I've praised Frank Langella's memoir, Dropped Names, several times, admiring its candor and insight--though I did note the weirdness of him writing about Anthony Perkins coming on to him without ever revealing whether the author bit the bait. Langella's book serves up steaming truckloads of dish ab ... More >>
The full quote is: "You know, she was a nymphomaniac. And I'm a premature ejaculator. Not a good matchup." Yikes. It sounds even worse than the typical movie star pairing. Laurence Olivier said that quote to Frank Langella when they worked on Dracula, as recounted in Langella's colorfully rivetin ... More >>
Chattering with Emmy winner Leslie Jordan, plus sounding off on Broadway.
Two well-known, highly-specialized figures in the arts recently died. When Dominick Dunne, who passed Wednesday at 83, began covering celebrity trials, they were mainly the province of leering Steve Dunleavy manques, or Steve Dunleavy himself. Dunne, who was inspired to such journalism by th ... More >>
Recession update: Cheapo bashes; home alone with Altoids.
Ken Russell and other crazy people we love.
There's a Dark Night curse going on, and not just for those who shell out $12 to see it. It seems as if virtually everyone who's in the thing is finding themselves in some unsavory scrape with either the law or oblivion, maybe because they all participated in one sequel too many. I was totally ahead ... More >>
Sam Wagstaff, reconsidered
Meet Julie Baumgold, Daily News' 'Special Correspondent'
Readers react en-Maus to attack on Spiegelman