"Get out your boxes because she's ready to bang them!
"Let's hear it for the queen of pubic televison, the adult answer to Mr. Rogers, and a woman who gets higher ratings than Honey Bo Boo--Robin Byrd!"
That was my onstage introduction to Byrd's first live show at the Cutting Room on Saturday, and ... More >>
I argue the point in today's New York Times.
(Yes, I've been quoted in the Times two days in a row now!
Could anyone be more relevant?)
Anyway, the long running cable star Robin Byrd is doing a weekly live show at the new Cutting Room starting tomorrow night, with echoes of her TV sex-travaganza. ... More >>
Yes, that's what Liza Minnelli told New York Times's Jacob Bernstein.
But that's just when she's not being hit by a follow spot.
Here's her full statement:
"From the waist up, I'm Dorothy's daughter.
From the waist down, I'm the Tin Man's kid.
I feel about 112.
Until I hit that stage, and ... More >>
One of the worst bashes in my very vivid memory bank was the 1991 party for model Kim Charlton Hunter at a downtown indoor/outdoor space called Amazon Village.
I had no idea who Hunter was--and I still don't--but I did memorably spot LaToya Jackson there, holding the snake she regularly dragged to ... More >>
This past weekend, it seemed like every single person on the island approached me with their own version of what--or who--they think caused last year's fire at the Pines.
Whatever theory you plug into--and whether or not you're convinced that the insurance money in escrow will cover the massive rec ... More >>
Being able to dictate your emails and texts sounds like a dream--and it is--but the system does hit an occasional snag that could prove embarrassing.
Longtime cable star Robin Byrd recently sent an email to celeb photographer Patrick McMullan, inviting him to her house for a weekend and concluding, ... More >>
"Public access was a platform for the weirdest New Yorkers who had any sort of gumption to create," says Blockhead, a hip-hop producer whose new album on the Ninja Tune label, Interludes After Midnight, is named in homage to a late-night show on channel 35 that just so happened to be hooked around t ... More >>
My newest column is a dizzying look at the world of hustlers and the way they're trying to stay afloat as disposable income stays under as tight a watch as my privates.
At the Hookie Awards, one of the top porn stars told me he's now doing violent films. He even showed me the bruise he got from sho ... More >>
The Copacabana turned it out last night with food, booze, percussionists, and dancing Copa girls for the gala launch of my book, Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back, promoted by Chip Duckett.
Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Lisa Lampanelli cohosted and were pure delight, both taking the stage ... More >>
:It's Norma Desmond time.
I've been going through my inventory and finding lots of instances were I stuck my face in photos with celebrities at various parties (often when they were hosting bashes for me or vice versa).
Humor me and enjoy these images of yours truly with:
*Liberace (above ... More >>
During a Q&A after a Radio City showing of Kevin Smith's Red State the other night, cable goddess Robin Byrd's right-hand man Shelly raised his hand and asked if Kevin will next do The Robin Byrd Show--The Movie.
Writers were supposed to have shown Smith the script for this proposed exerci ... More >>
Hedonistic weekends in the Fire Island Pines are going to extend all the way into October this year, and you can partly thank humankind's relentless abuse of the environment, which has led to global warming that makes things fabulously tropical well into the fall!
But it's mainly because An ... More >>
Nostalgia isn't what it was. "A World Series without Penny Crone on television from Yankee Stadium?" sighs the New York Times. Yes, they're actually affecting to miss the tiny Fox reporter, whom they say "made a career of making the hysteria even more deliciously hysterical," which is one way ... More >>