"I Never Thought I'd Want My Mom to Love a Murderer Until I Met This Bloody Hunk."
Think about it. Hear much about Sandra Bullock lately? Gwyneth's movie career? Natalie Portman? (Yes, I know she has another Thor and a Terrence Malick film coming, but still.)
Movie 43 is the outrageous new comedy anthology film in which Hugh Jackman finally has balls. (He takes off his shirt to reveal testicles hanging from his chin, as Kate Winslet looks appalled.) On the set, Halle Berry wanted to be part of the wacky fun and bump up the shock value of her performanc ... More >>
You know, Jennifer Westfeldt, the Tony nominated actress/writer/etc. whose Friends with Kids movie Hamm recently appeared in. Easy: Because they really like each other. But what I'm actually trying to get at is this: Seeing how so many Hollywood relationships explode when one member of the couple ... More >>
The Titanic rises for one last party
The parental rage of brownstone Brooklyn in Carnage
The Emmy nominations came out today, but my mind is stuck on the Oscars and how there will be no shortage of leading actress contenders to pick from in 2011. Not only is Meryl Streep donning prosthetics and an accent again, this time as moxieish Margaret Thatcher, but we have the following o ... More >>
Not only do the Guerrilla Ice Cream guys make excellent ice cream, they know how to juggle, too. Both the sun and the crowds turned out in force for the sixth-annual Vendy Awards, which were held on Saturday on Governors Island. Some twelve hundred people showed up to patronize 18 food truck ... More >>
Not once but twice, Annette Bening has lost the Oscar to Hilary Swank, but this could finally be her year to grab for the gold. The problem is she's in TWO big movies.
The big draw for tonight's premiere of HBO's A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism was the little lady who did the narration--someone by the name of Kate Winslet. Several journalists I know were planning to go in hopes of cornering Kate to ask her, not about autism, but about her upcomi ... More >>
How painful to step to the podium and caress your Academy Award while knowing that you're man is a dog who's playing around with a neo-Nazi motorcycle chick and your personal life has fallen to utter shit. Similarly, my auricles and ventricles go out to poor Kate Winslet, who's also suddenly ... More >>
I'm a big believer in the Oscar curse on celebrity marriages: When one party in a couple wins the award, especially if it's a woman, the relationship often crumbles to the curb even harder than Meryl's chance for a third trophy. It's just too much for a show biz ego, particularly a male on ... More >>
The past 24 hours have brought a flurry of Top Chef news: The Washington Post has heard from "some sources" close to the show that its seventh season (whose filming was pushed back until April to accommodate Padma's pregnancy) will be filmed in Washington, D.C. If the show does make it to our ... More >>
In the "top five" list I'm about to share, I wish I could have squeezed in some more of my old favorites, but their filmographies had some holes in them. I also wish I could have included a few more current names, but I can't honestly say Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman, or Cate Blanchett have e ... More >>
America and England join hands for Sam Mendes
Back in January the UK Daily Mail ran a story called "Should Kate Winslet win an Oscar for the world's most irritating actress?" which posited that while in early days the actress "cheerily talked disparagingly about the effects of motherhood on her body," she had of late "caught a nasty dose ... More >>
Any fool knows it's an inevitability that at some point in the future, gay marriage will become part of our nation's fabric in every state as surely as we were convinced Kate Winslet was Oscar bound. It's so obvious that once we get past the hurdles and setbacks, it will eventually be taken for gran ... More >>
Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity. Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The Mic ... More >>
Pre-pre-show: Someone just described Kate Winslet's hair thus: "It may look very retro, but it's actually futuristic." Ryan Seacrest interviews Kate WInslet, who looks like she wants to bite off his face, or somebody's. "I'm extremely nervous," Winslet explains. Seacrest shows Winslet's upcoming Tim ... More >>
Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City. The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge! Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's Ch ... More >>
Every year people bitch that the Oscars are boring, and this year's event just lost what little non-wardrobe interest it had, because Nate Silver has called the winners. The supergenius statistician who predicted the last Presidential election's results with uncanny accuracy tells New York magazine ... More >>
I already handed Hollywood a money-making idea by posting a hallucination about The Reader 2, in which Kate Winslet would play a blind Nazi who has to feel the faces of various people to determine if they're Jewish before deciding their destiny. (Stereotypical and offensive? Yes. Heartbreaking and O ... More >>
Here they are, boys! Here they are, world! Here's predictions! *Best Picture. Slumdog Millionaire. This is the biggest "duh" since Julia Roberts won. *Best Actor. Sean Penn for Milk. Mickey Rourke will come in a close second, but the Academy usually can't resist the "bravery" of a straight person ... More >>
The holocaust has been an even bigger trophy grabber than ever this past year, so you just know Hollywood will find a way to do yet more crazily inspiring stories about Nazis with disabilities. How long before we're treated to The Reader 2: This Time She's Blind? The heart-tugging sequel can have Ka ... More >>
Here it is, folks--the list of lucky and talented people who will compete for the final glory on the Gay Olympics on February 22. My predictions were 80% correct (four out of five in each category), which is not embarassing, but hardly worthy of a trophy either. I underestimated the Academy a bit, a ... More >>
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We weren't even going to mention the Golden Globes until we saw it on the front page of the New York Times -- who ever thought the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, once described as "100 stringers living off hors d'oeuvres," would gather such respect! -- but now we're duty-bound to mention that ... More >>
In 1960, Richard Yates, thirty-four, slurred out a proposal to a twenty-year-old student he'd met at the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, in Vermont. He was on the brink of a divorce from his first wife, and on the verge of publishing his first book, Revolutionary Road. When the student, Barbara Si ... More >>
Plus, singer-dancer Chita Rivera, drag queen Linda Simpson, and "Boys Gone Wild" at Mr. Black
At left is Kate Winslet at the February 2007 BAFTA Awards, an appearance that led Lainey Gossip to write, "this is not her best best." At right, courtesy of Celebutopia, is Kate Winslet at last night's New York premiere of her new movie The Reader. Something has changed! But what? Perhaps a large tr ... More >>
It's only four months to the Oscar nominations (sorry, I'm a sick queen), so it's time to start separating the frontrunners from the back-of-the buses. Here come my never-too-early choices for the definite-probable-maybe nominees. And not to brag, but I'm usually about 80% right with this shit.
Secrets and lies in a contradictory tale of suburban adultery and parental neglect
Magic and loss: Bereaved wonder boys help J.M. Barrie pen his immortal masterpiece
When a writer hangs up her Internet shingle, fans go wild. And order ottomans.
Jane Campion's feminist film noir stirs up pheromones and occult mystery in a malevolent East Village
Dull Heads Among Windy Spaces
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
Fear and Desires