She'd be Pink Panther. If Courtney Love married the Hertz Rent-a-car guy, she'd be Courtney Love Hertz. If Sandra Oh married Karen O, she'd be Sandra Oh-O.
I could get used to that sort of thing. On Saturday night, publicist Ross Schwartz ushered me into a separate room at the Waldorf, where all the notables attending the Human Rights Campaign gala were asked to go onstage, one by one, and pose in front of the step-and-repeat, as photographers snapped ... More >>
Two artists tackle the real world in very different ways
You want a reality show based on talent, success, and nice people wanting each other to do well? You have to go all the way to Brazil, where a show called Broadway Dreams has young hopefuls competing by performing excerpts from classic musicals, a different tuner showcased each week.
My own schizoid ride between notoriety and nothingness.
Photo by Cathay CheThe gala premiere for The Smurfs in 3D happened last night at the Ziegfeld, and as the talent arrived, I thought, "This is the gay friendliest children's film in history. "And it's on the first day of gay marriage in New York. Smurftastic."
via BravoMagic in action? Platinum Hit, Bravo's new talent competition for songwriters with Jewel as host and Kara DioGuardi as head judge, is not particularly enjoyable. Aside from the talented but super-ADD Sonyae (pronounced, somewhat ironically, like "soigné") and the arrogant but though ... More >>
Let's get this party started! We have chocolate marshmallow cookies, and wine, and cheese and crackers, and maybe we'll get pizza. And, most importantly, we have CELEBRITIES CONGRATULATING THEMSELVES FOR BEING CELEBRITIES. And Billy Crystal. Whee! Herewith, Runnin' Scared's official live blog ... More >>
The Runway Rundown 1. The fashion gods have spoken - and, also, Jessica Simpson. Season Eight of Project Runway has a winner at last - after 13 challenges at 90 minutes apiece, this distills to one resolution well earned. For everyone.
The Runway Rundown 1. With only five contestants left, and a limp challenge receding into the distance (Andy's winning Lululemon knockoff was immediately co-opted without pay by Heidi Klum for Grey and Listless Athletic Wear), this week's Project Runway challenge is a welcome return to two s ... More >>
The Runway Rundown 1. This week brings a surprisingly heady jolt to the torpid Project Runway season. One contestant loses his (impeccable) muse. Another bravely reveals a decade-long secret and immediately helps de-stigmatize an immense societal taboo. We're not even going to mock Michael ... More >>
The Runway Rundown 1. This week's challenge is the product placement Waterloo. The task: to create a high-fashion (i.e. couture) look to match specific L'Oreal eyeshadows in a two-day constraint. The winning design garners $20,000 and appears in a L'Oreal advertisement. L'Oreal, L'Oreal, L'O ... More >>
Araceli CruzTim Gunn must have needed the extra-strength dosage after Thursday morning's Project Runway Season 8 finale show. Midway through the carefully orchestrated hoodwink hour of 10 contestants' collections (seven the ringers, three the true finalists, in standard Runway fashion), the L ... More >>
1. We open on the Runway contestants' Spartan apartment and an eloquent diorama of good versus evil, i.e. previous challenge winner Casanova chattering benignly about his recent victory as wicked sisters Gretchen and Ivy continue to verbally desecrate Michael C. Cut to stern, sepia flashback ... More >>
The Runway Rundown 1. At four episodes in and 13 souls remaining, the Runway ranks are still cluttered with extraneous contestants. Watching them band together for their next Trail of Tears march to Mood Fabrics, they clump like errant sequins at the bottom of our Chanel Chinatown handbag. ... More >>
The Runway Rundown: 1. With great power comes a great superiority complex, if you're Gretchen. The willowy Portlander has won both of the season's challenges, and is gradually revealing herself to be pretty damn pleased with this. She is alone in this sentiment: "It's like she opened up an U ... More >>
Top 10 Revelatory Moments From This Week's Project Runway 1. The Oliver Twist undercurrent that runs so fiercely throughout Runway (think about it: cramped confines, rigorous wailing, repurposed rags) has never been so apparent than in this episode's early arc. We open on Mondo, Denver's mos ... More >>
Last night's Project Runway's eighth season premiere encompassed a seemingly rebellious enthusiasm in the constrictive fashion world: more is...well, not better, if the glacial stride of these 90 minutes were any indication, but somehow worth having. More is just more. Hear that, ye waist-wh ... More >>
via the New York TimesImagine our excitement when we learned that our dear Wonder Woman of the awesome star-speckled short shorts and bullet-busting arm wristlet-thingies and sexy-yet-rugged bustier (plus, calf-high go-go/shit-kickers!) was to get a makeover. Because, she already looked prett ... More >>
I'm gonna be in 3-D! Yep, I was one of the New York notables featured in a festive scene from the film debut of those lovable Smurfs that I watch on BOOM channel all the time.
At newest Chelsea gay bar, baseball and beer. Plus: Broadway and bears
As Tim Gunn would say, "This worries me." However, because we love nothing more than to keep you updated with regard to this godforsaken, East Village-invading Smurf movie, you ought to know that adorable Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn has been added to the cast.
Look, even your grandma was rooting for Seth Aaron to win. For all the judges' constant flurries of critique about various contestants not skewing "editorial," season 7 of Project Runway had a decidedly staunch narrative pretty established early on: Goofy daddy-o Seth Aaron was distilled down ... More >>
And then there were four. And then there was Fashion Week. And then there was indisputably no justice in this cold, dark, malicious universe. Also, there were gloves.
And so it has come to this. After a season of sequins and spangles and bitchery--oh my!--the last challenge before Project Runway's Bryant Park finale has to be epic, a worthy encapsulation of these ragtag dreamers' weary journey to the white tents and glory beyond. It must be in deference t ... More >>
Finally, there is some rest for the wicked on Project Runway. This season has been as wham-bam as any, with one-day challenges the norm and the designs often running unrealized as a result; then again, as we all know, Michelangelo's David was carved over a long lunch break (hold the prosciutt ... More >>
Got your pitchfork handy? Good, because if you live in Manhattan, you'll need it; this week on Project Runway, the challenge is apparently to incite all Gothamites to violence. And it succeeds wildly in two ways: first, two designers attempt to extract fashion inspiration from the Upper East ... More >>
New York "personifies man-made inspiration," waxes Tim Gunn philosophically, gesturing from his rooftop perch down to the humming city below. The Project Runway contestants, the brave remaining nine, blink back at him warily, and justifiably -- they're about to receive quite the hippie-dippie ... More >>
myLifetime.comForget sleek and sexy and bring out your best Punky Brewster look: It's back to being a kid again, as noted in this week's installment of Project Runway. The challenge: Make kids clothes that are fashionable and age appropriate. Yay, the workroom turns into a romper room! As Heidi ... More >>
Welcome to the past. Or is it the future? Either way, they're both sparkly. Today, the top Project Runway finalists will display their collections at Bryant Park for the judges and 1,000 industry gawkers (including yours truly; check back here later for an appropriately cryptic report). But ... More >>
Jay and his winning designMichael Kors, resident crepehanger of the Project Runway judge squad, is fond of saying that there are "no rules" in fashion anymore, usually as he is trying to impose improbable new style commands in his monthly Glamour column (wear short-shorts in the dead of winte ... More >>
Emilio's winning entry, via Lifetime. If half the Project Runway contestants designed their clothes as well as their sound bytes, this show would be a gladiator match. But in its seventh season, and second since moving to the Lifetime channel, the show again seems to be favoring attractive, med ... More >>
From the Betsey Johnson collection. Photo by David Wentworth. When Michael Kors tires of crafting pastel Barbarella dresses, he can sell designer migranes. I had one watching his Wednesday exhibition at Bryant Park -- not just because his pastel gowns caught the harsh glare of the revolvin ... More >>
We're pleased to see that our Morning Joe favorite Willie Geist has finally been given his own TV show. Way Too Early With Willie Geist now leads off MSNBC's morning schedule, airing (if one "airs" on cable) at 5:30 a.m. (That's 2:30 a.m. Pacific time, where the show is no doubt known as Wa ... More >>
Photo from Project RunwayBy Jane C. TimmTim Gunn wants Mayor Mike for a third term, don't you?Bloomberg sent out a press release this morning, listing 68 gay New Yorkers who are endorsing him for a third term, including designer Isaac Mizrahi and a few politicos like Richard Socarides, a former Spec ... More >>
In happier times... Week after week, The City has striven desperately to become some sort of riven TV statue, an unintelligible glyph of notable accessory shots and blank expressions: the 2001 monolith reimagined to awe human idiots. But now, as if God himself had heard my prayers to breathe life ... 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 M ... More >>
Juicy details plucked from the garbage of a movie mogul
Direct hits on Abu Ghraib, some close shaves, and frank talk about that Foster parent
Carl Orff gets a Matthew Neenan Makeover
Stalling for time before channeling Tim Gunn and the ghosts of Leona and Anna Nicole
MTV (and the MisShapes crowd) inspires the wry parody of Made: I Wanna Be a Hipster
Tristan recounts her experience as a "sextra" in the provocative indie flick
Talking with Project Runway bad boy Santino Rice