Friday, October 28, 2005

The LES was transformed last night.

My street is being used in the filming of a movie musical directed by Julie Taymor (who directed the Frida movie). It's very cool. They have transformed a few blocks around Rivington and Clinton into a 70's hippie neighborhood. It was totally groovy. Store fronts with psychedelic graffiti & lights, old painted VW vans, and vintage mustangs. My friend Lauren and I checked it out. See the photos. The weirdest part was seeing the Suffolk Street sign changed to read St. Marks on the corner of Rivington and Suffolk. Huh?

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

I'll have to stop by for a drink sometime since it's in my hood...'s a story from Page Six: TIM Robbins has been slumming it as a bartender on the Lower East Side. The liberal actor-vist hubby of Susan Sarandon was pouring drinks at Back Room on Norfolk Street the other night — and not doing a very good job of it, claims our spy. Robbins, who is said to own a piece of the joint, was serving cocktails in teacups and saucers and could barely keep up with the thirsty throngs. "There was a huge line to get drinks from him," our witness e-mails us. "He'd make some drinks, then he'd go outside and have a smoke. Then he'd come back in and hang out in the service pass." Robbins' dark mood didn't seem to help matters: When one patron asked if he was having a "good night," the cranky thesp shot back, "No."

Friday, October 21, 2005

People get ready...even if they spelled my name wrong!

Take note Canadian peeps - I wanted to send out a note that I will be featured on a half hour TV show called STARSTRUCK! that airs on the Star TV channel in Canada.

Sunday, October 30 at 9:30pm EST
Tuesday November 1 at 5:00pm and 8:30pm EST
Friday November 4 at 9:00am EST

Make sure to check local listings just in case it airs at a different time. In Toronto - it's channel 63.

It's for the Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson hit movie WEDDING CRASHERS. I was on the 'white carpet' for the movie premiere in NYC and got to interview the lads and some other celebs. I also crash a couple of New York weddings myself to go
along with the theme of the movie. It was very fun! Also look for some cameos from a couple of my close pals!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Just Can't Get Enough

Some freaky Depeche Mode fans have been lined up outside by these barricades since early this morning for the Depeche Mode in-store happening tonight at 7pm at the Tower Records location down the street from my office.

Would you wait in line that long?

When I walked by, I was tempted to tell them that I have been backstage at two different Depeche Mode shows in Toronto but then I thought that might incite a mini-riot. Ha!

Friday, October 14, 2005

They're showing us on both screens...

I spent the past two nights rocking out at Webster Hall for the New Pornographers' shows. They rule. Such catchy songs and they're such a tight live band...especially since there are seven of them on stage! Besides the one two punch of "Twin Cinema" and "Use It" opening the of the highlights had to be their Fleetwood Mac cover which was inspired by Neko Case's bright yellow dress with flowing sleeves. Very Stevie Nicks. Thanks to my talented NP friend Todd Fancey for the VIP hook-up.
I think I missed the karaoke after-party last night but I was too tired from hanging out until 3am for the first night after-party at Hi Fi. The EL DJ jukebox there rules, by the way.

Boy George story updated...starting to make more sense...

Boy George hired a male hustler who tried to rob him the morning the cross-dressing Culture Club singer was busted for cocaine possession, PAGE SIX has learned.

George called 911 last Friday morning to report that his Centre Street apartment had been burglarized — but he was arrested when cops found a mound of what appeared to be Bolivian marching powder piled near his computer.

A source said that George called 911 after the hustler he'd ordered up demanded that he hand over all of the money in the house.

"George said no and that he was going to call the police," says our source. "The prostitute said, 'Go ahead and you'll go to jail.' So George freaked out because he was high, called the police, the prostitute left, and George got arrested."

A police source said George did not mention the hustler when he was arrested. His lawyer, Lou Freeman, could not be reached for comment yesterday. But he told The Post last week that the cocaine was not George's, adding, "Tons of people come in and out of his home."

The only person in the apartment besides George when officers arrived was his friend Kyoko Nagami, a Japanese model and drag queen groupie. According to police sources, Nagami flipped on her friend, telling cops there was "a lot more" coke in the bedroom.

George, who a police source said "appeared high" when he was busted, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and filing a false police report. He was released last Saturday after appearing in Manhattan Criminal Court, and was told to return for a Dec. 19 hearing. He has since flown back to London, where he has a home.

"Don't ask me any questions because you are not going to get any answers at all," George told reporters who pounced on him at Heathrow Airport. "It's nice to see you, though."

The singer, whose real name is George O'Dowd, wrote about his battle with heroin addiction in his 1995 autobiography, "Take It Like a Man." In 1986, Culture Club keyboard player Michael Rudetski died of a heroin overdose while staying at George's London pad. That same year, George was arrested for pot possession.

In recent years, the flamboyant "Karma Chameleon" crooner has built a second career as a club deejay and record producer.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Now he says it's not his...hmmmm....

Ex-Culture Club front man Boy George has denied cocaine found at his New York City apartment belonged to him. The flamboyant British singer-turned-DJ was arrested on Friday morning, after calling police to report his Little Italy property had been robbed. He was later charged with falsely reporting a burglary and drug possession, after cops allegedly found 3.5 grams of cocaine next to a computer. Former drug addict George - real name George O'Dowd - appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Saturday after spending the night in a prison cell. His lawyer, Lou Freeman, says, "He does not know where it came from. He's had a lot of people in his house. A man who has something to hide does not call the police." George, who flew into his native London yesterday, is due to return to court in New York on December 19. If found guilty he faces up to 15 years imprisonment.

Paranoia will destroy ya!

Boy George was arrested at his home Friday (October 7) for suspicion of possessing cocaine by police who came to his apartment in New York City after he called to report a burglary. The singer will face charges of drug possession and filing a false police report.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Check these out - especially Princess Leia!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

One Way Ticket

My first ever post on this blog back in 2003 mentioned The Darkness. So have you heard their new single? You can hear it here.

But as my best pal Judy pointed out...the lyrics are a tad stupid. "One way ticket to hell and back". Well, it isn't a one way ticket if you come back. That would be a return ticket Justin! Duh!

Still I think the song is pretty good. It's got all the Darkness elements that I loved on their debut album.

Rock on!

Robbie Williams likes being incognito in L.A.