The past year has been a big one for Lena Dunham, to say the least. Her HBO series became the most talked about show on television, and the 26 year-old renaissance woman (or girl) quickly became a "voice of her generation," as her alterego Hannah Horvath would phrase it. She won two Golden Globes. S ... More >>
There was a growing anti-Anne Hathaway sentiment on the part of the bitchy (and often accurate) people who populate the gossip boards in the last several months. They felt her Les Miz performance was a little too conscious of its own power, and started resenting the tour-de-force of a cute person s ... More >>
Meaning the Big One. Argo has been picking up so much steam lately--it copped the PGA, the Golden Globe, and the SAG--that it's looking like a much healthier Best Picture Oscar candidate than it did when they snubbed Ben Affleck for a Best Director nomination. As has been pointed out, Hollywood li ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Victor Garber was one of the people onstage at the Golden Globes after it was announced that Argo--which he's in--had copped Best Picture, Drama. He's also in the series Deception. But I guess he doesn't want any more deception.
Ben Affleck was surprisingly shut out of an Oscar nomination for Best Director last week, but he's not down yet. He stunned all the experts by copping Best Picture and Best Director at last night's Golden Globes as Lincoln looked distinctly un-Presidential. (As I just noted on CNN, the only award t ... More >>
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were a scream as hosts of the Golden Globes last night. They were wicked, witty, and spontaneous, and added some lovely tones of mirthful mockery to the proceedings, which could otherwise bog down in self congratulation. If Seth MacFarlane can do even half as well at the Os ... More >>
You know, the bizarre costarring vehicle for lippy Angelina Jolie and owlish Johnny Depp, and I can't believe it not only didn't sweep the Razzie Awards for 2010, it wasn't even nominated! Someone had to have been paid off! (Which would also explain its Golden Globe nominations for Picture, Actor, ... More >>
We've all dreamed of that moment and what we would say. Well, every year, all those awards shows bring together all sorts of people who are finally forced to say something to Meryl Streep. And this time, at the Golden Globes, it was Melissa McCarthy getting her first, fabulous chance at bat. So w ... More >>
Dear Ladies of the Red Carpet: Where's the shock of the swan dress or the pizzazz of the goth showgirl of yesteryear? Come on, ladies, this is the Oscars, and it's 2012! Why are so many of you million dollar actresses playing the Grace Kelly card? We are fully aware that all of you can't pull off ... More >>
A few years back the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences switched up the rules for Best Original Song, making the hurdles a track had to clear in order to get nominated a little more difficult and introducing the possibility that no songs at all would be nominated during a particular year. ( ... More >>
Madonna had just won Best Song for cowriting something that pops up in the February release W.E.. Sir Elton (who's British royalty just like Dame Madge herself) hadn't won for "Hello Hello" from the animated movie about lawn gnomes in love.
I recently April Fooled you about Madonna getting a special Oscar for acting, but there's finally a role that she could garner some gold with. And she doesn't want it! On Piers Morgan's chat show on CNN, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber said he feels Madonna would be a ''great Norma Desmond'' i ... More >>
Out of Nashville, out in New York
Terroir In the wake of the Chris Cannon/Michael White divorce, the merry pranksters at Terroir have made their allegiances very clear with a tribute to "our hero" Chris Cannon so hilariously unsparing it makes Ricky Gervais's Golden Globes commentary look like a Hallmark card. Cannon's year ... More >>
Take a chance on Casino Jack
Not once but twice, Annette Bening has lost the Oscar to Hilary Swank, but this could finally be her year to grab for the gold. The problem is she's in TWO big movies.
No one's safe around Ricky Gervais
Randy Quaid and his wife Evi are big old troublemakers who finally had to face three hours in the clink. They had allegedly skipped out on their bill at a California inn. Then they brazenly missed court dates related to that case. And when they finally appeared in court, they flashed Rand ... More >>
Everywhere you go, people are asking for donations to help the people in earthquake-devastated Haiti, and one can't help responding by immediately opening one's heart and wallet. Even at D'Agostino, they ask you at the checkout counter if you want to give a dollar for Haiti. For God's sake, ... More >>
Did anyone think the Best Actress Oscar race would boil down to a battle royale between the greatest actress of her generation, Meryl Streep, and Miss Congeniality, Sandra Bullock? No, but with both ladies' Golden Globes wins, that exactly what it's shaping up as. Mind you, I've always trum ... More >>
Forget saving the Navis. James Cameron's biggest mission these days should be to beat his ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, for a slew of awards! Alas, though I'm desperate for their golden competition to turn into the most bitter battle royale since Olivia deHavilland and Joan Fontaine, there seems ... More >>
The Oscar nominations aren't out yet, but the Golden Globe ones were announced and all the critics' groups have declared their faves, so it's becoming clear who's being royally shafted this year. These are the best performances that I feel are sadly being pushed under a truck in favor of big ... More >>
Hot on the heels of the big critics' awards and the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its annual award nominations for films and television. SAG has been handing these out for 16 years, but only in the past few years has awards fever caused non-professionals to pa ... More >>
The Academy Awards are planning all kinds of ways to jazz up and reinvent their ceremony--like making the Best Picture category include 10 entries, no doubt so G-Force can catapult to the nominees' list. But I have a great idea for rejuvenating the show. How about if every year they announce ... More >>
See Pineapple Express the way Mother Nature intended
Who's the grandest, most baby popping mother in our great tabloid nation? Here are your mo-fo choices: *Nadya Suleman, the octuplet lady. She's popped out 14 human lives in total, all thanks to the very same sperm donor (Jodie Foster?). The woman spews children out of her privates like a Civil W ... More >>
credit: Joan Marcus It's nice to know that the meltdown of the world economy is not preventing George Soros from enjoying classic Russian theater. The international financier was just one of a surprising number of notables taking in Wednesday night's opening of the Sam Mendes-directed The Cherry O ... More >>
Really F-word-deleted brilliant: If anyone gets annoyed by anything, it's profane!
Joan Rivers, Bohemia, and the Oscars
Choose or Lose
''How can you dislike a Barbara Walters co-anchor who had a birthday party at Hooters?''