My most beloved mustache-wearing activity is drag karaoke. Singing as a 1970s man who likes to meet other men in meat trucks on New York City piers is thrilling. It is my homage to the LGBT peeps who Travolta-armed at Studio 54 into the early hours. It's all done with love.
It's very nice that Oscars made a special tribute to movie musicals. The only problem is that not a single one of the musicals honored (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Les Miz) was ever eligible for Oscar's own category of "Best Original Musical."
Until a few years ago, Oscar envelopes were functional, but a bit frumpy. Enter Marc Friedland, a designer who could be considered the Diana Vreeland of invitations, cards, mailers, stationery, and envelopes.
This is certainly not the first exposé of Scientology -- although it might qualify as the most abundant. Time magazine, CBS-TV, and NBC-TV are among the many who've taken on this most controversial of religions since its beginnings in the mid-1950s.
This week our playlist includes music by John Travolta, Laura Marling, Magic Sam, Sergio Mendes (& Brasil '66), Sonny Bono and more.
Alas, 2012 has come and gone, and we can't help but get a little nostalgic. After all, it was a great year -- especially in the hotel industry. But what really rocked our world this past year were the numerous (and we mean numerous) celebrity scandals that went down behind closed hotel doors.
I am nobody. I promise. But I talk to lots of somebodies in my job as a celebrity freelance journalist. A-List Hollywood celebs can sometimes get cranky and be self-absorbed, but there are those A-listers who need to be called out for being just plain wonderful. Here are 11 of them.
Del Toro said the mustache his character wore came from "a gardener that works on my street that has that kind of a mustache."
In 2009, after 23 years of marriage, my husband and I split up, my mother died and I went into a deep hole. It was a time of intense grief and I just had to work my way out of it, slowly. And then, in the summer of 2010, I was invited to dance in a flash mob in Washington Square Park.
"Savages" allows its cast to have fun in ways that safe summer fare like "The Amazing Spider-Man" could only dream. To celebrate this, let's rank the cast of "Savages" in ascending order of madness.
Channing was 34 when she was cast as Rizzo, the eader of the Pink Ladies. Her performance practically steals the movie. Yet she was old enough to play Rizzo's mother. One thing's for sure: we'll never again see a bunch of 30-year-old's cast as high school students.
Lucky has been Wendy's muse and close canine companion since the day they met. Her underdog journey wasn't easy at the start, but has certainly been a trail of love and service the entire way.
Whether the latest allegations about John Travolta are true or not -- that he sexually harassed several men and had a secret relationship with his male private pilot for six years -- it's all pretty sad, the jokes and the snickering notwithstanding.
In the past few weeks there have been numerous speculations that John Travolta might have been sexual with men and therefore might be gay. Our culture is obsessed with men who have sex with men and quickly label them as bisexual or gay.
I have a somewhat vested interest in this story, because nearly three years ago I left my husband when I discovered he was gay. I have a particular disdain for the "closet" and for anyone perpetuating secrets and lies about their sexual orientation.
When the lights and camera are cued, not only is a news show taking place, but an outstanding education is in the making.