Gossip Girl

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    The New York Post Is Freaking Out About This "Vicious" High School Confessions Facebook Page

    It's really hard to figure out the moral universe in which the New York Post resides. Homeless children living in dangerous, vermin-ridden, sexual assault-plagued shelters? No big deal. Woman reports being raped? Meh, she probably made that up. But halt the presses, call out the National Guard, brea ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 11, 2013
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    April 4, 2012
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    February 22, 2012

    In Documentaries, New York City Trumps Hollywood, Report Finds

    Take that, Hollywood! In the battle for Oscars, New York City is beating Hollywood by a long shot -- at least in one category. A study released today from the Center for an Urban Future, a New York City-based think tank, shows that half of the films nominated for an Oscar in the documentary-film ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2012

    Media And Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver Talks New York As Set Piece

    via @NYCMayorsOffice​Though much of the real-life drama in the city this past week was worth of a couple Law & Order episodes, the mayor's office brought our attention to on-screen travails. Not only was there the Thursday Gossip Girl hoopla (xoxo, Mayor Mike), but on Tuesday the film Extremel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg Hangs With 'Gossip Girl' Cast

    Yep, that's right, folks. Mayor Mike Bloomberg's press conference today was about Gossip Girl. The Lady Gaga-kisser upped his celebrity status by standing beside members of the cast and creative team of the television show at Queen's Silvercup Studios. Also beside him were a host of Queens electe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Crown Chef John DeLucie on Shameless Self-Promotion: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy John DeLucieJohn DeLucie, chef and Gossip Girl icon​ Yesterday we spoke with Crown chef John Delucie about fine dining and customers who order $125 steaks for their dogs. Today we shift gears as he tells us about his favorite neighborhood haunts and how he feels about gracing th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Kickstarter Employee Writes Elaborate Fanfic for Leighton Meester on Craigslist Missed Connections

    Nicole He Blake Lively and Leighton Meester filming 'Gossip Girl' on the LES yesterday. ​Craigslist Missed Connections have been good lately! A few weeks ago we had the man who posted an epic missed connection for the girl who held his iPhone hostage, and now we have the poor young startup emp ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 19, 2011
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    September 21, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Taiwanese Specialties; Lauren Shockey at Forcella

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema samples fly heads and chicken neck at Taiwainese Specialties; Lauren Shockey indulges in the deep-fried pies at Forcella.Liz BarclayTaiwanese Specialties​ Sam Sifton praises St. Anselm for the "pulsing bass line of ambition beneath its simple steakhouse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Plaza Hotel Sues Oak Room and Bar for Being Embarrassing

    Photo courtesy of the Oak BarA veritable den of iniquity.​Looks like the owners of the Plaza Hotel weren't fans of the Oak Room and Bar's Mel Gibson "bipolar" cocktail, either.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Celebs Who've Refused to Be Interviewed by Me

    ​Whether they're afraid or simply dismissive, certain big names -- or at least their handlers -- have unceremoniously denied my requests to chat with them through the years. The glittery dishonor roll is as follows: LL Cool J. And I only asked because it was a slow news week. Betty White. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Native Society, a Country Club For Young Yuppies, Is New Yorkers Only, But In a Bad Way

    The film Metropolitan​Thursday's New York Times features an article on Native Society, a collection of about 400 "preppy young men and women, mostly friends from the Upper East Side," who started a secret club so they can dress up and look down on people. It's like any social gathering in New ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 23, 2011
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    February 22, 2011

    The Five Worst P.R. Pitches Of All Time

    You know, publicists' ideas of what would make a great story. I get 'em all day long. Pitches aimed at a catcher with a limp wrist who keeps fumbling the ball! I just don't give a shit! The absolute worst volleys I tend to get are:

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Is the L Train Fucked? New Site Gives the Titillating Answer

    ​Everyone knows L train service is spottier than a Verizon iPhone. Just last week, there was major confusion as to whether or not the train was even running at all! The MTA said yes. The people said no. Finally, our prayers have been answered thanks to a new expletive-filled website that gives ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Veselka Is Beseiged by Gossip Girl

    Rebecca Marx​ Gossip Girl has managed to do what a blizzard and encroaching chain stores failed to: it has shut down Veselka, at least for the afternoon and probably the rest of the evening.

  • Voice Choices

    January 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 26, 2010

    Hadley Nagel, Most Perfect Socialite Ever, Graduates (With Honors!) to the New York Times

    ​In 2009, the New York Observer dubbed Hadley Marie Nagel the "Egghead Debutante." At the time, Nagel couldn't believe she had received a four-year scholarship to Johns Hopkins. ("I mean, I didn't apply for it, so it was totally out of the blue!") She was the youngest lobbyist in Washington at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Press Clips: Jared, Ivanka, and the New York Observer on Gossip Girl (Video)

    Target audiences: they happen.​The New York Observer hits the big time, getting a cameo on Gossip Girl. And who from their editorial staff was there? Gawker gets murked by some Taiwanese guys. Business Insider is making another hire. Speaking of which, Media Party Season has arrived, unless, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Blake Lively Can Really Act

    ​I never thought anyone from Gossip Girl would be considered one of our premiere thesps any more than I felt Justin Bieber should sing at the Met. But I can finally admit that in Ben Affleck's searing criminal drama The Town, Blake Lively happens to be amazing in her supporting role as a ragg ... More >>

  • Film

    August 4, 2010
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    August 2, 2010

    The Coming of a Chinese Gossip Girl: Predictions from Real Chinese People

    Doubt you'll be seeing these at a Shanghai bus stop.​Josh Schwartz is taking Gossip Girl bi-continental and producing a Chinese version of the famous Upper East Side set series, the Post reports, made with Chinese actors and broadcast in China. It's hard for us Western folk here to understand exac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Is Taylor Momsen the Next Lindsay Lohan?

    ​She smokes and curses. She's bored with men and likes her vibrator. She says she wants to be the next Kurt Cobain. I think she's great! (Except for the smoking.) But the linked article discusses whether Gossip Girl's Taylor Momsen might be hinting at behavior that could make her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    I'm a Word Verification!

    ​Yep, I've finally made it! When a Facebook friend tried to post a comment on a blog, he was asked to type "Musto" as his word verification. I am serious! My name was the word verification squiggle!

  • Film

    January 19, 2010
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    November 17, 2009

    L Train Twitter Tales: "This Car Reeks of So Much Weed That Even I Need Air."

    Elizalice, courtesy of the Voice Flickr PoolJust another day on the L Train When it comes to L Train service, Williamsburg's skinny-jean choked underground thoroughfare, you never know what sort of experience you'll encounter. One week the justifiably irate Transit Union will call for two "Days of ... More >>

  • Film

    October 20, 2009
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    October 16, 2009

    Week in Review: Pajamas Are Pussified

    Kylie! Photo by Santiago Felipe.​In the week a tiny little boy named Falcon first captured America's heart and then threw up on that heart on live television and even rhymed about doing so in song, we swam feebly in the ocean of headlines involving both Michael Jackson and Paul Anka, DJ AM and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    News Roundup: Aerosmith Cancels Tour, Sujfan Nearly On Sale, Sonic Youth on Gossip Girl

    ​--The rapidly decaying corpse of Aerosmith called the whole thing off today, canceling the rest of the band's AeroForceOne summer tour. Frontman Steven Tyler danced his way right off the stage at a motorcycle rally in Sturgis, SD last week, shattering his shoulder and amusing the entire inter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Gossip Girl Tours Exposed!

    ​In case you were wondering what one of those Gossip Girl tours -- which seem to have replaced Sex and the City tours as the baby bridge and tunnel brigade's girls-day-out of choice -- Gadling has the highlights, or at least the lights: they travelled in a bus with TV screens that played scene ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2009

    Sonic Youth's Rather Regressive Latest

    The Eternal doesn't break new ground, for the first time in 20-plus years

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Live: Kings of Leon Do MSG, to Their/Our Amazement

    Awwwww cute. Pic by Rob Trucks, more after the jump. Kings of Leon Madison Square Garden Thursday, January 29 Here we have one of those Holy Shit We're Playing Madison Square Garden shows, always a charming event -- what little banter KOL frontman Caleb Followill offers is of the "This is one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2009

    Gossip Girl Meets Theater Guy

    Remember when I was beside myself that my name turned up on a fashion show seating chart they showed on Gossip Girl? Big deal! A fellow journalist of mine--Charles Isherwood, who's one of the Times's two top-drawer theater critics--just shot an actual part for that show! Apparently the episode has ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 14, 2009


    Gossip Girl author grows up

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    My Column, And All That Jizz

    Click here on the column, folks, and get my quality-time encounters with Danny Boyle, Ken Russell, Billy Elliot, and a prude from Gossip Girl. If that's not enough juice for you, you'll also get a high-minded encounter with a film about Liberian women and some lowdown digging for age-old dirt about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Gossip's Girls on the Prowl

    Spotted walking around the West Village the other night: Gossip Girl's Chase Crawford and Ed Westwick and two other friends. For about a quarter of a block, housemates Chase and Ed locked arms in a very touching way--but don't swish to any conclusions. I'm sure it was just to purposely play into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    What a Great Present, Grandpa! My First Period Kit

    Cool Mom Picks alerts us to My First Period, a little kit with soothing, feminine colors and imagery all about your daughter's special time. It includes a DVD in which an instructor, gently and with an occasional encouraging "You go, girl" (and an admonitory "over here" when someone's attention lags ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    I Am Now a Lipstick!

    That's right, folks. I may not exactly be any kind of journalist, but I am definitely a fucking lipstick. According to Stephen Saban's wonderful blog, WOW Report, club kid killer Michael Alig just sent a letter to his friend James St. James from jail and in it he included a sheet from a fashion maga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    Another Free iTunes Single of the Week: The Republic Tigers' "Buildings and Mountains"

    Last week's prediction: bald dude, lots of anguish. Never had the impression that the iTunes free Single of the Week was the equivalent of those bargain cassette bins that used to lurk in the front of record stores, pawning off Filter overstock onto unsuspecting mall-goers, but what other explanati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Brooklyn Book Fest: from Joan Didion to Gossip Girl

    Yesterday was the Brooklyn Book Festival at Borough Hall. The Voice's own Sound of the City was there, and reports on Joan Didion's "surprisingly young woman's voice," Henry Alford's assessment of Raymond Chandler ("Hilarious"), Rivka Galchen reading "some of her favorite Dewey Decimal subcategories ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Listen Up, Lohan, Bale, and All You Other Celebs in Crisis

    You know how most of the people who go on TV to dissect celebrity fashion look like complete wrecks who obviously picked their outfits with their eyes closed? Well, similarly, I'm an utter emotional mess, always on the verge of total collapse, but I feel very comfortable doling out unwanted advice t ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 5, 2008

    Advice to Madonna, Lindsay, Katie, and Meth Addicts

    Stay away from clowns! Just continue to be ones yourselves. (And other Dear ABBA suggestions.)

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Sad Gay Reality: You Can't Get Picked Up in a Bar Anymore

    It's true, queens! No one in a bar is cruising these days! (And I don't just mean they're not cruising ME.) The reason for this hideous turn of events is quite simple: They already got laid 80 times that day thanks to Internet hookups! And they know that when they get home, they can pile 80 more gon ... More >>

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