Sheepshead Bay native Andrew Dice Clay is likely the most misunderstood comedian of the past 40 years. An actor at heart, his over-the-top stage character -- part social satire, part rock 'n' roll bombast -- has been boycotted, banned, panned by critics (including those at the Village Voice) and, in ... More >>
A look at memorable films and soundtracks
No, not just the Olsen twins. How about...
It's a HollyScoop story titled: HUGH JACKMAN STARSTRUCK BY JOHN TRAVOLTA. And it goes something like this: "Hugh Jackman is a big-time Hollywood star who we're assuming NEVER gets starstruck, because he's the one doing the star-striking (Is that a word? Nevermind) but there is one A-lister who ha ... More >>
From a deranged Dirty Harry to the rise of Honey Boo Boo, it was a long, strange, sad, and silly trip
In my extremely entertaining and informative annual wrapup, I break 2012 down for you, starting with the groundswell of libertarianism which helped Obama get re-endorsed despite the still faltering economy. I explain how we can partly thank the fact that Mitt Romney didn't provide a solid alternati ... More >>
In 1955, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard announced "Project Celebrity," coming up with a list of Hollywood stars he wanted his followers to treat as "game" to hunt down for the church. And while Hubbard didn't succeed in bagging Danny Kaye, Sid Caesar, or Liberace (!), his organization did event ... More >>
Amidst an avalanche of other claims, Doug Gotterba has now come forward to The National Enquirer and told his side of things: How he met John Travolta in 1981 when he was hired as a pilot. How the relationship took off into the stratosphere and became sexual after a simple massage!!!!
Yesterday, I gleefully reported that actor/writer Rashida Jones had spoken her mind in an on-the-record chat for a website and said it would be great if John Travolta finally came out. I was sure she'd have to "apologize" for such honesty because nowadays, if a star says something they really mean, ... More >>
I knew I liked this woman. She's the daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton. She's a writer/movie star (currently promoting the amiable Celeste and Jesse Forever). And in an interview where she speaks with writer/actor Will McCormack on topics like the need for more out gay stars, here's what ... More >>
A drug-trade drama's high fantasy
Last month, we noted that Lisa Marie Presley's single "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," which she released ahead of her new album, Storm and Grace, came with lyrics that read like a kiss-off to the Church of Scientology, even using some of Scientology's jargon -- like the very telling word suppressive. ... More >>
Monday evening, we wrote that the sex-abuse lawsuit filed against John Travolta read like something someone had imagined in a dream. The account by "John Doe" that was described in the lawsuit's complaint stretched credulity beyond the breaking point, and was one of the sloppiest jobs of lawyering t ... More >>
A masseur has sued John Travolta for sexual harassment, claiming all sorts of things that are best summed up in this eye popping bit of Taiwanese animation (with subtitles, thankfully). It's racy stuff, positively brimming with pulpy friction, but I actually feel Travolta will be thrilled. They ma ... More >>
The Internets are buzzing this afternoon with news that actor John Travolta has been sued by an unnamed masseur for touching his penis. Travolta has long been the subject of speculation that he's a gay man who is one of several celebrities in the Church of Scientology who the church encourages to " ... More >>
The tabs have been on a rampage lately, uncovering all kinds of same-sex shenanigans reportedly engaged in by those married to the opposite sex. The result is this Canadian newspaper article which questions why we're so obsessed with outing, but manages--in the process of its pained introspection-- ... More >>
Last night, I noticed this excerpt from a Canadian interview show, and boy, did it bring back memories. It's a priceless reaction by actor Kim Coates when he's asked about Battlefield Earth by CBC show host George Stroumboulopoulos (who mercifully goes by "Strombo"). I mean, imagine having that mov ... More >>
Bed-Stuy restaurant Do or Dine has more in common with Spain's El Bulli than you may think. It's fairly difficult to get to. Both restaurant's figureheads (Justin Warner and Ferran Adrià, respectively) are keen on whimsically named dishes. And each restaurant is fond of spherification. Wh ... More >>
Today is pretty much perfect, a day that reminds us how much we adore summer. Back in June we gave you 33 reasons to love the year's three hottest months, through all the sweat and toil and pain. It seems like barely a minute has passed and yet, here we are, practically mid-August! What the f ... More >>
You didn't think I'd let the ladies get all the glory to themselves, did you? Your choices are as follows: *Robin Williams in Patch Adams Granted the material was syrupy to the point of vomit-inducing, but he didn't have to go along with it so eagerly, did he?
According to Yahoo's "Xtra Entertainment," the National Enquirer talked to John Travolta, who said he got a promise from train-wreck celebrity Lindsay Lohan that she would begin Scientology training. [I tried to find the Enquirer piece to give them a link, but couldn't. Have you seen their w ... More >>
Friars do Quentin Tarantino to a turn; Miami's pretty hot, too
The Enquirer's current cover story claims that John Travolta has long cheated on wife Kelly Preston by fiddling with men in saunas. So how does the inspiring couple respond? By posing for p.r. photos at Universal Orlando Resort's The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
John Travolta will always be the king of disco
Youll never want to ride the 6 again
Bening and Moore have got their lesbian shtick down.
NASA has kind of a weird promo going on called "Face in Space," not to be confused with the Nicolas Cage/John Travolta thriller Face/Off. Basically, you can submit a photo of your face (or, if you somehow don't own a photo of yourself, just your name) via the website and have your visage (or ... More >>
In Durham, N.C., the rich outlying soils that once grew tobacco now sprout peas, strawberries, fennel, artichokes, and lettuce. Chefs are also using local milk, cheese, eggs, pigs, chickens, quail, lambs, and rabbits. [NY Times] Tomato purists cry heresy as plant breeders offer hybrid versio ... More >>
That's just one of many spicy items in this week's column, a smorgasboard of earthly delights, pink tights, and quick bites, all served sans remorse. CLICK HERE and you'll also be asked to wonder:
In this subway series, the original Pelham wins
The trailer for the remake of The Taking of Pelham 123 is out. Trailers are of course a bad way to judge a movie (usually the movie is much duller), but this one has us already missing the 1974 original (which you can see on Hulu) very badly. Here's a checklist: Lt. Garber 1974: Walter Matthau, r ... More >>
The non-dish on Nancy McKeon; the worst recession sale in town.
Unrelated: the city's sex life bottoms out; Hillary's gal Friday; Dean among the Queens
Movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine
Medium-cool Leonard adaptation takes cues from Get Shorty, but only The Rock has a hit
The season's globe-trotting films bring mankind closer together, or at least pretend to on-screen
An Extreme Painter Lays It Out
''How can you dislike a Barbara Walters co-anchor who had a birthday party at Hooters?''
A Winter Movie Preview
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