Oprah Winfrey

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Oprah-Themed Ebola 'Dance Party' Gets Smackdown

    On Friday, as New Yorkers reacted to the news of the city's first confirmed Ebola case, two members of a queer Facebook group announced plans to throw a dance party fundraiser to benefit organizations battling the epidemic. Instead, they got a big gay backlash. Michelle Burnaby, a nurse at a New Y ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 2, 2014


    Franzen and Davis dish out sample-size work

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    21 Movie Romances That We Loved in 2013

    In 2013, love came in many forms: girl on zombie, boy on smartphone, and James Franco on -- count 'em -- two hot bikini babes at the same damn time. Sure, romantic comedies are as extinct as Oprah Winfrey's chances of winning Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, but audiences had plenty of ... More >>

  • Film

    August 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Oprah, Ivanka, and More in City's Newly Released Cathie Black Emails

    As we reported yesterday, the Bloomberg administration lost its lengthy and expensive legal battle against a Freedom of Information Law request by Sergio Hernandez, then a Village Voice intern, requesting the administration's emails concerning the ill-fated hiring of former Schools Chancelor Cathie ... More >>

  • Film

    October 3, 2012
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    July 13, 2012

    Best Parties Of All Time Roundup: Cher, Aretha, and Rosie Together!

    Two of my "best bashes in history" were casino galas that were outrageouly lavish and star studded, just the way events in a glitzy gambling temple should be. First of all: The opening of the Mohegan Sun Hotel and spa in Connecticut in 2002 How's this for a gala weekend? Friday night in the bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    The 10 Worst Spam Emails Clogging Our Computers!

    I should know! I spend half my day deleting them--and the other half answering them, ba dum pum. (10) "Nothing beats a huge stick" ("The size of a man's member is a sensitive issue. We understand your need for privacy.") Oh, do you? Well, thanks so much. Now why don't you really understand that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    I'm Playing Susan Lucci In Awards Show Spoof!

    Well, I'm Italian! (And she's half.) It's part of You Like Me!, a wacky revue in which an assortment of wonderfully offbeat performers re-enact classic acceptance speeches in all their weepy glory.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Keira Knightley Spanks Me Into Submission!

    Check out my sassy column in which the gorgeous and talented co-star of A Dangerous Method tells me all about her hysteria-laden role, the assurances she needed before delving into it, and the reality behind the sadistic spanking scene. Keira (Oscar nominee for Pride and Prejudice) is very frank an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Blow Me! Is The Literary Work Of The Year

    For a certain demographic, anyway. And it definitely has the official description of the decade: "93% of all men are into oral sex, as a German survey claims. "The fact that approximately 80% of them don't know how to perform a good blow job or how to contribute to a good performance as a receiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Men of the Stacks Is Your Sexy Male Librarian Calendar: A Conversation With Mr. November

    Have you seen the Men of the Stacks calendar? It's a calendar featuring 12 months of sexy male librarians, and it's been mentioned on Oprah's blog. If that doesn't excite you, are you even human? If that doesn't excite you, you should also know that Men of the Stacks is available for $19.99 (order i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Oprah Tickets Now Almost Viable Excuse for Getting Out of Jury Duty

    ​The trial of the century might be the Rod Blagojevich trial. But the television program of the century is clearly the Oprah Winfrey show. As such, a potential juror being questioned on the second day of selection for the Blagojevich retrial explained that she had tickets -- and not just one, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Horrifying Poll Claims You Become Your Mother at the Age of 32

    "I will destroy you with my eyes."​A super-scientific Hallmark UK poll has declared that you will basically become your mother at the age of 32. That's horrifying enough, but even worse, according to the respondents, you'll start saying the annoying, naggy things she does, watching the soap op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Drunk Arrested Priest Offers Blow Jobs to Cops, Promises the Wrath of Oprah

    A priest from Ohio was arrested on Sunday for DUI after he wrecked his car. It's pretty much your standard man of faith gone wrong story, until what happened next... Once in jail, Father Ignatius Kury started misbehaving. And that's where nakedness and Oprah comes into the mix. [Warning: Don't watch ... More >>

  • Theater

    February 16, 2011

    Spider-Man? Turn Off the Kvetch.

    Our critic leaves Peter Parker hanging

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Suicidal Jumper Saved by Landing on Garbage; Arkansas Birds Fall From Sky; Facebook Now Worth $50 Billion

    ​Good morning, happy back-to-work Monday, and welcome to 2011! Today is Joe Coscarelli's first day of weekday blogging on Runnin' Scared, which we are very excited about. Please join me in heckling him as much as possible. In other morning news... • Yesterday in New York a suicidal man jump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Gayle King Is Oprah's Mother, Not Her Lover

    ​Remember when Oprah Winfrey told Barbara Walters that Gayle King is so very many things to her, including the mother she never had? Well, Gayle was moved to tears to hear that on TV, since it's not the kind of thing you get up the nerve to vocalize in person.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Young Ladies Like Oral Sex, But That Doesn't Make Them Slutty, Thank You Very Much

    ​New sex research from the University of Alberta indicates some interesting things about young women and oral sex. The short and sweet: It's becoming common -- maybe even as common as regular sex, not that "regular" indicates any sort of judgment, mind you. In fact, oral has "become a fundamen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Video Proof of Tom and Katie's Unbridled Passion

    Here's all the proof you need that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are as romantically on fire as they were the day he proposed to her atop the Eiffel Tower.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Regarding That One Time Diddy Rapped with Anna Wintour and Oprah

    ​Anna Wintour, Diddy, and Oprah got their rap on like it was 1998. MTV's Jersey Shore is being sued for profiting off of... being Jersey Shore. Letterman's extortionist is off to the hoosegow. The SexFraggle now known as Ke$ha played a Bat Mitzvah at Cipriani. These are Wednesday's Gossip Folk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    I Talked Oprah on Joy Behar!

    ​Yes, a talk show host had me on to discuss a talk show host last night, when the hilarious Joy Behar devoted a segment of her HLN show to Kitty Kelley's headline grabbing book about Oprah Winfrey. When Joy mentioned the lesbian rumors shot down in the book, I smirkily said:

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Gossip Folks: The Oprah-Rielle-Blowjobs-DMB Connection

    ​Consider this column still "in beta" or whatever, but we're gonna start rounding up some of our local gossip for you. We don't have a better title for it right now, and if you have one, we'd love to hear your ideas. In the meantime, we've got Oprah's big "get," Cindy Adams and Her War at Home ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    In Praise Of The Whitney Houston Oprah-Interview Soundboard

    Rich Juzwiak's FourFour blog is required reading for any number of reasons: his absolute command of subjects ranging from horror movies, The-Dream, or America's Next Top Model chief among them. But mostly it's the animated GIFs. Nobody on earth is doing better work in this regard. We have already ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Tyler Perry Assembles The World's Greatest Blactresses

    ​So Tyler Perry--you know, the Madea guy--is writing and directing a film called For Colored Girls, based on the brilliant series of monologues called For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf. (The play surfaced in '75, when you had to have long, interesting title ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    What Will We Find in Mario Batali's Genes?

    Photo borrowed from From the producers who brought us African American Lives and Oprah's Roots comes a new PBS series called Faces of America. Popular icons like Stephen Colbert, Malcolm Gladwell, and Yo Yo Ma have agreed to have their DNA deconstructed to discover what role their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    What's The Worst Way You've Ever Been Dumped?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Week in Review: Swine Flu False Alarm Total Panic Edition

    In the week that we thought maybe we had swine flu, ran frightened from our offices, wandered the East Village for hours looking for wireless or a good doctor, and eventually received an email with the subject line "It's NOT Swine Flu," we sheepishly came back to our desks, only to find an army of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    'This Is Why You're Fat' Looking for Book Deal

    A lit agent is shopping around a book proposal for an offline version of the popular website This Is Why You're Fat.[Eat Me Daily]McDonald's President and COO Ralph Alvarez says it's a misnomer that the company is doing well because of the economic downturn; McD's is preparing for a challenging year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Biggest Celebrity Weight Gainers of '08

    Who packed on the most pounds last year? (Don't look at me. If I look a little chunky on TV lately, it's because the camera adds 35 pounds. And not where it counts.) Fortunately, Zone Delivery USA, a premier meal delivery service provider, just announced who they think the top five were, and I say y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Palin Named Most Desirable Celebrity Neighbor

    We can never get enough Sarah Palin, so we're pleased to announce that in a poll conducted by real estate company Zillow, the governor of Alaska has been named America's Most Desirable Celebrity Neighbor. She took 14 percent of the vote, with Oprah Winfrey a point behind. Oprah outpolled Palin among ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    Flipping The Ticket: Palin Becomes Rightbloggers' Hero/Victim

    [Our weekly feature on conservative blogs' recent offenses to reason; archive here.] All outside activity ceased to matter when the Republican National Convention began, and after Sarah Palin's well-received speech on Wednesday, John McCain ceased to matter, too. Or so it seemed from rightblogger c ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 3, 2008

    Death Becomes Them

    Indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie finally hit the mainstream

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008

    One Tear at a Time With Valerie Bertinelli

    In my entrancing column tomorrow you'll find a lively interview with One Day at a Time icon (and Jenny Craig star) Valerie Bertinelli, who confirmed to me that me she has a talk show in the works. The woman's a natural! She's tough talking like Dr. Phil yet speaks compassionately, sprinkling in all ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 18, 2008

    Valerie Bertinelli on "Spitzer's Dick"!

    No more governor, so it's full speed ahead with Valerie Bertinelli and Kerry Butler

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008
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    January 16, 2008

    What I Learned at Beige Last Night... Simon Cowell Has a Small Pecker?

    World Famous *BOB* photo by Cary Conover Downtown superstars the World Famous *BOB* and Dirty Martini are going on a 39-city, multi-booby tour with the controversial Sex Workers' Art Show. . . Egyptian-born drag queen Sultana, who works at Tiffany's by day, pops up as a man with a bellyache in a c ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    December 4, 2007
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    May 22, 2007

    It's Official: Gray is the New Brown

    In New York Magazine's Home Design Issue, amid a lot of exuberant declarations only comprehendible to the super-rich ("trapezoids are the next rectangles," "computers are the next faucets,") was the simple news that "gray is the next chocolate brown," beneath a photo of a lacy gray napkin. For those ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2005
  • NYC Life

    August 9, 2005

    Swap Meet

    Clothing trades: How to make friends and shop without money

  • Music

    February 17, 2004

    How Too Late It Is

    Snarltooth seether heads beyond the valley of the handlers, but good luck hearing her do it

  • News

    December 30, 2003

    Slaughterhouse Politics

    Ranchers Fought Rules That Might Have Prevented Mad Cow

  • Columns

    March 11, 2003
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    April 9, 2002
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    November 13, 2001
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    November 14, 2000

    ‘The Position’

    Weekly Webzine From the Museum of Sex

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    April 25, 2000
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    December 1, 1998
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