Kenneth Battelle--a/k/a just plain Kenneth (or "Mr. Kenneth")--was so famous and coveted as a hair stylist that he did both Jackie Kennedy and the woman who was sleeping with her husband, Marilyn Monroe. For Jackie, he used lots of rollers and created her famous bouffant which lengthened her head a ... More >>
Remember falsies? They were all the rage before implants took over as the obligatory way to make your chest swell. Late reporter James Bacon talked in his memoir about how he ran into Marilyn Monroe on the day she tested for The Asphalt Jungle, which ended up being a 1950 John Huston-directed class ... More >>
The Women’s Project stages American premiere of Nobel winner’s play
Better than:Cinderella "It feels amazing to be here tonight," the Antlers' Peter Silberman announced to a packed Terminal 5 on Friday night. "This is such a well-put-together event." It felt pretty amazing for me, too, since up until an hour previously I didn't think I was going to get on the press ... More >>
This week's Hot 100 debuts include big names and the viral video of the yearand, surprisingly, a nearly year-old track by Beyoncé. "Dance For You" was released on the deluxe version of 4 a little less than year ago and has been on the Hot R&B Songs chart since April; for a good but nowhere n ... More >>
Watch out, James Franco. Another Hollywood hunk has donned Marilyn Monroe drag, and this one felt comfortable in it. It's for a "goof-off scene" in Magic Mike, based on Tatum's real-life stripping adventures.
Lorelei Lee's diamonds now adorn new-style material girl Megan Hilty
According to Peter Bart's book Infamous Players, it was Rock Hudson and Julie Andrews in the 1970 romantic spy drama Darling Lili. Writes Bart, who at the time was a junior executive faced with the job of looking at the rushes: "Their supposedly steamy love scene had as much fizzle as day-old beer ... More >>
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George Kuchar, the Bronx-raised filmmaker who began his career, along with twin brother Mike, at age 12, died this week in San Francisco after a long battle with prostate cancer. Beginning with The Wet Destruction of the Atlantic Empire (1954) and continuing through The Naked and the Nude (1 ... More >>
"Moon River" by the river? Maybe not. An online petition is asking people to boycott the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's August 11 Syfy Movies With A View showing of the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany's, the Brooklyn Paper reports. Calling the film "horribly offensive" in the petition, ... More >>
Ooh. Would you like to own Norman Mailer's nautical-themed Brooklyn Heights home, on Columbia Heights near Pineapple Street? Of course you would, though if you don't have $2.5 million, that will be difficult. But you could own other things the literary icon once touched, like his 1960s-era ju ... More >>
Four-time Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn had a public persona so different from her real self that she called it her Creature. We all have one. In fact, I'm looking at photos of my Creature and getting aroused as we speak. But Hepburn knew how to feed, groom, and tame her Creature whereas a ... More >>
Benn Jaye You can even shoot it in prison, since some of the scenes will be set there! I want you to play 1950s starlet Barbara Payton, who unglamorously spiraled from fame to tawdriness, though at least she got a brilliantly frank memoir called I Am Not Ashamed out of it.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 3, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 22 Germaine Greer is a liberal woman By Minda Bikman Last August 26, after 50,000 women marched down Fifth Avenue, a panel of feminists gathered in the studios of Channel 13 for a televised discussion on the ... More >>
Andrew "Dice" Clay headlines the Nokia Theater Times Square on Friday, January 16. Tickets are still available here. "Me and my wife broke up in 2002 but since then I've gone through 26 mattresses. It's like these beds can't take a beating. And these chicks aren't even fat." Andrew "Dice" Clay, ... More >>
Yes and no. But there are lots of small consolations.
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