Last week the Pope made some nice-sounding comments about gay priests ("Who am I to judge") which, as even casual students of the Holy Mother Church will know, do not constitute policy statements. Nonetheless the pleasure with which it was received in some quarters presented rightbloggers with an ... More >>
Being Beyonce is apparently a tough gig to pull off. Not only is she a pop icon, she's also a faux-baby-bump-sporting member of the Illuminati who is buying Neverland Ranch. And that's just the Bey of the past year or so. Look back a bit further and you'll figure out that she's been pregnant once ... More >>
In her new book about hating absolutely everyone including herself, Joanie naturally puts Oprah Winfrey on the grill. Writes the comic: "And don't say 'Oprah, who?' "Stedman's beard, that's who.
The opening-night party for Broadway's The Mountaintop -- the play that imagines an encounter between Martin Luther King and a motel maid -- brought a luminous bunch of biggies to Espace last night. Gayle King was nice, as always, and when I told her I liked her Lady Gaga interview, she lit up and ... More >>
The Throne (Watch The Throne listening session) Hayden Planetarium Monday, August 1 Better than: any listening session I've ever been to. Album listening parties have almost always existed as excuses to drink on the record company's dwindling dime, the music itself largely ignored; backgro ... More >>
In today's edition of Press Clips, our daily media column, the seriously unserious comedians at "America's Finest News Source" do the "I get no respect" routine, kicking off a campaign to score journalism's highest prize, while some more traditional reporters obscure their work, perhaps unint ... More >>
Revived: Marilyn Maye and Sally Kellerman. Clubs aren't dead yet, either.
Remember when Oprah Winfrey told Barbara Walters that Gayle King is so very many things to her, including the mother she never had? Well, Gayle was moved to tears to hear that on TV, since it's not the kind of thing you get up the nerve to vocalize in person.
Barbara Walters has an uncanny ability to make people sob, even when simply asking them what kind of tree they'd be. In fact, it must be in Barbara's contract that her interview subjects don't leave the studio until they shed some showy, large-scale tears--and they invariably oblige, just to ... More >>
Hopefully Drake got a free camera out of this. Pic by Puja.Drake/Trey Songz Best Buy Theater Tuesday, October 5 Secret, invite-only hip-hop shows don't exist, even if we went to one last night. Then again, with a lineup of Drake, Trey Songz, and Pitbull, we couldn't be too surprised at the l ... More >>
Time editor Richard Stengel, Gayle King and MSNBC's Savannah GuthrieHappy May Day! Or happy White House Press Correspondents Dinner Day, depending how famous you are, how closely you follow the high school side of politics or how much you wish you were famous. Or! How much you wish you were c ... More >>
Gayle King photo by David ShankboneThey deny it, and naturally one doesn't want to fall into that old stereotype about how any two powerful women who hang together must be doing it. But Stedman never seemed that persuasive a force to me, and now Rosie O'Donnell has stirred the pepperpot by s ... More >>
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Grace Jones appeared in rainbow-colored wings to address us as 'my subjects' while Lee Majors danced wildly with the ballsy puppets.