177 posts categorized "MONEY"

Sep 01 2014
Happy Unforced Labor Day! Comments (0)

 
Aug 28 2014
Right On The Money Comments (0)

Ben-Rimalower

Ben Rimalower's Patti Issues was a delight, but his new one, Bad With Money (The Duplex, 61 Christopher St., NYC, September 4—November 6) sounds like it might hit too close to home for me!

From a press release:

Bad With Money delves into even deeper personal territory with the story of his struggle with debt—a journey that takes him through drug addiction, prostitution, fraud and multiple betrayals.

“In this gripping play-by-play of some of his biggest mistakes and their consequences, Rimalower offers a no-holds-barred self-portrait as an addict, and casts light on one of the last societal taboos.

Rimalower says:

“People tend to be familiar now with alcohol and drug addiction—and I've got those, too. But spending money I don't have is really my drug of choice. And considering how many people suffer from the same problem, it's staggering how seldom it's discussed.”

I'll have to see this, even if it makes me squirm. I am an inveterate spendthrift, the olden-days term for someone who is not only bad with money, they're the worst. I can list dozens of things I did to lose what was a substantial wad of cash I once had, and the timing couldn't be better—as we prepare to sell our place and part ways, I'm looking for a job and sifting through some pretty poor (and at least a few smart!) investments I made along the way.

I'll see you at the show. Drinks can be on you, dear readers.

 
Aug 05 2014
Closet Queen Gets Ripped Off Comments (0)

Theresa-RoemerA well-prepped thief, likely one who follows the society papers, has pulled a million-dollar heist by burglarizing a Houston socialite who had recently shown off the contents of her three-story closet on TV.

Theresa Roemer told Good Morning America that her closet holds two million dollars worth of Birkins and other modern-day booty. She now says:

“No one deserves this. I don't care if you're wealthy. I don't care if you're poor. Your personal belongings are your personal belongings.”

Well, of course, though there's a big gap in the pain of being a poor person with no insurance losing your one and only TV and being a socialite losing a cool million in haute couture.

 
Aug 04 2014
Need To Know: People Have The Shower + Mideast Maelstrom + I Have A (Bad) Dream + Dammit, Janet + Playing The Disgrace Card + Beyoncé Track Elevatorized + DIRECTV J.O. Material + MORE! Comments (0)

DanosborneShowered with attention

*widget boy cultureThere are worse ways to spend your time than watching Dan Osborne shower.

*widget boy cultureU.S. condemns Israeli shelling of U.N. school.

*widget boy cultureDeportation-happy House votes against Dreamers.

*widget boy cultureKill the Gays law struck down on technicality by Ugandan court.

*widget boy cultureJanet Jackson album rumor struck down by Janet Jackson.

*widget boy cultureAmerican Idol alum Michael Johns dies at 35 after twisting his ankle. Stefan-Pinto

*widget boy cultureShould he keep the beard?

*widget boy cultureThe C-word gets read, to a disco beat.

*widget boy cultureMeet Torsten, the Bareback Saint.

*widget boy cultureHottest June in history, ever, at all.

*widget boy cultureWorst CA drought in history, ever, at all.

*widget boy cultureHave to agree with Roxane Gay that she's a pretty shitty feminist.

*widget boy culture Liz Cheney's furious at Obama. Yawn.

*widget boy cultureHere comes the fuzz!

Peach-assPeachy keen

*widget boy cultureReady for another Romy & Michele reunion? Disney isn't.

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé shamelessly used ElevatorGate in a new “Flawless” remix.

*widget boy cultureTom Daley goes for (and gets) the gold.

*widget boy cultureBroadest attack on states' gay-marriage bans yet.

*widget boy cultureGay marriages in OK: Soon.

*widget boy cultureKickstarter for making potato salad raises $55,000+.

*widget boy cultureGlenn Beck cops to saying “some stupid things.”

*widget boy cultureBeating of trans woman in Honduras by cop caught on video.

*widget boy cultureNick Jonas and his back cleavage heat up new DIRECTV series Kingdom.

Nick Jonas- musclesI want you back.

 
Aug 01 2014
Need To Know: New Janet + Cuddly Madonna + Know Your Local Billionaire + Going For TRUE BLOOD + MORE! Comments (0)

JANET-JACKSON

*widget boy cultureNew Janet Jackson album—her first in six years—soon?

*widget boy cultureOH HELL YES!: David Mixner's Oh Hell No! to premiere.

*widget boy cultureMadonna is a bitch!

*widget boy cultureRichest people, state by state. No billionaires in AK, DE, ME or ND.

*widget boy cultureShould kids really even need to be told not to set themselves on fire???

*widget boy cultureEbola makes its way to Africa's largest city. Almost made it to the U.S.

*widget boy cultureTrue Blood insults Sarah Palin.

True-Blood

*widget boy cultureMartha Stewart weighs in on Terry Richardson: “Cute.”

*widget boy cultureChris Pratt is funny, uninhibited about flashing peen & big-hearted.

*widget boy cultureAfter the jump, see Colbert out of character for 10 minutes, advising teen girls...

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Jul 24 2014
Take This Umbrella And Shove It! Comments (0)

Mary-Poppins

“Mary Poppins” (Kristen Bell) is about to fly off without an increase in the minimum wage. Killer last line!

 
Jul 11 2014
Need To Know: Bi, Bi, Bi + Obama Parries With Perry + Rosie's New VIEW + Michelle O Engenders Contempt + MOCKINGBIRD Actress Dies + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureRacy new bisexual video (above) from Aris.

*widget boy cultureRuba Wilson wants to put out a visual album and needs your help.

*widget boy cultureGov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) caves, shakes hands with Obama. But that's it!

*widget boy cultureRosie O'Donnell officially returns to The View.

Rosie-o-donnell-makes-faces-o

*widget boy culture98-year-old San Franciscan evicted from her apartment of 50 years because $$$.

*widget boy cultureEven poor white people have it better than black people.

*widget boy cultureEmmy nominee Ferguson on hubby's cancer battle & Quinto rumors.

*widget boy cultureRadio host and nutjob Alex Jones calls Michelle Obama our “First Tranny.”

*widget boy cultureBe-Speedoed pornstar Jessie Colter called queer, kicked out of water park. Jessie-Colter

*widget boy cultureLindsay Lohan already proving to be a bad hire.

*widget boy cultureHeathers: The Musical posts closing notice.

*widget boy culturePageant: The Musical is back!

*widget boy cultureWell-off lady swiftly descends into poverty, crawls back.

*widget boy cultureOVER HALF of all statements on FOX News are false.

*widget boy cultureTo Kill a Mockingbird actress Rosemary Murphy dies @ 89.

Rosemary-MurphyDeath of an actor's actor

 
Jul 09 2014
Need To Know: Liar In Hot Water + AIDS-Baiting Vine Troll + Mel-Odrama + Team Zrankie + Dim VIEW + MORE! Comments (0)

Maureen-TaylorShe has no time for lying-ass apologists for the well-off.

*widget boy cultureTHIS is how you shut down a damned liar: Maureen Taylor does it Detroit-style.

*widget boy culture16yo homophobe Nash Grief is #1 on Vine, says AIDS = FAGS.

*widget boy culture(BTW, Grier also uses the word “nigga”—that got Madonna in trouble—& no one cares.)

*widget boy cultureMel Gibson and Gary Oldman are fuckin' in love.

*widget boy culture60+ arrested during Nairobi gay-bar raid.

*widget boy cultureZach and Frankie are Big Brother's first showmance: Zrankie.

Zach-Frankie-gay-Big-Brother-showmance-ZrankieI always say, where there is an unemployed straight guy, there is the opportunity to build a gay bridge.

*widget boy cultureGuy falls asleep, gets ridiculed, sues for $10 million.

*widget boy cultureNow THESE are some power-thighs.

*widget boy cultureIf The View hires Sarah Palin, I'll never watch again. Rosie be damned.

*widget boy culturePalin thinks Obama should be impeached. Eyeroll.

*widget boy cultureThe name “Redskins” is indefensible, hence, defending it is a thankless job.

*widget boy cultureAlexander Skarsgard can't keep his clothes on. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureKids react to a vintage Game Boy: