Remember when we were all bitching about the cold spring? Yeah, me neither. In this hot-ass weather, there are a few things you must know about feeding yourself. First, never cook. Second, you don't need to survive on expensive takeout to avoid starving to death, nor do you have to brave restaurant ... More >>
Curiosity led us early Tuesday evening toward Fred Torres Gallery in Chelsea. Courtney Love, visual artist? That sort of makes sense. Given Love's unpredictable reputation, we were not expecting to see her at the press preview for her debut art show, "And She's Not Even Pretty," let alone have a sit ... More >>
In their dealings with a potentially scary press person like myself, celebs are sometimes solicitous, occasionally pandering, at times delightfully ass kissy, but always tons of fun. Here are just a few of the highlights through the years:
While her husband hawks underwear -- as well he should -- Victoria Beckham has become a rising star in the high-end fashion world. She's bringing her stuff back to New York's own Fashion Week in a matter of days, and she's also dressing various stars for the real Fashion Week, i.e., the imminent Os ... More >>
In Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close (above) convincingly plays a woman who dresses like a man in order to nab some employment in 19th-century Ireland. But it's the kind of stunt that can also nab you awards consideration.
"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 >>
If rightbloggers believe in anything, it's that taxes are bad -- especially if they're on people making over a million dollars. When it was revealed that President Obama would propose a tax on millionaires, the brethren loyally manned the barricades to defend America's rich -- e.g., Donald Trump, ... More >>
Going Vegan With EllenA vegan, two dogs, and a couch. For years, Alicia Silverstone was the sole Hollywood vegan to dedicate an entire website to her her dietary and lifestyle preferences. But no longer! Because Ellen DeGeneres has gone and launched her own vegan website.
Black-and-white! No makeup! Authentic! The success of Adele has been good for the music business, and even better for people looking for comfort in times of romantic strife. Surely the fact that she can wail in such a way that she turns a good song--"Rolling In The Deep"--into an indelible po ... More >>
Gwyneth Paltrow is everywhere these days and might be coming to a newsstand near you. The actress is rumored to be [groan] planning a food magazine. [NY Post] Olive Garden is remodeling 400 of its more than 730 locations over the next two years to look more like Tuscan villas. [Nation's Res ... More >>
Have to love when the crowd erupts as the song kicks into overdrive. You may have seen the LCD Soundsystem "Dance Yrself Clean" Muppets video floating around today (that's it above) and wondered, "Hmm, what other bands have had their songs Muppetized?" First, that's probably not a word. Second, we ... More >>
Despite the advent of smart-phone apps, enhanced mobile websites, and scannable 2-D bar codes, restaurateurs find that simple text coupons can be efficient and successful. [Nation's Restaurant News] Americans are developing a more sophisticated palate for cheese, according to experts, which ... More >>
It's fine that Gwyneth Paltrow likes to roast a chicken--who doesn't like a nice roast chicken with potatoes? It's fine that she says she's de-boning it when she's really just butterflying it, that she only uses Maldon sea salt, that she uses the word "gorge" for "gorgeous." But honestly, Gwyneth, ... More >>
Despite myriad concessions to modishness and a Twitter feed, it was a Steely Dan sort of year at the Grammys as Robert Plant and Alison Krause's Raising Sand won five awards including Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year ("Please Read the Letter"), and awards in the Country and Contemporary Folk/A ... More >>
Le Bernardin's Eric Ripert is going to be on TV, and we're not just talking about last night's episode of Top Chef. Ripert is getting his own series on PBS this fall. Avec Eric will feature Ripert taking the "viewer on a culinary journey." No word yet if Gwyneth Paltrow will also be on that journey. ... More >>
Yes, in case you hadn't noticed, I'm a bit of a fan of one Anthony Bourdain and his brutal, witty honesty that lacks the contrivance of other brutal wits (Toby Young, thinking of you). Today, everyone's noting some amusing comment Bourdain made about Alice Waters in a recent interview. But we were e ... More >>
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Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).
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