The holidays are meant for singing terrible tacky music
Arrested Development's frozen banana stand will makes its way from London to New York even faster than we thought! The Bluth family business announced last week that it will open shop on Monday, May 13 diagonally across from Radio City Music Hall from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Love goes screwy in Adam Szymkowicz's play at the Secret Theatre
Halloween on a Wednesday. It was a massive bummer before Sandy came and took a shit all over it. It makes sense if you've not yet picked out a costume. We've got some last minute, music-inspired costume suggestions. All of them are awful, maybe. But after all that's gone down these last few days, ex ... More >>
It's been two never-ending weeks since we witnessed the Queen and James Bond fly in on some sort of parachute thing over the Thames River. And Mr. Bean. And the timeline of London's growth, from the capital of a colonial power to a lovable, quirky center of British haute couture. Yes, the Olympics a ... More >>
About a year ago, the movie Bridesmaids opened in the U.S. and was the subject of a rather unusual awareness campaign. Female movie fans, largely independently of the film's producers, compelled women to go see the film in its opening weekend and defy common Hollywood wisdom that non-rom-com movies ... More >>
Today is Groundhog Day, and while rodents on the East Coast are split on whether or not 2012 will actually see something resembling winter around these parts, one thing's for sure: People will probably watch the 1993 Harold Ramis-directed Bill Murray vehicle Groundhog Day, in which the comedian play ... More >>
Time to change up this rut we're in, music lovers
The greatest band of all time reunites, sort of
I wish George Michael the best as he battles his terrible health problem. The 48-year-old "I Want Your Sex" singer suffered agonizing chest pains and breathing difficulties in Vienna and was rushed to the hospital, where a doctor said George has "community-acquired pneumonia." And then George's pu ... More >>
"It takes two, baby," as Marvin & Tammi once sang. So here are my all-time favorite twosomes -- musically, that is. (13) "Cruisin'," Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis, 2000 This cover version of the Smokey Robinson hit came from a rotten movie about karaoke, but it grabbed me, with Gwynnie's creamy ... More >>
Today the AV Club has a feature up on enjoyable novelty songs that namechecks (among others) the sitcom-created boyband 2ge her, the musical works of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Barnes & Barnes' seminal "Fish Heads," not to mention good old "Weird Al" Yankovic. Any discussion of novelty s ... More >>
Michael Becker/FOXA deeply frustrating season of American Idol is over now, having discovered exactly zero future stars, and last night we got the massive glitzathon finale, an annual event that reliably has little or nothing to do with the rest of the season. Scotty McCreery barely even look ... More >>
I dance, I chat with Brooke Shields, I learn about female private parts
A couple of days ago, I asked you to define faith, while promising a copy of the reissued Faith album by George Michael to the five strongest entries. The results restored my faith in humanity. Here are the winners:
In 1987, George Michael won the Grammy for Album of the Year for Faith, his shimmery record bursting with hit songs like the title track, "I Want Your Sex," "Father Figure," and more. Well, Faith has been gussied up and reissued by Epic/Legacy, and I have five glorious copies of it to hand o ... More >>
I'm not complaining, mind you. I'm just wondering about the aesthetic roots of it all. Surely it's a residual effect of the shame and the forced hiding that hovered over previous eras' gay living. A bathroom stall was probably a relatively safe place to carry on (unless you're George Micha ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. OK, we all agree that Phil Collins is for wussies--but there's got to be some middle ground, right?
Club 57 downstairs DJ Keo Nozari has assembled all your favorite club freaks and gogo boys to surround him for his new video, "Like Lightning," which has him sporting facial hair and writhing around like a nouveaux George Michael while mixing in a lick of an old Duran Duran melody and canoodling w ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. Ah, ringtones: The 21st-century equivalent of particularly withered lumps of coal.
A breathless call came in from a friend the other day. "I saw Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on TV," she said, panting, "and I realized something: They're gay! They're bearding for each other! They come off completely 'that way'!" Yikes! Could it be true? Two actors in a movie actually ... More >>
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Chuck Eddy on Michael Jackson's 1991 hated-on-mostly-but-still-plenty-epic Dangerous. Sound of Breaking Glass By Chuck Eddy December 17, 1981 Hey, so how come nobody's compared the fucker to There's a Riot Goin' On? Well, maybe Rio ... More >>
Take a stroll with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney
Stay away from clowns! Just continue to be ones yourselves. (And other Dear ABBA suggestions.)
Private acts in public restrooms
Major-label hip-hop records in burying-best-tracks shocker!
Life's a Party for New York Nightlife's Sober Hipsters
Rock stars, dating experts, and cartoon characters talk about Valentine's Day
Rapunzels fight back
Why Is It Libelous to Call an Action Actor Gay?
Lay Off Me! I'm a Boy, Not Your Toy, and I Want To Be With Another Boy
Is 'The Advocate' Getting Savvy or Selling Out?
When I asked Jane Horrocks if she's a gay man trapped in a woman's body, she said, 'No! If so, I haven't discovered it!'
''In the new George Michael video, two very arresting male cops are locked in a passionate kiss, bringing new meaning to the word entrapment.''
''When the press release for Stupid Kids likened the play to Dawson's Creek, there I was in the front row, ready to applaud the acne.''