The chick from ‘Just One of the Guys’ salutes lip-syncing Disney product

D-List drag queen Lady Gaga, looking suspiciously like Terry (“dresses like Elvis Costello, looks like the Karate Kid”) from the 1985 gender-bending classic “Just One of the Guys,” was the big winner of the MTV Awards last night. The prep school graduate also took time out to honor an legend, an “icon” who, according to … Continue reading The chick from ‘Just One of the Guys’ salutes lip-syncing Disney product

Hollywood vs. the kids

The cultural right’s fixation on permissiveness misses the real threat presented by the entertainment industry. Fame is the leading value emphasized by television shows popular among 9-to-11-year-olds, a major change from the past, according to a study by UCLA psychologists released today. Fame was 15th among 16 values in similar studies conducted in 1987 and … Continue reading Hollywood vs. the kids

A suicide in 140 characters or less

Not surprisingly, Carlos Estevez is involved. Last night, 22-year-old Kacey Jordan—the woman best known for smoking crack with Charlie Sheen, suggesting she aborted Sheen’s baby, and winning Howard Stern’s “Charlie Sheen Porn Star Pageant”—locked herself in a hotel room in Chicago and, over the course of five hours, tweeted a bizarre, long cry for help