Since pastry wizard Dominique Ansel trotted out his fluffy, knobby-knuckled pretzel dough lobster tails last week on Good Morning America, half the internet has described the new treat as Combos nostalgia and the rest has taken to calling it an engorged penis of Maldon-salted pastry. The above pictu ... More >>
One of television's longest-running programs, NBC's Today, has recently gone from venerable to vulnerable within the span of about a year. Thanks to more missteps than a line of drunken novice cloggers attempting the Riverdance, the morning show now finds itself routinely rated behind its main compe ... More >>
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Cult funkateer Shuggie Otis plays the Highline tonight. Despite his talent as a multi-instrumentalist and savvy singer-songwriter, Otis's career never quite went mainstream back in the '70s, but his legacy has been well served thanks to a judiciously reissued back catalogue and a series of rap types ... More >>
Rolling Stone recently published a run-down of the top 50 hip-hop songs of all time. After consulting with a panel of 33 journalists, industry figures and artists (including professional rap encyclopedia ?uestlove and the remaining members of the Beastie Boys), the numbers were crunched and Grandmas ... More >>
An American tabloid story hits France
We're relieved to report that the world is not quite as creepy as we initially thought it was after watching a video of an Upstate man having what can be best described as a "traingasm."A few hours ago, we posted the video -- titled "Excited Train Guy" -- thinking it was legit. Turns out, it's bulls ... More >>
The early rise of the Fat Boys is an unfairly overlooked rap story. Having broken through as mainstream figures in the mid-'80s, an ascent helped by collaborations with Chubby Checker, William "The Refrigerator" Perry and Robert Englund's Freddy Krueger character, the oversized hip-hop trio have bee ... More >>
A caution to our meat lovers out there: there's a tick out there that's making people allergic to meat. Known as the "lone star tick," researchers are saying that a bite from it can trigger allergic reactions toward meat. "People will eat beef and then anywhere from three to six hours later start ... More >>
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo playerRemember Jessica Sporty? She is the enterprising Murray Hill twentysomething written about in November by Business Insider, which first published her name, after which it was picked up by various media outlets (us included); then changed it to ... More >>
Ted Allen is certainly a skilled cook, given that he hosts Chopped and was the culinary expert on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. But his true culinary specialties are "stupid, over-elaborate, fancy-ass" meals, as his recent appearance on the Onion News Network can attest.
Terry Thompson, who owned a wildlife preserve in Zanesville, Ohio, set free 50-some animals, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, wolves, giraffes, camels, and bears, before, investigators believe, he committed suicide. His body was found on Tuesday evening after police went to the preserve to ... More >>
"Batmanning" joins planking, horsemaning, and stocking as the newest silly trend that will irritate everyone. It looks especially dangerous, though. What if they fall on their heads?
Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina at Central Park this morning.Yesterday my wonderful colleague Jen Doll penned a list of 11 things to do in NYC before the summer ends, and I'd like to add one item to her list: Catch one of the outdoor concerts put on by the national morning shows. This morning I ... More >>
Celebrating the summer with live, sweaty shows
Jim and Cindy would not approve.Today in yucko parenting trends reported by Good Morning America: some parents are letting their teenagers have sex at home! This is because the home is a presumably safer environment, where there are condoms, and it's clean, and...parents are around? Plus, kid ... More >>
Ethics are a fascinating thing. While it was okay for ABC News to pay $10,000 for a story -- or, more specifically, to pay $10,000 as a licensing fee for photos given part-and-parcel with an "exclusive" Good Morning America interview with Kerry Campbell, or "Botox Mom" -- it is not okay to pa ... More >>
TMZ has the story that Chris Brown, who's on probation for the felony beating of Rihanna, is up to his old tricks, though at least it's just objects that he's beating now. Here's what went down: On this morning's Good Morning America, Robin Roberts kept asking Chris about the Rihanna situat ... More >>
A man hurdled a set of barricades during a live broadcast of this morning's Today Show, the Post reports. Meredith Vieira, Al Roker, and Willie Geist were discussing upcoming guest Mackenzie Phillips when a 33-year-old Brooklyn man screamed, "I'm God's gift to music" while trying to storm the ... More >>
Authorities have released the mugshot of Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner, which is now being tweeted by the media, including Good Morning America and others. Presented without comment. via
Following House Speaker-designate John Boehner's Sir-Weeps-a-Lot moment on 60 Minutes recently, along with the salty, flowing waves of 2010 man-tears (including Charlie Rangel's please don't censure me sobs and Chris Brown's spontaneous waterworks at a Michael Jackson tribute), the Today Show ... More >>
Before the Smoking Baby and Hiccup Girl we had Prince Chunk, a 44-pound orphan cat who garnered wary laughs and some love from Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, New York tabloids and People magazine. Now he's dead at the age of "about 10."
The U2-scored, Julie Taymor-directed Spider Man musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, debuted some set stuff, some costume stuff, some interviews, and some other stuff today on Good Morning America. They also debuted their lead actor singing a song from the forthcoming musical. And how does ... More >>
Here we go again. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.To say that Drake's June 15th free, outdoor show at the South Street Seaport was cancelled would be an understatement--more like dissolved into a lawless riot. The cops eventually broke that show and the twenty-plus thousand people who came to see it ... More >>
CBSEx Citibanker Debrahlee Lorenzana has been all over the national and local news, starting with last week's issue of the Voice and, most recently, hitting the TV morning show circuit, including appearances on Today and Good Morning America this morning -- despite her current employer JPMorg ... More >>
Let's do a quick recap: Adam Lambert indulged in gay shenanigans on his now legendary American Music Awards performance. Everyone I knew was loving it, but not Good Morning America, which promptly canceled Lambert's scheduled appearance. Gay activists were furious, especially since the show w ... More >>
That Adam Lambert AMA phoney-baloney outrage thing is working! Good Morning America has cancelled the free Hudson Theatre performance they were going to sponsor. "Given his controversial American Music Awards performance," says a GMA spokesperson (referring, we assume, to the rather perfunc ... More >>
Oh thank God: the wacky Richard and Mayumi Heene, who raised their boys to be anti-pussifcation and sent a balloon up to prank the world, may not see jail time after all. According to the Daily News, Richard will plead out to attempting to influence a public servant, and Mayumi to a lesser c ... More >>
A lawyer for Robert Joe Halderman, the guy arrested for blackmailing David Letterman over his affairs with staffers, told Good Morning America yesterday that his client is innocent -- or, rather, "did not have the intent required by the statute" on which he was charged. Sources claim Halderma ... More >>
I Look To You, the post-crack-allegations, post-Bobby, post-reality-TV "comeback album" by Whitney Houston, is out today, and she's in Central Park at the moment, packing em in for Good Morning America. The crowd there seems split between surprise at the crowd Whitney still draws ("On line for Whi ... More >>
ABC's Good Morning America has increased its credibility by hiring comedian Steve Harvey to dispense relationship advice. Since achieving national attention as an expert dispenser of swear words and homey anecdotes in the movie The Original Kings of Comedy, Harvey has become a cuddly sitcom a ... More >>
Conservatives have become very interested lately in George Soros' finances, as $5 million of them have been pledged to sponsor advertising in favor of health care reform (or, as Born Again Redneck calls it, "ObamugabeCare"). Soros may have decided to take advantage of the attention, and has ... More >>
Bristol Palin has reemerged as a spokesperson for abstinence. The famously knocked-up daughter of GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin said on today's Good Morning America that "regardless of what I did personally, I just think that abstinence is the only way that you can effectively, 100 pe ... More >>
I'm getting out my best Brett Somers hair and my curliest Charles Nelson Reilly merkin because it's time for another Match Game Live!, the funsy game show put on by host Bern Lerman for a crowd of panting people, some of whom become wildly lucky enough to get dragged into the action. It could be you ... More >>
Megan McAllister, fiancee of alleged Craigslist killer Philip Markoff, maintains her intended's innocence as a "beautiful person" who "could not hurt a fly" in an email to Good Morning America. Police are leaking that Markoff was trying to pay off his gambling debts with the robberies. McAllister ... More >>
I just got a press release saying I'm a celebrity panelist on a live game show, so I guess it's really happening. In fact, I'm pulling together my best Brett Somers wig and Charles Nelson Reilly pants suit (or vice versa) as we speak! Here's the release:
A mediocre album from this band is bad news whether you're a lover or a hater
The outdoor U2 "Good Morning America" show at Fordham -- for which we provided exclusive technical set-up coverage -- occurred very early this morning to a packed quad. The Post has professional pics and video; Brooklyn Vegan has fuzzier but very heartfelt snaps, and the setlist: "Get On Your Boots, ... More >>
Our intrepid correspondent John DeSio tried to get press passes to tomorrow's U2 concert at Fordham, which is open only to Fordham students and staff, but the power of Runnin' Scared apparently does not extend that far up in the Bronx. So he took some pictures of workmen setting up for the show. ... More >>
Years ago in the Voice James Wolcott observed that the WPIX Yule Log -- a film loop of a roaring fireplace at Gracie Mansion -- proved that television had progressed from surrealism to science fiction. Now the local station announces to a breathless public that it will in fact bring back the Yule Lo ... More >>
Russell Simmons and Doug Banks Launch Ambitious Voter Registration Drive
''Most high-minded of all was Madonna, a spiritual lady who wears her heart on her jewel-encrusted sari sleeve.''