Cyndi Lauper has been busy promoting the Broadway musical of Kinky Boots that she scored, but she also manages to give us her true colors on topics like Donald Trump, whose Celebrity Apprentice she appeared on back in 2010. As the singer/songwriter tells Next magazine: "It's just sad. "I thought ... More >>
When you look at Chris Brown, what do you see? A bully with an entourage all too happy to start a dust-up over a perceived slight or a parking space? An emotionally crippled/stunted young man who is the sad victim of the cycle of domestic abuse? A wanton spreader of pink eye? The boo-hooingest cryba ... More >>
The comic wears her (dark) heart on her (gastric) sleeve
Hilarious insult lady Lisa Lampanelli is playing the Apollo next Wednesday, which would seem like a sexual lollapalooza for the lady, considering her reputation, except for one thing: She's married. To a white guy. In this week's column, Lisa explains to me what she's going to do about that--and a ... More >>
Summerland Tour: Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground Roseland Ballroom Wednesday, July 18 Better than: Watching Empire Records on basic cable. We make the "remember the '90s" joke around these parts a fair amount, but this week the alt-rock strain of that decade has been stu ... More >>
Brian McKnight, the R&B singer known for sultry songs like "Back At One," will perform with the Duke Ellington Orchestra at the Blue Note next month, with two shows each night from May 16 to 18. For some reason, though, the press release heralding this engagement doesn't mention the song he released ... More >>
Mötley Crüe w/Poison, New York Dolls Nassau Coliseum Wednesday, July 20 Better than: Attending an 18-year high school reunion with a cash bar, albeit one mitigated by the DJ having a music library nearly identical to yours back in the day. An extremely partial list of pop-cultural event ... More >>
A jury has found former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich guilty on 17 counts in his second trial for corruption, the Chicago Tribune reports. The jury delivered no verdict for two counts and one not guilty decision. Last August, he was found guilty of lying to the FBI, but the jury hung on a ... More >>
The crazy born-again Baldwin brother Stephen, a contestant on Celebrity Mole Hawaii, Celebrity Mole Yucatán, Celebrity Apprentice and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, told conservative radio nut job Alex Jones that he'd consider a run for mayor if his big brother Alec does. (He won't.) "I'd s ... More >>
On Friday, we talked about how Beyoncé's participation in Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program showed how the Obamas were interested in including a wider (and younger-skewing) swath of culture in official political life. On Saturday, President Obama's speech to the White House Correspondent ... More >>
Last night at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Obama absolutely eviscerated Donald Trump, who sat there stone-faced, his melon-colored hair glinting obscenely as the president leveled zinger after zinger at him. In short, it was awesome. Obama also laid into Michele Bachmann, Tim ... More >>
If you thought the ceremonies weren't funny, don't blame him.
Look into your crystal meth balls. Where will the too-whack-for-prime-time wildman be? I've narrowed it down to a handful of choices, some less unsavory than others: *An AA sponsor?
Donald Trump, real estate mogul and Celebrity Apprentice boss, went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday and played coy, as usual, about a 2012 presidential run. He then ran through the cast of the new Apprentice season which features Mark McGrath, Lil' John, Latoya Jackson and Star Jones. Bu ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. Look how the cat drags on...
Via Kelly Reeves.GARY BUSEY'S HEAD! One can only imagine how Donald Trump's "Negative Contributions to Society" list compares to his "Positive Contributions to Society" list, but mark one down for the former. Evidence?
If only the public humiliation had ended with that Fire Crotch moniker, dear LiLo's troubles would've been so yesteryear. But now that the synthetically swollen-lipped Mean Girl is being sentenced to 90 days in the slammer for probation violation, we're actually chortling like the Pillsbury D ... More >>
Sharing a special moment with Larry King.Cheers to 64 years of life for the most famous rich man in New York City. Donald Trump, the property giant, socialite, outspoken Apprentice host, and rich rich dude, celebrates 64 years of life today. His nickname, The Donald, conjures images of his ag ... More >>
There's got to be more to this piece of work
Vince Bucci/FOX Alice Cooper and the Idols 8:01pm. It's a sad night, and not because we're saying goodbye to another season of Idol, not because we're saying goodbye to Simon Cowell, but because they managed to drag this out to a two-hour production of group sings and product placements. 8: ... More >>
Earlier this week, I was having a drink with a fellow content producer after work and the internet came up (imagine that). We got into talking about the daily arc of a "blog" and the different types of posts that make up the web we read: news aggregation and write-arounds, original reported pieces, ... More >>
That 46-story, 454-foot-tall bully with the face only a mother could love (I'm talking the Trump Soho, not the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man) is scheduled to open on April 9th "on Spring Street, where Soho meets Tribeca and the West Village." Posh!
MasslerA super fan of Ivanka Trump (of all people) was arrested in Reno Thursday for allegedly stalking the Celebrity Apprentice co-star. We bet her hubby, Jared Kushner, is glad to hear the news. The thing is, the guy doesn't seem like a stalker. A weirdo, maybe, but a stalker? There was a ... More >>
Midtown Lunch brings the somewhat random news that Cyndi Lauper and Sharon Osbourne are at this very minute pretending to be waitresses at the Burger Heaven on 62nd and Lex. Apparently it's part of a charity event that's part of a publicity campaign for Celebrity Apprentice, a show with a res ... More >>
This barb doll keeps going and going and going
Martin Silver, who owns Georgi Vodka, accused Donald Trump, who launched Trump Vodka in 2006, of being a hypocrite for firing Khloe Kardashian from "Celebrity Apprentice" for her DUI conviction. Silver even offered to hire Kardashian himself. [NY Post] A British study has debunked the myth of the " ... More >>
At Splash, the showtunes must go on.