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Two stars of the stage, small and big screens will co-host the 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards on May 19 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) in the East Village. Tamara Tunie, perhaps best known as the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida (among more credits listed below) and Hamish L ... More >>
Could it be? The Enquirer claims that Neil Patrick Harris and his fiance David Burtka had a quarrel and are barely speaking, let alone tying the knot any time soon. Oh, no! Who'll get the twins? Nah, no worries.
Leaked document reveals the secrets of the GOP's coded language
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
via Cats Who Look Like SkrillexWill this cat win Best New Artist?Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 54th Annual Grammys, coming to you live from a couch in Astoria. There are quite a few questions lurking around tonight's ceremony. Will Adele sweep the three major categories in wh ... More >>
Eddie Murphy has followed his homophobic pal Brett Ratner out the gay door, and now the Oscars are starting from square zero again, much like the Democrats did when John Edwards was revealed to have fathered a love child. So who should swoop in and save the show's ass? Naturally, I'm going ... More >>
Josh GosfieldThey're right here in a blog written to welcome me back to my alma mater, the prestigious Columbia University! For one hour! See, I'm heading up there to talk to some young LGBT journalists, and I'm all set to tell them to be extremely brave since the industry they want to ente ... More >>
Harold & Kumar comes down from its high
SPOILER ALERT! This Friday, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas opens in theaters near you, where some rather desperate people might very well line up with their tongues out. I hear the film has a sort of fantasy sequence in Claymation, during which Kumar's boner comes right at your face! (Oh ... More >>
He acts, he sings, and he even talks—with me! By Michael Musto
I just told this to a reporter at PGN (Philadelphia Gay News) and I will link the piece when it comes out. And I've written it and said it before, usually falling on deaf ears. But it bears shouting from the rooftops: Neil Patrick Harris has broken all the rules, closet-wise, with amazing ... More >>
Photo by Cathay CheThe gala premiere for The Smurfs in 3D happened last night at the Ziegfeld, and as the talent arrived, I thought, "This is the gay friendliest children's film in history. "And it's on the first day of gay marriage in New York. Smurftastic."
Today in your why is it taking me so freaking long to get where I want to go news: Two extremely famous world powers are in New York City today, on the very same day. This is unprecedented! They are: President Obama and Justin Bieber. Obama, of course, is in town for fundraisers in Midtown an ... More >>
Musto's verdict on the retooled musical
Broadwayworld.comHugh Jackman was great as gay performer Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz, but on the Tony Awards the other night, he was still swishing around. As himself! Hugh and host Neil Patrick Harris performed a very funny Tony host showdown, which resulted in them camping it up to tun ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
"Green will get you anywhere," we were told.Last night, @NickGreene and I attended the Shorty Awards, the official awards ceremony for Twitter and social media, a/k/a, "the Oscars of Twitter" and all that that implies. Here is our story. Jen: HEY, so, the Shorty Awards was surprisingly enjoy ... More >>
Indie all-stars in adult comedy
Well, one gay, anyway. Me! An Enquirer article points out that I'm not happy with Richard Chamberlain's recent remarks that actors should stay in the closet because there's still homophobia in the business.
As much of the Boom Boom Room as you're ever likely to see. Twitpic via grekotvFashion Week is a biannual rite in New York, and with it comes another biannual rite--awkward, private late night performances from bands that are either at the center of the zeitgeist (Kanye West on the bar at the ... More >>
I just caught the trailer, and you'll have to believe me on this. It's Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. Among the talents used in this animated film are: Bette Midler, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes (reprising his role of Mr. Tinkles), and Jack McBrayer (Kenneth from 30 Rock). ... More >>
Oh, the innocence of youth, plus the tech-savvy of youth! Meet Brian, the adorably awkward lil guy (think Michael Cera's love child with Neil Patrick Harris, or a skinnier Anthony Michael Hall circa Sixteen Candles, or maybe a young, blond, Wisconsin version of Woody Allen) behind dating blog ... More >>
We will never own one of these. Whee, the 62nd Annual (Primetime!) Emmys have been announced. There aren't that many surprises: As usual, HBO rocks, as does Mad Men, True Blood, 30 Rock, Glee, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tina Fey. Losties may get another chance to see the objects of their affect ... More >>
We've been following the Smurfs movie filming rather diligently, since it's occurred primarily in our East Village stomping grounds (as well as in Soho, Midtown, and the Upper East Side) ... and also, it's the Smurfs. But things just keep getting more interesting. Today we heard an odd rumor ... More >>
I'm gonna be in 3-D! Yep, I was one of the New York notables featured in a festive scene from the film debut of those lovable Smurfs that I watch on BOOM channel all the time.
As Tim Gunn would say, "This worries me." However, because we love nothing more than to keep you updated with regard to this godforsaken, East Village-invading Smurf movie, you ought to know that adorable Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn has been added to the cast.
Your Runnin' Scared Smurf Stalker team did a bit of legwork today and we have confirmation: The Smurf movie is indeed filming today on 7th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue A in the East Village. While not a Smurf was to be seen (we suspect they were all sleeping off their three martini lu ... More >>
I've spent so much energy all these years railing at celebrities who cower in the closet that it's important I take a step back once in a while and throw some bouquets at the ones who actually opened the door and did us proud. So thank you, out celebs!
Glee, that other high-school show that regularly bursts into musical numbers, can regularly be seen on Logo...I mean Fox. Well, one of the stars of the show was recently spotted at a gay bar! No shit! I'm sure he was just there to research showtunes--if indeed it was even him.
Fighting off the recession with priceless gems. Plus, a few Debbie taunts.
That desperate headline was the only way I could draw your attention to my column (CLICK HERE) reviewing Debbie Reynolds, who was Hollywood's original girl-next-door-who's-man-left-her-for-a-vamp, way back in the '50s. Anyway, Debbie debuted at the Cafe Carlysle last week with a fun act of singing, ... More >>
The Tony Awards producers did not take our suggestions, but the show still moved at a relatively brisk pace and had some nice moments, such as the acceptance of the Best Actor in a Musical Award by the three nice young men who alternate the lead in Billy Elliot; they were physically poised as you ... More >>
The 11 o'clock number from last night's Tony awards--done at 11:03--came when host Neil Patrick Harris belted a ditty that used the melodies from West Side Story and Guys and Dolls to sum up the night's zaniness with all new lyrics. At the after-party, Harris told me composers Marc Shaiman and Sco ... More >>
Another year, another unwatched Tony Awards show. Let's face it: this Sunday's prize party isn't even getting you excited, is it? Sure, the Tonys provide the MDR of greasepaint 'n' glamour we learned to love as lonely, introverted children. But as a quick look back at, say, the justly famous 25th An ... More >>
Illustration from the Out piece by Julien Pacaud In the new issue of Out magazine, I have a story called "Shattered Glass," about how the celebrity closet has changed since my 2007 Out cover story on "The Glass Closet"—you know, stars' tricky way of living gay lives without actually coming out on ... More >>
The specter of the novelist and the novel defense of Spector. Plus a meal with Haggis.
Stoned Asian American overachievers triumph over hunger and dumbass racist bullshit