A Trip Down Memory Lane With Joyce Wadler

From Boldface Names, The New York Times, March 28, 2003:

How Do I Get a Cute Actress To Add Sizzle to My Steak?

Next to MAER ROSHAN, who has gotten endless attention for a magazine he has not published (Radar), we are shocked and awed by the Men’s Health editor, DAVID ZINCZENKO, who had gotten endless attention for a job he said he would not take (editor of GQ).

Mr. Zinczenko, for the last six months, has been dating the red-headed actress ROSE McGOWAN. When we saw them at the Oscar party at Elaine’s, she seemed a little annoyed when we had to ask her to familiarize us with her work. (Replaced SHANNEN DOHERTY on the TV show “Charmed”; appeared in “Monkeybone” and “Scream”; believe us, we are sick that we did not know.) Mr. Zinczenko, however, was as giddy as a debutante.

How did they meet?

“At a BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN concert in Las Vegas,” Mr. Zinczenko said. “There was a line at the concession stand and she turned around and said, ‘Oh, my God, I don’t have any money.’ I said, ‘O.K., get whatever you want.’ She got water and peanuts.”

Mr. Zinczenko is but a lad of 33. He had been courted by a rich magazine and he’s dating an actress, whom everybody knows but us.

What could be missing?

“I want to beat LANCE BASS to space,” Mr. Zinczenko said. “Come on, that’s funny. Write it down.”

How Do I Get My New Magazine, Radar, Published?

Oops, sorry. We’re out of space.