The '60s were mind-blowingly swingin', even if you don't remember being there. One of the high points, as discovered by The Redundant Variety Hour, is this Shindig clip of Hungarian actress/socialite/yenta Zsa Zsa Gabor singing about her high-heeled sneakers, "and vearing that vig hat on my head."
They all went to the same club--Chicago's Pump Room--at one time or another. And they've all ended up in the same amazing photo book, Icons At The Pump Room--a promotional item handed to certain lucky VIPs (like my friend Christian Freedom). If you like this quartet of diva divinity, just pick up ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics
I'll get to that in a second. But first let me remind you that Brooks is up for all sort of awards for his hipster performance as a Jewish gangster in Drive. Of course it didn't happen overnight. In a Film Society of Lincoln Center talk that I attended in my surgical shoes, Brooks talked about his ... More >>
Last night, I spoke before a group of gay journalism students at Columbia and was surprised to find that one of their top concerns was that Kim Kardashian brings down our culture! I was amazed that serious Ivy League students even devote brain cells to thinking about the Kardashian clan. Bu ... More >>
As I pointed out the other day, the unlikely duo of Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman topped Kim and the ex Mr. Kim's 72-day marriage by splitting after only 32 days. But there are some that croaked even faster! (1) Rudolph Valentino and Jean Acker, 1919 Only six hours! And they were pr ... More >>
The most sizzling press release in ages is this outraged one on behalf of Francesca Hilton in response to the Count VonAnhalt's plan to have an anniversary party. Francesca feels this is another blatant publicity stunt for the no-account Count, so she's responded with a press release aimed a ... More >>
Whether because it's moving, personally meaningful, or absolutely hilarious. I'll tell you mine, and it's such a camp I advise you not to have any liquids in your mouth as you face the screen:
I recently wrote about the attempts of Hungarian yenta Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband, Frederick von Anhalt, to sell Zsa Zsa's Beverly Hills home. Von Anhalt claims he has the right to do this because (according to him) Zsa Zsa rescinded a pre-nup that said he wouldn't have any ownership in her ho ... More >>
When Hungarian yenta Zsa Zsa Gabor's elegant home went on the market, the asking price was $28 million, but there was a fascinating proviso--the seller demanded to live rent-free with the new owner! Yes, the charming Prince Von Anhalt wanted to stay there because, I guess, he had nowhere els ... More >>
So 93-year-old chatterbox Zsa Zsa Gabor refused another operation and went home -- and so did I, to look up my amazing 1993 Village Voice interview with the Hungarian legend, which appears in my stunning book La Dolce Musto. That day, Zsa Zsa mouthed off on everything, darling.
Wisteria Lane has turned into Hysteria Lane now that Nicollette Sheridan has sued the show's creator, Marc Cherry for her treatment on the prime-time series. Sheridan claims that Cherry slapped her in the face after she approached him about a line in the script. What's more, Sheridan says, ... More >>
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