Movie 43 is the outrageous new comedy anthology film in which Hugh Jackman finally has balls.
(He takes off his shirt to reveal testicles hanging from his chin, as Kate Winslet looks appalled.)
On the set, Halle Berry wanted to be part of the wacky fun and bump up the shock value of her performanc ... More >>
Last week Hot 97 Program Director Ebro Darden offered a weak explanation about his stations narrow playlist and why they don't play up-and-coming locals, saying--in so many words--that artists not getting spins on the station simply aren't ready for them. They're too underground. They haven't worked ... More >>
Spoiler alert! Spoilert alert!
A friend of mine saw and loved Cloud Atlas, the 164-minute, 500-year-spanning epic by Tom Tykwer and Lana and Andy Wachowski.
And one of the most intriguing aspects of the film is that cast members play multiple roles, some large, some fleeting.
"Oh, snap, it's the real-life rap Halle Berry..." And lo, with 16 bars rapped over an instrumental spun by underground hip-hop gate-keeper DJ Premier, a new star was born at the BET Hip-Hop Honors earlier this week. Well, maybeat the very least, the performer in question saw her profil ... More >>
Yes, apparently May 12 is the day where you're supposed to grab someone (whether a friend, a "friend," or a stranger) and, to quote the people putting this holiday on, "take a few minutes to enjoy what is probably the most singularly positive human experience ever." Hey, it's not a holiday that was ... More >>
Halle Berry's interview with Ebony magazine is raising some eyebrows, as the actress, involved in a custody battle with her white ex-boyfriend over their two-year old daughter, cited the "one-drop" rule as to why the child is black.
The one drop rule is a Jim Crowe-era notion that a person ... More >>
The Academy Awards will be telecast on February 27, when we'll get all new acceptance speeches to savor and barf at.
In the meantime, having just posted the worst speeches in the trophy's history, here are my favorite ones, whereby winners managed to shine in that high-pressure situation--ac ... More >>
Something about copping an Oscar often brings out the worst in people--phoniness, fake humility, excessive blubbering, and total inarticulation.
As we hold our collective breaths for February 27, here are the absolute worstest so far:
The last year in Broadway theater saw the appearances of names like Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones not just on stages, but in the same award categories as their Loyal-to-New-York-Theater co-stars. The trending caused our own lead theater critic Michael Feingold to pen an epic scr ... More >>
November 4, 2009.
Andy Pettitte is pitching in his 11th postseason with the Yankees. If he wins it, it'll be his 4th of the year.
Pedro Martinez is pitching his 11th postseason game. If he loses, it'll be his 4th against the Yankees.
If the Yankees win tonight, their postseason reco ... More >>
I'm always bitching out all those Academy Awards given to undeserving actors simply because they didn't get it the year before or because they just had a tracheotomy.
But occasionally, Oscar gets it right, actually conferring gold on the person who gave the best performance of the year in th ... More >>
Tina Fey (pictured) reveals that she "couldn't give it away" -- meaning her virginity -- when she was a young lass, prompting respected journalistic organization ABC News to run a slide show of "Stars' Sexperiences."
You would imagine these Sexperiences would be calculated to include simila ... More >>
So Tyler Perry--you know, the Madea guy--is writing and directing a film called For Colored Girls, based on the brilliant series of monologues called For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf. (The play surfaced in '75, when you had to have long, interesting title ... More >>
A new book called Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film by Mia Mask examines five African American film icons, discussing:
Dorothy Dandridge's status as a sexual commodity in films such as Tamango, revealing the contradictory discourses regarding race and sexuality in segregation-era ... More >>