A crashingly mediocre new musical won’t save Broadway’s soul
Since Kathie Lee Gifford has co-written that Scandalous musical about Aimee Semple McPherson, maybe someone should tell her to add the above little tidbit. It was uttered with conviction by none other than the immortal Bette Davis. The two-time Oscar winner is quoted in Elizabeth Fuller's book Me ... More >>
Just when you think they're done, they're back!
Esther ZuckermanA little after 7:30 a.m. this morning, women and men in neon workout gear were lined up in front 35 West 48th Street. Fifteen minutes later, a car pulled up in front of the building, and out stepped actor Ryan Reynolds, who kept his tanned head down and walked into the buildin ... More >>
At yesterday's Friars Club event, Kathie Lee Gifford said, "Hoda's so in love now, and I'm happy for her. "But duh. It's gonna spoil everything!" She meant their mildly whiny dynamic on the show. Anyway, Hoda explained how it all happened, which is beyond a fairy tale, even for a TV star.
I just got back from the Friars Club, where Today Show fourth-hour hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were celebrated with a luncheon and an onstage interview. And Kathie Lee revealed that among their viewers, "There are a lot of drag queens."
Yes, Today show host Kathie Lee Gifford and I are the focal points of the print campaign for the smash Broadway musical The Book of Mormon! That's the one about Mormons going to Uganda and spreading lies, which results in the Ugandan natives putting on a fabulous musical revue!
Marcel Lapierre, the Beaujolais winemaker who preferred to focus on the terroir of the region rather than push ubiquitous Beaujolais Nouveau, has died at age 60 in Lyon, France. [NY Times] Wine cellars, once hidden underground, are now increasingly important designer-driven showcase pieces ... More >>
City's top cop keeps his celebrity badge bright and shiny. By Graham Rayman Police Commissioner Ray Kelly must have New York City's crime under control, because he certainly seems to have a lot of time to hobnob with celebrities. Today's Page Six notes that Kelly appeared at a Christmas Party th ... More >>
When the crackling analytical mind of writer Cintra Wilson speaks, I sit my ass down and listen. And Cintra has some kooky yet apparently essential theater to trumpet. She just emailed me to tout her friend Matt Prager's new show at the NY Musical Theater workshop—a musical bio of Kathie Lee Giffo ... More >>
At the buffet table with Rachel Dratch, missing Osama, and why Harvey Fierstein is always right
Freaky fun that will have you feeling festive
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'I'm Australian,' said Cate Blanchett. 'I haven't read that much Elizabethan pornography!'