The Empire Strikes Back
Tina Brown has made good, in her way, on her promise to decode “crackling, confusing digital dots”: Newsweek this week synthesizes Charlie Sheen’s every manic Ustream with Bret Easton Ellis’s theory, long promulgated over Twitter, of “Empire” and “post-Empire” entertainments. Mr. Ellis, whose piece is live on Read More
Charlie Sheen has a history with New York hotels. The latest round of jaw-dropping interviews (and the ensuing catchphrases) may have overshadowed that fateful weekend in October at the Plaza, but it remains a integral part of his legend.
Mr. Sheen booked the Eloise Suite and proceeded to orchestrate perhaps the ultimate hooker-laden, coke-fueled Read More
Red was the dominant color at the 83rd Academy Awards, and by the end of three hours and 45 minutes, I was seeing plenty of it. If this was the year when some brain-dead jerk who never heard of the term “moving pictures” decided to move into the age of cyberspace, all I can say Read More
Charlie Sheen is not usually a quitter, but last week he threw in the towel and said goodbye to his hard partying ways. He’s currently in rehab, to detox from some serious issues he’s been having.
Wait, what serious issues, the uninformed asks. Let’s see. There’s the six-month bender that ended up costing him Read More
Charlie Sheen’s much-publicized embrace of gratuitous drugs and prostitutes came to an end last week, when a trip to the hospital forced him to throw in the towel and enter rehab. But look at all he endured along the way! Who knows how he kept on trucking despite an incident at the tony Read More
ROUND 'EM UP
- The Tim Gunn/Taylor Momsen feud is a modern-day allegory of all that is useful and benevolent in the universe vs. all that is vapid and destructive.
- This is visual. Just look at it and appreciate the fact that it lends new meaning to “tea party.”
- As if Read More
Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards spent Sunday night seeing Mary Poppins on Broadway, according to the Daily News. On Monday night, they were in different rooms at the Plaza, where he escorted a friend, flew into a rage upon discovering his phone and wallet missing, and then proceeded to lock his friend in Read More
Monday: The Bachelorette
We justify watching this show by pretending to be engaged in a sociological experiment: Why is it just so much more weird and squirmy when it’s the woman who has to choose from a bunch of dudes as opposed to some blockhead picking among a gaggle of silicone? We haven’t figured Read More
Monday: Sense and Sensibility
Forget about Bridget Jones’s Diary or Love, Actually (but just for a minute!). This 1995 Ang Lee film is about as satisfying a romantic film as you are going to get, compliments of Jane Austen (natch). There’s the always-fabulous Emma Thompson (who wrote the screenplay) as poor good-girl Elinor Dashwood, Read More
Not long ago, the actor Charlie Sheen reportedly encouraged TV viewers to boycott the new reality show featuring his ex-wife Denise Richards, and their two young daughters.
To judge by the show’s opening numbers, Mr. Sheen’s boycott may have backfired.
Last night, on Memorial Day, E! premiered the show, which is Read More