The Last Critic
When I was a boy, “dirty” was the epithet of choice for the hated other. It wasn’t enough to call someone any of the slurs for being Jewish or black or Latino. You had to put “dirty” before it.
The genealogy of the insult was firmly established in the history of the world. Your tribe-your Read More
Eva! Georgina! Angelina! Inglorious glamour in the south of Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The day before Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States, the lunch seating at Café Milano, the Italian restaurant in Georgetown, was booked solid.
Milano is the Michael’s of D.C. But it’s still in D.C. The air buzzed with the chatter of heavily hair-sprayed women wearing pink blouses, dangly Read More
Scandal-causing CBS correspondent Lara Logan might be in even more trouble; she allegedly (and illegally!) brought home a couple of pre-invasion portraits of Saddam Hussein from Iraq and displayed them in her office. [P6]
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and their half-dozen children caused a traffic jam outside their hotel in midtown Manhattan. Read More
Per his agreement with Page Six, Harvey Weinstein now owes a charity $1 million after a leaked Scott Rudin email describing Weinstein’s bad behavior during the production of The Reader turned out to be real. (Yesterday, Mr. Rudin told Gawker that the email was fake, but that turns out to have been a lie. Read More
Gossip Girl‘s Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford post their very private photos on the very public Photobucket. And there is one where Chuck–sorry, Mr. Westwick–is in bed with a girl! [Gawker]
Steven Tyler said he checked into rehab to treat a foot injury, which is of course a specialty of Celebrity Rehab‘s Read More
New Line Cinema and Radio City Music Hall are in a spat over whose fault it was that nearly 1,000 ticket holders were turned away at Tuesday’s Sex and the City premiere. Meanwhile some are saying that the film’s plot is based on the affairs of Ellen Barkin with Jonathan Tisch and Ronald Perelman. [Read More
These days, when you want to raise serious bank, go to Dubai. That’s where Sharon Stone is hoping to rake in more than $1 million for AIDS research. And while the land of billion-dollar theme parks, artificial ski slopes and the world’s tallest building is rolling in it, the Arab emirate is also Read More
Hair-raising! Nerve-frying! Gut-wrenching! Open Water is a new film that makes you reach for all the obvious descriptive adjectives in an impossible attempt to describe its shock effects. It deserves them all. As vacation time nears and every New Yorker I know heads out of town to get as far away from Republican convention gridlock Read More
Hollywood Animal , by Joe Eszterhas. Alfred A. Knopf, 736 pages, $26.95.
Go ahead, I dare you. Pick the book up and try to avoid a sinking feeling in your chest. Over 700 pages, and not an interesting sentence to be found-but that’s not the worst of it. The worst of it is that Joe Read More