Edited by Aaron Hillis
This season it's David Rockwell, who has two, count 'em two, Tony nominations--one for the factory/nightclub set of Kinky Boots and another for the '80s newsroom ambience of Lucky Guy. This week's column contains my chat with various Tony nominees like Tom Hanks and Cicely Tyson, whom I interviewed ... More >>
Here's all the chatter from Broadway's nominees
Billy Crystal has a new movie called Parental Guidance, which I'm sure he's happy about, but because of bad management guidance, he's not part of one of the biggest franchises of all time. "I'm the dope who turned down Toy Story," Crystal reveals to AARP the Magazine. "Jeffrey Katzenberg brought m ... More >>
Tom Hanks once said, in regards to his super nice guy status, "I'm not that nice of a guy; I just have the money to have people around to tell people no for me." Seth Troxler neither has nor needs such people. Even after engaging in copious charity work, being crowned No. 2 DJ of 2011 in Resident Ad ... More >>
Familiar faces at a New Jersey autograph show for fading stars
Yesterday, the Columbus Circle Borders hosted its last event: a well-attended reading from Hair: The Story of the Show that Defined a Generation, followed by cast performances. A young boy sitting toward the back had his nose stuck in a graphic novel (paper, not digital) through almost the wh ... More >>
Michael Becker/FOX Few low-level American Idol eliminations have been met with the hue and cry that accompanied the April booting of Pia Toscano, a comely, big-voiced belter who hails from Howard Beach and who was given this year's ninth-place trophy. The notion that Idol is a "singing compet ... More >>
In Larry Crowne, America's heroes Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts develop an unlikely attraction--and I'm wondering if you'll be hot for it. He plays a downsized man who decides to go back to school, where he studies speech with Julia, a cranky, unhappily married woman who's over everything.
"Life is waiting"A Mount Vernon man named Andre Reid gets the distinction of being called "deranged" by the New York Post for the stunt he pulled yesterday: the 21-year-old ended up down on the tarmac by a U.S. Airways jet just before it took off from LaGuardia Airport. Reid was spotted by th ... More >>
viaIn today's news that doesn't surprise us at all, because we are highly sophisticated peoples of expensive tastes, two East Village penthouses owned by the same dude are connected by a slide. Well, of course they are! How would you connect your East Village penthouses? What's that, you don' ... More >>
TMZ stakes it, and the world reverberates: Jay Leno is moving to 11:35 on weeknights on NBC. That makes Leno, by the ancient rules of television, the host of the Tonight Show, which has heretofore been Conan O'Brien's job. As O'Brien has refused to change his time slot, barring a coup of angry Cocoh ... More >>
Showstoppers and rip-offs in the blowsy movie musical. Plus: Paper's Nightlife Awards
The three on the right: Henry Rollins, Greg Ginn, and Chuck Biscuits, elusive even in Black Flag. Photo by Dave Markey.As harsh as 2009 has been for celebrity deaths, it's been an even harsher year for Internet-based fake celebrity deaths. As of June, the real-to-fake death ratio has approach ... More >>
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Celebration Madison Square Garden Thursday, October 29 The first half of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's two-night benefit concert and 25th-anniversary celebration lasted six hours, ended at 1:30 a.m. and featuring star-studded sets by curators Bruce S ... More >>
On film (it's over), critics (can be lazy), and marriage (it's tough to be his wife)
Our colleagues at Sound of the City have already advised you give Steven Soderburgh's Che a miss, but we expect the film will draw because, as everyone has been saying since it was announced, it's perfect casting -- "Benicio Del Toro is Che Guevara." Audiences love to see celebrities impersonate ot ... More >>
Thankfully, pop alchemist Mike Viola keeps doing it
Premieres can be achingly tedious affairs where you stare at the floor as the filmmakers get up to publicly admire each others’ spunk and perspicacity. ("Thanks, Vince. You helped make Fred Claus a life-altering labor of love!") But at the recent premiere of The Orphanage, the spooky-dooky film Sp ... More >>
Demme polishes Carter's do-good image
Will the public get off, or just the studios?
'Not for inciting hatred, but for learning lessons from history'
Plus: Style tips from the undead
Dancers from Portugal tease death with virtuosity; a Korean-born New Yorker tries it on
Adventures in Accent Reduction
Flashback: The Year in Movies
The optimist's guide to the Millennium's final fall-movie crop
Instead of Not About Nightingales, the Tennessee Williams play should really be called Is About Three Hours.
When I asked Jane Horrocks if she's a gay man trapped in a woman's body, she said, 'No! If so, I haven't discovered it!'
A Winter Movie Preview
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