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4/8/2014
Ross Mathews: The People's Choice
13 questions with the pop culture pro
Photo by Thom White for E! Since 2001, Ross Mathews has traveled the world and established himself as one of the most in-demand television personalities in the pop culture arena today.  Endearing and witty, undeniably funny and one of the hardest-working people in show business, Mathews has won the hearts of millions of Americans since his television debut as a correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Now, over 12 years later, Mathews is nominated for a People’s Choice Award for his own talk show, Hello Ross!, currently in its second season.  In addition to hosting his own show, ...
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4/7/2014
Mario Diaz: King of Sleaze
Mario Diaz is best known to audiences as the leading man (and king of douchebags) in the indie hit Hollywood Sex Wars. You may recognize him as the circus ringleader in a recent Subway $5 FootLong commercial. He’s also the co-lead singer of the band Dirty Sanchez, an aspiring dancer and the creator and promoter of countless nightclubs and dance parties around Los Angeles. Mario loves puppies, pizza and tube socks, but he hates your flip-flops. If this were speed dating, how would you describe yourself to a complete stranger in just one sentence? Hello, I’m Mario, and I like ...
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3/26/2014
Selene Luna's Secrets
The 3'10" burlesque star and comic genius reveals her taste for Sinbad, George Costanza and El Bulli
A trail-blazing little person in the entertainment world, Selene Luna—at 3’10”—is a small package with a very big presence. A veteran of the stage and screen, she cut her teeth performing in clubs and art venues and quickly became a darling of Hollywood’s underground scene. An original member of the Velvet Hammer Burlesque, Luna tours internationally and performs regularly with the undisputed Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese. Luna is probably best known for her role in the feature film, My Bloody Valentine 3D and her stint as Margaret Cho‘s assistant in Vh1’s The Cho Show, a performance that landed ...
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2/20/2014
13 Questions for Austin Young
If this were speed dating, how would you describe yourself to a complete stranger in just one sentence?My art takes complex ideas and expresses them in a deceivingly simple way, often confusing the boundaries of beauty, gender, identity and fashion. If you could watch only one movie every single day for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?The Lord of the Rings trilogy. An epic, tragic, unrequited gay love story. War and industrialization destroy a once-perfect world. My thesis: The ring is secret homosexual feelings and Mordor is anal penetration. Hold onto your seat, ...
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2/11/2014
13 Questions for Nadya Ginsburg
If this were speed dating, how would you describe yourself to a complete stranger in just one sentence?I swallow! If you could only watch one movie every single day for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?Happiness by Todd Solondz, because the sensation of not knowing whether to laugh or cry makes me feel at home. Hold onto your seat, it’s about to get real. What’s your favorite color? And think of a pretentious new name for it.Purple. “Passive-Aggressive Polymorphously Perverse Purple.” Complete the sentence: “I could NOT live without…”My friends, family, coffee, ...
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1/20/2014
13 Questions for Margaret Cho
If this were speed dating, how would you describe yourself to a complete stranger in just one sentence? I’m too slow for this. If you could watch only one movie every single day for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Velvet Goldmine. Purely gorgeous and glam and gay. It’s all I need. Hold onto your seat, it’s about to get real. What’s your favorite color? And think of a pretentious new name for it. Black. “All Color at Once.” Complete the sentence: “I could NOT live without…” Baguettes. What celebrity would you like to have ...
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1/6/2014
13 Questions for Sherry Vine
If this were speed dating, how would you describe yourself to a complete stranger in just one sentence?Can I quote you? “Middle-aged Barbie!” If you could watch only one movie every single day for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? I have to pick two that are completely different. Death Becomes Her because it never ceases to make me laugh, and Kill Bill. I think it’s the best streamlined revenge story, and I love watching women kick ass! If I must pick only one, then Kill Bill. Hold onto your seat, it’s about to ...
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12/20/2013
Out With the Old
Can you believe it’s already the new year?  It seems like just yesterday I was reminding myself to write “2013” on my checks, and now it’s almost 2014. Oh, and yes, you read that correctly—I still write checks. I’m old-school. I don’t trust that auto-pay bullshit where your DWP payment comes directly out of your account. I mean, what if the robot gets hooked on drugs or his girlfriend needs an abortion? Next thing you know, big chunks of unauthorized money is disappearing. And honey, I work way too hard for that money! TranMa likes to keep track of her ...
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12/6/2013
Add Some Zing to Your Caroling!
Let’s be honest—life is like a reality show. If you want attention—or ‘face time’ on-camera (even if there isn’t a camera anywhere in the general vicinity)—then you have to stand out in a crowd. And during the hectic holidays, with everyone trying to steal focus with their hideous Christmas sweaters and drunken shenanigans, it takes real work to assure the spotlight remains firmly planted on you. You have to be creative! What’s that you say? You’re not the creative type? Well, thank the baby Jesus (aka The Birthday Boy), I am! Whether you’re going Christmas caroling, gathering around a bitter ...
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11/25/2013
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
It all started way back in the day with my very first full-length holiday show, Jesus Christ, It’s Your Birthday! The ads and fliers for the show featured me as a bitter, smoking, dragged-up Mary holding a blinged-out baby Jesus. As a heretic on a budget, my ‘halo’ was a paper plate that had been spray-painted gold. I also wore a big, tacky rhinestone cross dangling above my man-cleavage—which, if you think about it, doesn’t make sense, seeing how Jesus wouldn’t be crucified for another 33 years and men shouldn’t have cleavage. Even without seeing it, the envelope-pushing show was ...
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