Rue McClanahan

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Live: Taylor Swift Sparkles And Survives At The Prudential Center

    Taylor Swift w/NeedToBreathe, Danny Gokey Prudential Center Tuesday, July 19 Better than: Bottling up your emotions. Before Taylor Swift took the stage last night, I was looking around the Prudential Center, marveling once again at the craftwork on display during an arena show. In contrast to Ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Betty White Reveals Why Bea Arthur Hated Her!

    ​We know full well how Bea Arthur felt about her Golden Girls costar Betty White, partly thanks to all those years when Rue McClanahan ran around saying that Bea called Betty a c-word. In Rue's book, there was also the darling little anecdote about how Bea was pissed when Betty was the first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    2010's Celeb Deaths: Which One Upset You The Most?

    Jean Simmons​And there were a lot of them, all with a legacy of astounding achievements well worth reflecting on! Rue McClanahan? Elizabeth Edwards? Teena Marie?

  • Voice Choices

    December 15, 2010

    WIG OUT!

    Amber Martin and her many, many characters

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Dustin Hoffman, Rue McClanahan, Austin Pendleton -- It's Obies 1970!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 28, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 22 29 'Obies' Awarded For 1969-1970 Season The 15th annual Village Voice Off-Broadway awards were presented Monday night at the Village Gate. More than 500 guests gathered to applaud the 29 winners of the 196 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Hot In Cleveland Is The New Golden Girls

    ​I just realized it! TV Land's new hit sit-com is basically a revamp of Golden Girls, but with slightly different age brackets. Watch an episode and you'll soon enough realize that tart-tongued Wendy Malick is basically the modern day Bea Arthur.

  • Voice Choices

    June 8, 2010


    Mimi Imfurst stars in this Golden Girls spoof

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    RIP, Rue McClanahan

    ​She's gone. Rue McClanahan, who so memorably vamped it up as the narcissistic but lovable Southern belle Blanche on Golden Girls, is now in the sit-com land in the sky.

  • Columns

    September 15, 2009

    Daniel Craig at a Gay Club!

    Fashion Week, Idol chatter, a gesture toward Liza. By Michael Musto

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    The "Delicious" Bea Arthur Remembered

    Some of the biggest names in 1960s-80s showbiz were at the Majestic Theater today for the geriatric alternative to Fashion Week: a memorial to Bea Arthur, who passed away this April from cancer at the age of 86. Hundreds of theater and TV bigwigs shuffled their walkers into the rows for an "afternoo ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 1, 2009

    Gossip About Avatar, Fame, and Antichrist!

    Fame, the musical is watered-down, unlike von Trier's Antichrist.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Dancing With The Stars' Gay Faux Pas!

    That very mess is richly described in this week's column [CLICK HERE], along with these other bitter pills to swallow: *A talk show host seems to confuse me with Larry Craig *Golden Girl Rue McClanahan reveals what Bea Arthur called Betty White *Comic Judy Gold makes fun of that deaf Oscar winner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    The Week in the Voice

    Those Newburgh 4, arrested last month and charged with trying to blow up synagogues in a terror plot, were drawn into their alleged conspiracy by an informant known as Malik, working with the FBI to get out from under his own criminal record. Witnesses say that in addition to subjecting the men to c ... More >>

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • NYC Life

    May 10, 2005
  • Columns

    April 26, 2005
  • Theater

    September 14, 2004

    Finley Toons Up

    What George Bush truly deserves: Karen Finley's vision of his sex life with Martha Stewart

  • Theater

    September 5, 2000

    Archival and Departure

    Maybe, in Our Hemmed-In World, One Step Back Could Mean Two Steps Forward