(Video by Meredith Rosenberg for the Voice.) "Whether the general public chooses to acknowledge it or not, voice-over matters," asserted Geena Davis, playing a hard-boiled Hollywood exec in Lake Bell's sparkling comedy In a World... "Everyone watches movie trailers, everyone sees commercials on tel ... More >>
Don't let this get out because it could ruin my career! There are some women that I happen to find terribly sexy, even now in Gay Pride month. But these dames needn't worry about me--I'll just admire them from afar, as well as in this glorious photo tribute.
At last night's hilarious Assdance awards (for outrageous short films) at Bowery Poetry Club, Janeane Garofalo took the stage to present an honor for Best Overacting By A Female Lead. She told the crowd: "Think Elizabeth Berkley. "Or Jennifer Lopez when she's trying to laugh like a human would la ... More >>
Dear Ladies of the Red Carpet: Where's the shock of the swan dress or the pizzazz of the goth showgirl of yesteryear? Come on, ladies, this is the Oscars, and it's 2012! Why are so many of you million dollar actresses playing the Grace Kelly card? We are fully aware that all of you can't pull off ... More >>
The show started with great dignity. Morgan Freeman came out and a friend of mine said, "Is that the one who fucks the granddaughter?"
Earlier today, Maura offered a list of the 47 songs on her "2011 Awesomeness" Spotify playlist; to complement that, here are the 53 songs from my less cleverly named playlist, "2011." As is the usually the case with these mega-lists, I compiled mine a bit haphazardly, throwing together a substantial ... More >>
Later this week, Billboard is expected to announce its tallies for the biggest hits of 2011. And what a year for music it's been. Remember all those big hits: "Like a G6," "We R Who We R," "Raise Your Glass," "Fuck You!" and "What's My Name?" What's thatyou say the songs I just rattle ... More >>
As you might have heard, Taylor Swift has been crossing the country touring behind 2010's Speak Now and performing a new cover song, often with a surprise guest, at each city along the way, leaving in a trail of camera phone YouTube videos and exclamation point-filled tweets in her wake. In Atlanta ... More >>
The forthcoming album from will.i.am, lead Black Eyed Pea and tireless trend-rider, is called #WILLPOWER, and yes, the pound sign is intentional; apparently he's so interested in willing (ha!) himself into the Internet-enabled public consciousness, he's named his album in the style of Twitter ... More >>
The fifth single from Lady Gaga's Born This Way is "Marry The Night," an ode to the time of day that's seized the imaginations of countless pop starsit's got darkness, mystery, cooler temperatures, more opportunties for steam-borne drama, and so forth. Gaga has proven herself to be a m ... More >>
Justin Bieber and Ludacris: Congratulations. A lot of people watched your video.On August 28, MTV will throw the 2011 installment of its Video Music Awards, honoring achievements in the art form that used to make up the majority of its programming. While it's all too tempting to note the iron ... More >>
Think the life of a gossip columnist/blogger is all sawdust and tinsel? Well, here are some of the pitches I've gotten this week, to give you a hint of the reality behind the glitterdome: *"Andrea Bocelli rides the East River ferry"
A few weeks ago, my colleague Chris Molanphy broke down how "Super Bass," the late-breaking crossover smash from Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday, presented a rare example of a hit album taking months to yield a top 10 single after moving major units out of the gate. But at the time, I was patiently ... More >>
Ricki Rosen for NYT"The tall man in the velvet fedora and knee-length black jacket with ritual fringes" taking "long, swift strides toward the Western Wall" in today's New York Times is not Knicks basketball star Amare Stoudemire, who discovered his Hebrew roots over the summer. It's Brooklyn ... More >>
Kanye West had a better Fashion's Night Out than you. He called it "the best night" of his life "uuuum so far." The New York Times, in a more staid description, called it "the unofficial start of fall fashion." But according to Times writer Stuart Emmrich, "it did one more thing on Friday nig ... More >>
As the gossip rages on about which washed-up celebrity will be the next judge on American Idol, the real news about the show is that one-time winner Fantasia Barrino just recovered from a messy suicide attempt.
Either you're a part of it or you're in their way. Beginning this morning at 11 a.m., the National Puerto Rican Day Parade started crawling up Manhattan's Fifth Avenue with equal, if not more, fervor than your average World Cup goal celebration. Scheduled for the second Sunday in June of ever ... More >>
As New Yorkers, we're used to dealing with our own brand of wildlife. We've got an extended family of pigeons holed up in our air shaft, rats in our garbage cans, and a feral human population like whoa. But in recent months encounters with less-than-urban creatures have been all up in our news sourc ... More >>
Somebody tell Puja how to do this. Greenhouse is one of those places that make us normal folks nervous. While some revel in the exclusivity of red-roped clubs, the thought of waiting in a felt-carpeted line doesn't exactly thrill me--over-glammed Jersey girls, statuesque Chelsea boys, and men with ... More >>
There are hundreds of great performances through the years that the Academy Awards have strangely neglected, but I like them, I really, really like them! They simply got shafted because they were in the wrong category, they didn't get the right buzz, they didn't ham it up enough, or they didn't give ... More >>
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From Iran to Pakistan, a region's stories come to downtown fest
The "I Get Money" Forbes 1, 2, 3 remix does not have a video—yet. This is just the song. File this under the category of "Just Wondering": But as Diddy faces a new set of potential legal problems because of a dust-up over a woman at a nightclub, his turn on 50 Cent's bangin' "I Get Money" remix ... More >>
Devout banter about a very different Bible class, plus sleuthing about Sleuth and ragging on Rita
How a few black publishers are making a play for the Maxim man
And other shocking revelations from this year's Video Music Awards
Whoever wins in November, Republican looks swept the Fashion Week runways
Wacky profs and aunts celebrate their 25-year-old prophecy
Shopping With Reese and Beyoncé
Young Fresh Fellows Seek Same
The Gangsta Life and Times of Jamal Barrow
This Series Is Not Just About Gay Sex. Its About the Bond Gay Sex Creates.
Publicly, Rap Mogul Wont Beg; Quietly, He Pleads
Wretched Excess on the Cheap
Five Hit Singles Linked by No Concept Whatsoever!