Rebecca Hall stars in Machinal
Updated Monday night to include response from Pujols's lawyer. Earlier this month, slugger Albert Pujols sued former New York Yankee (and St. Louis Cardinal and San Francisco Giant) Jack Clark for defamation. Now, through his attorney, Clark has responded by challenging Pujols to a duel. Clark's w ... More >>
House Republicans finally got their hearings on Benghazi, and we have learned that the Obama Administration, the CIA, and the FBI massaged their talking points before announcing the attack last September, and that at least a couple of people thought the U.S. military could have gotten to Benghazi qu ... More >>
After clutching at the spotlight, a lot of stars learn how to evade things--like parapazzi, fans, and especially the IRS. Here's a very timely summation I was just sent which details the top celebrity tax evaders of all time. It's free, so don't even think of writing it off! Top Celebrity Tax Evad ... More >>
Sneakers celebrates 20 years at 92Y Tribeca
For the second time in a week, a religious leader in New Jersey is accused of sexual assault -- the latest, former youth pastor Jeffrey Mackintosh, is accused of repeatedly abusing a 12-year-old boy more than a decade ago.Mackintosh, 46, was arrested Thursday at his home in Phillipsburgh in Middlese ... More >>
Since it's officially Timothy Cardinal Dolan week, why not keep the celebration going with a little more info on the Catholic leader's legislative positions? Yesterday, Runnin' Scared wrote about Dolan's opposition to the Reproductive Health Act, which would codify abortion rights in the state, and ... More >>
Brooklyn gets its close-up in Goodfellas
Last weekend former GOP pack leader and accused horndog Herman Cain finally called an end to his flailing Presidential campaign/book tour -- or rather "suspended" it, allowing the enterprise to keep drawing money. Some normally opinionated rightbloggers tip-toed away from the embarrassing subje ... More >>
As we reported yesterday, Silvio Berlusconi resigned as Italy's prime minister. News outlets around the world clamored to give their own unique, measured perspective on his exit. More specifically, they all got to finally use that "Bye Bye, Bunga Bunga" headline they had been sitting on for y ... More >>
They patrol Jewish neighborhoods with taxpayer money—but don't always clue in the police
According to Yahoo's "Xtra Entertainment," the National Enquirer talked to John Travolta, who said he got a promise from train-wreck celebrity Lindsay Lohan that she would begin Scientology training. [I tried to find the Enquirer piece to give them a link, but couldn't. Have you seen their w ... More >>
Monsignor William LynnThe Catholic Church's sex-abuse scandal veered into uncharted waters Thursday with the indictment of one of former Philadelphia Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua's top aides. Monsignor William Lynn, now 60, is accused of shielding molester priests from detection and transferring t ... More >>
John Waters and Ann-Margret whip you into shape
Following in the not-so-great tradition of Barry Bonds, former Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens has been indicted by federal authorities on six charges, including perjury and making false statements to Congress, about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Happy Mother's Day to Arianna Huffington, whose baby was born on May 9, 2005. Maybe you could say George W. Bush's reelection campaign was the father? Inconclusive, but it's still been half a decade and the little guy has just gotten so big. The headline fonts, at least. There's been scoops, ... More >>
Remember Troopergate, the squabble between these two has-beens? Neither does anyone else.The New York Post's Fred Dicker is Albany's most powerful reporter. He's broken so many stories he ought to know when to let one go. Instead, he wrote a rant yesterday that proves why even the best repor ... More >>
How painful to step to the podium and caress your Academy Award while knowing that you're man is a dog who's playing around with a neo-Nazi motorcycle chick and your personal life has fallen to utter shit. Similarly, my auricles and ventricles go out to poor Kate Winslet, who's also suddenly ... More >>
A small shift at the top of the charts this week -- snoozy country act Lady Antebellum retakes the top spot, with Need You Now selling 126,000 copies to the smoky Sade album Soldier Of Love's 79,000 -- is followed by a slew of debuts from artists of varying notoriety. Polarizing American Idol ... More >>
At the press conference. Photo by Elliott Wilson.Bowing out of one big municipal project one day, and breaking ground on another the next: can't knock Jay-Z's political hustle. Brooklyn's most famous son was on hand to both shovel dirt for the future Nets arena in Atlantic Yards and to join M ... More >>
With even more criminal charges now piled up against beleaguered hedge-fund wheeler-dealer Raj Rajaratnam, let's go back to last October, when the Galleon insider-trading scandal broke. Who else to size up Rajaratnam at that moment but Nassim Nicholas Taleb — author of The Black Swan and one ... More >>
Plus, which Tiger Woods mistress is trailer-ier?
President Obama loves to reference Lady Gaga to show how hip he is. I'm hearing that the other day, after he made a speech about the importance of the hate crimes legislation he signed, the Prez was greeted by '80s singer and LGBT supporter Cyndi Lauper, who told him, "It's about time!"
Paying tribute to the actor John Cazale
Catch The Sting at Bryant Park
Straight talk from CNN's Roberts about his molesterbut not a word about his boyfriend
Martin Scorsese, hero of the Hong Kong New Wave, returns the compliment
We know what they did last summer: Paid vacation makes for surprisingly snazzy sequel
A cardinal's Sin: Is he the Church corporeal, or just a cog in a corporate bureaucracy?
Democrats and hardballing pundits, pleasantly embedded in the economic elite
Senator Hillary becomes a 9-11 hero, centrist chameleon, and Iraq hawk
Kucinich fights the good anti-fight
McCain as Kerry's no. 2? Don't be shocked if Bush tries to snatch him.
Note to Democrats: it's not too late to draft someoneanyoneelse
A Tale of NYPD's Rap Intelligence Unit
Dennis, Al Called It on WMD; Other Demos Bombed
Bush's Big Tent Has Some TearsEven on the Right Side
The Spirit Moves at the Catholic Conference
The Church vs. the Irreverent Media
Gay Catholics Try to Face Down the Church's Demons
Corruption In DC 37, Part Two: How the Union's Bosses Rule By Fraud and Intimidation