When a towering figure like Nelson Mandela dies -- a revolutionary, an emancipator, South Africa's first black president, one of the most beloved figures ever in the struggle against not just apartheid, but racism and oppression in all its forms -- the most important thing to do is immediately estab ... More >>
Why did failing A.G. Eric Schneiderman, after years of looking, file his pathetic lawsuit on a SATURDAY afternoon (unheard of)? No case!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2013 Two years ago, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office started investigating a number of for ... More >>
Twice last week people the world over stopped what they were doing to quote Kanye West via Twitter. First from his interview with New York Times; "I am the nucleus," "I just want dopeness," "It's only led me to complete awesomeness at all times" being the particular favorites. Then, after The Gospe ... More >>
In 1989, our racially divided city was in an uproar over what happened to the Central Park jogger, a woman who was raped and beaten while running in the park one evening. Five Harlem teens were convicted after much coercing, manipulating, threatening, and lying on the part of homicide detectives. ... More >>
Well, the sun came up yesterday, which means one thing: Donald Trump humiliated himself by rambling on and on (and on) about fictitious birth certificates, Hawaiian twins, and a Kenyan Manchurian Candidate.The bumbling billionaire was near Tampa, Florida last night, where -- yet again -- he spouted ... More >>
Donald Trump rampages through Scotland
It's the main thing I do! Everything could be going terrifically in my life, with success, approbation, and awards, but if one person throws me shade or acts like I'm not important, it can consume me for months as I desperately try to figure what's behind it and whether I really rate such a blase d ... More >>
Billionaire buffoon Donald Trump did a whole lot of what he does best yesterday during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer -- we're not talking about building apartments, or starring in reality shows, we're talking about acting like a total ass-hat on national television.As you probably know, the f ... More >>
Jenna Talackova is the beautiful contestant who was originally disqualified from Donald Trump's Miss Universe Canada pageant because she's a transsexual.
That right there is the most expensive rental in New York, clocking in at a staggering $165,000 a month. The Astor Suite went on the market today and has three bedrooms, five bathrooms, a dining room, a library and an eat-in kitchen.
This year the message has been sent out along the Rialto: Don't bring back a show as is! Fix it, tweak it, and make it brand spanking new to keep it relevant. Make it better!
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 >>
Rick Perry gave an interview to Parade Magazine (this week's issue was, yet again, almost completely devoid of any coverage on parades or the parade-attending lifestyle) and people are needling him for comments he made about Barack Obama's birth certificate. He told the interviewer that he ha ... More >>
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WikipediaWord.Donald Trump has his own vodka, but the best celebrity booze hybrid most certainly is the new Ghost Face Killah spicy beer!
Last night at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Obama absolutely eviscerated Donald Trump, who sat there stone-faced, his melon-colored hair glinting obscenely as the president leveled zinger after zinger at him. In short, it was awesome. Obama also laid into Michele Bachmann, Tim ... More >>
Why is it always the ones who can't master straight marriage who feel gay marriage is such a terrible idea? Are they afraid someone might actually show them how to do it right? The latest example of this crazed hypocrisy is that one-haired developer slash reality star Donald Trump. Trump-- ... More >>
Why is it always the ones who can't master straight marriage who feel gay marriage is such a terrible idea? Are they afraid someone might actually show them how to do it right? The latest example of this crazed hypocrisy is that one-haired developer slash reality star Donald Trump.
Brace yourselves. New York real estate mogul/resident and shameless attention whore Donald Trump has announced (yet again) that he's "absolutely thinking" about throwing his comb-over into the ring and running for office in 2012.
All photos by Stacey AndersonDonald Trump took a break from his burgeoning mosque empire to drop by Michael Kors' presentation on Wednesday--and though his old limelight nemesis Anna Wintour was also in attendance, the runway was free of bloodshed. Trump did bray about God-knows-what in close ... More >>
Omarosa, we've missed you. Sort of. Your brand of crazy is really quite fun to watch, and that's why we're rather excited about your upcoming presence in Donald Trump's new reality dating series, Donald J. Trump Presents the Ultimate Merger...which starts tonight. I mean, how could we not be, ... More >>
Sharing a special moment with Larry King.Cheers to 64 years of life for the most famous rich man in New York City. Donald Trump, the property giant, socialite, outspoken Apprentice host, and rich rich dude, celebrates 64 years of life today. His nickname, The Donald, conjures images of his ag ... More >>
Going, going, gone.After the auction, the lengthy court battle, the endless union negotiations, and one big, fat, neverending headache, it's come to this: Tavern on the Green will become....a snack bar.
From Daily Intel's "20 Questions" interview with Melania Trump:
Santa Clara County, south of San Francisco, has decided to ban Happy Meal and other promotional toys that often accompany kids' meals at fast-food chains. [NY Times] The recipe-testing battle between Food52.com and Cook's Illustrated continues, and the results will be posted on Slate. [ABC N ... More >>
I don't see as many rats scurrying around New York as before--except in front of Boots and Saddle bar, for some reason--but when I do see them, they're bigger than Donald Trump! And they're hairy motherfuckers! It's like they've mutated in some way that's caused them to develop extra hide, w ... More >>
The Values Voters Summit -- held in liberal D.C. rather than in Branson, Missouri, for some reason -- kicked off this morning, and has already heard from former Miss California Carrie Prejean, whose remarks are characterized by a sympathetic Dakota Voice: "She said she was raised by parents w ... More >>
A.V. Club points out how yucky Donald Trump's Golden Oreos ad is. Not only are Golden Oreos a profane bastardization of the beloved sandwich cookie, but hearing The Donald utter the words "lick race" is something no television viewer should have to endure. [via Cold Mud]
Much to our relief, it is very hard for public figures to win defamation suits against journalists, though that didn't stop Donald Trump from trying one against Times reporter Timothy O'Brien for estimating Trump's wealth lower than Trump himself has publicized. The alleged lowball -- between $150 m ... More >>
Anyone wondering about the real source of Donald Trump's venom for newly-minted lieutenant governor Richard Ravitch might want to take a peek in the city's back pages. Trump's blast at Ravitch made state-wide news Monday when he gave New York Post political editor Fred Dicker a copy of his two- ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema swims over to Harbour, although he isn't sure enough of his fellow New Yorkers will follow suit, while Sarah DiGregorio tries to stomach stinky tofu at Andy's Seafood & Grill. Jay Cheshes is less lukewarm about Harbour, with its chef Joe Isidori, who "cooks ... More >>
Last month Donald Trump refused to fire Miss California USA Carrie Prejean when her old topless shots were revealed. The Miss USA contestant had rocketed to fame when she revealed herself to be against gay marriage under pageant questioning by Perez Hilton and was subsequently not elected to Miss US ... More >>
Donald Trump had backed up dim-witted Carrie Prejean's right to retain her Miss California crown, but he just backtracked and said, "Off with it now!" And why? Because she's anti gay? Because she broke her contract and made appearances outside the pageant's approval? Because the wind blew open her b ... More >>
Let's be fair. Model shoots include a lot of stuff that is not meant for the final proofs, and there is no indication that Miss California/anti-gay-marriage crusader Carrie Prejean expected the shots up at TMZ today to be circulated. And if Donald Trump decides, as he is supposedly mulling today, to ... More >>
Praise Jesus! Donald Trump will let Miss California Carrie Prejean keep her crown. He says the topless shots of her are "fine," reports the Tucson Citizen; we maintain that they don't show enough of her breasts, and that she should arch her back more. Trump, who runs the Miss USA franchise, also was ... More >>
Michelle Obama will enlist the help of 23 fifth-graders to dig up a patch of the White House lawn in which an organic vegetable garden will be planted. The garden, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt's WWII victory garden, will be visible to passers-by. [NY Times] Some of the city's A-list restaurat ... More >>
Obama is promising to exert all the fiscal control he can as President, and has even hired a new "chief performance officer," former McKinsey consultant Nancy Killefer, to oversee spending. Nonetheless he said today that he expects the budget deficit, driven by stimulus payments to put the ruined ec ... More >>
The Donald crows about a big tower for Soho. Activists would like to shut him up.
Trump continues to claim that he's not a worthless human being
The Donald returns in magazine form, with Trump Worldit's a glossyset to hit the stands
Velella ducks a trialand a courtroom lesson in business as usual in the Pataki era
Apprentice hopefuls show their drive, street smarts, and audacity in the financial district
Labor Leader and Museum Madonna Take Trump Freebies
Donald Trump Is So Phobic He Wont Shake Hands With Strangers. Is It Catching?
The Self-Proclaimed 'Biggest Enemy of Indian Gambling' Has Suddenly Backed a Plan To Build Casinos on Seminole Land