Men In Shorts Are "Disgusting"; Fran Lebowitz Is Perfect

Rich Juzwiak · 03/25/15 09:03AM

Cultural critic Fran Lebowitz is the perfect dresser if you enjoy women in men's suit jackets and cowboy boots, and the perfect speaker if you enjoy words. ELLE.com's Kathleen Hale recently sat down with Lebowitz at Burger Heaven (after Lebowitz threatened to cancel the interview if Hale was going to conduct it via the cell phone she used to contact Lebowitz) for a wide-ranging interview on a bunch of shit that Lebowitz hates (yoga pants, men in shorts, glasses jackers) and a few things Lebowitz likes (Dolly Parton). You should read the whole thing because it's absolutely the best celebrity interview of the year so far, but I'm pasting in some highlights below:

James Franco Only Likes Girls Who Look Like Boys

Brian Moylan · 06/14/11 04:53PM

James Franco found some time in his packed schedule for his most recent snobby art project: a photo exhibit at the Venice Biennial. It features pictures of models Agyness Deyn, Natalia Bonifacci, and Imogen Poots dressed up to look like James Dean.

Masshole Radio Host Brags About Screwing Interns, Gets Fired

Hamilton Nolan · 04/06/11 02:00PM

In your serene Wednesday media column: Jay Severin gets canned, a blogger sues over working conditions, Pinch defends his paywall, Hearst is full of catty status-seekers, and Rachel Maddow will make you a martyr.

The Best and Worst Celebrities for Magazine Covers

Brian Moylan · 01/03/11 12:01PM

2010 was a great year for Lady Gaga, and a great year for magazines that put her on the cover, with L.G. issues selling higher than usual. But which celebs can't move a mag to save their lives?

Gwyneth Paltrow Will Not Give You a Blow Job

Richard Lawson · 10/08/10 10:29AM

Well, who knows about now, but back at the beginning of her career she certainly wouldn't have. In an interview with Elle, the wispy actress talks about an uncomfortable casting couch situation early in her acting days. She said no!

Lindsay Lohan May Be Going Back to Jail

Adrian Chen · 09/18/10 09:55AM

Lindsay Lohan admits she failed a drug test; now she faces jail! Russell Brand placed under citizen's arrest for paparazzi beatdown. Did Elle whiten Gabourey Sidibe's face? Paris Hilton's plea deal. Saturday Gossip Roundup is not eating brunch.

Newsweek: And Then There Were Four

Hamilton Nolan · 07/07/10 12:42PM

In your sweltering (but not sizzling) Wednesday media column: four bidders left for Newsweek, rumors of a Hachette- Hearst joint venture, Time magazine flirts with a paywall, and city hall reporters now work in a trailer, where they belong.

The City: Welcome to Miami

Brian Moylan · 06/16/10 12:23PM

We were too busy eating Mexican food last night to watch The City. Luckily fictional freelancer Betsey Morgenstern is around to give us all the dirt, and eat our left-over chimichanga.

Olivia Palermo Is Bad at College

Brian Moylan · 05/18/10 01:24PM

MTV reality star and socialite Olivia Palermo is 24 and still a sophomore at The New School. We hear she doesn't pay much attention in class. Maybe that's why she's still in school! Oh, and she hates us.