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HALL YOU NEED IS NOISE

Posted in History, Top Dollar News by Jim McMillan on August 9, 2008


If you live near Webster Hall, you are probably less interested in its architectural merits than the cacophony of noise which eminates from it nearly every night. Nonetheless, Landmarks Commissioner Robert Tierney recently declared the Hall a “major architectural treasure”.

The hallowed hall is now undergoing major renovations, with a new venue being built inside its ‘historic’ walls, called The Studio. The new downstairs performance space will hold around 275 people, and is set to open in two months. A venue rep tells us that they plan on having shows “every night of the week” but would like to include a party night on Mondays and a comedy night on Sundays. Great, more noise!

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BATMAN CAN WEAR LADIES’ CLOTHES SO WHY NOT US?

Posted in Batman, Fashion, movies, Top Dollar News, Twits by Jim McMillan on August 7, 2008

You may have to be a macho masked vigilante to get away with wearing pantyhose. But men all over the world are giving it a try anyway. Since the release of The Dark Knight, there has been a sudden craze for male hosiery, with suspected Batman fetishists buying up sheer, satin and glossy tights.

“We aren’t sure if it is the Batman effect or what, but sales to men have been going through the roof,” Kieran Hughes, director of Precious Collections tells the Atlanta Constitution Journal. Has the world gone mad? Not according to Deborah Ashley, managing director of Luxelegwear.com, who says: “Men have begun to dominate the hosiery market once owned by women.” The company carries 13 styles designed specifically for men.

MONSTER? NO JUST A MONSTOUSLY AMUSING MOVIE HOAX!

Posted in Celebutards, How much???, movies, Top Dollar News, Twits by Jim McMillan on August 7, 2008

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The so-called Monster of Montauk may have just been a publicity stunt dreamed up by the makers of a low budget horror movie. New claims have come to light that Rachel Goldberg, the woman who discovered the famed beastie, is actually the sister of none other than movie producer Darren Goldberg (pictured above), who is making a movie about, you guessed it, …monsters.

Internet curio-blog Gotham News has just revealed the creature was most likely a prop used in Goldberg’s film Splinterheads. One insider, calling herself “Tonya,” explained the stunt will be revealed when the flick comes out next year. “Tonya” says the original pictures of the Montauk Monster were a stage prop from the Splinterheads movie set.

Says the intrepid Gotham News team: “We guess it will probably all make a little more sense when you see the film. Maybe we should just be relieved that horrible thing wasn’t actually real!”

Meanwhile, what of Mr Goldberg, who has surprisingly been unavailable for comment? In an interview he gave to Newsday recently, Goldberg is quoted saying how he “grew up in Manhattan and spent summers in Amagansett.” (Amagansett is the next town over from Montauk.) But you can read all about his movie here.

FORGET ABOUT MOVIES: SHEEN RAKES IN TV FORTUNE

Posted in Celebutards, How much???, Top Dollar News, TV, Twits by Jim McMillan on August 6, 2008

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He hasn’t been in a decent movie since Platoon but Charlie Sheen doesn’t care. A new poll by TV Guide shows he’s coining it in, thanks to his role on lacklustre sitcom, Two and a Half Men. Apparently, Sheen gets $825,000 for each weekly episode.

That’s more than enough to keep money-grabbing ex Denise Richards in the style she is accustomed to. She might now want to get her hooks into Sheen’s fellow CBS star William Petersen, who takes home $600,000 an episode for portraying investigator Gil Grissom on the hit police drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

Meanwhile, despite all her complaining about the mean script writers, Katherine Heigl is the best paid female TV actress, raking in $13 mil for her role on Grey’s Anatomy. It’s unlikely she will complain about that.

MY, HOW RUM! SEXY AD CAMPAIGN IS THE BREAST EVER

Posted in Advertising, Fashion, Lawyers, Top Dollar News by Jim McMillan on August 6, 2008

If you’ve wandered around Manhattan lately, you can’t fail to have noticed these sexy posters for Cabana Cachaça, a brand of Brazilian rum which no one had heard of until now. If you’ve driven a car round Manhattan, you may have crashed it, while gawking. In an aggressive marketing campaign, Cabana gets round the puritanical US censorship rules by expertly cropping out the young lady’s nipples.

But those of you who are a little more daring can click through to Cabana’s website and see her in all her glory. Be warned, you have to be 21 – because, as the website tells us, that’s the legal drinking age…