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Rex Reed

'Rocky' is a Broadway Knockout

Rex Reed | Posted 03.13.2014 | Arts
Rex Reed

People who diss Rocky because it's old-fashioned and predictable are right. It's sort of a construction worker's Raging Bull with Kleenex. But the people who love Rocky are right, too, because it's likeable and decent in a basic way that makes you glow. You go away from Rocky hugely entertained, with a song in your soul and hope in your heart.

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Fiona Apple's Graphic Tirade Raises Eyebrows

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 10.08.2013 | Los Angeles

Powerhouse singer Fiona Apple impressed the socks off every Angeleno Monday night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, yet still managed to...

Critic Slams Movie He Didn't Even Watch

Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment

Rex Reed is having a rocky 2013. The veteran New York Observer film critic shot to national infamy in February, after he used a review of "Identity Th...

Melissa McCarthy Responds To Rex Reed Calling Her 'Tractor-Sized'

Posted 06.13.2013 | Women

In February, Rex Reed of the New York Observer made headlines when he referred to "Bridesmaids" star Melissa McCarthy as "tractor-sized" and “a gimm...

Review: Cinderella

Rex Reed | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Rex Reed

"Glass slippers are back!" shouts the sign outside the Broadway Theatre. And so is entertainment. It took Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella 56 years to get to the Great White Way, but if the shoe still fits, flaunt it.

Did The Media Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.01.2013 | Celebrity

Many felt The Onion took its fictional coverage too far this week when the news site tweeted a disparaging remark about 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis....

15 Minutes of Fame

Candy Spelling | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

In celebration of Valentine's Day, schools across the country launched anti-bullying initiatives to create awareness, sensitivity and support for school age children. Dare I suggest we consider expanding them into the conference rooms of media outlets across the country?

Jenny McCarthy Defends Cousin Melissa's Weight

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.15.2013 | Entertainment

Jenny McCarthy is defending her cousin, Melissa McCarthy, against the offensive criticism made by movie critic Rex Reed regarding Melissa's weight. "H...

Melissa McCarthy Is Obese -- So What?

Juliet Jeske | Posted 04.12.2013 | Entertainment
Juliet Jeske

In his recent review of Identity Theft , film critic Rex Reed refers to Melissa McCarthy as tractor-sized, humongous, obese and a female hippo. Haven't we had enough already? Could we just move on from talking about the size of any actor or actress?

Rant of the Day: Rex Reed calls Melissa McCarthy a Hippo

Ashbey Riley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Women
Ashbey Riley

It's not OK to put a woman down for being overweight. It's a cheap shot, it's cruel and for a professional, it's completely unacceptable.

How Not to Make a Documentary

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.20.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I knew what the odds were when we started (though, of course, I was convinced I could beat them). I'd heard the horror stories from filmmakers I'd interviewed over the years: unscrupulous and inept producers, financiers and film companies, and so forth.

New Orleans' Tennessee Williams Festival Celebrates His 100th Birthday

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.26.2011 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"Tennessee loved his women," Rex Reed said of Tennessee Williams who was born 100 years ago today. "He didn't want to sleep with them, he exalted them in a completely different way." Legendary actresses who brought Williams' characters to life held court with Reed in a panel opening the 25th annual Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival.

Lessons Learned at the 75th New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

#4: Pay attention to Freud. Austrian Christoph Waltz, the oxymoronic charming Nazi of Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, insists he is not German. There is a huge cultural difference, he assured me.