Remains of the Day: Gordon Ramsay, Woody Allen, Neko Case

  • Gordon Ramsay has agreed to create special menus for the Spice Girls’ forthcoming world tour. As the Observer’s Hillary Frey told us, this man likes to see women eat. A lot.
  • Ryan Seacrest, with this awe-inducing wave of a hairdo, and Dick Clark will return as hosts of the “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” 36 years, people.
  • Danny Glover has joined Rebel Voices, a stage adaptation Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States. Mr. Zinn will make an appearance at the premiere this Sunday at the Culture Project theater on Mercer Street.
  • An old-school video of Woody Allen discussing his favorite topics: jokes, women and choosing a career.
  • Folk songstress Neko Case published an essay, “My Flaming Hamster Wheel of Panic About Publicly Discussing Poetry in This Respected Forum,” in Poetry magazine. “I am an awkward, heavy-handed mule of a high school dropout,” she wrote. “I guess I just need permission to be in the same room with poetry.”