Writing a critique of Seth MacFarlane's duties as Oscar host on the website of The New Yorker this morning, Amy Davidson found herself defending Chris Brown. At least sort of. "Relationships are complicated," she wrote in the midst of a stern rebuke of MacFarlane's Chris Brown/Rhianna joke, "and it ... More >>
An article by Sheila Marikar on ABC.com points out that Billy Crystal has returned to Oscar-hosting amidst a whole new cultural landscape.
Says the piece, there is now "a general sense that movie stars can't be covered in a wholesome, fun for the whole family sort of way."
Enter Billy Crystal.
"Y'all know about the seven spiders of hip-hop?" Yep, we're in weirdo rap territory with Lakutis's debut mixtape I'm In The Forest. That query comes from the title track, a song full of somewhat naturalistic images and pop culture references bookended by the droning chant, "I'm in the forest/ I'm in ... More >>
It took a lot of imagination and thinking-outside-the-box for the Academy to come up with this year's Oscar host after Eddie Murphy said no thanks: it's Billy Crystal, who has hosted the Oscars approximately 40 times already. The number is actually eight, but still.
This is a safe choice, an ... More >>
Billy ErbThe drag star has new cabaret show, That Ain't No Lady!, at La Escuelita (301 W. 39th Street), 8 PM every Tuesday starting October 4, and more celebs are lining up to give it thumbs up than begged to be in "We Are The World."
In fact, Bunny just provided me with this really inspirin ... More >>
Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down and beats a confession out of it. This week, we take a look at Netflix's monthly fee increase and the fervor surrounding it. The Internet boldly takes a stand and says, "Six ... More >>
Mr. Robotnick, not the retiring type. Pics by Chris, more below.The Dog & Pony Show One-Year Anniversary
Starring Alexander Robotnick, Thugfucker, and CCC
Thor at the Rivington Hotel
Sunday, February 27
Better Than: The ASPCA's Happy Hardcore Party at the Hotel Carter.
Pulling in at the tai ... More >>
Deutsche Boerse, the owner of the German stock exchange, is in talks to purchase the NYSE. Apparently they're taking "buy low" to heart. The Post reports that NYSE Euronet, current owner of the New York Stock Exchange, was going to reveal the news next Tuesday, but rumors forced them to relea ... More >>
DNA News posted today on a recent Hotels.com survey calling New York City's taxis the second-best in the world next to London's Black Cabs. They also called the drivers of New York's taxis "America's Rudest," with Paris coming in second place. To which New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commi ... More >>
"I look like the Brawny Paper Towel Guy before his bone-marrow transplant." Pics by Santiago Felipe.Conan O'Brien And Friends
Radio City Music Hall
Tuesday, June 1
"The Masturbating Bear was onstage!" marvels a satisfied customer, strolling down Sixth Avenue immediately after Conan O' ... More >>
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Stanley Crouch, writing in response to twin hit pieces on Jackson (by Greg Tate and Guy Trebay) published in the Voice two months prior.
Man in the Mirror
By Stanley Crouch
November 17, 1987
Because Afro-Americans have presented chal ... More >>
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Below, Scott Poulson-Bryant's review of the Michael Jackson/Michael Jordan convergence that was the video for "Jam," first published in August, 1992.
Be Like Mike
By Scott Poulson-Bryant
August 4, 1992
You've been ruminating on Black Beaut ... More >>
Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City.
The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge!
Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's C ... More >>