Emmy-winning Carson Kressley joins the cast of off Broadway's topical revue NEWSical The Musical for four weeks only, from February 6th - March 3rd. The popular (and highly fashionable) TV personality just gave me a queer eyeful--and earful--of what's in store.
Hi, Carson. Congrats! Is this your f ... More >>
By Jamie Peck
Illustrations by Debbie Allen
This weekend, we took advantage of Bushwick's ever-advancing gentrification to see a bill of relatively big bands---K-Holes, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall---without going more than ten blocks from our house. We got rained on a little in the process, but the stup ... More >>
You'd think entering into a marital arrangement with a Hollywood biggie like Tom Cruise would enhance your career a whole lot.
But Katie Holmes didn't have a smooth flight on the spaceship, partly because she took time off and also dropped out of The Dark Knight due to scheduling conflicts, to name ... More >>
Screen icon Jack Lemmon was a genius, and thankfully his actor/musician son Chris Lemmon is keeping his unique voice alive.
Chris did his one-man show A Twist of Lemmon in a benefit performance at the Players Club last night, and I was there.
Among his anecdotes:
*The flaming George Cukor ... More >>
Our man Randy CohenIt's been six months since the New York Times Magazine replaced Randy Cohen, the four-time Emmy Award winner who wrote the Ethicist column for 12 years and made the rounds as a congenial moral-principle purveyor everywhere from NPR to Oprah. Since his winter departure, the ... More >>
Four songs from this past season of Saturday Night Livethree by the Andy Samberg-led pop-comedy troupe the Lonely Island, and Justin Timberlake's protestation that he's so over being a pop starhave been nominated for Emmys in the Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics category. (That's ... More >>
by Rae Votta
Saturday, June 18
Better than: A slushie to the face.
Getting caught up in a cultural juggernaut leaves you ripe for teasing. I casually followed Glee at the beginning, but I didn't tumble headfirst into true fandom until this season, sacrificing my ... More >>
Dear April Fool's Day,
Listen. We hate to be the ones to say this...well, actually, we're perfectly happy to be the ones to say this, because we've been thinking it all damn day. You suck. For people who work on the Internet, you suck especially. But also, you suck for everyone. In the dark ... More >>
Nikki CasconeYesterday, we talked to Nikki Cascone about her new "global Jewish" restaurant, Octavia's Porch, and what she was going to be breaking her Yom Kippur fast with this weekend. Today, she reveals who she dreams of cooking with, eating with, and what food shows she watches on TV thes ... More >>
CLICK HERE for my new column in which Leslie Jordan, the Emmy winner who played Karen's prissy antagonist Beverly Leslie on W & G, tells me what to expect from his autobiographical theater piece.
Leslie admits that he can't love in a healthy, grown-up way, so instead he has high-school-like ... More >>
Trevor Scotland, former chief operating officer of NYC TV, the city television station so heavily boosted by Mayor Bloomberg, showed up in federal court yesterday to plead guilty to stealing tens of thousands in ad revenue from the station.
Scotland, 39, looked every bit as dapper as he did ... More >>
Brigitte LacombeGourmet may be dead and buried, but last night's party at A Voce Columbus for Ruth Reichl's Adventures With Ruth didn't feel like much of a wake -- as guests knocked back wine and uni crostini, the deceased was barely mentioned. Reichl, accompanied by the show's executive prod ... More >>
Michael Jackson's illustrious but weird life will surely be turned into a TV movie as soon as the sequins get cold. So I've been doing some imaginary casting and coming up with these fanciful yet mildly disturbing inevitabilities:
As Michael: Usher. They can digitize the surgery.
As the other memb ... More >>