Entertainment thumps art in shows by Alex Prager
Get this, Mary. Departing Pope Benedict gets to retain his hot male sidekick, Georg Ganswein, who as Andrew Sullivan says, "will be living with Benedict at the monastery inside the Vatican and keeping his day job as prefect of the new pope's household." Talk about One Man, Two Guvnors! (Or "two se ... More >>
We covered a lot of music ground in 2012. You loved all of it. But some stories were more read than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year. Thanks for reading. The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten Best Country Alb ... More >>
We've covered a lot of music ground in 2012. And you loved all of it. But you read some stories more than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year, from 10 - 1. (20 - 11 here.) The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten B ... More >>
President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser hosted by former Menudo star Ricky Martin last night -- and New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox joined the growing list of GOPers pissy over the president's partying.Cox issued a statement basically saying that Obama's hanging out with Martin ... More >>
Sound of the City's search for the quintessential New York City musician enters Round Two this week, with battles in the Round of 32 daily. Keep up with all the action here. Monk handily dispatched TV On The Radio, and he now moves on to face a surprisingly ascendant Norah Jones, who pitched off ... More >>
"When you get the credit for the wins," Casey Stengel famously said, "you gotta take the blame for the losses." True, but there was a lot more to the Knicks 102-88 loss to the Heat Thursday night than Jeremy Lin. The statistic which probably best defined the night was Lin's 8 turnovers. But ... More >>
The nominations will be announced tomorrow morning, but you might as well just go by this list, which has been officially certified by the Dionne Warwick Psychic Hotline. BEST PICTURE (Ranked in descending order of likelihood) 1--The Artist 2--The Descendants 3--The Help 4--Hugo 5--Mo ... More >>
The big news to emerge from yesterday's New York Film Critics Circle voting--held early this year to scoop the other year end awards--is, of course, the second coming of homeboy Harvey Weinstein. Not only was The Artist voted best picture and its director Michel Hazanavicius anointed Best Director ... More >>
Daily updates from the Festival
Just like it's already Christmas in certain department stores, the Oscar predix business happens to be in full swing, with goldderby.com asking us pundits for our premature (I mean extremely mature) guesses as to who will get nominated. Here are mine as of this very moment. Bear in mind tha ... More >>
Wiz Khalifa w/Big Sean, Chevy Woods Central Park Monday, July 25 Better than: Hanging out with your parents. In September 2008, Wiz Khalifa stood onstage in front of less than ten people on the Bowery, the whole of Crash Mansion abandoned after performances by Mickey Factz and Charles Hamilton. ... More >>
He can hear you spreading those rumors, you know. Meanwhile, on the other side of the fake stories about celebrity mortality spectrum, Will Smith has been killed by the Internet--specifically by a story from FakeAWish.com that claimed the former Fresh Prince had fallen to his death from a cli ... More >>
In the history of contemporary gossip, New York City's reputation for having the sharpest, most steely-nerved power players breaking news nobody else would--or could--touch was unprecedented. But something's happened over the last few years where New York's most powerful characters -- and the ... More >>
If this doesn't say it all, don't know what does Wyclef's Yele charity has recently drawn a firestorm of criticism, but he's not the only musical figure trying to mobilize folks and funds on behalf of Haiti. There's also an impressive number of benefit concerts and music events happening in the cit ... More >>
As Tom Robbins observes, Haiti is the only story, albeit with some local angles. Now it is reported that two NYU doctoral candidates, Nathalie Pierre and Greg Childs, who had gone to Haiti before the quake and were reported missing, have been found alive and well in the Dominican Republic. ... More >>
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Rushmore duo gets animalistic
Meeting Mindy Cohn in Fort Greene. Side trip to Nashville.
Attention, bottom-feeders: This column ends with blind items.
Love that cape, Batman!
From the seer, suckers: The nominees, plus trash talk about some non-nominees
Watching a career sore. And hearing amid the praise for Day-Lewis: 'Huston. We have a problem.'
The recent death of a former Air Force officer brings back a familiar fight for freedom
photo by this person Feist Town Hall June 11 By Rob Harvilla So Feist sang a song about semen that made the woman next to me cry. I’ll wager this is a first. (Yes, even in Times Square.) We’d gotten halfway through her Town Hall coronation, a schizophrenic affair by turns mesmerizing and frus ... More >>
Director Stephen Gaghan talks about what didn't end up in 'Syriana'
Remake relocates from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles and can't pull off a second swindle
Lucy in the sky: No diamonds but plenty of beers on tap
A rundown of the season's movies handpicked for their potential wondrousness or probable woefulness.
Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).
Burt Reynolds and Bobby Simone Pass in the Night
A Winter Movie Preview
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