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Peggy Siegal

Lunch with Calvary's Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly and Chris O'Dowd

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Scandals about pedophile priests bring many to tears. In John Michael McDonagh's Calvary, a victim of abuse gets his day. No spoiler here. Make sure y...

Marlo Thomas' Sins of Omission in Clever Little Lies at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Marlo Thomas worked the homey sitting room at East Hampton's Baker House on Saturday night: her husband Phil Donahue, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Bob Ba...

What It Was Really Like During Oscar Season

Peggy Siegal | Posted 06.02.2014 | Entertainment
Peggy Siegal

This was the year absolutely no one could predict Best Picture for the 86th Academy Awards: not even me, the Oscar witch. This made directors Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuaron and David O. Russell very crazy.

Oscars Afterglow: Anne Thompson's Book "The $11 Billion Year"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As last week's Oscar ceremony fades from memory, it is useful to consider, as Marlon Brando's character in Last Tango in Paris says, when it's over it...

Here's What It Really Takes To Win An Oscar

Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment

Hollywood publicist Peggy Siegal joined a HuffPost Live segment hosted by Ricky Camilleri on Tuesday to share some insight about what the road to an A...

Hillary Clinton at MoMA's White Gold Premiere

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even by Peggy Siegal's usual high celebrity quotient, the event was a coup: Hillary Clinton's introduction of a short documentary, White Gold, at its ...

Bette Midler Hosts a Lunch for Twenty Feet from Stardom

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Now prominent among music legends, Bette Midler reminisces about her stint as a Harlette back in the day in the much celebrated documentary Twenty Fee...

Hearthrobs and Heart Breakers: John Gallagher, Jr. in Short Term 12, The Cheshire Murders on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Mason, as played by The Newsroom's John Gallagher, Jr. does not scream sexy when we first see him in the new film Short Term 12. Recounting an inciden...

Does 'Slime' Really Pay Off in NYC Politics? And Peggy Siegal Celebrates Her Birthday at Le Grenouille

Liz Smith | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

"SLIME Pays!" ran the headline in The New York Daily News this week while the New York Post wrote "Weiner, Spitzer Both Leading in New Poll."

Blackfish: Rooting for Killer Whales and Killer Kids in Lost for Life

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.22.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's not likely you'll want to take your kids to SeaWorld after seeing Blackfish, a riveting documentary expose starring former trainers of orca whale...

Gloria Steinem and the Faces of Feminism: MAKERS: Women Who Make America

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Makers is a term for all women, whether or not she calls herself a feminist, makes a home, works on a construction crew. She may be the first woman firefighter, first female brigadier general, or first woman orthodox rabbi.

Hold the Free-Range Chicken and Creamed Kale: Tom Hooper Celebrated at Michael's

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As to the DGA awards, Hooper joins Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Ang Lee, and Ben Affleck for this honor. Omitted were Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, and most serious, a favorite: David O. Russell.

Les Mis at the Four Seasons/ Museum of the Moving Image Honors Hugh Jackman

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

From his Jean Valjean role in Les Miserables and his generous on-the-spot performances at various celebrations, including a lunch hosted by Ron Meyer, Hugh Jackman is truly a songman you want to have around.

Ben Affleck Is Number One Again! New York's Peggy Siegal Is Always Number One!

Liz Smith | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

Affleck is on the cover, as the No. 1 "Entertainer of the Year." This is in recognition of his critically acclaimed, box-office hit, Argo. That film -- one of the very best of the year -- clinches Ben's "redemption" as a serious actor/producer/director.

Flight Director Robert Zemeckis Flies

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.24.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On the face of it, Flight is your standard redemption story. Taking you aboard a plane falling apart in heavy winds, Flight is not what it seems. The film is about character, extending beyond the lead to nuanced supporting roles.

Documentaries on the Case: The Central Park Five and Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On April 19, 1989, you could not miss the headlines -- and the horror of the Central Park jogger case. The Central Park Five, a deft examination of the most publicized rape case in NY history, questions the handling of this case.

Barack Obama in SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Reflecting his own politics, the film features footage of our tux-adorned president addressing the audience at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner, coolly cracking jokes as if the drama were not taking place.

Not 83 Anymore: Vampire Daughter in Hotel Transylvania

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.28.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

You know the 3D animated feature Hotel Transylvania is for kids because it starts with diaper changing, fart, and piss jokes aplenty. Fortunately, it moves on to be a father-daughter tale about tolerance.

Jake Gyllenhaal's Good Cop in 'End of Watch'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.20.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The F-word flies by fast, furious and often from cops and criminals in Jake Gyllenhaal's new movie End of Watch, now on its way to the Toronto Film Festival.

Documentaries of Summer: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Detropia, About Face

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Alison Klayman, an American and recent college grad in 2008 went to China, not knowing precisely what she would do there. Asked to videotape Ai Weiwei, she fell into a subject much larger than a sculptor and conceptual artist.

The Campaign: Politics as Usual

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.25.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The Campaign plays the current election season for laughs. Candidates for Congress, Will Ferrell as Cam Brady and Zach Galifianakis as Marty Huggins vie for votes in a how-low-can-you-go campaign.

Cannes Diary 2012

Peggy Siegal | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
Peggy Siegal

We are now part of 200,000 filmmakers, dealmakers, studio execs, stars, journalists, models, hookers and yachtsmen ready to see 22 films in competition and party till dawn for 12 days.

Ralph Fiennes' Unusual Movie In London

Liz Smith | Posted 08.11.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

"It turns out that, at social gatherings, as a source of entertainment, conviviality, and good fun, I rank somewhere between a sprig of parsley and a ...

'Hysteria' Grips Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal And Rupert Everett!

Liz Smith | Posted 07.17.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

The movie, despite its seemingly salacious subject, is completely charming and amusing.

Hugh Dancy Hits the Spot: Hysteria

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The new movie Hysteria answers an age old question, what do women want most?