As Barack Obama left Sylvia’s soul food restaurant on Thursday night after a meeting with Rev. Al Sharpton, he said, “It always feels good” to be back in Harlem.
The visit to Harlem was Obama’s first as a presidential candidate, and if the intention was to strike a stark contrast between the popular support he Read More
Running Time 82 minutes
Written by Jerry Seinfeld, Spike Feresten, Barry Marder and Andy Robin
Directed by Simon J. Smith and Steve Hickner
Starring Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick
Bee wise. Bee smart. Beehave, my heart. Apologies for the bee in my bonnet, but I’ve just seen Bee Movie, and I’m bee-sotted. Read More
The current cover of Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood Issue—the biggest wet smackeroo possible from media land—features members of what’s commonly referred to as the film industry’s comedy mafia: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Jack Black, all striking faux-serious poses in white-tie tuxes, as chubby penguins (another major Hollywood crush) wobble off to the side. But Read More
Everyone was psyched for the CW upfront at Madison Square Garden Thursday morning. The first launch of a broadcast network in a decade! With young, multi-racial, technologically savvy viewers! Who are making their first major purchasing decisions! And developing brand loyalty!
At one point during the festivities, America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks Read More
“It’s almost like watching a ballgame played without the ball,” Janet Maslin said.
The former New York Times film critic was reflecting on the burgeoning buzz around the Academy Awards, in a year of distinctly unbuzzy competition.
Amid the modest, tasteful contenders, there is no Titanic—let alone a Dances with Wolves—to provoke fisticuffs about art Read More
The Politicker is attempting to compensate, in advance, for the probability of an intensely boring debate with wall-to-wall pre-debate coverage.
Anyway, various sources say that even if Mike doesn’t turn up, his supporters will be packing the house, which could make for some raucousness, given the Apollo’s traditions of, er, audience participation.
“Sending supporters to Read More
At the network upfronts last month, UPN president Dawn Ostroff declared that in Everybody Hates Chris, UPN had a program with “the crossover appeal of The Cosby Show.” Like the legendary 80′s hit, Everybody Hates Chris will run at 8 p.m. on Thursdays. But where Bill Cosby presided over the peaceful bickering of the Huxtable Read More
Lessons learned this week: People are still mesmerized by a little pomp, circumstance and white mystery smoke ( viva Papa Ratzi!); trees do grow in Brooklyn; diets are for suckers; lots of New York men think they look good in flip-flops and flooders (we’re not in Cap D’Antibes, fellas!); and our darling girl-crush Read More
Be Cool can be considered a sequel to Get Shorty (1995), even though 10 years have passed since the adaptation of that earlier Elmore Leonard novel.
In the meantime, there have been changes in the directors (F. Gary Gray for Barry Sonnenfeld), screenwriters (Peter Steinfeld for Scott Frank) and leading ladies (Uma Thurman for René Read More
Several days before Oscar weekend, I was in a studio executive’s office discussing a script. As the rain pounded the windows, I asked what she thought of the awards, and the fact that her division of the studio-the main division-had been overshadowed in the completion by its smaller, quasi-independent sister.
“It’s irrelevant,” she said. “It’s Read More