About a year and a half ago, singer-songwriter and former Rilo Kiley principal Jenny Lewis was in a difficult spot. Crippling writer's block had stopped her in her tracks right in the middle of work on her third solo album, the follow-up to 2008's Acid Tongue. Her father had just passed away. Her lo ... More >>
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:
Ellen Barkin and Demi Moore go at it in Sam Levinson's Another Happy Day, a family drama in which confrontations erupt between Ellen and Demi, who's now shacked up with Ellen's ex (played by Thomas Hayden Church) amidst blistering resentments. One of the bigger battles happens when the two l ... More >>
Image courtesy of Maomag Except I don't have a Tony ballot since the Tony Awards dropped writers from their voting lists not long ago, because we actually knew what we were doing and we didn't have an agenda about it. So the Times asked me, as a "celebrity theatergoer," to fill out who I wou ... More >>
So much to talk about!
In the current Broadway revival of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, Ellen Barkin is doing so well she's gotten a Tony nomination and a theaterful full of used Kleenexes every night. Click here for my new column, in which Ellen tells me about this staggering production, as well as her experie ... More >>
Larry Kramer's now-classic AIDS play finds a home on Broadway
The dramatics! The emoting! The singing and dancing and screeching for the back row! I'm talking about what's going to happen when the Tony nominations are announced tomorrow morning. My final (and 100% correct) predictions are: BEST PLAY Jerusalem War Horse Good People Motherf**k ... More >>
Run to the Golden Theatre if you want to be reminded of how alive you are. You'll be moved, enraged, buzzed, and haunted. You will feel. By the end of the masterful revival of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart--directed by Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe--the audience has been put through an e ... More >>
The Broadway revival of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, about the early days of the AIDS crisis, is a powerhouse which I'll tell you more about on Thursday night when it officially opens. Meanwhile, let me recap last night's reception at the theater, where I mixed with various cast members ... More >>
The director's great balls of fire
Corporate crimes meet crimes of humanity
Watching a career sore. And hearing amid the praise for Day-Lewis: 'Huston. We have a problem.'
At Lincoln Center, the ambiance of felching. Elsewhere, smoking gossip.
Ocean's Thirteen is a tired, washed-up threequel. Wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
Both sides now: Todd Solondz's Palindromes agitates pro-life and pro-choice camps alike
Dr. Awkward: Solondz's universe remains static and schematic, backward and forward