It's nearly Hanukkah and Jewish food is really having a moment. Yesterday, Grub Street posted this trailer for Deli Man, a documentary about the historic, giant menu joints featuring footage of Larry King, Jerry Stiller, and many slices of pastrami. Sadly, it appears that family-owned delis from aro ... More >>
I was having lunch with Jerry Stiller, Christopher Lloyd, and Robert Vaughn at the Friars Club yesterday--you heard me--when comic Stewie Stone dropped by our table and spilled some old beans. "Engelbert Humperdinck is a horrible human being," said Stone, who used to open for the singer and found h ... More >>
In their dealings with a potentially scary press person like myself, celebs are sometimes solicitous, occasionally pandering, at times delightfully ass kissy, but always tons of fun. Here are just a few of the highlights through the years:
"Green will get you anywhere," we were told.Last night, @NickGreene and I attended the Shorty Awards, the official awards ceremony for Twitter and social media, a/k/a, "the Oscars of Twitter" and all that that implies. Here is our story. Jen: HEY, so, the Shorty Awards was surprisingly enjoy ... More >>
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara are the comic legends who in the 1960s defined sardonically hilarious husband-and-wife comedy banter, like a more realistic Sonny and Cher. And they're better at it than ever!
Liza! The gayest night since Stonewall! Some plays are already dead.
One of my eternal idols, Nancy Sinatra, invited me to a dinner at Patsy's for Sinatra Family Estate wines, so I brought Tony nominee Orfeh, who also loves Nancy, and went for the meatballs and the magic. Between courses (and watching other people sample the wines), I talked to Nancy about h ... More >>
Some of the biggest names in 1960s-80s showbiz were at the Majestic Theater today for the geriatric alternative to Fashion Week: a memorial to Bea Arthur, who passed away this April from cancer at the age of 86. Hundreds of theater and TV bigwigs shuffled their walkers into the rows for an "afternoo ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 4, 1957, Vol. III, No. 6 Theatre: Richard III By Jerry Tallmer "Richard III" marks the second time since the beginning on East 6th Street that Joseph Papp has come a cropper -- and not badly so, but just enough. As on the earlier ... More >>
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