tonight in dvr
We’re here to tell you just how to set your DVR before heading out for drinks or dinner–or just watching something better on TV!
We haven’t watched Rosie O’Donnell’s nightly show on the Oprah Winfrey Network–her humor, predicated always on a lot of Hollywood references, seems to have devolved into just saying the names Read More
New Year's Eve
It’s 2012, and according to the Mayan calendar and that documentary about John Cusack trying to save his family by piloting a plane out of New York, we’ve come to the tail end of mankind’s history on this planet. Since we don’t know exactly how many more months (or weeks? or—gasp!—days!?!) we have left until the meteor strikes and obliterates us like it did those dinosaurs in Jurassic Park (here’s hoping some mosquitoes carrying our DNA get trapped in amber!) we’ve decided to look on the bright side of this new year. After all, it may be the last one we’ve got.
And what a New York New Year’s Eve it was!
The legitimate theater
As television stations fight for viewers home alone watching television as the ball drops to midnight like feral dogs fighting over scraps of decayed meat, anchors and hosts have had to ramp up their “disgusting” quotient in order to add enough shock value to their programming to warrant next-day coverage.
She’s reinvented herself again–comedian, reality star, and author Kathy Griffin is to do a Broadway revue. Titled Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony, the show will run from March 11 to March 19 at the Belasco before previews start there for Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig. In a press release, Griffin said, “Every night will Read More
No need to channel-surf! Here’s a list of notables on late night tonight. We’ll post each weekday, for your convenience!
The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS, 11:30pm): Sacha Baron Cohen; Rob Thomas.
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (NBC, 11:35pm): Samuel L. Jackson; Kevin Connolly; musical guest Andrew Bird.
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC,12:05am): Kathy Read More
The comedian Kathy Griffin is writing a memoir, and according to three sources with knowledge of the deal, her literary agent at Endeavor, former Dutton editor-in-chief Trena Keating, sold it at auction last week to an editor at Random House’s Ballantine imprint for more than $2 million.
Ms. Griffin, who got her start on the sitcom Suddenly Susan, stars Read More
7:30 p.m. Bang On! N.Y.C. throws a (really early) Mardi Gras party featuring “burlesque, stilt walkers, a marching band, sexy chair dancers, and D.J. Curly’s mix of electro, rock and disco.” At 205 Chrystie Street and Stanton.
7:30 p.m. The “Chirpy Chirpy Cheap Cheap” concert series welcomes former Blue’s Clues host–turned–indie-pop front man Steve Burns Read More
For her "Hulaween" party this year, which benefits her New York Restoration Project, Bette Midler wore a white chef’s costume (complete with toque) splayed with fake blood, and carried a cleaver. "If factory food doesn’t start changing its ways, people are going to start dying in the streets. Amputations and blindness isn’t any fun," Ms. Read More
The new Batman flick, The Dark Knight, opened this weekend to rave reviews, sold out crowds and a record-breaking performance at the box office—it took in $155.34 million, according to the Associated Press, surpassing the $151.1 million Spider-Man 3 made on its opening weekend a little over a year ago. When Read More
Is the impulse that drives viewers to A&E’s reality series Intervention charity? Or what the newspapers used to call "human interest"? Or is it just Schadenfreude? Either way, the show, which chronicles those confrontations between self-destructive people and their families and friends brokered by "intervention" specialists, certainly doesn’t play for laughs. What you’re seeing Read More