Saturday Night Live
We knew this weekend’s Saturday Night Live would be good–Justin Timberlake being to the variety show what fruit and sprinkles are to plain frozen yogurt … just something that you know will make the whole supposed treat actually delicious–but did we know it was going to be history-making? Probably not. From Lorne Michaels lifting the Chevy Chase ban to the Jay-Z duet, the return of Stefon, Andy Samberg AND the classic Festrunk brothers, Mr. Timberlake proved once again he’s the consummate entertainer: a song-and-dance man who also can also land a punchline.
Which is more than we can say for the majority of guest hosts this year. Below, the five best moments from this weekend’s show, along with our favorites.
On what could only be described as a glorious midsummer night, the Public Theater celebrated its annual summer gala in Central Park. A sit-down dinner preceded a star-infused performance of All’s Well That Ends Well, one of Shakespeare’s lesser known works, directed by Daniel Sullivan.
Players from the worlds of Broadway, Hollywood and New York’s Read More
THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES
RUNNING TIME 97 minutes
WRITTEN BY Karey Kirkpatrick, David Berenbaum, John Sayles
DIRECTED BY Mark Waters
STARRING Nick Nolte, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Short
I suggest you see The Spiderwick Chronicles accompanied by a small child. Without the 7-year-old next to me, I probably wouldn’t have a clue what it’s all about. I Read More
On Monday, May 2, the actor Martin Short was the lead guest on Late Show with David Letterman. He did hammy imitations of Lucille Ball and Bette Davis and performed a brief musical number about how spring made him want to commit adultery (“Demi Moore, let’s engage / I can play half my age … Read More
These days, when fashion journalist Elsa Klensch strolls into the tony boutiques near her home on West 54th Street, store managers take one look at her and their mascaraed eyes begin to mist.
“When I go up Madison Avenue, they are weeping, ” Ms. Klensch said on a recent afternoon. “They say there is Read More
Wednesday, Sept. 15
This is a given: There is nobody as in command of the old variety-show idiom as Marty Short. And he’s taken the next big step: Just as Rosie O’Donnell commandeered the spirits of Merv, Mike Douglas and Dinah Shore for her return-to-cuddly-showbiz talk show, Martin Short has commandeered the Read More