A side of Marilyn you’ve never seen
We know we're supposed to stay indoors today, but it's not that cold -- at least, not compared to how cold it was back in 1896. Tonight, author Ben Marcus chats with Sam Lipsyte at McNally Jackson, and comedians share their most sexual TMI stories at the People's Improv Theater, plus much more going ... More >>
There are actors (like Peter O'Toole and Glenn Close) who've gotten nominated a whole lot of times and never won. Yet. But how about the ones who've never even been nominated? In the case of the dead ones, I'm pretty sure they never will be! Now that's gotta hurt. Here are some of the top omission ... More >>
Rebecca Harrington, who previously experimented with Liz Taylor's "controlled pig-out" sessions (alternating with dips and Dover sole), recently ate like Marilyn Monroe for 10 days.
We just can't quit Marilyn
They were all cuddly and romantic at the Tribeca Film Festival party for his The Five-Year Engagement. And then they got all publicly snuggly again at the festival's bash for her Take This Waltz.
Vanity Fair has posted a hilarious mock calendar of various Repuglicans in various states of undress. (At least I think they're fake photos. The Repugs' real nudie spreads are no doubt buried somewhere deep inside their cell phones.)
After all, Katie played swellegant first lady Jackie Kennedy in the TV miniseries The Kennedys this past year. And Michelle is currently portraying screen goddess Marilyn Monroe in the feature film My Week With Marilyn.
I'm glad the troubled pop tart has gotten a gig, especially since the pricetag--reportedly almost a million--could probably help her pay off some debts and buy a couple of bottles of spring water while she's at it. But I'm feeling that:
Michele Williams will probably get Oscar nominated for her performance as the needy, insecure, tortured, yet magical Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn, and that's fine.
Last chance to catch Elliott Erwitt's famous photos
Marilyn Monroe's sexy subway dress, originally priced to auction at $2 million, has been sold to an anonymous bidder for $4.6 million (plus a $1 million commission), which means that your dream of wearing the original halter gown while standing above a subway grate to re-create Marilyn's famo ... More >>
As we've reported previously, the white halter dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch -- you know, the one in that iconic subway grate scene -- will soon be up for sale by an L.A. auction house. The dress, currently owned by Debbie Reynolds, is worth an estimated $1 to $2 million ... More >>
Marilyn Monroe's iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itch is on sale for the low, low price of $2 million. It's the halter dress she wears while standing over the subway grate, trying to keep the skirt down. Actress Debbie Reynolds, 79, who is Carrie Fisher's mother, is also a movie memorabili ... More >>
I've read every celebrity memoir ever written (except for Keith Richards') because I love the inside dish, the self-aggrandizment, the bitterness, and the gloating, not to mention the peek into what makes these artists actually tick as people and performers. Of course some are more compell ... More >>
We know that Smash is an upcoming NBC series about the making of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. Debra Messing and theater actor Christian Borle star as the composers, Theresa Rebeck is writing the series, Hairspray's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are the real composers, and some ... More >>
After restaurants with a "C" grade from the Health Department were outed, a number of diners are shocked and now say they will stop frequenting them. [NY Post] Japanese chefs at the Culinary Institute of America's three-day forum on Japanese cuisines refused to use local water and instead co ... More >>
abhijittembhekar/flickrDrink your apples.It's always sad to see fruit stands at the farmers market become less and less diverse as the weather cools. Sure, New York apples are great, but they're just about the only tree fruit we're likely to see for the next six months. They'll even invade ou ... More >>
No, not Marilyn Monroe. Not even Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe. I'm talking about Marilyn, the drag queen singer friend of Boy George who slinked around the '80s looking for various forms of applause. For years, Marilyn has said that she and the Bush singer were lovers for quite a wh ... More >>
Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe had more than JFK in common
In semi-disrobing for the public's delectation, Levi Johnston joins a long list of luminous and daring celebrities whose careers took off when they took it off. CLICK HERE for my musings on sunfiltered.com about the history of public privates, from Marilyn Monroe to Paris Hilton and beyond, ... More >>
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These went up earlier this week in--where else--Williamsburg. They're from Head Hoods, a project on behalf of a dude that's taken shape in the form of faux-stenciling I CAN'T AFFORD TO
Marilyn Monroe was always late for everything, but as Billy Wilder once said, it was worth waiting for her. What's more, Marilyn had a deep-rooted psychological reason for her tardiness; having been discarded and treated badly as a child, she now wanted to punish mankind one person at a time.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 16, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 43 For Marilyn Monroe By Charles Marowitz No sooner had she been draped away than the press vultures descended. How ghastly and despicable was their thoroughness! To papers like the Daily News and the Mirror, ... More >>
The eyeballs have spoken. With just a few days left in 2008, we offer the list of our 10 most-viewed stories of the year.1. David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal'The playwright explained why he gave up on "National Palestinian Radio" and embraced the writings of Thomas Sowell and Mil ... More >>
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photo by Howard Huang I was delighted with the shot used in this week's Voice of me laying on a bed naked as Lindsay Lohan as Marilyn Monroe, mainly because photographer Howard Huang flooded my buttocks with light and made them look as supple and luminescent as a baby sow's bottom. I was also delig ... More >>
The news that some wack-job thought a photo he had was a rare shot of Marilyn Monroe hitchhiking nude, only to find out it's really that famous Madonna image from her Sex book reminds me of my own hot and sexy Madge moment. Way back in the '90s, right after that boobalicious book came out, I stood o ... More >>
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