In any normal legislative session for New York state, hundreds of bills pass through the Assembly and Senate without garnering much public attention. They could propose renaming a bridge in a town you've never heard of after Pee Wee Herman. They could include changing the benches from plastic to woo ... More >>
When history is made, celebrities take to the twitter pad and shoot out their titillating thoughts. Here are some of the best ones that notable people I follow came up with after Obama "evolved" yesterday: Pee-wee Herman: "Thank you, Mr. President, for standing up for equality. Yours Truly, Pee- ... More >>
Last night, I noticed this excerpt from a Canadian interview show, and boy, did it bring back memories. It's a priceless reaction by actor Kim Coates when he's asked about Battlefield Earth by CBC show host George Stroumboulopoulos (who mercifully goes by "Strombo"). I mean, imagine having that mov ... More >>
In his new movie, Tyler Perry's Good Deeds! And it looks as shocking as Pee-wee Herman in a tuxedo! From the trailer, this one looks pretty serious and at times dour, with none of the wigs, frocks, overheated hijinks, and fun of a Medea flick. (There are no screenings, so I have to rely on guessw ... More >>
"Otis" fever is in full effect, thanks to the Otis Redding-sampling song from Jay-Z and Kanye West's much-ballyhooed Watch The Throne project leaking Wednesday night. The track's production, based around a slick chop of Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness," might be the most impressive thing a ... More >>
The Republican 2012 Presidential race, which has given us so much pleasure, remains in flux. Mitt Romney holds a lead, but is unacceptable to "the base" because he once tried to help uninsured sick people; thus, various fringe candidates compete ferociously (and that is the right word) for the right ... More >>
Troubled clothing company American Apparel is all over the news again. This time, though, the situation seems dire. CEO Dov Charney, who we've spoken to in the past, is being sued for an enormous sum of money by five former employees alleging sexual abuse. Stop us if you've heard this one bef ... More >>
Paul Quitoriano Whenever we tell people what we do for a living we always get the same thing: "You must know what's going on in the city all the time," and "You must get invited to the best events." Well, yes and yes. But recommending events every freaking day of the year to you eccentric New ... More >>
Gas up the yacht. Pics by Rob, more below.Hall & Oates Beacon Theatre Sunday, December 5 Better Than: That part in (500) Days of Summer. Yeah, that's right. Chortle all you want, but this show started with "Maneater" (featuring a lengthy sax solo from an older, bespectacled gentleman in a p ... More >>
To the playhouse!
Nicki Minaj, the O. Henry of rap. Photo by Howard Huang.In this week's Village Voice, we present our Winter Arts Guide, featuring Mikael Wood on Iron & Wine's new record, Aaron Hillis in conversation with British actress Lesley Manville, James Hannaham's winter books picks, Ben Davis on artis ... More >>
Pee-wee Herman is doing his zippy Broadway show of bratty antics at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, which is a funny observation in itself, but not so riotous is the fact that the place is colder than showbiz can be after you've had a sex scandal.
My new best friend Pee-wee Herman inadvertently ticked off some of his La-La-land supporters when he moved his show (the same one that's now on Broadway) to a larger theater. A pretty major comic tells me that he had bought second-row seats to see Pee-wee's show when it was announced for a c ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater guessed 10 possibilities for Nate Appleman's next move now that he's left Pulino's. Grub Street discovered that it costs $103 to ship fresh crack pie from Momofuku Milk Bar to the West Coast. Serious Eats celebrated National Sandwich Day with its favorite sandwich ... More >>
Pee Wee Herman (né Paul Reubens) -- whose Broadway show running right now is obviously the best thing to happen to "legit" New York theater since Cats was euthanized -- decided to do a little promo work to get the word out. At a WWF wrestling match.
Lt. Daniel Choi resembles so many other American soldiers in many, many ways: as a late 20s West Point grad who loves his country, a born-again Christian, as a soldier who's served two tours in Iraq, and as a soldier who's been kicked out of the military. But even that isn't the distinguishment t ... More >>
Awardsthey're a girl thing. Mostly, anyway, but the shows are bitchin'
CLICK HERE for my zingy column in which offbeat celebs like Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Pee Wee Herman come together in a big ball of glittery mayhem, and I emerge the wiser for it. *Find out Pee Wee's blistering response to Carl Paladino.
Mia Moretti, co-winner, Best DJ (seriously). Pics by Puja, more below."There's nothing that says 'party' and 'class' like a bomb-shelter basement in Midtown," joked drag comedian Murray Hill last night. "This is bullshit!" It was one of the many loving jabs taken at the sixth-annual Paper Mag ... More >>
And New York is his playhouse
Today, Slate posts "an all-access, totally non-exclusive interview with the would-be king of hip-hop," Kanye West. The conceit is as follows: though the rapper stopped giving many interviews in the aftermath of his mother's death, in 2007, he's lately been on "a new-media-heavy promo offensiv ... More >>
Paul Reubens, the Pee-wee Herman actor demonized by two sex charges, is now offering up proof that his infamous public onanism, all the way back in 1991, is entirely untrue. And he has proof, because he is right-handed. That's merely the most salacious bit in the September issue of Playboy, w ... More >>
Photo courtesy of IFCThu Tran, hostess with the mostess. On April 27, the IFC Channel will roll out the second season of Thu Tran's Food Party. Simply put, Food Party is a collection of 20 15-minute episodes dedicated to the cooking adventures of Tran and a cast of puppets. But beyond that de ... More >>
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