A young Patton Oswalt, pre-King of Queens (and later career shift into being the King of Nerds), was just a hustling stand-up comic, trying to make his way as a 19-year-old performing in a comedy video hosted by your student loan company. No seriously. Not Sallie Mae, or anything as specific as that. Just a vaguely threatening, overarching oligarchical entitty known as “student loans” paid for Mr. Oswalt’s first gig, which the actor/comedian confirmed on Twitter: “First paid acting gig. 19 years old. $300. Educational video about student loans. Sweater vest. Kill me:” Read More
Scarlett Johansson may be hoping to follow in the footsteps of David Fincher; the actress, who’s been vocal about her desire to direct feature films, just directed a clip for her friend Jessie Baylin’s song “Hurry Hurry,” as reported by MTV.
Is there any greater indignity than seeing Wayne Barrett’s byline at the Daily Beast?
Yes. It is hearing about his assignments from Tina Brown–the magazine editor of our lifetime, as he calls her–in this incredible NY1 profile that we have no idea how to embed.
“The first assignment I got was to do Read More
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been on a whirlwind circuit of television news shows in the past 48 hours, talking about her friendship with Gabrielle Giffords and what it was like to be in her hospital room when the Arizona congresswoman opened her eyes for the first time.
This morning Gillibrand was on Morning Joe, and Read More
There is at least one New York representative satisfied with President Obama’s leadership on the 9/11 health care bill.
“As for the president, he’s done everything we’ve asked,” Senator Chuck Schumer told Andrea Mitchell this morning in an appearance on Morning Joe. “I have no complaints about the president’s role on Read More
Yesterday, Congressman Peter King called on Attorney General Eric Holder to prosecute Wikileaks’ founder, Julian Assange. Today, Holder assured reporters that he’s on the case.
Holder emphasized that his office, along with the Department of Defense, is conducting an “active ongoing criminal investigation.”
“To the extent that we can find anybody who was involved Read More
In the wake of Wikileaks’ latest document drop–nearly a quarter-million classified diplomatic cables–Congressman Peter King called on Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to figure out a way to prosecute the group’s founder, Julian Assange.
In his letter to the attorney general, King recommended the Department of Justice indict Read More
The Working Families Party just sent around this video of Pete Seeger strumming his banjo on (what is presumably) his back porch of his Hudson Valley home and asking New Yorkers to vote on the Working Families Party line.
“I hope you will join me in voting Working Families Party the whole line,” he says. Read More
Like the first week of Fall, the second week of the Open starts to get serious. It’s back to work time for the remaining 8 women, and 12 men at the Open. In this video I size up the Roger-Rafa hype, Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki. Also, apologies for the wind–yes, is a lot of Read More