Bear in mind I loved Sofia Coppola in The Godfather III and enjoyed Pierce Brosnan's singing in Mamma Mia!
But still, hear me out.
Adam Sandler is roundly derided for putting out crappy, unfunny comedies which get scathing reviews and tons of awards--Razzies, that is.
But I just saw Just Go With ... More >>
I recently went to see comic legend Jerry Lewis get honored by the SASS Foundation for Medical Research at a Tribeca banquet that mixed solemnity with shtick.
On the way in, a reporter remarked to Jerry that he'd accomplished so much in his career--acting, singing, writing, d ... More >>
Last night at the Waldorf-Astoria, the Friars Club saluted Tom Cruise with its Icon Award, so I was there like a top gun, all cocked and sitting at full attention.
Tom's Rock of Ages costar Alec Baldwin MC'd a lineup of speakers like Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kevin Pollack, but Jerry Lewis, who was supp ... More >>
Way before Adam Sandler did wacky comedy movies opposite himself, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the reigning goofball team of 1950s cinema.
Well, I just dug up a book about the singer/shticker duo by Arthur Marx (son of Groucho), and it points to some real affection that lurked beneath the animo ... More >>
Darren Criss is attracting screaming Gleeks to How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and they're filling the seats once occupied by screaming Potterphiles.
Which brings to mind the topic of Broadway replacements and how they fare in light of all the hoopla generated by the original star ... More >>
Not all Christmases were great, mind you.
There were the ones with zippered turtlenecks from the Sears Roebuck catalog and slacks from the Robert Hall down on the avenue.
But one year, I ripped off the wrapping paper in anticipation and bugged to a brand-new chemistry set!
Exactly what I wanted!
John Hansen, The Christine Jorgensen StoryThere seems to be a bottomless well of these.
Screen fame obviously equals a throbbing desire to get into heels if you're a man and a bowler hat if you're a dame.
These are thanks to the J.C. Suares-edited book, Hollywood Drag.
Let the glamorous, a ... More >>
He's been described as the new Olivier, but I don't recall Olivier ever taking on the Jerry Lewis role in Boeing Boeing or playing a street clown who spits, farts, and spews rhymed couplets of narcissistic nonsense in La Bete.
Mark Rylance has done that--and more--throwing himself fearlessly ... More >>
All in one week!
CLICK HERE for my new column in which I go all old school and infiltrate a very intimate concert by Liza Minnelli, a private dinner for Sinatra Family Estate wines, hosted by the delicious Nancy Sinatra, and a Friars Club tribute to Jerry Lewis, whose wacky comedy I'm a big ... More >>
I actually said that out loud to a Lincoln Center bigshot a few years ago, begging them to do a Tony Curtis film festival, but that illustrious tribute never happened any more than an Oscar for Jerry Lewis.
I've always felt that Curtis was priceless in Some Like It Hot, keeping up with Jack ... More >>
If you think feeding your family at Christmastime is tough, imagine what poor Mrs. Claus has to go through. St. Nick's spouse opens up about what The Jolly One likes to eat, why elves are bad cooks, and the dining scene at the North Pole.
Pardon me for saying it, but you look a lot younger t ... More >>
This one gets complex, so bear with me, kids.
Susan Lewis says she's the out-of-wedlock daughter of comic Jerry Lewis, and an Inside Edition-conducted DNA test determined it's quite likely she is (though Jerry doesn't want to address the subject and he certainly doesn't want to throw money h ... More >>
R.A. the Rugged Man: More dirty laundry than you can imagine. Photo by Calvin Godfrey.In this week's Village Voice, Ben Westhoff recounts the long, setback- and STD-ridden journey of Long Island's own R.A. the Rugged Man, Jed Lipinski talks to the players involved with the semi-embargoed Lil ... More >>