The best thing about Golden Globes night is that it provides dinner to a roomful of stars who otherwise could not afford to feed themselves. The celebs sit smushed elbow-to-elbow at round dinner tables and the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton looks like an Olive Garden the ad sales department has rented out for its 2003 F-ad-bulous Employee Recognition Dinner. Also everyone gets wasted, which is great for .gifs.
I don't know all that much about musical theater, but that was pretty fun. Anyone out there watching the Tonys tonight?
I guess this made the whole thing worthwhile.
I'm not sure when the MTV Movie Awards started creating new categories each year but this year's award for New Cult Film (that didn't even have nominees) was clearly just an excuse to give Charlie Sheen something to do. Why he had to be involved remains a mystery to me.
Kardashian joke? Check. Hunger Games and Twilight? Check? Michael Fassbender's Penis? Check.
Sigmund Freud theorized that humans have a death drive, a latent desire for self-destruction. In a media ecosystem rife with celebity death pictures, celebrity death bets, Celebrity Rehab, I'd say we have a culture-wide "death drive," too. The reaction to Whitney Houston's death two weeks ago, reported the day before the Grammys, underscored our obsession with such celebrity tragedies. What would be the Oscars' version of that particular fallout?
What better way to prepare yourself for this year's Academy Awards than by looking back at the most memorable moments of Oscars past? Here, an original video compilation of some of the funniest, sweetest and weirdest bits from previous telecasts.
If you get into a taxi and you notice the name of the driver is Gulam Mustafa, Haron ur Rashid, Fabio Perlta, Tareque Ahmed, Sergio Castillo, Deniz Getting, or Jack Dym, consider yourself lucky. These were the seven NYC cab drivers—out of a total of 20 from around the country—who were honored for their "character and compassion" yesterday at the annual Driver Recognition Ceremony, hosted by the International Association of Transportation Regulators and the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission. It's sort of like the Oscars for cab drivers, albeit with fewer fake breasts and not quite as many designer gowns. [NYT]
You can finally exhale: West Side Spirit has handed out its "Building Service Workers of the Year" awards! (We know you've been waiting in suspense since last year.) Our hearty congratulations to James Gibbons, who was named East Side Doorman of the Year for his work at 1120 Park Avenue. And props to Pat Burns of 2 Fifth Avenue, who walked away with the trophy for Downtown Doorman of the Year. (Strangely, Richie Randazzo didn't get a single nomination in the doorman category.) Finally, if you work at the Lincoln Building on East 42nd Street and you see Ursula Szewc come through with a mop and bucket later, don't be a rude jerk to her like usual. You're getting the best office cleaner in Midtown!
Last night the 26th CFDA Awards were held at the New York Public Library, MC'd by Fran Lebowitz and hosted by CFDA chairman Diane Von Furstenberg, who, like many attendees, wore YSL in tribute to the late designer. The big winners? Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa was presented the award for womenswear by Maggie Gyllenhaal (in Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez's Proenza Schouler), Victoria Beckham (in Marc Jacobs) and Eva Mendes (in Calvin Klein). Kim Cattrall presented the award for menswear to Tom Ford.
Well, we're here. We fought our way through hellacious traffic — 45 minutes on the off-ramp alone! — and we battled through the blazes that engulfed the famed clocktower from Back To The Future earlier today. Now Molly McAleer and myself are here are perched on the (surprisingly product placement free) yellow carpet, ready to take Hollywood down from the inside (again, we're still not sure how we managed to slip through the rigorous credentialing process). While we're still a little unsure of how all this will go down, one thing is assured — we'll be doing our best to wreak havoc. All of the action can be found after the jump!