The Eight-Day Week
The unlikely double bill of rapper/actress (or raptress) Queen Latifah and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman will appear as guest artists at The New York City Ballet’s Spring Gala celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the American Musical Festival. Ms. Latifah will perform George Gershwin’s “The Man I Love” with the New York City Ballet Orchestra, and Mr. Read More
At a crowded movie premiere in Midtown recently, The Observer witnessed a young movie and TV star—a dashing young man who’s been involved with several starlets despite whispers about his close relationships with other men—sitting for the entire party in close conversation with a well-groomed gent, even as his co-stars circulated. As we passed, the Read More
In the overripe candy floss musical Joyful Noise, Kris Kristofferson plays the down-home choral director of the Georgia Sacred Divinity Church in rural Pacashau who dies during the opening credits, leaving behind a spunky widow named G.G. Sparrow (Dolly Parton), an exuberant choir headed for the church-sponsored Joyful Noise Gospel Competition in Los Angeles, and a big void from which the movie never recovers. But the gravel-voiced Mr. Kristofferson does return from the dead long enough to sing a duet with Dolly and punch things up considerably. This is the kind of country-flavored banana pudding of a movie where you are grateful for small blessings.
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): Queen Latifah; Emma Watson.
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (NBC, 11:35pm): Bob Newhart; musical guest Al Madrigal.
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC, 12:05am): Actor Dane Cook, 6-year-old Read More
Manhattan’s Downtown Armory normally reeks of sweaty atheletes.
On Wednesday, May 27, the place smelled of “Fairy Dust”—that is, Paris Hilton‘s signature perfume—and a mix of myriad other scents at the Fragrance Foundation’s 37th annual “FiFi” awards ceremony, where designer Marc Jacobs was awarded Hall of Fame honors.
Among the Read More
Last week, members of President-elect Barack Obama’s Inaugural Committee announced that they had chosen HBO to televise the opening ceremony of the inauguration, which will take place at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Today, HBO announced its lineup for the ceremony—dubbed "We Are One: The Read More
Running Time 104 minutes
Written by Glenn Gers
Directed by Callie Khouri
Starring Diane Keaton, Ted Danson, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes
Like a warm toe approaching the edge of a cold lake, the new movie season is beginning slowly and cautiously, but not without promise. If the writers’ Read More
If and when Queen Latifah runs for U.S. Senate, she’ll have the Carolyn Maloney endorsement locked up.
Read all about it in People magazine. (Seriously.)
Wednesday, Nov. 1
Two weeks ago, if someone had asked you what TV personality would end up scoring the most revelatory interview with Vice President Al Gore in the final moments of the 2000 Presidential campaign, you would have had some obvious choices. Ted Koppel. Tim Russert. Barbara Walters. Dan Rather.
Chances are you Read More