Morning Memo: Meryl, Liz and Katie Get Poetical; Four Seasons in Power-Lunch Comeback?

Tom Freston has put Andy Warhol’s East 66th Street apartment on the market for $38.5 million, according to Page Six. The 12-room, six story apartment was originally bought by Mr. Warhol for $310,000 in 1974; Mr. Freston bought the property in 2000 for $6.5 million. [P6]

Thanks to Eliot Spitzer and Ashley Dupre’s infamous rendezvous, the Mayflower hotel’s gift-shop has seen a major boost in sales due to people buying up souvenirs adorned with the hotel’s logo. Thank you former Gov. Spitzer for boosting another city’s economy. [NY Daily News]

Another day, another power-lunch. Barbara Walters and Judith Giuliani were seen lunching at the Four Saesons within feet of Anna Wintour, who was with Marie-Josée Kravis, Lachlan Murdoch, Leonard Lauder, Henry Kissinger, Vernon Jordan, Tommy Hilfiger, Pete Peterson and Jack Rudin. Meanwhile, this week’s Saturday Night Live host, Christopher Walken was spotted with Lorne Michaels, Mayor Bloomberg, Rudy Giuliani, and Andrew Murstein in front of the Yankee Stadium. [P6]

A bloody fight allegedly broke out yesterday between two extras at a Pharrell Williams video shoot at the Madison Club in Chelsea. Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson–the two are featured in the video–showed up after the commotion. [P6]

Chloe Sevigny was a no-show at Nylon magazine’s ninth-anniversary party that she was scheduled to host because she reportedly came down with a viral infection. [P6]

Heather Mills may be shopping for an apartment in New York after being awarded a hefty divorce settlement. [NY daily News]

Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson presided over a karaoke contest at Angels and Kings involving Lydia Hearst and Damien Fahey. [NY Daily News]

Zani Gugelmann, Maggie Betts, Alex Kramer, Lydia Fenet, and Karen Larrain attended a dinner at Bette hosted by Elle Decor after a Christie’s auction preview. [Park Avenue Peerage]

On Tuesday, Meryl Streep, Liz Smith, Katie Couric, Graydon Carter, Candace Bushnell and others gathered at Lincoln Center to read a little poetry in honor of National Poetry Month. [NY Social Diary]



Morning Memo: Meryl, Liz and Katie Get Poetical; Four Seasons in Power-Lunch Comeback?