The Transom wasn’t even through the door of Bust’s 20th anniversary birthday bash at the Bell House in Brooklyn last Thursday when we spotted our first attendee in a retro ModCloth purchase. It was a preview of things to come.
Big Apple Idolatry
Before his conversation with Michael Cera began last Wednesday night, comedian David Cross could be spotted chatting with a comely blonde in one of the aisles of 92Y’s Kaufmann Concert Hall. He was gawked at, but not accosted, by a crowd clearly composed of die-hard fans. Nearly every seat was taken, and the audience hung Read More
celebrities and drugs
– Lindsay Lohan and her mom got into a limo fight on Long Island that was so bad the cops needed to be called. Which means it must have been really bad, because limo fights on Long Island is like traffic on the FDR: pretty routine on the weekdays.
– Amber Tamblyn and Read More
It would be hypocritical for us to wag a finger at David Cross for divulging to Playboy that he had snorted “a granule” of cocaine during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2009, because who hasn’t just fallen face-first into mind-altering substances during a celebrity-filled function before? It happens!
However, we do take issue with how self-righteous Mr. Cross–last seen slamming a producer for being the human embodiment of a negative Jewish stereotype–gets whenever talking about politics or narcotics. Combine the two, and it’s almost like listening to the Bizarro Glenn Beck.
Red Carpet Real Estate
Last week at the Portlandia premiere, we made a crack to David Cross about Chipwrecked, the third movie in the CGI-rodent franchise that the actor has clearly always felt was beneath him. Maybe we should have held our tongue: apparently these comments cut deep, and cut crazy, to the point where Mr. Cross railed on Conan O’Brien last night about his hatred of the film, urging viewers to not see his movie. (Reverse psychology?)
And then there was the matter of the one of the film’s producers, whom he claimed was “the personification of what people think about when they think negatively about Jews.”
Gothamist has a wide-ranging interview with David Cross about the new season of his IFC show The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, eating molecular food with Patton Oswalt and his lovely fiancée Amber Tamblyn. Then he drops the bombshell: He’s moving across the East River.
New York Comic Con
James Franco (and David Cross, John Turturro, et al) have reason to be worried: Harry Potter is about to smash your portrayal of New York beat poet Allen Ginsberg into dust. Daniel Radcliffe, fresh from filming the Victorian horror flick The Woman In Black has reportedly joined the cast of Kill Your Darlings (not to be confused with the 2006 flick with the same name) as the famous (and infamous) part of Jack Kerouac/Ginsberg/Lucien Carr trio.
Today is the official start date of New York’s annual Comic Con, the sad stepbrother of San Diego’s way more famous nerd convention. Still, New York has its fair share of amazing graphic novel writers and artists (which was what Comic Con is all about, right?), and DC and Marvel have spent a good chunk of cash flying out some big name celebrities for panels as well.
While the will they or won’t they status of the Arrested Development movie seems to change every month (current status: they will!), creator Mitch Hurwitz is doing his best to recreate the cult series on his new Fox sitcom, Running Wilde. There’s the premise — Will Arnett plays a spoiled and obstuse developmentally arrested oil Read More
Back in January, The Observer (okay, well, not the whole staff, just this reporter) profiled comedian and blogger whipping-boy David Cross. At the time, Mr. Cross had been caught up in a nasty spat with his so-called fans over his decision to take a role in Alvin and the Chipmunks. ("He’s digging his own Read More