18 posts categorized "LIZA MINNELLI"
Out today is Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Musicals, which is described in a press release as follows:
"Warner Bros. continues to entertain the world with films passionately produced, selectively acquired, carefully preserved and impeccably curated for both the casual and ultimate movie lover to enjoy forever. Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Musicals will be released February 12 and will include films such as Singin' in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz and many more."
Talk about a killer collection! The full list is:
Countless public figures have married for love, only to discover they'd married into the love that dare not speak its name. It's a fascinating phenomenon because we can all relate to the terror of finding out our partners are not who we think they are, and because most of us have fairly rigid ideas of sexuality: Didn't she realize the dude was gay when he couldn't get it up on their honeymoon? Bisexuality exists, people, as does functional bisexuality.
It's also a fascinating phenomenon when it comes to the rich and famous because it's sometimes a marriage of convenience to shore up finances, to nail down some sex-free companionship and/or to beard up for one's public.
Check out this list of some famous, straight or straightish (hey, with Hollywood stars "straight" is pretty hard to pin down) people who got hitched to gays, lesbians and/or bisexuals...
Last night was the NYC premiere of the Cabaret 40th Anniversary Restoration (on Blu-ray from Warner Bros. February 5, $27.98) at the Ziegfeld, the same theater that hosted the landmark musical's 1972 premiere.
I arrived at 5 to cover the carpet, shocked to discover it was quite small, but also to find that the tented-in area was wide open down at the end where I was positioned. It was freezing! Commiserating with my fellow non-A-list outlets helped somewhat, but I've never been so thrilled to see Nicole Fosse—Bob and Gwen Verdon's daughter—when she arrived, not only because she remembered me from the press day ("I know you!") but also because that meant we were down to the last hour before the film began and I could thaw out.
Though some did photos on the carpet (Tony Danza, Arlene Dahl, Bernadette Peters), none of the actors who attended but who were not a part of the film did press. That should've made things more manageable, but the extreme cold (and wind, don't forget the wind) actually kept me from getting anything from either Marisa Berenson or Michael York. I'd just chatted with them at the press day, but still, it would've helped justify being freeze-dried to get a question with them.
Hoarder Ann Miller receives a posthumous intervention.
Being ex-gay can be murder.
Anti-gay NH lawyer arrested for child porn while in court.
Kevin "Elmo" Clash's accuser says he lied about lying.
P!nk's latest acrobatic wonder.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) to Romney: "Stop digging."
Glee's Dean Geyer for Bello.
Alaskan newbie (age 23) leading longtime incumbent by 28 votes.
Chinese grandpa models tween clothes, goes viral.
When "public domain" isn't the end of the story.
Blond...James Blond: Daniel Craig with long hair.
The Beckhams' kid has a future as a cheerleader.
Forty-year-old gay-recruitment poster art.
Hustling hottie Sebastian La Cause reminisces about working with Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Liza Minnelli and a lot of other people you'd die to meet.
My memory's fuzzy on the exact quote, but I think Liza Minnelli always said NO ONE could sing her mother's signature tune "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" like Judy Garland, except for Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow. (If you're not a Judy purist, the latter is available on iTunes as we speak and then burst into song.)
Florence of Arabia
I was one of the few who mostly liked the first Sex and the City movie. I was perplexed why it was so thoroughly panned by critics (even making some year's-worst lists)—it was a faithful extension of the show, albeit one with a couple of confounding plot points. I felt the parts that bugged me bugged me in a good way, a provocative way. Like sex, even the lamest orgasm is right on the money, right?
Challenging that notion, Sex and the City 2 is definitely a bit of a boner-killer.
A woman who doesn't know her place...until she does
I knew I was in trouble when director and writer Michael Patrick King stated he'd made this film in response to seeing the series' fans dressing up and partying in the aisles when seeing the first flick. He wanted to extend the party. A film made for that purpose was only ever going to be shallow; and a Sex and the City created strictly for the fun of it, all party instead of part party, part museum, part high-end store, part shrink session, was bound to wind up a caricature of itself.