Jess Rotter truly racked up the frequent flyer miles this year. The long-time in-house publicist and marketing wiz for Brooklyn-based indie record label Mexican Summer practically lived in airplanes, repeatedly jetting out west and back to handle her duties repping Best Coast--the label's biggest su ... More >>
There was some action in the GOP 2012 Presidential race last week, with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul declaring themselves in and Mike Huckabee declaring himself out.
Rightbloggers sifted the results, and found them good -- because there was at least one true conservative left whom they could support ... More >>
This Friday, director Kenneth Branagh improbably meets Marvel comics when the big budget adventure Thor opens, bringing armour--and amour--down to earth from the realm of Asgard.
I saw the flick last night in 3D--or actually in the West 30s--and star Chris Hemsworth turns out to be one of th ... More >>
Leading up to the Oscars, the big fashion speculation was whether Natalie Portman would wear Dior, which she's under contract to promote, or Rodarte, who did the costumes for Black Swan.
Well, it's a good thing she chose Rodarte, because as she walked the red carpet to the awards, the huge ... More >>
Is there any living being alive -- even a slug -- who doesn't know by now that the same four people who've won every acting award in tarnation are going to win the Oscars too?
Yes, as sure as silk, Colin Firth will be stoic, Natalie Portman will cry, Christian Bale will have bulging eyes, an ... More >>
Last night's Golden Globes were...weird. They were sad, they were awkward, they were kind of bleak and sinister, like a cocktail party gone on way too long, till everyone's smiles are forced and dresses rumpled. The Social Network did well, winning four awards, as did Glee, which took home th ... More >>
via All Movie PhotoWith the announcement of the upcoming Brooklyn movie theatre, we thought it best to try and help a burgeoning local business out. The six-screen cineplex will hopefully become an essential part of the neighborhood. So in honor of the scheduled completion of the new multiple ... More >>
Colin FirthHere it is: Unfounded, un-called for, and way too early.
Best Actor nominees will surely include Colin Firth (The King's Speech), James Franco (127 Hours), and Robert Duvall (Get Low).
Firth is the favorite to win right now, especially since he was so good in A Single Man last ye ... More >>
Jim Sheridan is no slouch, having directed the powerful new film Brothers, in which Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal vie for honor and for Natalie Portman while dad Sam Shepard plays them like a deck of cards.
The three on the right: Henry Rollins, Greg Ginn, and Chuck Biscuits, elusive even in Black Flag. Photo by Dave Markey.As harsh as 2009 has been for celebrity deaths, it's been an even harsher year for Internet-based fake celebrity deaths. As of June, the real-to-fake death ratio has approach ... More >>
Things got off to a brisk start this week, with Mike sharpening his knives at the Top Chef ranch and Jen castigating herself for her previous televised culinary blunders. In the Quickfire kitchen, Padma and One of the Top Italian Chefs in the Country Paul Bartolotta told the chefs to ... More >>
Davy Rothbart's third and latest Found book--Requiem For A Paper Bag: Celebrities & Civilians Tell Stories of the Best Lost, Tossed & Found Items From Around the World--stars a fantastically intricate cover by former Voice illustrator M. Wartella (left), and the happenstance discovery stories of fo ... More >>
Jarvis Cocker, ever the gangly, dapper showman, grew a beard last year. Very exciting development in the world anglophile sex-nerd appeal, we know. And so Jarvis Cocker's Beard has become a thing in and of itself--a la Natalie Portman's Shaved Head--and treated as an eccentric novelty, like a thir ... More >>
Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City.
The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge!
Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's C ... More >>