaiting tonight's premiere of the final film, across the street from Lincoln Center in Manhattan. They do not go to Hogwarts -- in fact, they hail from Florida, New Jersey and upstate ... More >>
Eric Asimov remembers Ray Deter of d.b.a., who died Sunday following a bike accident on June 27, calling Deter's bar "groundbreaking." [Diner's Journal] Debra Whiting of Red Newt Cellars and Bistro on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes, a food and wine pioneer in the region, died in a car crash ... More >>
Isn't it a theatrical experience unto itself? And beyond that, Patrick Pacheco (NY 1, L.A. Times), Jesse Green (New York magazine), and I offer sparklingly dramatic and in fact award-worthy comments about last Sunday's Tony Awards telecast, the best one in ages.
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Photo: Broadwayworld.com Tammy Blanchard plays Hedy La Rue in the How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying revival, and got Tony nominated for it, while star Daniel Radcliffe was famously omitted. Well, at the nominees meet-and-greet today, the talented Blanchard--whom you know as y ... More >>
Last year, the Tony awards fawned over Hollywood types, and a lot of died-in-the-wool theater people didn't have much of a chance against them. Well, this time the nominating committee obviously listened to the criticism about all that and swung the curve back to the real theater stars. (He ... More >>
The dramatics! The emoting! The singing and dancing and screeching for the back row! I'm talking about what's going to happen when the Tony nominations are announced tomorrow morning. My final (and 100% correct) predictions are: BEST PLAY Jerusalem War Horse Good People Motherf**k ... More >>
The Emmy winning actor made that startling pronouncement at a stimulating Drama Desk luncheon at Sardi's the other day about TV/movie actors currently on Broadway, hosted by reporter Robin Milling. John was talking particularly about movie directors. He remembered his experience in the Twil ... More >>
This time, the British actor plays a business wizard
Travis Morrison, in a rare break from his stand-up-comedy routine. Pics by Jena Cumbo.The Dismemberment Plan Webster Hall Saturday, January 29 Better Than: Back when they played shows with Death Cab for Cutie as the "Death and Dismemberment" tour. Travis Morrison, frontman for freshly reun ... More >>
Our Lady J does our lady Dolly
Plus, camping out at Burlesque
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 >>
His prepubescent falsetto can't last forever
Every week, Sharon Steel watches the Real World Brooklyn so nobody else has to. Last week, Ryan sang about a tampon. This week, he dons a mustache while other stuff happens to far less interesting people. Last night's Real World: Brooklyn only featured about five minutes of Ryan, who we've perm ... More >>
Plus, shooting a dead Equus.
And Mamet books Broadway revivals, and several people reveal altered states.
See Harry and his broomstick on Broadway
Uptown Saturday nights are more fabulous all the time. Meanwhile, back at the Tonys . . .
At the buffet table with Rachel Dratch, missing Osama, and why Harvey Fierstein is always right
Plague! Arson! Smut! A visit to Britains classy theater.
New Potter mines the depths of adolescent angst
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
Get witch or die trying: Dense and extremely weird, Goblet has no drinking problems
The wizard of id: Orgasmic spells and naughty wand usage in a hormonal third installment