October 24, 2000 |
QUOTE "The press is confused because we are confused. " - Lara Flynn Boyle, in the New York Post, on coverage of her on-again, off-again relationship with Jack Nicholson Resilient star Liza Minnelli has battled health problems before - drug dependence, alcohol dependence, weight gain, bum hips, you name it. But the singer and actress has never faced any illness quite as scary as viral encephalitis, which she's fighting this week...
November 1, 1991 |
Where A Chorus Line encouraged confession as a means of working out the kinks that can cramp a company of Broadway pros, Stepping Out promotes tap dancing as group therapy for a collection of Buffalo misfits. The most authentic aspect of the film is that when this motley crew of hussies, housewives and abandoned husbands performs the step known as "shuffle off to Buffalo," they are supposedly in that Upstate New York city. The film was actually shot across the lake in Toronto. Stepping Out stars Liza Minnelli as Mavis, a gal who coulda been a contender on Broadway but for the jealousy of her failed rock-star boyfriend, who discouraged her from doing better professionally than he. Exactly why they've moved to Buffalo is a mystery.
November 2, 2002 |
We was robbed! VH1 has announced it is abandoning plans for Life With Liza and David, its reality show focusing on Liza Minnelli, 56, and her most recent husband, David Gest, 48. The distressing decision robs us of untold hours of succulent viewing. Having committed to 10 episodes, VH1 pulled out after taping only one, saying that Gest's domineering behavior made him impossible to deal with: He kept locking the film crew out of the couple's lavish apartment on Manhattan's East Side.
June 15, 2016 |
LIL WAYNE had a rough day in the air yesterday. Yes, Weezy made his flight crew queasy. According to TMZ.com, Wayne, who reportedly has epilepsy, was en route from Milwaukee to California when he had a seizure and blacked out, forcing his pilot to land in Omaha, Neb. Paramedics came to the tarmac, Wayne woke up, refused to go to the hospital and his private plane took off for the west. Minutes later, he had another seizure and was back in Omaha. TMZ says Lil Wayne suffered a near-fatal seizure in 2013 and two 2012 seizures forced his plane down on successive days.
July 8, 1988 |
When a movie is as profoundly, as deadeningly, as extremely bad as "Arthur 2: On the Rocks," you wouldn't expect there to be one scene that sums up all the badness. But there is. It comes about halfway through the film, which is a sequel to the inexplicably successful 1981 comedy "Arthur. " Through some inordinately clumsy and forced plotting by screenwriter Andy Breckman, Arthur Bach (Dudley Moore) has lost all but two or three of his $750 million, as well as his down- to-earth wife, Linda (Liza Minnelli)
July 7, 1986 |
Mickey Rooney, who ended a seven-year association with "Sugar Babies" in April, is planning to return to the stage in "Sugar Babies II" - with Liza Minnelli. "I've just talked to Liza about it, and she loves it, is ready to do it," says the 65-year-old veteran star. "I love Ann Miller," he says, "but I'd love to do the show with Liza the next time around. " He says he does have plans for another stage stint with Miller - with whom he's hoofed it up in "Sugar Babies" all these years.
February 3, 2006 |
It's not just the wide, dark eyes, the thick, sculpted brows, and the big mouth that control the elasticity of Mario Cantone. Sure, it's a pliable, recognizable face that has brought him accolades not only on Broadway (Love! Valour! Compassion!; Assassins) and television (Sex and the City and frequent appearances on The View), but with stand-up comedy. But it's his voice - a musically modulated hiss and a bark born of Boston and Brooklyn - that announces his usually acerbic presence immediately.
December 10, 1999 |
It's a classic performance by Liza Minnelli, looking a lot trimmer than she has in a long time and showing off a little more flesh than one is accustomed to seeing. And there's Joel Grey, joining Minnelli on some of those tunes from the film version of Cabaret. Then comes the finale, "What I Did for Love," and suddenly Minnelli is out of costume and wig and we are confronted by a man - a man who speaks with a distinct Hispanic accent. And Joel Grey? Well, he, too, has the ring of a land such as Cuba in his voice.
March 22, 1991 |
Liza Minnelli has a new movie, a new stage show and a new song. They all happen to be titled Stepping Out, and she loves them all. Taking things one at a time, there is the song, which, naturally, is the title tune for the film, expected to be released soon. Could it result in the hit record that has eluded Minnelli during a career that has seen the multi- talented performer triumph in just about every other area of show business? "Oh, wouldn't that be great!" Minnelli responded during a break in rehearsals for the stage show.
April 10, 1992 |
Right off, it's clear that Billy Stritch is unique. After all, there aren't many jazz musicians around who write country music and have been compared to Mel Torme. Stritch is not quite a household name. He hasn't yet made it big as either a jazz musician or a country songwriter. Still, as a musician, Stritch has made much progress since he first hit New York two years ago in search of a solo career, after spending nine years with a trio called Montgomery, Plant and Stritch. That progress will be evident this weekend in the Copa Room at the Sands Hotel & Casino, where Stritch will be found opening for Liza Minnelli, performing songs from his first album, Billy Stritch, released in January by DRG Records.