Michael Musto heats up 54 Below
Musto brings back the mirror ball to studio 54
No, it's not me asking that. I already know you do--and thank you, by the way! But interestingly, Creative Loafing posed that question in an editorial titled "Call For Snark: CL Is Looking For The Next Michael Musto Or Molly Ivins." Asks the piece:
One of the great things about twitter is that after you've googled and bing-ed yourself, it gives you one more venue to find mentions of your name. As someone who believes there's no such thing as bad press, I was thrilled to click on "Interactions" just moments ago and find the following tweets th ... More >>
I am not making this up! Borough President Scott M. Stringer honored me and three others at a Pride celebration last night at Onegin restaurant, and while doing so, he gave me an honest-to-God plaque saying June 11 is Michael Musto Appreciation Day in Manhattam! I felt like running into the street ... More >>
The other night, I was heading into a Village club when a young woman, accompanied by friends, started screeching: "OH MY GOD! MICHAEL MUSTO! I WORSHIP YOU! I ABSOLUTELY ADORE YOU! I'M A WRITER TOO AND I THINK YOU'RE THE ABSOLUTE BEST! I READ LA DOLCE MUSTO ON THE PLANE! I LOVE YOU!"
The intriguingly named Kymara Lacrimosa threw 13 questions my way, and I flung them right back, with answers. The result is titillatingly entertaining and not at all unlucky! And get a load of the introduction she wrote for me!
I thought I was just going for a couple of simple surgeries. But a bunion blog reports that it actually couldn't have been more major. According to the link, bunion surgery can be "painful and potentially lead to recurrence, infection, or over correction (which is not pretty)."
I once got a call from a TV producer doing a biographical show about the cartoonishly appealing blond starlet Jayne Mansfield, who tragically died in a 1967 car crash. I was thrilled to come aboard as a commentator, having loved Jayne's campy film appearances, as well as her record album of Shakesp ... More >>
Tomato bisque, the first course. Hey, are we in a Burger King? Why are those people wearing paper crowns? It's been a decade since I went to Medieval Times with Michael Musto and Lynn Yaeger. I wrote a feature, but it was killed. Now some friends (including FiTR San Francisco correspondent Tracy V ... More >>
Writes Jed Ryan: "Loaded with an infinite number of priceless zingers, Fork ... is the equivalent of the cocktail hour at a gay wedding, where Tony award winners and aging Hollywood legends mix with go-go boys, porn stars, and self-aggrandizing pseudo-celebs.
It's long and juicy
Wolfgang WesenerThank you, Steven Lindsey. And an extra heap of gratitude for helping me realize that Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back can be way better alluded to as FOTLKITB. Here's the review: Musto Gracias The world has many things to fear. Palins, bioterrorism, day-long prayer/hat ... More >>
Last week the Dunkin' Donuts at 75 Christopher Street was attacked by a group of kids who caused "over $5,000 in damage," according to our own Michael Musto. Today there's video out via DNA Info that shows the teenagers in the act of senselessly destroying the place, "overturning tables and coffee m ... More >>
A party for the football illiterate
Yes, I'm one of the hundred powerful and compelling LGBTs who made a difference this year, according to Out magazine, and this is great, mainly because I get to go to the party and eat the hors d'oeuvres. The photo with me and other fabbies was shot as a Studio 54 homage, which is why I lo ... More >>
LCD Soundsystem, whose song "Pow Pow" features the immortal line "Eat it, Michael Musto/You're no Bruce Vilanch," has just come up with a video for the song, starring Oscar nominated actress Anna Kendrick. That's exactly who I'd pictured to play me!
They even refer to me as "famed gossip columnist Michael Musto." It starts with me sitting at my desk, which is in such hideous disarray that I can't even find my computer. In comes resident sprite Niki Cheng, who alerts me to BoConcept's motto--"No limits in organization"--as I cleverly ... More >>
We're happy to hear from Voice colleague Michael Musto that Alyson Books and Musto's editor have apologized to him regarding their holding his book hostage, and have opened up a discussion with him on either finally publishing the presciently titled Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back or at least gi ... More >>
That's the headline of a real press release that went out just moments ago. You can't make this shit up, people. The release continues like so:
In this week's Village Voice, a (literally) bleeding-heart story: Julia Amparo-Alvarado, an illegal Guatemalan immigrant who escaped her country's internal strife for a better life, isn't well. The figurative nature of enlarged and battered heart manifested in the physical form. And now, beca ... More >>
Thanks for reading, James.To recap: LCD Soundsystem's "Pow Pow," from their in fact very excellent new record This Is Happening, deigns to take an explicit shot at our very own Michael Musto, i.e. "Eat it Michael Musto/You're no Bruce Vilanch." We interview Musto, who responds with "Suck it, ... More >>
And do you know why it's so urgently important that Musto do so? Because he's gone so batty he's talking about himself in the third person. So, he--I mean I--will spend the week in either Maine or Massapequa (depending on which invitation comes first), where I'll get some much needed rest, ... More >>
Every year, The Village Voice holds their own awards ceremony for theater free from the pomp, circumstance, and promotional intent towards profit that most other Dog and Pony extravaganzas do: The Obies. And the awesomeness that was this year's was no exception. Voice theater critic and Obie ... More >>
They say there's a fine line between comedy and tragedy. But what about the lines between despair and hilarity? Brooklyn's band of the moment, The National, knows where they lie, and they also know how to blur them, argues Michael D. Ayers, writing this week's Voice cover story: The National' ... More >>
Who knows what goes on behind the closed doors, locked file cabinets, and day-to-day routines of the NYPD? Other than them, nobody. Which is one of the reasons why one of New York's Finest saw fit to record his life among their ranks, and shed light on some of the darker aspects of those who ... More >>
Is that you usually end up reeling in a big, whopping dis. A couple of years ago at a diner--oh, hush, you have to eat somewhere--I spotted a guy dutifully reading my column at another table. Anxious to be anointed with all kinds of praise, I raced up to him and gurgled, "Hey! That's me!"
Scenes from MtyMx. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy told our own Michael Musto to "eat it" and Musto sensibly retaliated by telling him to "suck it" right back, we spent a good chunk of the week unpacking the twin out-of-state enterprises that were SXSW and M ... More >>
Today, in our daily Twitter roundup, there're lots of people getting shitfaced in New York for St. Patrick's Day, and...we could care less about them, here. More important is the beef we smell cooking up between a familiar gossip columnist and a familiar New York rock act. Where is it? And wh ... More >>
Eek, it 's Michael Musto, in a series of glamorous guises (we're not showing his Susan Boyle because we want you to prepare yourself first) and Running Down the Decade like it's never been run down before. (He also gets in not one, but three Top Tens. What a trouper!) Francis Davis presi ... More >>
Sailors used to roll around the city like Gene Kelly, but security concerns and technology have changed things, and now they mostly stay on the ships or, if they're lucky, at rare havens like the Seafarers & International House. The men whose boats brought you almost everything you have are m ... More >>
Like to gamble online? Political odd couples like Barney Frank and Al D'Amato are fighting for your right to do so. Meanwhile James Giordano made millions via internet gambling, and wound up in prison. So... do you feel lucky? Graham Rayman has the story. Tom Robbins has previously covered t ... More >>
OK, let's see if Gothamist picked up the Homeland Security TV story -- hey, what's this? Michael Musto? That fella gets around. Highlights! On doing a "gay Match Game show at Bowery Poetry Club": "'Wanna do a free, local version of the Match Game?' Sure! That's how I run my career...into the ground. ... More >>
Cheeky Gawker asks, what was Michael Musto doing in a "'sex-video booth cruising area' in an Eighth Avenue porn emporium?" Now it can be told: he was picking up something for us. We said to him, "As long as you're going to the glory hole, you can pick up something for us." No, seriously, we hear he' ... More >>
I was just cast in a movie, kids, and it's a real stretch: I play a character called "Gay Man"! It's in Big Gay Musical, a film by Casper Andreas, who previously did such fine features as Slutty Summer and A Four Letter Word. The movie--which features all kinds of illustrious Broadway types--starts ... More >>
That's right, folks. I may not exactly be any kind of journalist, but I am definitely a fucking lipstick. According to Stephen Saban's wonderful blog, WOW Report, club kid killer Michael Alig just sent a letter to his friend James St. James from jail and in it he included a sheet from a fashion maga ... More >>
I am a total whore for attention, but I prefer it if fans that rush me at least have a vague idea of who I am. "Ain't you that guy from some TV show?" works for me. (It's not exactly, "Aren't you the world-renowned wit Michael Musto?" but it's warm enough.) What I really DETEST, though, is when peop ... More >>
My good friend and dictator Mickey Boardman just interviewed me for papermag.com and it's a doozy, honey! Is it about rocket science? Astrophysics? High Colonics? No, it's a real stretch for Mama--where to get cheap action during gay pride week! Read it, learn it, and become it! And clean up afterwa ... More >>
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 >>
This man is a lawbreaker. It's taken me several days, but I can finally break down and admit it: I'm a lawbreaker! Right up there with Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Scott Peterson! No, I didn't kill a pregnant woman or wear shoes that clashed with my bag. I smoked! See, last Sunday night at the ... More >>
Hate Us or Love Us is weekly look at the cyberlove and cyberhate that people show the Voice in that magic place called cyberspace. Bonnie Ruberg compiled this week's edition. Look for it every Friday. The New York Post joins Michael Musto in reconsidering the leather men of Cruising. Meanwhile, H ... More >>
A New York Times reporter used an encounter with the Voice's Michael Musto to ask the famed columnist to weigh in on the controversy surrounding the word 'bitch.' As reported in Runnin' Scared last week, the City Council is considering a symbolic ban on the b-word, just months after passing a simila ... More >>