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Michael Stipe

  1. supercut
    How to Listen to R.E.M.’s Final YearsThis supercut will get you through the band’s spottier years.
  2. Patti Smith Brought Out Bruce Springsteen and Michael Stipe at TribecaThe icon summoned some rock legends for a political post-documentary-screening performance.
  3. last night on late night
    Colbert Sings of the End of 2016 As We Know It“Oh, great, it starts with an outbreak …”
  4. tributes
    Lauper, Stipe, Chewbacca Shine at Bowie Tribute“Whether [David Bowie] is here in this room, he is most definitely here in this room.”
  5. last night on late night
    See Michael Stipe Cover ‘Man Who Sold the World’Oh no, not me.
  6. lighters up
    Which Band Acted the Classic-Rock-iest at the 12.12.12 Concert?Scoring the age-old moves, song choices, and “I love you, New York!” patter of the Stones, Who, Clapton, Billy Joel, Bruce, and the rest of the white guys.
  7. Landmarks
    Everybody Hurts: Restaurant That Inspired R.E.M. Album Needs HelpThe restaurant that inspired ‘Automatic for the People’ actually needs people to eat there.
  8. R.E.M. Demands Snakelike Fox News Stop Playing ‘Losing My Religion’Our music does not belong there.”
  9. moby
    Watch ‘The Moby Song,’ Learn How to Identify Moby From Bruce Willis and OthersWell, it’s certainly a look.
  10. Chef Romance
    Michael Schlow Gets Hitched Alongside Mario Batali, Guy Fieri, and Michael StipeThe food was pretty good, too.
  11. it's the end of the world as we know it
    Michael Stipe Is Finally Free of the Shackles of R.E.M.“I was experiencing something profound for the first time: freedom.”
  12. Watch the Muppets Play Password on Jimmy FallonMiss Piggy cheated, but are you really surprised?
  13. party lines
    Party Lines: MoMA’s Tribute to Pedro AlmodovarPlus Olivia Wilde, Diane Von Furstenberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, and more.
  14. americans in paris
    Rihanna and Adrian Grenier Went to the Gareth Pugh ShowWhich makes RiRi a little late to the party, and Adrian just plain confusing.
  15. Beef
    Otto Waitress Sara Barron Was Canned the Day After Outing ‘TwatMario Batali knows her as “the girl with the nice ass.”
  16. party report
    Party Bonanza! An Amorous Mary-Kate, Grumpy Michael Stipe, and Ebullient Models and Designers GaloreWith most of the shows over, the parties were by far the happiest and danciest of the week.
  17. Book Shelf
    Confirmed: Waitress Tell-all Depicts Otto, Not Babbo. Plus, a Sneak Peek!Just how demanding are Mario Batali’s celebrity friends?
  18. Bar Refaeli — She’s Just Like Us!Plus Michael Stipe makes himself unwelcome at Babbo, all in today’s dose of tabloid goodness.
  19. Book Shelf
    Everybody HurtsA new waiter tell-all doesn’t have nice things to say about Michael Stipe.
  20. Guy and Madonna to Yoga It Out Over the HolidaysThe Most Important Former Couple in the World will be spending Christmas together!
  21. Super Mario
    Mario Batali’s Sausage Obsession Beginning to Worry UsThe chef’s charity art project involves pig blood.
  22. party lines
    Michael Stipe and Rogan Gregory Are Just Ridiculous TogetherRogan Gregory and Michael Stipe unveiled their collaborative art exhibit last night. And they think it’s as ridiculous as you do.
  23. run through
    Michael Stipe to Unveil Sculptures at New Rogan StoreMichael Stipe is showing his collection of bronze objects for one month this summer in the new Rogan store on Bowery. We have a preview of the pieces!
  24. right-click
    Spoon: Unplugged!Plus: New tracks from Dub Gabriel and Papertiger Sound.
  25. Michael Stipe Is Finally Okay With Being GayR.E.M.’s Michael Stipe finally comes clean about being gay in this month’s Spin. Marc Jacobs and boyfriend Jason Preston got into numerous screaming matches while on vacation together in Turks and Caicos and flew back on separate private jets. Danny Masterson had his 32nd-birthday party at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, and it had a mechanical bull. An unnamed socialite dropped from a size 14 to a size 0 by picking up a heroin habit. Eminem, however, has hired a personal trainer to help him lose weight.
  26. Celebs Show Their Faces, But Not Their Paddles, at (Auction)REDLast night’s (Auction)RED at Sotheby’s was a complete success, succeeding in raising more than $42 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. It also saw a heavy celebrity turnout: Michael Stipe, Russell Simmons, Christy Turlington, Martha Stewart, Ed Burns, and Dennis Hopper all showed up to support hosts Damien Hirst and Bono. But oddly enough, the money and the star power didn’t seem to be connected. Michael Stipe, for example, told us earlier in the week that he had his eye on an Ed Ruscha. But he told us last night he “didn’t get a paddle.” Even though it was Valentine’s Day and he was there with his boyfriend! “We’re not going to buy each other $5 million paintings, I’ll tell you that!” Stipe said, limping away on his crutch, the result of a go-karting accident. Brian Williams also told us he “can’t afford a single thing they’re auctioning tonight.” But he added, “if there’s a collection bowl, I’m good for probably twenty bucks.” Even Queen Noor of Jordan said she “couldn’t even remotely dream about” buying one of the pricey Hirst pill cabinets on the block. So who’s buying all this expensive art, if even movie stars and royalty can’t afford it? (RED) campaign co-founder Bobby Shriver cleared that up. “Sotheby’s and Gagosian are willing to stage this, with their lists, to their buyers,” he explained. “Here, you have a commercial company promoting to their commercial buyers, which is a tremendous asset of theirs, selling products that they could have sold at their normal markup. That’s a new platform for raising pro-social money.” —Bennett Marcus See and hear more from Bono, Queen Noor, Christy Turlington and others from last night’s (RED) auction.
  27. Eli Manning’s Little Town Blues Have Melted AwayEli Manning and Yogi Berra sang “New York, New York” together at Rao’s. Male madam David Forest says Marc Jacobs used to employ his services. Mariah Carey shot a video on the rooftop of Lenny Kravitz’s Crosby Street apartment. Mayor Bloomberg celebrated his 65th birthday with Steven Ratner and others at Michael’s. R.E.M. front man Michel Stipe got into a go-cart accident two weeks ago but is fine now. Blackstone Group co-founder Pete Peterson sold his River House digs to financier Jeffrey Leeds for $10 million.
  28. Which Celebrities Will Be Bidding Tonight at the Sotheby’s (Auction)RED?With pieces donated by Banksy, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, and many more art heavyweights, the Sotheby’s (AUCTION)Red at the auction house tonight is gearing up to be a collector’s scrum. Christy Turlington, Dennis Hopper, and Mario Batali are all slated to attend, as is Michael Stipe, who already knows what he wants to buy. “I’ll tell you, the Ed Ruscha is so beautiful” he gushed to New York’s Fiona Byrne at Tuesday’s Edun party at the Desmond Tutu Center in Chelsea “I think it’s a 2007, but it’s brought what he does full circle, which is part of the reason I am drawn to it. I am tempted to bid; I may well.” Elsewhere at the party, Josh Hartnett told us he’s watching the pennies after a recent large purchase. “I have to find out if I have any money left,” he said, not ruling out the prospect of picking something up from the auction, which will go to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. “I just bought a new place and totally redid it and put in new furniture, but I have to get something for the walls!” Last night at a Gagosian Gallery preview, celebrities like Jon Bon Jovi, Anna Wintour, Donna Karan, Tory Burch, Russell Simmons, and Ivanka Trump were more hushed about what they wanted. But we think we can guess which painting caught Rupert Murdoch’s fancy.… He spent the entire night standing in front of Damien Hirst’s Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way. It’s expected to fetch between $5 and $7 million tonight. Which, for Rupert, is probably a small price to pay for a piece of contemporary art that embodies your life philosophy.
  29. quote machine
    Julia Roberts Keeps Her Clothes OnPlus: Why does Slash love leather pants?
  30. Patti Smith Rocks Carnegie Hall, Tibet Death loomed large at the Philip Glass–curated benefit concert for Tibet House U.S. Monday night at Carnegie Hall, when a parade of legendary talents — among them Lou Reed, Patti Smith, and Michael Stipe — performed numbers in honor of deceased friends. And as if that weren’t depressing enough, when the thrilling succession of reimagined hits and covers stopped, we suddenly realized that all our idols onstage talking about death will die, too. Oh, God. There were chanting monks, a beautiful, minimalist set from Sigur Rós, and Ben Harper. Debbie Harry happily danced to an acoustic version of “Heart of Glass.” And then came Lou Reed, the first to sing about getting old. Ray Davies harkened back to the Kinks’ glory days, getting the crowd to sing along with “Lola,” “Sunday Afternoon,” and “Dedicated Follower of Fashion.” He admitted to being foggy about why, exactly, he was there: “This is a great event. I’m not sure of all the details, but the spirit moved me.” And then he, too, got wistful about age. “Being in a band at this point in my life is a separation anxiety of the worst sort,” he said. “We never know when we’ll meet again.”