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In the fifth season premiere of Mad Men, Jessica Paré as Megan Draper forced a roomful of jaws to drop with an unexpected performance of "Zou Bisou Bisou." The scene took place at Don Draper's apartment during his surprise birthday party; his young wife, Megan, turned the shock quotient up to 11 wh ... More >>
Former Jarvis Cocker backup dancer and current Seattle Weekly Dategirl Judy McGuire's new book, The Official Book Of Sex, Drugs, and Rock N' Roll Lists, is rife with lists counting down debauched and out-there moments of Ozzy Osbourne's health tips, pot-smoking hints from Willie Nelson, marri ... More >>
1 These photos of Sophia Loren at home circa 1964, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, that include some really gaudy dinner tables, family-style banquets, and breezy outdoor breakfasts with silver coffee pots etc. [Retronaut] 2 Harvard professor David Edwards is developing edible food wrappers out of sug ... More >>
At Cinema Village last night, Tippi Hedren--star of Hitchcock's The Birds and Marnie (the 1964 psychological drama in which she was a frigid klepto)--made the above allegation. After a showing of The Birds, Tippi told interviewer Robert Milazzo, "Apparently I was up for a nomination for Marnie, an ... More >>
Who would know better than me? The 10 dissiest, wickedest, bitchiest sass-o-grams (whether in movies or in life) are as follows: 10) "She doesn't write, she types!" (Gore Vidal re popular author Jackie Susann) 9) "She looks like a truck driver in drag." (Truman Capote re the very same ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 9, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 49 Easy, medium, & tough By Arthur Bell Twiggy is a dear, skinny, pretty, vapid little girl. She is not shy. She is not bright. She is not talented. She is not consistent. In fact, what she is not is far ... More >>
Michael White expands his Italian empire with a new Soho venture
Friars do Quentin Tarantino to a turn; Miami's pretty hot, too
A tribute to the legendary screenwriter
Jennifer Coolidge (of Christopher Guest mockumentary fame) was a scream doing her standup act at Comix the other night. Here are some of her riotous observations:
"It's hard work, politicizing your whole life," read the subhed of Matt Labash's article in the rightwing Weekly Standard. At last, we thought when we saw this, they're going to own up to it! We can stop writing this accursed column -- and, freed of their delusions, conservatives can begin to live ... More >>
In this latest photo totem pole by Beauregard Houston-Montgomery, Oscar winner Sophia Loren proves she's always been one big, tasty slice of lasagna with extra sauce.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 17, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 1 Films by Andrew Sarris "BARBARELLA" is not nearly the disaster it had every intention of being. Somehow its comic strip conceits and Playboy-Bunny-in-Disneyland decor manage to sustain themselves for 1 ... More >>
Showstoppers and rip-offs in the blowsy movie musical. Plus: Paper's Nightlife Awards
South American director Sebastián Silva hangs with me and Eros. And The Messenger kills.
Talking with the smart Jeff Daniels and plotting our Tonys revenge.
Nine is the all-star musical film based on the Broadway show, which in turn was based on the Fellini flick 8 1/2, about an Italian director who's surrounded by scads of exasperating yet titillating women. Well, the trailer makes it looks like a gorgeous melange of Italianisma, as directed by Rob ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 11, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 25 Movie Journal By Jonas Mekas For several months I have been hearing about the new film by Al and David Maysles, "The Showman." The Maysles brothers, in case you don't know, were responsible (together with R ... More >>
Much wood in B'way's Desire Under the Elms revival.
Let me assume the emotional posture of a crass and insecure straight dude and wonder aloud which stars who are really old--you know, MY age--are still worth a flop in the hay, even if the act would have to be done with walkers and Metamucil? In other words, which old ladies would you still want to s ... More >>
Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity. Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The Mic ... More >>
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 Ch ... More >>
Plus Film Forum celebrates Italian screen icon Alberto Sordi
Rosy portrait of abuser-victim "love" is some kind of crazy
A Park Slope trattoria adds new recipes to the repertoire
Wandering through downtown's out-of-whack worlds in search of sense and beauty
Her Life to Relive
Pamela Anderson Lee in drag? Now that she's gotten her breasts reduced, she can be much more convincing as a man (though perhaps not a man from Chelsea).
At Limelight, my friend was screaming 'Tacky!' through our entire five minutes there, but the place was surprisingly mobbed.
When the President Perjures Himself, Is He Above All Laws?