The role of Evita Peron has appealed through the years to grand divas like Patti LuPone, Faye Dunaway, Madonna, and that Argentinian woman from last year. But did you know that froggy-voiced, bulging-eyed British vaudeville entertainer slash actress Hermione Gingold sort of had a shot at it?
At the Theatre Row Diner on 42nd Street on Tuesday, I couldn't stop listening to the feverish chit chat between two HK queens in the next booth, chewing over the previous night's antics like hyenas under hair dryers. Their ditzy bantering was entertaining and mind-numbing at the same time, and I al ... More >>
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Health CommunicationsCelebs might be gone, but not forgottenWhile celebrities now get their food fixes at trendy restaurants like LA's Koi or Nobu, once upon a time they actually cooked. Eartha Kitt made a mean chicken wing, Gilda Radner whipped up a sumptuous apple cake, and Johnny Cash fri ... More >>
It can't be easy being City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the powerful lesbian who runs around making speeches and pushing things forward. But at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Post Pride bash the other night, I gave Quinn a light moment.
The Republican 2012 Presidential race, which has given us so much pleasure, remains in flux. Mitt Romney holds a lead, but is unacceptable to "the base" because he once tried to help uninsured sick people; thus, various fringe candidates compete ferociously (and that is the right word) for the right ... More >>
Now that I've got your attention, let me start at the beginning. A guy started chatting me up at a gay bar the other day. It was a perfectly pleasant exchange--a nice diversion from the oppression of the stuck-up cliques that permeate the place. And then things got more personal. Suddenl ... More >>
Faye Dunaway is a great movie star renowned for her flowing tresses and flaring nostrils. She won the Oscar for playing a voracious TV virago in Network and was nominated for sultrily killing people in Bonnie and Clyde and for rivetingly glamorizing incest in the noirish Chinatown. Those are her ico ... More >>
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