Updated, Friday, August 8, 9:05 a.m. Subway Inn -- a former stomping grounds of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, and Midtown's most beloved dive bar -- is being asked by New York-based real estate developer World-Wide Group to leave its East 60th Street digs after 77 years.
Richard Greenberg's adaptation of Truman Capote's classic novella Breakfast at Tiffany's turns out to be earnest, talky, and rather lifeless despite its good intentions. Telling the story of a chirpy socialite/hooker in 1943 New York and her interaction with a writer who isn't exactly straight, thi ... More >>
Shame On Demand
I found this thigh-opening tidbit in the immortal book Marilyn Monroe Confidential, by the screen legend's maid, Lena Pepitone: "For someone who didn't like the tub, Marilyn spent an unusual amount of time in the bathroom.
Someone needs to give the U.S. Customs Department a lesson in Humour 101. Last Monday, two British tourists were denied entry into Los Angeles after one of them said on Twitter that he was going to "dig up Marilyn Monroe" and "destroy America" in two separate tweets. (The latter tweet was a ... More >>
There were commercials for it all through the Golden Globes, and two of the presenters were stars from the show. Every Broadway site has large wraparound ads for it on the homepage. The trade magazines are brimming with ads and articles about it.
"Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?" --Groucho Marx You've all heard horrible stories about rambling, disconnected, unrehearsed, and even madly embarrassing toasts given at wedding banquets, sometimes ruining friendships and causing brides and gr ... More >>
Diana Ross, 'Mahogany'Cinematic fashion shows are so much fun because they're usually only about five minutes long. Which are the most radiant? Thanks to Christian Freedom for this blog idea.
Who cares about the men? They always wear suits or sweaty T-shirts. But from the beginning of cinema, Hollywood's ladies have gotten swathed and feathered and dressed and undressed in ways that have made the fashion world rock with diversity and delight. My 10 all-time fave looks are:
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 14, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 2 Dance Journal By Jill Johnston LEUCADIA: 20 miles north of San Diego...because we're sitting here splitting fields and relaxing together and Pauline Oliveros is playing me a tape of a performance of he ... More >>
lassonyc/flickrPizza makes every hour happy.What good is a happy hour if your stomach isn't sufficiently lined for you to truly get your money's worth? L'Asso has you covered from Monday to Thursday with a 4-7 p.m. happy hour special of two slices of pizza margherita plus one glass of house r ... More >>
From Jackie O. to Jacko
I love drag queens more than life itself, and I appreciate the timeless appeal of their Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, and Eartha Kitt impressions. It's important to keep those amazing legends alive! But if these impersonators don't mix it up and start updating their acts a little, they're goi ... More >>
Tina Fey (pictured) reveals that she "couldn't give it away" -- meaning her virginity -- when she was a young lass, prompting respected journalistic organization ABC News to run a slide show of "Stars' Sexperiences." You would imagine these Sexperiences would be calculated to include simila ... More >>
Who would they be? For various complex reasons, I'd go with a motley bunch consisting of Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, and Adolf Hitler. But naturally, Hitler would have to foot the bill. You?
By Yevgeniya ShekhtmanJulissa Brisman, the victim of the so-called Craigslist Killer, had successfully stopped drinking and was trying to repair past relationships and get her life on track when she was murdered, according to her personal journal, which was reviewed by the Voice."I had a taste of th ... More >>
In 1950, two instant classics about the cruelty of show business, both starring older dames, went at it for Best Picture. Joe Mankiewicz's All About Eve--starring Bette Davis as an aging actress whose entire life is usurped by an unctuous fan--clobbered Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard, with Gloria S ... More >>
Liz Renay was more than just a pretty face
It was inevitable, folks. Someone has spoofed my spoof of Lindsay Lohan's spoof of Marilyn Monroe. And it's brilliant! Feast your eyes on Glace Chase as Michael Musto as Lindsay Lohan as Marilyn. I have no idea who Glace Chase is, but he certainly has balls, and he wisely doesn't bother to hide them ... More >>
Well, according to the Post, the answer is "both made a sex tape." In an exclusive report, the Post reveals that a 16mm film of Marilyn Monroe going downtown on an unidentified man sold for $1.5 million at auction. The version that was sold is an illicit copy of an FBI-classified film that seems to ... More >>
Some would say Paris Hilton's best performance was telling Larry King that she's embraced the Bible instead of open bars, but Paris herself feels it's in the romantic comedy The Hottie and the Nottie. The Teflon socialite took her role in the film so seriously that she worked with the same acting c ... More >>
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