Where the Hell Was Joan Rivers in the Oscars' Remembrance Slog?

The Oscars never forgets to honor its dead with an outsize, syrupy montage embedded somewhere in the last half of the broadcast when most of the audience is drunk or sleeping. This year there were many personalities to be remembered: Robin Williams, Mike Nichols, a few marketing directors that were likely important in… » 2/22/15 10:53pm Sunday 10:53pm

Wes Anderson Brought His Girlfriend to the Oscars, She's Pretty I Guess

Wes Anderson, a mouse-man and also a movie director, is at the Oscars tonight with a decidedly "alt" looking woman. HMMM. How did she get in? Who is she? Is she a spy? My viewing companion says she looks like a two-bit Rachael Leigh Cook, but I am impressed by her hair, which looks natural, her face, which looks… » 2/22/15 9:21pm Sunday 9:21pm

Inside the New New York Times Magazine's Fabulous Bar Mitzvah Party

Under the chandeliers of NBC's glittery Rainbow Room, a who's-that of New York society celebrated the newest iteration of the New York Times Magazine (now on better paper stock!) last night. The party appeared to be 1 percent celebrity (Lance Armstrong, Martha Stewart, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem), 8 percent… » 2/19/15 3:45pm 2/19/15 3:45pm

This Old Man Went to the Market and Crashed into 9 Cars

An old man, 92, crashed into nine other cars while pulling out of his parking spot at the Piggly Wiggly in Mayville, Wisconsin on Friday. Apparently he had a medical emergency and lost control of his car but damn. Police say that he will not be ticketed for hitting NINE cars. Watch the car-nage above. » 2/17/15 6:55pm 2/17/15 6:55pm

Why Did SNL's 40th Anniversary Special Suck?

I grew up in a Saturday Night Live household. My parents watched, or taped (!), the show pretty much every week. Certain characters infiltrated our daily lives: Toonces the driving cat, Pat the ambiguously gendered shop clerk, anything Steve Martin did. (The Jerk, though not an SNL persona, is to this day is my dad's… » 2/16/15 3:45pm 2/16/15 3:45pm