This month, lovers of beer and irony everywhere have been thoroughly enjoying the fact that everyone's weirdest kid band, Hanson, have not only grown up, come of age and started playing music again, but they've also launched their own beer--and it's called Mmmhops (see what they did there?). In lig ... More >>
Hilarious insult lady Lisa Lampanelli is playing the Apollo next Wednesday, which would seem like a sexual lollapalooza for the lady, considering her reputation, except for one thing: She's married. To a white guy. In this week's column, Lisa explains to me what she's going to do about that--and a ... More >>
Just when you think they're done, they're back!
In their dealings with a potentially scary press person like myself, celebs are sometimes solicitous, occasionally pandering, at times delightfully ass kissy, but always tons of fun. Here are just a few of the highlights through the years:
Burning police cars, anyone?
It’s not easy being mean
So, we all made it! No Rapture. Despite having assets of over $104 million, Harold Camping's Family Radio didn't quite get it right. How are Rapture believers dealing with it? Reuters talked to a man, Robert Fitzpatrick, who spent $140,000 of his life savings getting the word out about the Raptur ... More >>
NYC's annual three-day Blip Festival, which starts tonight, is the world's most important celebration of "chiptune" music, wherein gamers-turned-composers write songs using their favorite ancient video game consoles. Wanna see how the sausage gets made? Let's take a look at the consoles that ... More >>
There was some action in the GOP 2012 Presidential race last week, with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul declaring themselves in and Mike Huckabee declaring himself out. Rightbloggers sifted the results, and found them good -- because there was at least one true conservative left whom they could support ... More >>
The ineffable Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese company responsible for cartooning every current event from the Tiger Woods sex scandal to the Royal Wedding, has already delivered their dramatization of Osama bin Laden's death, entitled "Osama Bin Laden get got," starring Donald Trump, a finger-gu ... More >>
ceiling/flickrSummering in Union Square.American Farmland Trust has announced its third annual competition for America's Favorite Farmers Markets. Starting June 1, you'll have the opportunity to show your love for your local farmers market by voting at www.farmland.org/vote. In the meantime, ... More >>
Kenya, East Africa?! It says so right there on the paper... (Haha, just kidding.) That's the birthplace of Obama's father, who shares the name Barack Hussein Obama, but was not birthed on August 4, 1961. Our president was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Shut up, birther idiots. Shut up, Donald Trum ... More >>
We'd rather just not write about Sarah Palin. Occasionally, though, the media angle on the frustratingly evil ex-politician is too good to ignore, like yesterday when her rabid supporters joined forces with reasonable people to condemn and ultimately cream the political blog Wonkette for thei ... More >>
Cathie Black, the former magazine executive turned chancellor of New York City schools, is leaving her position after only about 100 days in office. Say it ain't so, Cathie! What will we do without your hilarious gaffes? Let's hope that Mayor Bloomberg's replacement Dennis M. Walcott, the Dep ... More >>
A big man on campus, with a mainstream profile, but the music is another matter
Let's briefly delve into stereotypes, shall we? As it goes with reality television programming, women like to watch "real housewives" get drunk and catfight in stilettos while carrying tiny dogs wearing velour jumpsuits. Women also like to watch shows in which large groups of women compete fo ... More >>
Kanye West and Jay-Z's Lex Luger-produced "H.A.M." is a creative union of the two biggest currently recording rap stars in the world -- as the lead single to the duo's upcoming Watch the Throne project, it's a feisty statement of intent. But more importantly, it's a fresh edition to the canon ... More >>
Just say it already!Last month we urged our old mayor to give becoming the POTUS another try. We think that he might have heard our calls. He said last night on CNBC that he would "take a look at 2012. It's really a question of, can I play a useful role, would I have a chance of getting the n ... More >>
Donald Trump, real estate mogul and Celebrity Apprentice boss, went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday and played coy, as usual, about a 2012 presidential run. He then ran through the cast of the new Apprentice season which features Mark McGrath, Lil' John, Latoya Jackson and Star Jones. Bu ... More >>
Cathie Black, Mayor Bloomberg's Schools Chancellor appointee that nobody likes, is getting less popular with each passing day -- so unpopular, in fact, that she was given a big "thumbs down" by the panel chosen to evaluate her. Several groups, including city councilmen, state assemblymen, par ... More >>
Trumped SoHo? Fifteen condominium buyers of the Trump Soho hotel have filed a lawsuit against the feather-haired millionaire for fraud. The disgruntled would-be residents of the $1.2 million (or more) condos claim they were misled into signing contracts through false statements of the project ... More >>
More sheep, less Swarovski.It's been a few weeks since we last heard any rumblings from Central Park, but make no mistake: like leaking oil and America's Next Top Model re-runs, the Tavern on the Green saga continues.
CBSEx Citibanker Debrahlee Lorenzana has been all over the national and local news, starting with last week's issue of the Voice and, most recently, hitting the TV morning show circuit, including appearances on Today and Good Morning America this morning -- despite her current employer JPMorg ... More >>
Underneath the friendly exterior lies the soul of a relentless empire-builder.Michael White may have a reputation as one of the city's nicest and most humble chefs (being from Wisconsin helps), but his ambition is pure Donald Trump. The chef told Crain's, which profiled him as one of their an ... More >>
Jeffrey Ross shows off the art of the insult
Last night, I went on Countdown With Keith Olbermann to discuss Carrie Prejean's dethroning, but don't believe the headline someone put on YouTube ("Musto Lament's Carrie Prejean's Firing.."). The truth is, while I DID point out Donald Trump's hypocrisies in suddenly turning against Carrie, I said ... More >>
Andrew "Dice" Clay headlines the Nokia Theater Times Square on Friday, January 16. Tickets are still available here. "Me and my wife broke up in 2002 but since then I've gone through 26 mattresses. It's like these beds can't take a beating. And these chicks aren't even fat." Andrew "Dice" Clay, ... More >>
As someone who regularly deals with bold-faced names in all their glitzy grandeur, I appreciate the celebrities who are gracious, charming, and slap you on the back, not with a restraining order. Through the years, I've brilliantly noted that some stars are way more savvy in dealing with press wretc ... More >>
The absolutely last word on words not to have lived by during the previous year
Plus new Oscar bait, and the attack of the right-wing lesbian polemicist
James Scurlock's debt doc not worth price of admission
Is Jessica Simpson slowly taking over your world?
How GOP operative Roger Stone destroyed the Reform Party in the 2000 presidential campaign
The man who stopped Miami recount makes gaming millions
What a Racket When the U.S. Open Champion Turns Out to Be a Loser
Where the Real Estate Dollars Are Going
Is That a Mountain or a Sidewalk?
The Sexcapades and Politics Behind New Yorks Bogus Catholic Museum
Bloomberg Lands First Endorsement: Abe Hirschfeld
The Propertied Class Gives Thanks
Free Tickets and Free Passes Equals Bad Scene in the Bronx
On HBO, Falcon talks about his burgeoning drama career. Kidding he talks about his penis.
When I asked Jane Horrocks if she's a gay man trapped in a woman's body, she said, 'No! If so, I haven't discovered it!'