Ernest Borgnine

  • Film

    July 24, 2013

    How Friends is Already the Relic of a Bygone Era

    "I'll be there for you … and others in our census bracket"

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Ernest Borgnine's Last Film

    Oscar winner Ernie Borgnine (Marty) always brought heapings of zest to his roles, even when the film involved was absurd neo-drek like the generation-gap satire Bunny O'Hare, so I usually seek out his twinkle, despite his appalling views on gays. (How's that for complicated feelings?) Well, his la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    John Grant Sings About Living With HIV on New Album Pale Green Ghosts

    John Grant is approaching his life honestly. In the lyrics of his latest solo album Pale Green Ghosts, the former frontman of The Czars sings about being an openly gay man who is also HIV positive. Grant was in town last week for a show at (Le) Poisson Rouge, and though our conversation veered into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Are More Celebrities Dying These Days?

    Or am I just reading the obits more? All in July and August, there's been the sad passing of Andy Griffith, Ernest Borgnine, Norah Ephron, Ron Palillo, Sage Stallone, Sherman Hemlsey, Celeste Holm, Joan Roberts, David Rakoff, Judith Christ, Anna Piaggi, Maeve Binchy, Mark O'Donnell, Sylvia Woods, M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Ernest Borgnine's Weirdest Movie

    No, it wasn't Marty, From Here To Eternity, or even Johnny Guitar. It was a wacky little 1972 alleged comedy called Bunny O'Hare, in which he and Bette Davis were a plumber and a widow who dressed up as hippies and robbed banks, funkily escaping on a motorcycle. Those two old coots were no threat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    The Kardashian Marriage Was Far From The Shortest In Showbiz History

    ​As I pointed out the other day, the unlikely duo of Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman topped Kim and the ex Mr. Kim's 72-day marriage by splitting after only 32 days. But there are some that croaked even faster! (1) Rudolph Valentino and Jean Acker, 1919 Only six hours! And they were pr ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 4, 2011

    The Brady Bunch, Loni Anderson and Jaws In The Same Room!

    Sitcom stars of yore, starry-eyed autograph hounds collide in New Jersey

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    I Hung With Loni Anderson!

    ​And the Brady Bunch! And the Munsters! And Ernest Borgnine! And oodles and oodles more! Click here for my hilarious yet socially insightful column in which I detail my trip to the "Chiller Theatre" autograph convention in Parsippany, where Oscar winners, kitsch sitcom stars, and horror f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Photos of "Chiller Theatre" Sexpots, Munsters, Bradys, Rockers, and An Oscar Winner

    ​ My column this week describes the riotous romp I had at "Chiller Theatre"--a New Jersey autograph convention--with pals Mickey Boardman and Angelo Pitillo. Well, here's the proof. Angelo Pitillo zoomed his loving lens in for some glorious interspecies moments between myself and the celebr ... More >>

  • Film

    October 13, 2010

    Killer Instincts, Bad Knees

    Helen Mirren will cut you, and other awesome old-people things, in Red

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Joan Crawford vs. Mercedes McCambridge!

    ​Want to hear about a really old bitch fight? Even older than Kanye and fill in the blank? I'm reading Ernest Borgnine's memoirs, in which the Oscar winner talks about having acted in the 1954 cult western Johnny Guitar. Says Ernie, "The real drama was all behind the camera. Joan Crawford ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Q&A: Amy Braunschweiger, Taxi Confidential

    ​ Taxi culture is a big part of New York lore -- Jimmy Cagney, Robert DeNiro, and Ernest Borgnine are among the many memorable movie hacks -- but real cabbies don't get much attention unless they're delivering a baby in the backseat or something like that. Amy Braunschweiger's Taxi Confident ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    5 Things That Were Cool About Michael Jackson

    Image (cc) brenheitt bakst. See also the tribute by our own Rob Harvilla and Robert Sietsema's pictures of the MJ Tribute in Union Square. 5. He liked children. We admit that when a politician is -- as Jackson was -- frequently accused and never convicted, we are less inclined to generosity. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Senator Suggests Upstate New York Secession

    We've been hearing vague threats about this for a while, but upstate state senator James Seward has actually floated the idea of secession -- cutting upper New York off from lower New York. He says the concentration of power in the hands of downstaters has cut upstate out of governance, according to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008

    EZ Pass: Times Finds NYers Won't Say No to a Free Ride

    You may have heard about the MTA vending machines that were spitting out free rides for three years. Due to a computer glitch, a Roosevelt woman discovered in 2005 she could get tickets from one of the machines, despite having insufficient funds in the account to which her Bank of America card was l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008

    Buttocks Over Broadway: Naked Book To Fight AIDS

    Unfortunately, they didn't have Broadway Bares back in the days of Ethel Merman. That might have turned me gay even sooner. But nowadays, the annual bash is a sweaty, writhing spectacle of hot bods that has long provided a welcome part of choreographer/director Jerry Mitchell's body of work, as it w ... More >>

  • News

    March 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 21, 2008

    The Importance of Being Ernest Borgnine

    Don't read this if you're under 92 years old: Ernest Borgnine has an autobiography coming out in August called, aptly enough, Ernie. Who the fuck is Ernest Borgnine? Well, to my bad movie club that meets every two weeks even if we're busy, he'll always be best known as the star of Bunny O'Hare, in w ... More >>

  • Film

    January 29, 2008
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    May 2, 2006

    Just Add Water

    Mechanical disaster-movie remake removes old people, inserts expensive fireballs

  • Columns

    December 14, 2004
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    July 15, 2003

    Trauma Center

    All Over the Map

  • Film

    June 25, 2002

    Screen Test 2002

    World's Hardest Movie Quiz

  • Columns

    May 8, 2001
  • News

    November 9, 1999

    Heroine Addiction

    Giving Gender the Shakes, Four Performers Prove There's Life in Drag Yet