Musto, Allis, Jacobs & Eisenbach: Insiders Dish Oscars at OP
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
6:30PM - 9:00PM
There's no more glamorous night in Hollywood than the Oscars - it's not called 'the gay Super Bowl' for nothing.
Now, in a no-holds-barred night of dish and dirt all about the Academy Awards, OP will host Village Voice gossip giant Michael Musto, Us Weekly movie maven Bradley Jacobs, New York Times, TONY & Interview Magazine opinionator Helen Eisenbach and longtime showbiz tracker Tim Allis (People, In Style) .
Flubbed speeches, red-carpet disasters, wardrobe malfunctions... You'll hear it all from four journalists who've seen it all. You'll also enjoy movie clips chosen by the panelists themselves -- and talk about why this year's nominees are alright or all wrong.
Free open bar of wine and beer starts at 6:30 for one hour social mixer. Program begins at 7:30.
Michael Musto (pictured left) writes the popular entertainment column "La Dolce Musto" in the Village Voice and had his first collection, also called La Dolce Musto, published last year to much acclaim. Musto also contributes to Out magazine and he appears as a commentator on various cable channels, most notably MSNBC.
Bradley Jacobs (pictured second from left), a senior editor at Us Weekly, edits all movie-related stories and reviews, weekly features, and the breaking-news-packed Hot Stuff section (one of the last departments to go to bed during the magazine's hectic Monday night closes). Bradley, who covered entertainment for Newsweek and Newsweek.com before coming to Us in 2003, appears regularly on TV discussing film and celebrity news.
Helen Eisenbach (pictured second from right) is the author of Loonglow, a novel, and Lesbianism Made Easy, a tart yet hopeful tribute to a beautiful lifestyle. Her interviews, profiles and reviews have appeared in New York Magazine, Newsday, Time Out New York, Interview, The New York Times among others. A former book and magazine editor, she is also a screenwriter and burgeoning film producer.
Tim Allis (pictured right) wrote and reported for People magazine and was a senior editor at In Style for 12 years. He's also written for Out, Men's Health, Best Life, Saveur and Angelino among others.
Location: The LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street.
Note: Because of commitments in Congress, Barney Frank has asked to reschedule his event this month. We will update you as soon as Congressman Frank is able to offer a new date.