Julia Roberts could have done Blind Side, but opted for Valentine's Day instead.
Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Michael Corleone, but felt it was an offer he could refuse.
Michelle Pfeiffer didn't want to be Clarice Starling, and Jeremy Irons pooh poohed the part of Hannibal Lecter, both t ... More >>
The current owners of Mantle's, on swanky Central Park South, have filed for bankruptcy and the rent is now four months past due. A cool million is needed "to get it back on its feet." Mantle's 25th anniversary is coming up, but the landlord wants them out by the end of May. Bill Liederman, Ma ... More >>
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March 16, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 11
films in focus
By Andrew Sarris
It seems that the first question everyone asks about "THE GODFATHER" is concerned with Marlon Brando's interpretation of the title role. That is the way the movie has ... More >>
The winningly-nicknamed mobsters arrested in this week's FBI bust are accused of the usual stuff, like murder and racketeering. But the New York Post finds them guilty of sartorial crimes as well. "Dapperless dons," cries the Post. (Dapperless is not a word.) These modern-day Capones were in "sor ... More >>
At Runnin' Scared, we're proud fans of Anna Chapman's Facebook page. Though she's a pretty bad spy, having been caught by the FBI and shipped back home to Russia, she happens to be pretty good at social networking, always picking flattering photographs and sharing wisdom with her "friends" th ... More >>
The food blogosphere just lost a little weight: According to a statement posted on the site by Josh Ozersky this morning, the Feedbag will cease operations next week. Ozersky, the editor-in-chief of the year-old site, didn't reveal his plans or what exactly will happen to his abandoned baby, ... More >>
It isn't so much that the use of steroids and performance enhancing drugs in the NFL gets less attention than it does in baseball -- it's more like it's invisible. On Wednesday, the Jets announced they had signed Larry Izzo, three-time Pro Bowl linebacker and special teams player for the New E ... More >>