With the Liberace Museum, Siegfried & Roy, Bette Midler, and many other glitzy attractions, Las Vegas has had a gayish appeal for decades.
But I always felt there should be an actual gay club--one that was loud and proud and not on some back road, filled with raunchy rednecks.
And here it comes!
So says Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh, who peddled Behind The Candelabra--with Michael Douglas as flaming pianist Liberace and Matt Damon as his younger lover--all around Hollywood for years.
Despite that A-list lineup, Soderbergh says every single studio told him the exact same thing: " ... More >>
At last night's TimesTalk, Matt Damon and Gus Van Sant spoke about the first time they culturally collided.
Matt was trying out for the role of the dim-witted student Jimmy in Van Sant's 1995 black comedy To Die For.
Van Sant said that at the audition, he gave Damon some vague direction and Damon ... More >>
That's what insiders are saying--the kind of insiders who are usually right sometimes.
Oscar's Best Actor locks already seem to be:
Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln
Duh. We knew this the second the movie was announced.
Denzel Washington for Flight
People are so happy he got a quality script agai ... More >>
Not so tight that the wife, Jennifer Garner needs to worry, mind you.
But Ben Affleck--who has an important new movie called Argo coming out--tells The Hollywood Reporter about his former flame, Jennifer Lopez:
"We don't have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice, but we do ha ... More >>
It's in the attached link, a writeup about the upcooming HBO movie Beyond The Candelabra, directed by Steven Soderbergh, in which Oscar winner Michael Douglas plays the keyboard tinkler who inspired pianist envy, while Matt Damon is his soon-to-be-disgruntled beau slash chauffeur Scott Thorson.
Urlesque is officially closing up shop today. In an appropriate goodbye post, Jason Newman strung together the most popular memes of the last three years into a video backed by "The End of The Road" by Boyz II Men. Can you identify all of the memes in the video? Don't worry, we've got you covered wi ... More >>
Oscar winner Michael Douglas is playing bejeweled homosexual pianist and frou-frou wearer Liberace (above) in Steven Soderbergh's film of the same name, and considering the pedigree here, it could be as major as the keys Liberace's glissandos usually took place in.
Douglas seems like heaven- ... More >>
Inception. Wait for the backwards sequel, Inception Memento. It'll all make sense.
Jack Goes Boating. A kitchen sink drama about unhappy everyday people, Jack had decent perfs, but too much screaming and facial hair.
Valentine's Day. An all-star dreck-fest that I didn't heart, especially wh ... More >>
Sorry to interrupt you from your daily reading about the boring-ass Supreme Court or the boring-ass Rolling Stone or the boring-ass BP oil spill or whatever other boring-ass "important" non-magical thing you read about today, but, um, THE NEW HARRY POTTER TRAILER IS HERE! Click the "More > > ... More >>
The Liars, acting out a scene from the sequel to The Hangover. Photo by Zen SekizawaIn this week's Village Voice, Jason Gross on how to fix--or blow up--the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Miles Marshall Lewis plays around with Gorillaz, Andy Beta talks with space-disco-and-beyond-producer Bob Bl ... More >>
In another February 2 ritual, the 2010 Oscar Nominees were announced this morning. The Best Picture list, expanded to ten nominees this year, are:
The Blind Side
The Hurt Locker
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
A Serious Man
U ... More >>
Pretty is as pretty costsMidtown's Borne Confections (Matt Damon racing through the streets of Paris pursued by a chocolate truffle?) has just received its first shipment of Oriol Balaguer chocolates, representing the U.S. debut of the Barcelona-based chocolatier, who spent seven years at el ... More >>
If I wanted to see an Oscar winner make out with a nominee, it would probably be Kathy Bates and Jake Gyllenhaal, but I'll settle for Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who will be locking lips in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming biopic about flaming pianist Liberace and his boyfriend the sewer (I m ... More >>
Ha, ha, ha.
The sweet release of death is a week closer. In the afterlife we can forget all about Kanye and all these ridiculous (but highly amusing) tributes.
New York had a big Primary Day -- or, judging by turnout, a dinky one. Our hero Tony Avella went down to defeat. The heavily fund ... More >>
19-year-old Caleb Lacey wanted to be a fireman. He volunteered for the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department in Long Island. He seemed to enjoy the work. Now he stands accused of arson and second-degree murder. Elizabeth Dwoskin has the story.
You knew before it dropped there'd be backlash o ... More >>
In The Informant, a mustachioed Matt Damon plays Mark Whitacre, a big food executive who blows the whistle on an industry-wide price-fixing scheme involving the food additive lysine. The Steven Soderbergh movie out this fall is based on the true story of Whitacre, who became the highest-ranked exe ... More >>
Remember when Minnie Driver turned on Oprah and discovered that Matt Damon had given her the axe? What a way to go! Even worse was the actress I know who found out that her longtime director lover was tossing her to the curb--via fax! Not even a messenger pigeon!
I've always felt that anyone who's ... More >>