A dinner at Co-op restaurant (at Hotel on Rivington) to introduce Chef James London, was a perfect chance for me to reconnect with my image on the wall--an EJ Camp-photographed portrait placed up on the top row of the grid of downtown-icon photos. In TV terms, that makes me Carol Brady! (Or if you ... More >>
Midwestern rap weirdo Tech N9ne had an unexpected guest spot on Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV last year ("Interlude" with Andre 3000), but the 40-year-old Kansas City motormouth's most memorable track has to be "Areola," his 2009 not-at-all-joking breast anthem that comes with its own anatomy lesson ("D ... More >>
The news of a rapper-packed revamp of Hollywood Squares has been greeted positively, not least because everyone has been able to join in the fun of Googling the demographic term "malennials" to find out if they are going to be allowed to watch the show. It's also allowed some people speculate on whi ... More >>
Next month MTV2 will debut Hip-Hop Squares, a rap-centric takeoff on the "tic-tac-toe with trivia and celebrities" game show Hollywood Squares. (The non-genre-specific version of the show aired its last episode in 2004.) The show will be hosted by Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg, and MTV has announced a fe ... More >>
There were commercials for it all through the Golden Globes, and two of the presenters were stars from the show. Every Broadway site has large wraparound ads for it on the homepage. The trade magazines are brimming with ads and articles about it.
Last night's Times Square Social--a cash-bar networking event for LGBTs, held at Dave & Buster's--was extra surreal considering that two tables down from my book signing perch was none other than Levi Johnston. You know, Bristol Palin's former dancing partner, the guy who's currently competi ... More >>
Before the Internet was born, fact checking had to be done in a variety of more exhausting ways, sometimes involving tracking down your subject and just plain asking them for the facts! In the '80s, I was running an item about Rose Marie, the child star who went on to another round of fame i ... More >>
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