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    August 7, 2014

    GIFs: The Anti-Drug PSA All Electric Zoo Concertgoers Are Required to Watch This Year

    Tragedy struck the the Electric Zoo last year. The second day of the annual Randall's Island dance music festival was canceled after two concertgoers died, reportedly after taking MDMA. Though the city pushed for the festival's cancellation last year, the concert returns this Labor Day weekend. Thi ... More >>

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    August 7, 2013


    How many shows will you see?

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    July 29, 2013

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Free Indie and Alt Comedy This Week

    These are extraordinary times in New York: two politicians with penis problems are sword-fighting for high office, Derek Jeter just declared immortality, and Jay-Z is in a public slanging match with Harry Belafonte. Why are you not out there, hearing some jokes GUARANTEED to crush in the break-room? ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    I'm Sending Up Susan Lucci Again!

    Just in time for the Oscars, along comes You Like Me, the riotous recreation of celebrity awards acceptance speeches, created by Michael Schulman and Rachel Shukert. Next Saturday night at Ars Nova--the night before the actual Oscars--you will gag to the procession of performers re-enacting the gra ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

    The Oscars Should Be More Like The Golden Globes

    The recent Golden Globes telecast was so rivetingly entertaining that the Oscars need to do exactly what they did in order to approach watchability on February 24. IMHO, they should: *Tell Seth MacFarlane that he will now have two cohosts--Tina and Amy. They were brilliantly wry and need to be ad ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012


    Maggie the Cat is back

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    September 24, 2012

    Everything Went Wrong At The Emmys

    That's the thesis of The Wrap's Tim Molloy, who questioned some of the choices made in the envelopes--and in the telecast itself--last night. For example, Molloy thinks it was weird to pick Two And a Half Men's Jon Cryer as Best Actor in a Comedy over candidates like Don Cheadle, Alec Baldwin, and ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Allison Janney And Ari Graynor Go Sexy In New Films!

    Two terrific actresses get into fascinating sexual situations in new flicks--and they talked frankly to me about it for my sizzlingly entertaining column. In Liberal Arts, Allison Janney (four-time Emmy winner for The West Wing) is a hardened, angry professor who beds a younger man in between telli ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012
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    February 16, 2012

    I'm Playing Susan Lucci In Awards Show Spoof!

    Well, I'm Italian! (And she's half.) It's part of You Like Me!, a wacky revue in which an assortment of wonderfully offbeat performers re-enact classic acceptance speeches in all their weepy glory.

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    February 7, 2012

    Kristin Chenoweth Is Paging The Olsen Twins

    ​"I'd love to direct one of the Olsen twins in the story of my life!" cracked the Tony and Emmy winning star at the Drama League tribute in her honor at the Pierre last night. Chenoweth has so many sides to her talent she'd probably need the entire Osmond family.

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2012

    Media And Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver Talks New York As Set Piece

    via @NYCMayorsOffice​Though much of the real-life drama in the city this past week was worth of a couple Law & Order episodes, the mayor's office brought our attention to on-screen travails. Not only was there the Thursday Gossip Girl hoopla (xoxo, Mayor Mike), but on Tuesday the film Extremel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Sally Struthers Wants To Do Annie On Broadway

    ​The show, that is. The Emmy winning comic actress known for of All In The Family and Gilmore Girls is currently playing the wicked Miss Hannigan in an L.A. production of Annie, but she openly admits she wants the part in the Broadway revival coming on the boards. Sally tells ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Kathy Griffin On Paula Abdul, Michele Bachmann, and Anderson Cooper!

    Somebody's got to do the dirty dishes around here

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    July 18, 2011

    Ricky Gervais Amazed By Emmy Nod For Golden Globes Gig

    ​When awards shows get nominated for awards, it's a little like a dog sniffing its own butt. And sure enough, the Emmys have nominated the Tonys, the Oscars, and the Golden Globes, all of which will probably end up competing for a Pulitzer! It's all so creepily incestual it's like a cult in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    It's A Great Year For Best Actress

    ​The Emmy nominations came out today, but my mind is stuck on the Oscars and how there will be no shortage of leading actress contenders to pick from in 2011. Not only is Meryl Streep donning prosthetics and an accent again, this time as moxieish Margaret Thatcher, but we have the following o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Charlie Sheen Not Submitted For an Emmy. Here's Why

    ​In light of the rather icky publicity the show has gotten in the past year, along with the ill will accorded its unruly, departed star Charlie Sheen, the bigwigs over at Two and a Half Men will submit the show in a lot of Emmys categories, but not the biggies. In other words, there is no sub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Cesare Casella Wants to Take You to Italy; Alex Garcia Now Cooking at Copacabana Supper Club

    ​Todd English reveals how he feels about a not-quite-burgeoning music career: "I did a couple gigs, that was it. ... I certainly won't give up my day job for that ... nor should I because I don't think I'd go that far." [Zagat Buzz] London import Le Caprice has hired Ed Carew to helm the kitc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Daytime Emmy Nominations Out, Include Several Food Figures

    Food NetworkLook at that flawless makeup on Sandra Lee!​Daytime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and, of course, James Franco helped lead General Hospital to a whopping 21 nominations, heading the pack. But those more culinarily-inclined were also honored.

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    May 6, 2011

    Give Ethel Waters a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

    ​ Who? Oh, hush, I'm going to tell you. By the end of it, you'll be as certain that Ethel Waters deserves a star on the Walk of Fame as you are that Rin Tin Tin didn't. Here are her credentials, as lovingly forwarded to me by her band of supporters:

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    John Larroquette: "Directors Suck!"

    ​The Emmy winning actor made that startling pronouncement at a stimulating Drama Desk luncheon at Sardi's the other day about TV/movie actors currently on Broadway, hosted by reporter Robin Milling. John was talking particularly about movie directors. He remembered his experience in the Twil ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Susan Lucci's Real-Life Soap Operatics Revealed

    ​The worst thing that ever happened to Susan Lucci was finally winning the Emmy award in 1999. It suddenly made her less interesting than she was as a perennial bridesmaid, always longing for the validation of her peers. But she's still a legend--and really nice, despite the fact that her Al ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Make Cookies, Not War: Stella D'Oro Strike Becomes an HBO Documentary

    ​Stella D'Oro cookies are mighty sweet, but there's nothing that can sugar-coat the situation at the Bronx cookie factory which shuttered in June 2009 following the workers' strike over wage cuts. Or is there? The plight of the workers will now be the focus of an upcoming HBO documentary.

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Kathy Griffin and Camille Grammer: Out!

    ​Big reality show shakeups, people. Tart-tongued funny lady Kathy Griffin is calling it quits with her Bravo show My Life on The D-List after six seasons. Chatty Kathy never intended to be a reality star, she says. Besides, I would imagine it would be hard to pretend to still be D-list when ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Sally Field: An Amazing Career

    ​We do really like her. After all, she survived two fluffy 1960s sitcoms (Gidget and The Flying Nun) to prove she had acting chops in the 1976 schizophrenia teleflick Sybil, which gave her a lovely bunch of cred in the business. Three years later, she copped an Oscar for her fiery turn in th ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Morning Links: Chinese Dissident Awarded Nobel Peace Prize; More Jobs Lost in September; Stinkbugs in Staten Island

    ​• The 2010 Nobel Peace prize has been awarded to Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese dissident, political essayist, literary critic, and democracy advocate who is currently serving 11 years in jail on subversion charges. Unsurprisingly, the Chinese Foreign Ministry did not appreciate this news one bit, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Ricky Gervais Brings Beer to the Emmys

    It's the lament of Hollywood: the Emmy Awards are dry country. Why is that, exactly? Well, the event was teetotal, that is, until Ricky Gervais came along... [via Huffington Post] Have a restaurant tip or other food-related news? Send it to

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    August 26, 2010

    Is Christina Hendricks the Hottest of Mad Men's Women?

    ​Here she is in her London Fog fall campaign, looking very alluringly Italian movie star-ish for an American TV star. And let's not forget that Esquire has named Hendricks "the best-looking woman in America" -- and some straight men were included in the voting! And she's even gotten herself ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Jamie Oliver Wins Emmy for Food Revolution; General Tso Still Rules Chinese Food Orders

    ​A recent study reveals that most people -- 79 percent, in fact -- would dine at a restaurant that was "certified green" over one that wasn't. [Nation's Restaurant News] Nestlé, the maker of Nespresso espresso pods, is suing its rivals, claiming they are making cheaper versions of the Nespre ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Eric Ripert and Aldo Sohm Launch Avec Eric Perfect Pairings Wine Club Video Series

    Can't wait for Avec Eric, Season Deux? Get your Eric Ripert fix with the newly launched Perfect Pairings Wine Club web series.

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    July 7, 2010

    What Midtown Can Expect from Their New Neighbor, Tracy Morgan

    ​New York mag reports that Tracy Morgan is packing up his shark's den and settling somewhere in the West 50s. We think being Morgan's new neighbor could be enthralling -- or endangering -- depending on how your sense of humor handles jokes about getting people pregnant behind a middle school. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Days of Our Lives Just Keeps on Going

    ​I haven't watched a soap opera since the dwarf on Passions died, but I'll read a book about any show biz topic, so I'm currently absorbing a history of Days of Our Lives by executive producer Ken Corday. In the epic work, Corday talks about how the long-running soap survived budget crunches ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Why Was Alec Baldwin Rushed To The Hospital?

    ​When Alec Baldwin's 14-year-old daughter Ireland couldn't rouse him late last night, she called 911 and the Emmy winner ended up at the hospital. There was talk of a possible OD, but apparently Alec had simpy taken some sleeping pills. He was released not that long afterward. But questions ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    When Did You Stop Watching SNL?

    ​The grandaddy of late-night comedy shows, Saturday Night Live, got a boost when Emmy awards went to Tina Fey's priceless Sarah Palin impression and Justin Timberlake's equally riotous impersonation of a host. And they just got even bigger buzz when a new cast member dropped the f bomb and Ma ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Emmy Nominees Include The Family Guy, Ernest Borgnine; Jon & Kate Snubbed

    Emmy-nominated The Family Guy featuring Emmy-nominated Seth MacFarlane. For us the joy of the Emmy Nominations, announced this morning, is in the less-well-known categories. We see that there are only two shows, for instance, up for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Grandpa, Do You Know ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Bea Arthur, 1922-2009

    Bea Arthur, who passed this weekend, was best known for her TV work as Maude and as Dorothy on The Golden Girls, for which she won Emmys, but she was also a stage veteran who played Lucy Brown in the famous Theatre De Lys production of The Threepenny Opera -- her booming, wised-up voice can be heard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Quick Hits

    But really, everyone's a winner. New York, what a town. We've got the Tonys, and sometimes the Emmys and Grammys, and the U.S. Pole Dance Championships, and now, just this past weekend, The Hookies -- awards for male escorts presented this weekend at Splash Bar. Our own Michael Musto presented an ... More >>

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    June 17, 2008

    Who's Pissier? Hidin' Norton or Dissy Heigl?

    We have a trend, folks. First, Katherine Heigl announced that she had withdrawn from the Emmy race because the Grey's Anatomy writers hadn't given her material worthy of her talent. And then reports said actor/cowriter Edward Norton pulled out of promoting The Hulk and took off on a long, faraway tr ... More >>

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    September 5, 2006

    Not Dressing Like a Sherpa

    New boutique hopes to revamp eco fashion's dowdy image

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    September 14, 1999

    HBO Tells 'Sopranos' Publicist To Fuggedaboudit

    Conservative, gifted, and black: too different for 'diversity'?

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    August 31, 1999
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    October 27, 1998

    NY Mirror

    'I'm Australian,' said Cate Blanchett. 'I haven't read that much Elizabethan pornography!'

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