(Video by Meredith Rosenberg for the Voice.) "Whether the general public chooses to acknowledge it or not, voice-over matters," asserted Geena Davis, playing a hard-boiled Hollywood exec in Lake Bell's sparkling comedy In a World... "Everyone watches movie trailers, everyone sees commercials on tel ... More >>
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La Mega gets a little help from Ricky Martin
Get this. Way down in Tennessee, a dog's owner caught his pet hunched over another male dog. He assumed this meant the dog was gayer than Ricky Martin. So he promptly brought the animal to a kennel to unload him into oblivion. After all, you can't possibly keep a dog that might be gay, right? ... More >>
If you really love Broadway like I do, you'll adore the show that reams it a new one, then kicks it in the pants. It's Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!, the latest installation of the spoofy revue that mocks the truly annoying things about Broadway because deep down, you have to know and love ... More >>
I'm not even going to name names here. You all know who I mean (because you follow the music world so closely--yeah, that's it!) But whenever I hear about some ripening porn idol who has a new "dance hit," I cringe, knowing it will probably be off key, off kilter, and way off my personal chart.
President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser hosted by former Menudo star Ricky Martin last night -- and New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox joined the growing list of GOPers pissy over the president's partying.Cox issued a statement basically saying that Obama's hanging out with Martin ... More >>
For anyone who takes their political cues from pop star Ricky Martin, the former Menudo member has thrown his support behind President Barack Obama in this year's election -- he's even throwing the president a pretty pricey fundraiser in New York tonight, which the state's Republican Party seems to ... More >>
This week's column is a breathless triumph that sums up the Broadway season by interviewing various notables at a Tony nominees meet-and-greet where they grabbed at plaques and press ops. You'll learn: *What Gladys Knight has to do with the upcoming reimagining of Jekyll & Hyde *What Bonnie & Cly ... More >>
About a year ago, the movie Bridesmaids opened in the U.S. and was the subject of a rather unusual awareness campaign. Female movie fans, largely independently of the film's producers, compelled women to go see the film in its opening weekend and defy common Hollywood wisdom that non-rom-com movies ... More >>
Broadway's finest have been honored by the Tony nominating committee, the results announced just moments ago as theater folk all over town felt some real emotion for a change. Among the nominated are, well, approximately two thirds of the people I predicted yesterday. But more interestingly, who g ... More >>
Disclosure: I busted my ass to get from a TV appearance to Evita but got there moments late. I had to watch the first 15 minutes on a monitor in the lobby, then was allowed in to my seat. And it was worth the ass-busting. I always thought the highly conceptualized 1979 Harold Prince-directed prod ... More >>
The Broadway musical Wonderland takes a classic children's story (Alice in Wonderland) and tries to make it modern and urban while adding a nudge-nudge jokeyness and some self-help messages. I liked it better when it was called The Wiz. In fact, just like that show, Wonderland even has the ... More >>
If not Scarlett Johansson's anymore. This revelation has emerged from Out's sex survey, which found that Ryan's abs are what gays most want to caress during their fantasy leisure time. The runners-up are the following hotties:
During last week's blizzard, I was kooky-crazy enough to take my life in my hands and ride my freakin' bike! And I found it a kind of wet and wild adventure, almost like surfboarding (but with rats instead of sharks around me). But the next day, when I took my bike out, all the snow had set ... More >>
That's one of the sincere holiday wishes expressed in the tres amusant Christmas card I just got from Caroline's Comedy Club. Here are some of the other lovely yuletide hopes that are on the wryly joyful card: "A proposed gay bar next to the proposed mosque. "Brett Favre keeping his ball ... More >>
Yes, I'm one of the hundred powerful and compelling LGBTs who made a difference this year, according to Out magazine, and this is great, mainly because I get to go to the party and eat the hors d'oeuvres. The photo with me and other fabbies was shot as a Studio 54 homage, which is why I lo ... More >>
Ken Mehlman, Dubya's 2004 campaign manager and a former Chairman of the RNC, has finally been telling people he's gay, something he says he's come to realize over time. Funny, Ken, we realized it years ago when we were screaming, "You're gay!" and you were vehemently evading and denying it. ... More >>
The gayest movie ever made, A Single Man is Tom Ford's Oscar nominated triumph of style about a forlorn professor's bittersweet past love and his flirtation with some young new angel with a nice body. I urge you to check out the imminent DVD/BluRay versions--even though the cover art does ev ... More >>
Here's your Thursday afternoon treat: A dancing Brazilian baby who employs squatting pelvic thrusts, finger-pointing, shimmies, and walking the dog to glorious effect. His festively tied low-rider diaper only adds to the effect, although, frankly, the song gets a little repetitive. Shouldn't ... More >>
Shorn Jones, where the magic happens. Photo by Christopher FarberIn this week's Village Voice, Michael D. Ayers talks with Brooklyn soul queen Sharon Jones, Tom Hull provides a new installment of his Jazz Consumer Guide, and Tad Hendrickson profiles Ethio-jazz godfather Mulatu Astatke. In B ... More >>
When I win an Oscar for Best Actress, I am certainly not going to accept it with a morose pout, then promptly go into hiding in humiliation in order to work out the details of my shattered personal life. But that's just what poor Sandra Bullock had to do because her man, Jesse James had date ... More >>
On the very same day a Vanity Fair poll reveals that America is half the way there to being okay with electing a homosexual man or woman as president, Ricky Martin comes out on his own blog.
A bear shits in the woods! The Pope is Catholic! And Ricky Martin finally says he's gay! No more livin' la pinga loca!
If this doesn't say it all, don't know what does Wyclef's Yele charity has recently drawn a firestorm of criticism, but he's not the only musical figure trying to mobilize folks and funds on behalf of Haiti. There's also an impressive number of benefit concerts and music events happening in the cit ... More >>
Last week's prediction: From the UK? Sorry, but aesthetics matter, no matter where you are on the globe. No coincidence that the Somalia-born K'naan learned to speak English off the phonetics on Rakim and Nas albums; talent will travel, before during and after things like rap go global. So while I ... More >>
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