It almost happened. I just caught up with Altered States, the autobiography of the late visionary director Ken Russell, and he talks about being assigned to do a movie of Evita in the early 1980s, possibly with musical theater actress Elaine Paige as the leading lady. But he felt Paige was not nea ... More >>
Two actresses we love steam it up in new films
The Dalai Lama makes his way to Jersey
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 27, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 17 Will they snort coke in the White House? By Maureen Orth LOS ANGELES, California -- "I kissed Jack Nicholson," shrieked a teenybopper, her bare midriff quivering with excitement. "Warren Beatty hugged ... More >>
Vladimir Putin sang the 1950's classic "Blueberry Hill" at a recent charity gala in front of a cheering Goldie Hawn and Mickey Rourke. This isn't some weird fan-fiction story; this actually happened in real life. The hostess at the event apparently just walked up to him and asked him to get on stage ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 16, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 16 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris OSCAR GOES TO COLLEGE: You could hardly recognize Oscar this year at the celebration of his 42nd birthday. After years of flaunting his nouveau riche vulgarity and grade s ... More >>
Have you read this week's New York Observer cover story, entitled 'Poor Little Rich Girls: The Ballad of Sara and Clare Bronfman'? No? You should. It's about: Absurdly rich young heiresses. Absurdly rich young heiresses to the Seagram's Gin fortune -- among other fortunes -- who lost $10 ... More >>
The name "Brangelina" fits those two tabloid heroes so niftily that's it seems to have helped make them indestructible. And TomKat is cute too. (The name, not the couple.) So let's make up some more of these catchy combo-tags, just for expediency's sake.
You may know Goldie Hawn merely as Kate Hudson's mother. But I happen to know the lady as an Oscar winning movie star and a terrific comic actress whose memoir A Lotus Grows In The Mud I just managed to catch up with. And one of the book's most memorable bits has pre-fame Goldie going to th ... More >>
They were never married, which made the 23 years Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon spent together that much more charming and countercultural. Now Sarandon's rep announces that the Hollywood stars and liberal activists are no longer a couple, and in fact haven't been since last summer -- maybe ... More >>
Anxiety? Fetish? Picture-prone artists are loving themselves some process.
Erica Baum keeps print exciting
We note the passing of Howard Zieff, a key figure in the bold, funny, and heavily Jewish advertising revolution of the 1960s. Zieff directed the famous "Spicy Meatball" Alka-Seltzer commercial (shown here), and photographed the multi-ethnic "You don't have to be Jewish" Levy's Rye print ads for Do ... More >>
8:30 pm. Hmmm, Laurence of Arabia with a Cugat beat... pretty stage, more "intimate" than usual as promised, but a bit flat -- Oh no Hugh Jackman is doing a Billy Crystal. No, Hugh, you're too good for this. And we mean that literally. It's like watching Pavarotti play Jackie Gleason. At last, a g ... More >>
Costumes pass for plot in WWII update
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My Ongoing Love Affair With Those Twisted Awards
Tying Postwar Balkans to the EU
Limelight's updated layout is sort of like Jocelyne Wildenstein's new face not better or worse, just different.