Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Another day, another story about sexual harassment in the New York Post. But this one stands out a little.
Last week, our Michael Musto reported that Megan Mullally had split a Broadway play before it even had a chance to open. When he noted Mullally's departure, Musto naturally drew a parallel to Jeremy Piven's highly-publicized departure from a production of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow: When ... More >>
Cruising for surreal NYC Housewives. Plus, high and low fashion, plus some new and old-fashioned on Broadway.
When Jeremy Piven abruptly checked out of Broadway's Speed-the-Plow revival in late '08, at least he was polite enough to give a health-related excuse: he'd eaten too much fish! But Megan Mullally just bolted from Lips Together, Teeth Apart without any tummyache at all.
The playwright's New York season
Remember when Jeremy Piven abruptly left Broadway's Speed-the-Plow, claiming mercury poisoning? Producers were enraged, and took Piven to arbitration to recoup losses owing to the star's departure. Today they lost, arbitrators from Actors Equity and the Broadway League finding Piven's self-removal ... More >>
Those darned kids—like Alig, Lindsay, Samantha—will do anything to get attention, won't they? By Michael Musto
Sans girlfriend That's just what you'll get in the current column [CLICK HERE], as I divulge what a lesbyterian friend of mine feels about what makes the kooky Lindsay/Sam conjoinment tick. Also in the column: The guy who steals purses in nightclubs; Divine's late, loved mother; club kid prisoner ... More >>
Haven't had enough of George Weber's murderer, John Katehis? The fullest internet trail is at True Crime Report. Remember the rightwing har-har story about Obama's Irish teleprompter "gaffe"? Turns out it's bullshit. What is true, apparently and amazingly, is that the Farrelly Brothers are close t ... More >>
HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Friday New York headlines...Fishy outcome: Actors' union buys Jeremy Piven's sob story, won't penalize him for ditching play over 'mercury poisoning.'U.S. to buy up to 40 percent stake in Citigroup, just keeping it private, in desperate move to keep it ... More >>
Theatermakers battle for glory
Who says Montreal is cold? It's hot, baby.
A Q&A before he brings Bush to Broadway.
You read it here first! You'll be all chirpy and happy!
The ridiculous 2008 Kennedy Center Honors -- featuring bizarre tributes to Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, among others -- were recently televised, which gave us an idea for the next Administration. President Obama's walking into a seriously screwed-up economy and two wars. Since things are going ... More >>
Photo by Ryan Dombal. Who else? In the week we published the long awaited oral history of Maroon 5's Call and Response, we also celebrated the release of Fall Out Boy's Folie á Deux: Their secret/totally badass non-show in Washington Square Park; the video from the same fiasco; and a real show, at ... More >>
Should we blame it on the tekka maki? Earlier this year, The New York Times reported finding high mercury levels in the tuna sushi at 20 Manhattan stores and restaurants, including Nobu Next Door. TV stars love them some Japanese delicacies, which may help to explain why Entourage actor Jeremy Piven ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, writers, artists, and performers share their takes on next week's presidential election: Richard Hell, William Gibson, Ice-T, Eileen Myles, and beyond. In Music, Rob Harvilla revisits the inspirational grandeur of They Might Be Giants' classic album, Flood: "At one poi ... More >>
Or so they think
And Mamet books Broadway revivals, and several people reveal altered states.
An avalanche of weird star power is overtaking Broadway this coming season, so much so that when they hire an actual thesp with theater training, it seems like stunt casting. Elysa Gardner, the crack theater critic over at USA Today, is on top of the story—in fact, she ran it today with copious qu ... More >>
The specter of the novelist and the novel defense of Spector. Plus a meal with Haggis.
Joe Carnahan's overly slick, heavily edited dark comedy works despite itself
A night out with the St. Pauli Girl, Playmate Stacy Fuson
Living the life in a new HBO comedy about celebrity and friendship in the Hollywood Hills
Schumacher and Grisham both found guilty as charged in crime-drama-cliché festivals
A Winter Movie Preview
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