On Saturday nights, off the often grimy but consistently pulsating strip that is Canal Street, lives a world of neon, spandex and hairspray. Those evenings, Jessie's Girl, an '80s tribute band, rolls up on stage around 11:30pm to packed crowds at Canal Room to perform a string of nostalgic and spark ... More >>
Today is the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a moment in American history that was pretty horrifying for reasons that have been enumerated countless times. Their effects on pop music weren't as tragic, to be sure, but they were pretty unfortunateartists on both sides of the aisl ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics
Brianna and Gabriella almost escaped from Staten Island. But MTV pulled the plug on the original Jersey Shore
Big reality show shakeups, people. Tart-tongued funny lady Kathy Griffin is calling it quits with her Bravo show My Life on The D-List after six seasons. Chatty Kathy never intended to be a reality star, she says. Besides, I would imagine it would be hard to pretend to still be D-list when ... More >>
Kelsey Grammer wants you pregnant. Kelsey Grammer is a conservative Republican (though he has arguably OK views on gay marriage that have coincided with his appearance in Broadway's La Cage aux Folles). And he has some interesting family values of his own, it turns out.
New Lips, old musicals, other stuff and Nunsense
The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>
CLICK HERE for my new column in which Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, got to hobnob with yours truly over very high tea at the Mandarin Oriental. We're besties now! (Though admittedly I never told her I'm from Brooklyn.) I also cover the weird mixed messages being given by right-wing g ... More >>
Living high with Sondheim. Other heroes include Sean Hayes, Denzel. On the other hand, Kelsey Grammer . . .
Fun with assisted suicide. Plus: Puffy Combs on the craft of acting?
The Addams Family: ghoulish turns into goulash. Get it?At least other nightlife isn't such torture.
I recently wondered aloud why staunch Republican Kelsey Grammer--who was a celebrity guest at Dubya's inauguration--chose to play a lead role in Broadway's upcoming revival of La Cage aux Folles, which is a musical celebration of all things gay, especially the central relationship between fussy bu ... More >>
As you know, Frasier star Kelsey Grammer is headed back to Broadway, playing Georges in the latest revival of the yay-gay musical La Cage aux Folles. But as my media peer Andy Humm (from Gay USA) just pointed out to me, this is an odd bit of casting since in reality, Kelsey is a Republican, ... More >>
In which an American Idol runner-up tops it all by blow-drying his chest
The X-Men survive explosions, a threat to mutant rights, and Brett Ratner
Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
Parents won't feel Von Trapped in snarky toon