Halloween is nearly here, and New York comedy freaks are knocking on your door in expectation. This week we have pole dancing mixed with stand-up (guess where most of the audience's attention will be), campy 80's horror movie drinkathons, and merciless mockery of comedy's biggest names by some of it ... More >>
Over the last couple weeks we've rolled out all the acts playing this year's 4Knots Music Festival, our annual FREE outdoor concert taking place down at South Street Seaport's Pier 17 on June 29 from 1 - 8pm. And what a lineup it is: Kurt Vile, the Men, Parquet Courts, Marnie Stern, Reigning Sound, ... More >>
As Maria Von Trapp and the Mother Abbess. And Emma Stone as Liesl von Trapp And Claire Danes as Sister Margaretta And Ellen DeGeneres as Uncle Max And it was directed by Tom Hooper, with lots of loving, crying closeups.
HuffPo has come up with a list as long as Ellen DeGeneres's life, and it's pretty lovely stuff. For example: She's always early. She doesn't think humor should be mean. She did the voice of Dory in Finding Nemo. She came out.
Born This Way is the new book that compiles the childhood stories of various gay personalities who recall the hints and signifiers that they were "growing up gay." (I'm in the book, talking about my early love for the Supremes and TV's Tarzan--exploding into gayness when the Supremes guested on Tar ... More >>
Not you, mind you. I'm talking about the icky, boring, cliched, hateful wretches that ocassionally pop up here or on Facebook and Twitter, to turn my whole milk sour. The worst: (5) The "zzzzz" trolls. Nothing is ever exciting enough for these people. I'm handing them tidbits and observations ... More >>
Dyke comics have moved far beyond Ellen DeGeneres's comfy, homespun humor
In the battle over gay rights, dissent during wartime isn't always tolerated
The news of a rapper-packed revamp of Hollywood Squares has been greeted positively, not least because everyone has been able to join in the fun of Googling the demographic term "malennials" to find out if they are going to be allowed to watch the show. It's also allowed some people speculate on whi ... More >>
In her new book, Seriously...I'm Kidding, Ellen DeGeneres reveals what it was like to be a judge on American Idol for a short but concentrated period of time. First of all, she writes, "Ryan is truly a workaholic. He never stops." Ellen jokingly adds that during commercials, Ryan runs arou ... More >>
Going Vegan With EllenA vegan, two dogs, and a couch. For years, Alicia Silverstone was the sole Hollywood vegan to dedicate an entire website to her her dietary and lifestyle preferences. But no longer! Because Ellen DeGeneres has gone and launched her own vegan website.
Jane Lynch Ellen DeGeneres Chely Wright Jodie Foster Melissa Etheridge k.d. lang Well, maybe k.d. lang.
Is there anything this old broad can't do? The only surviving Golden Girl, 88-year-old Betty will be featured in the Female Force comic-book series available in late November, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) per the request of Betty her ... More >>
I was the first one to lambast this expression some years ago, a phrase which is used to denote something tacky, sad, awful, and tasteless. I thought the phrase itself was appalling, and couldn't believe it was being used by people who would surely never have the nerve to publicly say things ... More >>
Forbes magazine has named Lady Gaga the seventh most powerful women on the planet, topping House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor. This is an outrage! Gaga should have been higher! Maybe even at number one, above their actual choice, Michelle Obama. After all ... More >>
via BuzzFeedSnooki and the gang of Jersey Shore-ists would like you to know that you are hopelessly misinformed as to their true nature, despite you watching them regularly on that "reality TV" show. Gah. On real, live talk show Ellen DeGeneres today, they expressed the existential dilemma of ... More >>
I'm a little bit suspicious whenever I hear of someone stepping down from a lucrative TV job. I always question the truth behind someone saying "This wasn't the right fit" as they exit a big paycheck that puts their face out to kazillions of people on a weekly basis. I mean, did anyone real ... More >>
If you've been living under a rock or something, you may not have noticed that the one and only Kanye West has opened a Twitter account. He's only had it for a day, and as of this posting has over 265,000 followers, meaning he's been garnering about 80 followers a second. How long will it tak ... More >>
The LGBT watchdog group GLAAD does a lot of good work, but sometimes they drop the gay ball and embarrass us big time. I recently wrote about how they tried to pull the movie Ticked-off Trannies With Knives from the Tribeca Film Festival, partly because it didn't depict the kind of tasteful ... More >>
I don't want to be too cynical about "Idol Gives Back", the big annual charity-drive American Idol episode, because God knows the thing does more good with ten minutes of on-air banalities than I will ever do with anything in my life. But every year now, the thing is just sitting in the middle of ... More >>
Andrew Garcia: cornball bubblefunk. Photo by Michael Becker / FOXFirst things first: Two hours? To hear nine people sing for a minute and a half each? That is some ridiculous shit. Is FOX that starved for programming? They couldn't have lopped off like half an hour and run an old episode of P ... More >>
In the week a chipped tooth kept Lil Wayne out of jail and a secretive, proprietary Billboard chart made a success out of his new, abysmal Rebirth, we pulled our Paul Wall grills out of the closet, just in case. You never know when your hood pass might get pulled, you know? Care for a Sightings p ... More >>
I've spent so much energy all these years railing at celebrities who cower in the closet that it's important I take a step back once in a while and throw some bouquets at the ones who actually opened the door and did us proud. So thank you, out celebs!
So they ignored all our suggestions--LaToya Jackson, Abe Vigoda, and so on--and went with Ellen DeGeneres to fill in the woozy dormouse slot on the American Idol panel, formerly occupied by "Straight Up" star Paula Abdul and her morphine patch scar. But I think this is a good thing! Ellen wi ... More >>
--If you somehow haven't heard Album, the sublime glazed-over debut by San Francisco's Girls, Impose and Insound are holding a listening party for the record--and for fellow Matador signees Times New Viking's Born Again Revisited--at Bruar Falls in Williamsburg next Wednesday, September 16th. ... More >>
The Butch is back, with a poster girl
"I faked my own death and everybody believed me: even my mum cried when she read about it in the paper." In 2000, Australian artist Ben Frost faked his own death, sending out newspaper funeral notices that doubled as invites to his solo exhibition. Some, of course, saw this in poor taste--but wha ... More >>
Hunky Hugh Jackman won an Emmy for hosting the Tonys, so maybe now he can get a Grammy for hosting the Oscars. The Aussie costar of Australia and X-Men was recently selected to M.C. the Academy Awards in February in a desperate attempt to get the telecast out of the ratings toilet bowl and attract s ... More >>
My favorite bar, as you know, is the lovely Pieces over on Christopher Street, and my bestest night there is Wednesday, when after the drunks play a weekly game of Win, Lose, or Draw!, glittery drag VJ Vodka Stinger lavishes them with Broadway-related videos both familiar and obscure, but ALL essent ... More >>
These are hairy times, but you can still enjoy yourself, if Bingo is your game-o
Black people revive the Great White Way. Plus a hue and cry from Mel Brooks.
The absolutely last word on words not to have lived by during the previous year
Plus items of purely prosthetic appeal.
Why peroxide rot is, like, officially over
From Hollywood to the Ballet, the Year In Sex Gets Mixed Reviews
''At Kurfew, the revelers sloppy-kiss as if their only romantic experience was from watching Freddie Prinze Jr. movies.''