The funniest stars are all here
As I wrote, Liza Minnelli just performed at Cherry Grove's Ice Palace, and the whole town was buzzing with excitement, including other island guests like Wanda Sykes and Neil Sedaka. And I got some glimmers of insight into Liza. Someone who had dinner with her on the island told me: "She's always ... More >>
He's a conservative who touts family values and is against gays in the Boy Scouts, to name just one place where they might turn up. But there's a method to his madness. Here is the former film star's conduct code--from his martial art Chun Kuk Do--which is so inspiring I might have to start breaki ... More >>
"She's fuckin' nuts!" declared Kathy Griffin at last week's Larry King event put on by the Friars. "She'll cut you!" The Sheraton shindig was supposed to be a tribute to Larry, but thankfully some roast-like moments like that snuck in.
Josh GosfieldThey're right here in a blog written to welcome me back to my alma mater, the prestigious Columbia University! For one hour! See, I'm heading up there to talk to some young LGBT journalists, and I'm all set to tell them to be extremely brave since the industry they want to ente ... More >>
New York Comedy Festival tortures us
Today's batch of femme joke hurlers are a smart and sassy gaggle of politically incorrect yet ultimately liberating beauties. Your fave from these choices? *Joan Rivers Hilarious, scathing, on target, and up to date, she makes me wet myself every time. *Wanda Sykes A sassy motor mouth a ... More >>
Michael Becker / FOX Baby-Hugger Simon Cowell Two hours? Really? Because tonight's annual philanthropic extravaganza adds an extra hour onto the already too long results show (far too much to ask of any live-blogger, in my opinion), I'll be checking in intermittently throughout the night, ... More >>
The 37th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which took place in D.C. last week, came at a happy time for conservatives, what with the recent election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts, the increased visibility of the Tea Party movement due to their own recent convention, and a wav ... More >>
And then I compare Keats with Tila Tequila.
I'm beyond horrified that Al Franken will be sworn in as a Minnesota senator. Not because of his liberal politics, mind you--I adore them-- but because people sometimes mistake me for the comic-turned-politico, and I was secretly hoping he'd go away so this wouldn't happen anymore. I am not making ... More >>
We know how you feel, kid. Via Craftser via urlesque. We suspect Obama got that Iranian-American reporter released, and he's certainly trying to help refugees and rescue us from financial criminals. But does he get credit? No -- because he he laughed at Wanda Sykes, just like all the newly-reclas ... More >>
As we have seen, repeatedly, rightbloggers don't need much to set them off. This week, for example, they got a lot of mileage out of Obama asking for dijon mustard on his hamburger. When rightwing talking heads made a big deal of the President's condiment choice, lefties made mock of them. Rightblog ... More >>
Actually, celebs came out all on their own in '08--they didn't even have to be dragged out, kicking and screaming, like they usually do. That saved me a lot of pulling, yanking, and washing off of blood, so thanks, gays! Among the highlights of the year in celebrity closet busting:
Thousands rallied at City Hall on Saturday in support of marriage rights for gay folks. California's passage of Proposition 8 spurred the demo, but the tone as portrayed in this video from New York's LGBT Center was more forward-looking, with speakers (including council speaker Christine Quinn, coun ... More >>
I was the first one to write that comic Wanda Sykes had shown up with her girlfriend in Fire Island and at a gay bar in New York a couple of years ago. I even wrote her up in my "Glass Closet" cover story of Out magazine last year, urging stars like her to come out more publicly--i.e., on the record ... More >>
A toothless explosion of hilarity, Jackie Moms Mabley was a star on "the chitlins circuit" for years and well known to the African-American community before finding a wider audience on '60s and '70s variety shows starring Rowan and Martin, Flip Wilson, and the Smothers Brothers. She was one of that ... More >>
At Lincoln Center, the ambiance of felching. Elsewhere, smoking gossip.
Talking animals make sales pitchesfor everything
New Christine resembles old Elainenot that there's anything wrong with that
Used to be a genius, I ain't lying, booked the numbers didn't need paper or pencil.
Maternal affairs: Fonda smolders as soul-freezing witch; Huppert sluts it up on autopilot
Shrill Bill Cosby and the speech that shocked black America
The Lawless and Ever Expanding World of Hidden-Camera TV
Befores and Afters