Here's a sentence we never expected to write: After the success of their Kurt Cobain and Freddie Mercury comic books, Bluewater Productions is releasing a third book in their "Rock Music Month" series, this one for New Jersey's second favorite son, Jon Bon Jovi. It's out today. It's terrible. Let' ... More >>
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
The Gallery Players is a very cool theater group in Park Slope, where they're currently doing a strong production of Dreamgirls, giving it more intimacy than some of the splashier versions that have been mounted through the years. And the entertainment started before the curtain, when the director ... More >>
Current President of MENSA/musical artist Ray J recently released what has been described by every human with ears as a Kanye West diss track about Kim Kardashian, called I Hit It First. But former Rhodes Scholar Ray J insists that we are wrong and that I Hit It First is not about his sexual escapad ... More >>
After watching Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard belt her way through "Hold On" and "Always Alright" on Saturday Night Live, I did what I always do--peruse Twitter to see what people have to say about SNL's musical guest--and CHRIST that was an infuriating exercise. In a perfect world, Howard's glorio ... More >>
Surveying the great diva's checkered film career
The Voice just returned from a trip to Las Vegas. While we enjoyed the UNITY 2012 and NLGJA conferences, we were disturbed by the "city" itself. Here are 37 reasons why we hated it, presented in no particular order, except that No. 37 is the most insidious. 1. The architecture of confusion reigns s ... More >>
In their dealings with a potentially scary press person like myself, celebs are sometimes solicitous, occasionally pandering, at times delightfully ass kissy, but always tons of fun. Here are just a few of the highlights through the years:
When we first wrote about Rick Perry's "Niggerhead" Ranch, we were struck by how it phonetically reminded us of another infamous getaway spot: Michael Jackson's "Neverland" Ranch. Both were occupied by larger than life personalities. Both ranches had names that raised eyebrows, especially given w ... More >>
"THANK YOU!" blares the headline on Oprah Winfrey's monthly magazine. But I have to step up and say, "No, Oprah, my close personal friend! Thank you! For the years of gab, chatter, talk, giveaways, celebs, and more gab, chatter, and talk. So which was your favorite Oprah: *Tom Cruise jump ... More >>
Why do they scream and curse at you?
Friars do Quentin Tarantino to a turn; Miami's pretty hot, too
Update: Keep your eye on this ticket link. Show goes on sale at noon, he's supposedly doing the entire new record, and...it'll cost $100. Teyana Taylor is the former My Super Sweet 16 star and Tyler Perry movie veteran whose vocals can be heard, among other places, on the opening few bars of Kany ... More >>
Hear now, "boy": last Wednesday's Village Voice's cover story by staff writer Steven Thrasher, an essay entitled White America Has Lost Its Mind, sure has attracted some interesting attention! Whether or not readers agree with what we have to say, we often get letters from them regarding our s ... More >>
The people behind the Snuggie know they are bugging the crap out of you, and it's working out pretty well for them. The cultural impact of the sleeved blanket, largely due to those unbelievably campy commercials by Allstar Marketing Group, might've exceeded that of any other "As seen on TV" produc ... More >>
Pushing the limits of taste, but locating the heart—and hell—of its heroine's struggle
The ridiculous 2008 Kennedy Center Honors -- featuring bizarre tributes to Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, among others -- were recently televised, which gave us an idea for the next Administration. President Obama's walking into a seriously screwed-up economy and two wars. Since things are going ... More >>
TABLOIDEDDaily journalism is a bloodsport in New York. This is a scorecard. The New York Post is responsible for many things, but yesterday’s Giants victory over the Dallas Cowboys is not one of them. The tab put a Jessica Simpson “look-a-like” (a term that should be used very, very loosely ... More >>
Musto zings tenor and Lance sings bass. Plus gossip hot enough to roast a Friar.