At the end of 2013, before our collective spirits had been broken by the endless Polar Vortexes inflicted upon us, we extended a challenge to you, our readers: show us what you remember about the past year in news. Our 2013 news quiz brought in lots and lots of people willing to take that challenge ... More >>
Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Havoc dropped his new 13 album earlier this week, a project he calls "an ode to hip-hop." He'll soon be hitting the tour circuit in the name of promotional dut ... More >>
At the opening night of Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance--with Nathan Lane as a gay Republican who does swishy stage acts in 1937--Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family fame happened to sit next to me. (Lucky him.) So I nanced him up for this week's column. You'll see what Jesse had to say about th ... More >>
Last week the 39th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) met at National Harbor in Maryland near DC. If you heard anything about it, you probably heard about a CPAC forum called "Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You're Not One?" that was every bit the dis ... More >>
America is still letting out an exhausted sigh from the debate two nights ago in Denver. At this point, who knows who won and who actually cares? The best/worst part of it all, as my colleague James King pointed out, is that Donald Trump was mentioned two times in 90 minutes; that's two times more t ... More >>
One of the worst bashes in my very vivid memory bank was the 1991 party for model Kim Charlton Hunter at a downtown indoor/outdoor space called Amazon Village. I had no idea who Hunter was--and I still don't--but I did memorably spot LaToya Jackson there, holding the snake she regularly dragged to ... More >>
Good morning! Start your Sunday off with some comedy, courtesy of your commander-in-chief. Last night was the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, which gave President Obama an opportunity to poke fun at himself, Donald Trump, the Secret Service, and of course, his rival Mitt Romne ... More >>
Jenna Talackova is the beautiful contestant who was originally disqualified from Donald Trump's Miss Universe Canada pageant because she's a transsexual.
More on the bizarre saga of Rupert Murdoch on Twitter. He has gone on the offensive for SOPA, he has, for a period of time, followed this blogger for some still unknown reason, and now he's answering questions about snagging younger women. Screenshot after the jump.
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 >>
In my breathlessly enchanting cover story looking back at 2011, I decide that New York became "Fun City" again thanks to the double-dipping economic crisis that had everyone taking the stick out of their asses and riding it to the streets for protest marches, bonding experiences, and general camarad ... More >>
James WorrellLooking back, 2011 has been quite a year, especially on the gay rights front, one of our major beats. Like the cardiac organ caught in a bear trap accompanying Jen Doll's "Plight of the Single Lady," there were times when, objective reporter or not, the stories we were reporting ... More >>
On Monday night at the Sheraton Ballroom, onetime Abbot of the West Coast Friars Club Larry King gets a Friars Testimonial dinner, emceed by Katie Couric and featuring testimonials from the likes of Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, and Donald Trump. I called Larry to toast the TV legend on his a ... More >>
Shtick meets solemnity in the 1971 musical Godspell, conceived by John-Michael Tebelak, with a durably catchy score by Stephen Schwartz. It's a series of New Testament parables as rendered by a troupe wearing colorful vintage castoffs and indulging in comedy gags and vaudeville turns that or ... More >>
via Meet Amber Marie Collins. The 26-year-old is a graduate of NYU, she's a pre-school teacher, and she is New York's representative in the Miss USA pageant, which concludes tonight. She is also working it.
Someone needs a lesson in slices.Yes, we all love to make fun of The Donald. But Jon Stewart's nearly-eight-minute-long tirade on last night's episode of The Daily Show takes the cake (um, pie?) when it comes to Trump dressing-downs. What sparked the epic rant was Donald Trump's mysteriously ... More >>
Last night Sarah Palin met Mr. Donald Trump for dinner at Famous Famiglia's in Times Square, where the two -- horror of horrors -- ate their pepperoni pizza with a knife and fork (a knife and fork!). Today, Palin has continued in her authentic experience of our great city by touring Ellis and ... More >>
Sarah Palin's top-secret bus tour will include a stop in New York City tonight, where she'll visit her friend and fellow Republican/reality TV-star Donald Trump at his apartment in Trump Tower before heading out for dinner with the onetime possible rumored presidential contender. Ah, to be a ... More >>
On Friday, we talked about how Beyoncé's participation in Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program showed how the Obamas were interested in including a wider (and younger-skewing) swath of culture in official political life. On Saturday, President Obama's speech to the White House Correspondent ... More >>
A paltry, pathetic 38 percent. According to the latest Gallup/USA Today poll, that's the percentage of Americans who definitely believe that President Barack Obama was born in the United States. It's in this toxic environment that the White House has released a copy of Obama's long-form birth cert ... More >>
Despite fresh pushback from some top conservatives, the longstanding rightblogger obsession with Barack Obama's birth certificate has not abated. Even as prominent rightwing columnists and politicians tried to talk down the birther surge exacerbated by the Donald Trump campaign, the notion that O ... More >>
Guest bartending is popular among high-profile bartenders like Philip Ward of Mayahuel. Apparently, it's about "the cross-pollinating dynamic of the cocktail scene." [NY Times] New research suggests that mixing booze with energy drinks like Red Bull might be just as dangerous as drinking Fou ... More >>
Donald Trump's been on such a roll with all his birther stuff lately, and now his closest adviser had to go and forsake him. Michael Cohen, a Trump Organization executive who is tapped to be in charge of Trump's possible presidential run, turns out to be a registered Democrat who voted for ... More >>
A small winemaking cooperative in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina is working with six Croats and a Serb to revive ancient regional wine traditions -- and put the horrors of the Bosnian war to rest. [Reuters] Francis Ford Coppola has lured rockstar winemaker Phillipe Bascaules from Château M ... More >>
via ReutersOfficials say that highly radioactive water is leaking into the Pacific from a crippled reactor at Fukushima Daiichi. Water from a concrete pit has been seen escaping through a crack into the ocean; radiation levels in that pit have been measured at "1,000 millisieverts per hour, which ... More >>
A big man on campus, with a mainstream profile, but the music is another matter
Via Kelly Reeves.GARY BUSEY'S HEAD! One can only imagine how Donald Trump's "Negative Contributions to Society" list compares to his "Positive Contributions to Society" list, but mark one down for the former. Evidence?
via Jason Clay Lewis websiteThis baby is fake, just so you know. Even so, it is perhaps the most disturbing display of outrage based on the BP oil spill. It looks so real, and those tattoos...they'd be stretched and faded by the time he could walk. But, it's only art.
Donald Trump told Surya Yalamanchili "you're fired" on national television in 2007, and now the former contestant hopes to be "hired" into the U.S. House of Representatives by Ohio voters. He is one of three ex-reality show cast members running for Congress this fall, including Republican Sean Du ... More >>
According to NBC's exuberant casting site, "Donald Trump wants to put America back to work!!!" (for real, three exclamation points), and as such, nationwide casting calls start tomorrow in New York City and Las Vegas. Which means, New Yorkers: Stay away from Trump Tower, unless of course you ... More >>
Today's hot hot stories, brought to you by the blurb jockeys at America's sexiest news sources! Huffington Post: The 18 Biggest lies of Palin's book. Some Hemingway filly is topless. Levi Johnston's hairy armpit. Teabagger party turns violent. Jessica Alba pats herself on the back. Costco s ... More >>
A group of food corps is launching the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a national, multi-year campaign to help reduce obesity -- especially childhood obesity -- by 2015. [PR Newsire] A study reveals that customers at fast-food chains, such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and KFC, ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily imagined what sort of disguises Sam Sifton might use to hide his already public identity, including a retro Batman mask, Gael Greene-style hat, and Donald Trump wig. Midtown Lunch got excited at the prospect of a MomoMidtown... or is it MidtownFuku? Rumor ha ... More >>
The Sotomayor hearings commenced with protesters. Chuck Schumer did his bit. Lindsey Graham copped out, or so the rightwingers said -- so he hassled Sonia on her temperament. Jeff Sessions tried to get cute. A rightwing Representative and a "flaming liberal" discussed the case amicably. Finally ... More >>
David ShankboneIt's a whole new game, kids, though it might sound a tiny bit reminiscent of our old "Fuck-Marry-Slap" pastime. This one has you determining which of two people you would get it on with--the two people being celebrities that I name at random. "Neither" is not a choice in this game, mi ... More >>
Usually we're all, "blar, we've been living here 100 years and we don't need an audio tour," even in museums where we don't know shit about shit, but here's something we might actually do: cell-phone audio commentary on city landmarks, performed by local celebrities. For example, "Yoko Ono introduce ... More >>
Martin Silver, who owns Georgi Vodka, accused Donald Trump, who launched Trump Vodka in 2006, of being a hypocrite for firing Khloe Kardashian from "Celebrity Apprentice" for her DUI conviction. Silver even offered to hire Kardashian himself. [NY Post] A British study has debunked the myth of the " ... More >>
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