Jack Ferver does Liz Taylor
Nontrivial pursuits, 1990s edition
Rebecca Harrington, who previously experimented with Liz Taylor's "controlled pig-out" sessions (alternating with dips and Dover sole), recently ate like Marilyn Monroe for 10 days.
One of the great things about twitter is that after you've googled and bing-ed yourself, it gives you one more venue to find mentions of your name. As someone who believes there's no such thing as bad press, I was thrilled to click on "Interactions" just moments ago and find the following tweets th ... More >>
Female division. In the talking era. According to Michael Musto. Feel free to do your usual whining and add your own faves.
No, it's not a porno, but the lovely Lindsay will be naked in it. Playing Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace didn't work out for Linz, but playing violet-eyed Liz Taylor did, and now, in The Canyons, she'll be full-frontaling it up as part of the ensemble showing the steamy underbelly of L.A. living. ... More >>
Just when you think they're done, they're back!
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 >>
Drag star Sherry Vine -- the Elizabeth Taylor of downtown and the Gaga-spoofing YouTube queen -- is hosting a variety show for Here TV called She's Living for This. Well, I'm living for Sherry's favorite variety shows of all-time, and she generously obliged me with them since we both love a high-co ... More >>
Health CommunicationsCelebs might be gone, but not forgottenWhile celebrities now get their food fixes at trendy restaurants like LA's Koi or Nobu, once upon a time they actually cooked. Eartha Kitt made a mean chicken wing, Gilda Radner whipped up a sumptuous apple cake, and Johnny Cash fri ... More >>
Murder, Agatha Christie wrote
Tom AldredgeI did not realize the extent to which Tom Aldredge was a hero of mine till the news of his death on Friday, July 22, of lymphoma, at age 83, made me look back on his half century of performances, Off-Broadway and on, which brought me several important realizations: I realize that, des ... More >>
A lot of people assumed Elizabeth Taylor was an easy catch seeing as she tended to marry everything that wasn't nailed down, sometimes twice. But Elizabeth had to set boundaries sometimes, like when she was hanging at Andy Warhol's rented European villa in the 1970s and went off to the libra ... More >>
It's time for us to get serious about naming the Bronx Zoo cobra. The submissions are rolling in and they're terrible. The Houdini theme is popular (get it -- because she escaped out of her cage): "Bronxdini," "Zoodini," etc. Jesus -- Bronxdini? "Twitter" is also an early front-runner.
Lord knows I do.Part of the fun of the whole thing is that you can chase, I mean follow, anyone you want! (It's not like Facebook, where both parties have to approve of the relationship. Twitter is so much easier for those with stars in their eyes! You just click and follow!) On Twitter, I' ... More >>
One of the best bios of Liz Taylor was in a Playbill! It was in 1981, when the two-time Oscar winner starred on Broadway in a revival of The Little Foxes. Liz was married at that time to Senator John Warner and was already an iconoclastic woman who suffered no bull and served many charities ... More >>
I thought it would never happen. I wrote several times that if it did happen, it would mean the end to old-time Hollywood glamour as we know it. Elizabeth Taylor has died at 79. A great movie star and a fabulous personality, Liz had radioactive charisma centered by those violet eyes which, ... More >>
I dance, I chat with Brooke Shields, I learn about female private parts
Just ignore that weird burning smell. Pic by Jonah.Joan of Arc Mercury Lounge Tuesday, February 1 Better Than: Cap'n Jazz, Owls, Owen, Friend/Enemy, Make Believe, Ghosts and Vodka, Tim Kinsella(s) . . . pretty much every JOA-affiliated band besides American Football. Joan of Arc and Jean-Lu ... More >>
Speechifying on Broadway, plus plenty of cussing and discussing
In the 1950s, Eddie Fisher made himself a walking punchline for the rest of his life by dumping America's sweetheart, Debbie Reynolds, in favor of the vamp next door, Elizabeth Taylor, as any sensible person would do. He was basically the original Brad Pitt. Li'l Debbie was furious, but yea ... More >>
Here's a hilarious story coming the internet's way from Zombie Forbes/Slant: an executive at a billion-dollar hedge fund was caught running an extensive marijuana farm out of her house. Her boyfriends insists the cops have it all wrong; they're just farming goats, he claims. Clients of the Co ... More >>
So 93-year-old chatterbox Zsa Zsa Gabor refused another operation and went home -- and so did I, to look up my amazing 1993 Village Voice interview with the Hungarian legend, which appears in my stunning book La Dolce Musto. That day, Zsa Zsa mouthed off on everything, darling.
She was such a fine actress and esteemed wit--one of those people you wanted to have around forever, to elevate the culture just by entering a room. Finding her own niche within one of the most illustrious acting dynasties of all time, Lynn exploded in 1967's Georgy Girl, in which she was th ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Broadway EastBroadway East, home of many chefs.Trying to keep up with which chef Broadway East has in its kitchen is like trying to keep up with where Ryan Skeen is working this week. Eater has learned that the self-described flexitarian restaurant has just hired Sasha St. G ... More >>
The accident changed Monty's face, and his life, but not his talent
Did Liz Taylor really deserve that Oscar for Butterfield 8 or was it all about the tracheotomy? How about such surprise winners as Grace Kelly, Judy Holliday, and Richard Dreyfuss? Did the people who decided Dubya won Ohio in 2004 get their early training by tallying these Oscar categories? ... More >>
Featuring Ethan Hawke, looking nothing like a septic-tank cleaner
Plus Leona Christie's 'Parts and Labor' at Redflagg
Michael Jackson's bonkers Staples Center memorial is scheduled for 10AM PST, and is set to feature a random assortment of basketball players, reality TV show contestants, and John Mayer. This Rolling Stone item cites TMZ and contains the allegation that "Michael Jackson's casket will take center sta ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJune 20, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 35'Cleopatra': The Fall of Bosley CaesarBy Andrew SarrisIn case you're still wondering, "CLEOPATRA" (at the Rivoli) is a complete disaster, and I kid you not. I vas dere, Charlie, for four hours and three minutes, no ... More >>
Much wood in B'way's Desire Under the Elms revival.
Black people revive the Great White Way. Plus a hue and cry from Mel Brooks.
Was it the free love, the politics, or the acid that made films of the '60s so trippy?
The reek shall inherit the Earth. Or at least the Flea.
Scissor Sisters take a break; Asia Argento breaks your Heart
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