But they wouldn't let her! Let me explain: Postcards From The Edge is the campily funny yet dramatically riveting 1990 movie based on Carrie Fisher's book about a recovering drug addict battling her manipulative, patronizing, and narcissistic mom, who was a 1950s and '60s movie star. Even a dropou ... More >>
Assuming she sat down one day and wrote a scathing recollection a la Shirley MacLaine's daughter, Sachi Parker. I bandied this around on Facebook yesterday, and my pals came up with some real goodies: Live To Tell All La Isla Ain't Bonita Rescue Me What It Feels Like For a Daughter This Didn't ... More >>
On 20/20 the other night, Shirley MacLaine's daughter Sachi Parker presented herself as the latest disgruntled Hollywood offspring to come forward and write a book about her long-simmering pain. And she's got quite a case. Shirley always talks of her past and future lives, but in this one, she appa ... More >>
The 1962 Granny Guignol classic Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? is being remade by Walter Hill, and it's time to line up two stars who are over the hill to play the parts. You know the drill. Jane is a nutjob who's stuck in her cutesy-pie kiddie routine and is so adorable except that she viciously ... More >>
Female division. In the talking era. According to Michael Musto. Feel free to do your usual whining and add your own faves.
I am not making this up! Borough President Scott M. Stringer honored me and three others at a Pride celebration last night at Onegin restaurant, and while doing so, he gave me an honest-to-God plaque saying June 11 is Michael Musto Appreciation Day in Manhattam! I felt like running into the street ... More >>
I'm always amazed by celebrities who crave fame and claw their way to the top to get it, then resent anyone who so much as looks their way, while also hoping to keep the attention coming, bizarrely enough. It's such a mad psychological dance that these people do--"Look at me! No, don't!"--but an ol ... More >>
Robert Evans is the actor who became Paramount's head of production in the 1970s and who spouted lots of colorful wisdoms at the time--some on-target, some not--according to Peter Bart's book about his own years spent at the studio. Here are some of the highlights that emerged from Evans' very mout ... More >>
The producer herself has admitted it. And the kids at datalounge.com are going nuts trying to figure who it will be. Among the guesses:
Lifetime is doing a Steel Magnolias of color, and I'm all hopped up about the cast. Get this: In the part of Truvy, the salon owner played by Dolly Parton in the 1989 movie, they've signed the formidable Jill Scott.
The director's Hollywood spectacular at BAM
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 12, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 28 Mailer's 5th Estate: Who's paranoid now? by Frank Crowther "Paranoia is the most useful or the most destructive faculty of the human spirit. One never knows when it's devoted to you or your destruction ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 5, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 27 How come you're not on the list? by Phil Tracy No revelation to come out of the Watergate hearings so far has had such damaging results as the publication of the White House "enemies" list. It strikes t ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 24, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 21 The '73 'Obies': Plays were the thing by Audrey Berman Judging by the "Obie" ceremony Monday night, the plays were the thing -- seven of the 26 awards going for new plays, with "The Hot l Baltimore" and ... More >>
The plight of the single lady
The Academy Awards will be telecast on February 27, when we'll get all new acceptance speeches to savor and barf at. In the meantime, having just posted the worst speeches in the trophy's history, here are my favorite ones, whereby winners managed to shine in that high-pressure situation--ac ... More >>
No Age LimitI wholeheartedly endorse Mary Elizabeth Williams's article in Salon today, "Why teen girls need more vibrators." It comes after the media shockwave over 16-year-old Taylor Momsen's recent exclamation that her vibrator is her "best friend" -- partly because she's young, partly bec ... More >>
20 Happy Hours for every legal drinking hour in town!
Valentine's Day--aka Love, American Style, the Movie--is one of those criss-crossing ensemble pieces starring literally everyone alive who's ever walked the earth and ended up in front of a camera. In an attempt to satisfy every possible demographic, it has young people, old people, whites, ... More >>
Can you name all the actors and actresses who have appeared in three or more Oscar winning Best Pictures? Can you name any of them? Better yet, can you do it without a google search? I'll start you off with a couple of examples and I'll even name the films: Jack Nicholson was in One Flew ... More >>
Talking with the smart Jeff Daniels and plotting our Tonys revenge.
How a Queens schlub went head over heels for Peggy Lipton and brought down the system
Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City. The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge! Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's C ... More >>
Vincente Minnelli at Anthology, plus BAM hearts Asian cinema
A Hollywood Daughters Radical Past Winds up on the Cutting Room Floor