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Glamour hosted its annual star-studded Women of the Year Award ceremony at Carnegie Hall on Monday night. December cover model Lady Gaga called out Glamour magazine, and all fashion and beauty magazines, for putting attractive celebrities on their covers—and retouching them.
“Mirella Freni and Pavarotti shared the same wet nurse,” former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said last week at the Eighth Annual Opera News Awards at The Plaza, sharing a bit of opera trivia before giving the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s distinguished achievement award to the supreme Modenese soprano. “Just imagine the Freudian connotations,” hizzoner continued. “Mirella’s Read More
Big Apple Idolatry
— Mindy Kaling was spotted pleading with John Mayer to give his expert opinion on her love life at Koi in the Trump SoHo. We can only speculate that his answer involved calling her genitals racist.
6 p.m. The Bowery Poetry Club hosts East Village Trivia Night where tour guides from the East Village History Project face off against “some formidable opponents.” At 308 Bowery between Bleecker and Houston Streets, suggested donation is $6.
7:30 p.m. Miss World U.S.A. Lynda Carter will perform: “An Evening with Lynda Carter” in the Read More
Sarah Palin‘s people "do not want the American public to know that [she] is using stylists or that she is paying for expensive clothes this early in the campaign." We definitely did not know. [P6]
The Obama campaign rebuffed newly minted political blogger Lindsay Lohan’s offer to host Read More
There is no Mike Huckabee surge in New Hampshire–he holds nine percent of the vote and Mitt Romney leads with 37 percent. [ABC News/Wash Post]
Huckabee now has a strong lead in North Carolina. [Public Policy Polling]
Barack Obama’s lead is widening in Iowa. [Strategic Vision]
Rudy Giuliani and Read More
Barbra Streisand just put a rain cloud over Barack Obama’s parade, offering her endorsement, for what it’s worth, to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Having donated to Mr. Obama as well as to his fellow Democratic hopeful, John Edwards, in the recent past, Ms. Streisand settled any lingering speculation today. The 65-year-old entertainer—as was Read More
January, 2006: Sara Vilkomerson, New York Observer: “It used to be that starlets opened movies, but those days are over…. Besides Walk the Line, projects with mainstream A-list actresses mostly landed with a resounding thud—or not at all—in 2005…. After the disaster that was 2005 for women, selling the world the next Julia Read More
“If SpongeBob is a gay icon, someone needs to tell Barbra Streisand.”
- Alan Van Capelle, executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda, in Newsweek. Read More
“Everything old is new again,” sings Hugh Jackman in The Boy From Oz , stopping the show nightly on Broadway. But 200 years old may just be a little too old for anybody to care. Is the 19th century all the rage again? All four of this year’s big holiday movies-Ron Howard’s The Missing , Read More