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Heath Ledger

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    January 4, 2010

    Video: Jay-Z featuring Swizz Beatz, "On to the Next One"

    What Julianne said--sculpture-collecting rappers of the future defile simulacrum versions of peak-bloat art market follies, paint on valuable cars, recollect Heath Ledger's death mask Joker. Over a Justice sample. Symbolic, see, because that's the last decade and this video was released minutes in ... More >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2009

    The Decade in Film: A Timeline

    A lot can happen in 10 years. Here, the highlights.

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    December 16, 2009

    This Week's Voice: Jawbox, Pill, Holiday Music Roundup, Best Books of 2009, Avatar, and More

    Who had this photo in their office pool a decade ago? Jawbox on Fallon. Photo by Anything Photographic.​In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla ventures up to 30 Rock to have lunch with Jawbox on the eve of the D.C. punk band's one-off reunion on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, while Jayson G ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Is Nine a 10?

    Ladyfag: The future is now, apparently. Photo by Randy Burke​CLICK HERE for my new column which tells you all about the splashy new movie musical with Daniel Day-Lewis trying to "Be Italian." I also delve into:

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    November 12, 2009

    Photos: Neil Hamburger at the Brooklyn Knitting Factory

    all photos by Nate "Igor" SmithNeil Hamburger and Todd Barry Neil Hamburger November 12 Knitting Factory Stand-up character Neil Hamburger has, for years, been infamous for his unmannerly Michael Jackson jokes. The best one: "Why did Michael Jackson dangle his infant son over the railing? Because ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Michael Jackson Autopsy Secrets!

    "Needle marks, scars, pills--and an almost bald head" blares the New York Post's headline today. It's no surprise that Jackson--who spent much of his adult life whittling away at his identity--ended up as a barely recognizable skeleton filled with puncture wounds and mutilation signs. With no weight ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    Who Are Your Favorite Siblings?

    Which clusters of genetically-linked performers strike you as the most valuable to have around? Which ones are the most entertaining, sincere, and likable? No, you may not say the Jacksons. Your pre-approved choices are as follows: The Olsen twins. Their homeless chic mixed with their monkey faces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    The Circus Is In Town

    The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus opened at the Garden on Thursday. We took in the spectacle from the cheap seats Saturday. The crowd was healthy; we estimate 80 percent attendance (third show of the day!) Clowns are still not funny; the big laugh one got by falling splashily into a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    "New York Will Go Down In Flames!" Says Debbie-Downer Pastor

    The Times Square Church sounds like an oxymoron--sort of like "L.A. style" or "army intelligence"--and yet there really is such a thing, complete with a pastor who's full of gloomy statements designed to make you want to stay in bed even longer than "Half-Ton Mom" on TLC. The guy's predicting all ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2009

    Liveblogging the Academy Oscar Awards! Part III!

    Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City. The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge! Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's Ch ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    My Oscar Predictions For The World To See

    Here they are, boys! Here they are, world! Here's predictions! *Best Picture. Slumdog Millionaire. This is the biggest "duh" since Julia Roberts won. *Best Actor. Sean Penn for Milk. Mickey Rourke will come in a close second, but the Academy usually can't resist the "bravery" of a straight person ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 14, 2009

    Which Half of Brangelina is Getting Shafted by Oscar?

    You read it here first! You'll be all chirpy and happy!

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    January 7, 2009
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    December 31, 2008

    My Palin And Winehouse Pix, For Those Who Blinked

    Some of you have the sneaky habit of going away for Christmas and not clicking on my column, which this time was a saucily insightful year-in-review essay accompanied by a spread of moi photographed as various oddballs from '08 (Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, Heath Ledger, and Amy Winehouse). So I'm ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008
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    December 24, 2008

    The Year In Review, Wink Wink

    Click here and you'll get my hilarious yet incisive Village Voice essay looking back on the horrors of 2008 from the economy tanking to Heath Ledger dying to The Happening opening. With my usual objective elan, I travel from politics to entertainment and back again, describing 12 full months of utte ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2008

    Musto's Year in Review

    The year in pictures—pictures of me!

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    December 22, 2008

    The Voice's Most-Viewed Stories of 2008

    The eyeballs have spoken. With just a few days left in 2008, we offer the list of our 10 most-viewed stories of the year.1. David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal'The playwright explained why he gave up on "National Palestinian Radio" and embraced the writings of Thomas Sowell and Mil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Voice Xmas Gifts 2: Dead Finger Puppets

    From Newyorkology we learn online retailer Moss offers Gone But Not Forgotten finger puppets representing public figures who passed away in 2008 -- specifically Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Jesse Helms, the Maharishi Maresh Yogi, Yves Saint Laurent, Charlton Heston, and Heath Ledger. We find some of the ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2008
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    August 20, 2008
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    August 5, 2008

    Getting the MTA's Goat at the Verrazano Bridge

    While Mary-Kate Olsen's denial she had anything to do with Heath Ledger's OD death takes up the majority of front-page real estate in both tabloids this morning, there's one bizarre story that deserves to be highlighted. It's a humorous look at anti-terror security measures (well, as humorous as any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    Dark Knight Even More Cursed

    There's a Dark Night curse going on, and not just for those who shell out $12 to see it. It seems as if virtually everyone who's in the thing is finding themselves in some unsavory scrape with either the law or oblivion, maybe because they all participated in one sequel too many. I was totally ahead ... 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.)

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    August 4, 2008
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    July 23, 2008
  • Film

    July 16, 2008

    Heath Ledger Peers Into The Abyss in The Dark Knight

    Christopher Nolan's Batman returns, delivers the kick-ass goods

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    June 30, 2008
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    June 10, 2008

    Last Chance to Get Close to Heath Ledger's Body Parts

    This might sound disrespectful, but did you ever wonder what it would be like to sniff Heath Ledger's butt? Lord knows, as a press person, I kissed it his whole adult life! And now there's a chance to own, fondle, and stick your face in a place where Heath's heinie rested for many hours on the set o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    Olsen Twin's Drug Legacy Continues!

    The days when Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen starred in cutesy flicks like How The West Was Fun are as over as era when Nicole Kidman had an expressive forehead. Nowadays, of course, Mary-Kate shows up on Weeds, playing "Tara, a devoted Christian girl who falls in with a family of drug-dealing suburbani ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008
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    February 26, 2008

    Ellen Page's Sexuality! Jennifer Garner's Hairdo!

    Writer's cramp? No, a nonstop stream of diary during the Oscars telecast.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Post vs. The Daily News

    Finally we have unencumbered issues of both papers! Of course, the Daily News just can't let Super Bowl glory go, and they put Eli Manning on their front page again today. The big news? The News gave him framed copies of his front pages. How meta! The bigger sports scoop is below the smiling "Mann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    M.E.: Heath Ledger Accidently OD'd on Painkillers and Anxiety Meds

    Heath Ledger accidently overdosed on a toxic combination of prescription drugs that included versions of OxyContin, Valium, Xanax, sleeping pills and ibuprofen, the New York City Medical Examiner said early Wednesday morning. "Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Ledger Drug Tape in Bad Taste! Canceled Anyway!

    So a bunch of celebs came to dead Heath Ledger's rescue at the behest of a publicist and partly as a result of the pressure, ET dropped the video they had bought of the actor at an '06 drug party. And once again, the PR industry succeeds in keeping the truth from the public. Flacks were suddenly out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Post and Obama: Strange Bedfellows

    Today the Post’s front page features a smiling Barack Obama. The paper is endorsing the Illinois Senator in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. The tabloid’s reason? Well, much like the New York Times and its endorsement of John McCain for the Republican primary, it’s a case of "It’s not you, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Ted Kennedy's Obama Endorsement

    We love here at Tabloided when both tabs have the same stories on the front page. Watching how the News and the Post play the same story—in this case, Sen. Ted Kennedy's and the Kennedy clan's endorsement of Barack Obama—provides an excellent window into the philosophical differences that anima ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    Who You Calling a SAG?

    What was your favorite part of last night's SAG awards? Daniel Day-Lewis's drippy Heath Ledger speech or Julie Christie's witchy and wanton Alzheimer's joke? Don't answer! Julie wins by a landslide! But since her speech had a rah-rah Writer's Guild bent to it, Jules probably shouldn't have neglected ... More >>

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    January 24, 2008
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    January 23, 2008
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    January 23, 2008

    Heath Ledger and Lives Spent Heading for the Exit

    Heath Ledger in I'm Not There What I want to say about the death of Heath Ledger is…nothing. No speculation on why he committed suicide, if he committed suicide. No comment on the chronology, the circumstances, the known facts or lurid details of his passing. No outrage at the ghoulish gathering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    Heath Ledger Discovered Dead in Soho

    The actor Heath Ledger was discovered dead, pills sprawled around his naked body, in the Broome Street apartment of Mary-Kate Olsen, the NYPD said Tuesday. According to various news accounts, the 28-year-old Australian actor appeared to be a victim of an accidental overdose or suicide. The NYPD re ... More >>

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    November 7, 2006
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    January 31, 2006
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    November 22, 2005

    Blazing Saddles

    Stable relationship: Gay frontier weepie is Hollywood's straightest love story in years

  • Film

    September 13, 2005

    The Lusty Men

    Gay cowboys and masturbatory pet projects steam up fest

  • Film

    August 16, 2005

    Lore Brothers

    Gilliam mines the fear and loathing in Napoleonic Prussia for fantastic cartoon-Gothic fun

  • Film

    March 16, 2004

    That's My Bushranger

    Aussie renegade heroism and British dental derring-do thrive against overwhelming odds

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    December 25, 2001
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    May 8, 2001
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