Next month MTV2 will debut Hip-Hop Squares, a rap-centric takeoff on the "tic-tac-toe with trivia and celebrities" game show Hollywood Squares. (The non-genre-specific version of the show aired its last episode in 2004.) The show will be hosted by Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg, and MTV has announced a fe ... More >>
Last night ABC aired A Very Gaga Thanksgiving, a 90-minute special that was something of a throwback to the "celebrities celebrate major holidays for the benefit of their audience" shows of yore. Gaga conceptualized and directed the show, which was a testament to her ego and creativity: She sang wit ... More >>
Boris Karloff, "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E." Thanks to Larry Myers for sending me the J.C. Suares-edited book, Hollywood Drag, which teems with these astonishing visuals.
In the 1960s, when eternal virgin Doris Day could have been doing the groundbreaking The Graduate, she was instead making fluffy, candy-colored Frank Tashlin comedies, namely 1966's The Glass Bottom Boat and 1967's Caprice, films that took Dodo, respectively, under water and down a slippery s ... More >>
The thought never crossed our minds, but apparently after the gay marriage vote in Albany last month, a couple of gay activists displeased with state senator Carl Kruger's vote started heckling Kruger and suggesting the senator is gay. GaySocialites insinuatingly called Kruger an "unmarried o ... More >>
South American director Sebastián Silva hangs with me and Eros. And The Messenger kills.
Fans of Paul Lynde, Joe Flynn, Charles Nelson Reilly, and other fey icons of bygone years mourn the passing of Dom DeLuise. He was in most of his film and TV appearances chubby and childlike and absolutely hilarious, probably the closest thing to Fatty Arbuckle we've had since the silent era. He a ... More >>
At the Tribeca Film Festival last week, I met one of my icons, Mart Crowley, who wrote The Boys in the Band, the landmark 1960s play about a bunch of East Side gays having a party that leads to fight, tears, and line dances. I pop up in a documentary about the importance of that work (It's called Ma ... More >>
Fringe Festival roundup: Gay penguins, fart jokes, Oingo Boingo, macramé, and more