The flowers may be in bloom, but temperatures are still a little blustery here in New York. Maybe they’re just mirroring the icy relations between some of New York’s biggest figures and their Fatal Attraction fans.
Alec Baldwin’s two-time wine-and-dine affair with Quebec native Genevieve Sabourin turned into a case of girl-gone-wild when the wannabe actress was arrested for allegedly stalking the 30 Rock star outside his apartment Sunday night. According to sources, the news of the 54-year-old’s engagement to 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas sent the spurned Canuck into a tailspin. It’s unclear whether the two ever engaged in a physical relationship, but Ms. Sabourin bombarded Mr. Baldwin with messages asking him to marry her. Geez, it’s like no one’s ever heard of Kim Basinger!
Meanwhile, British bombshell Louise Meanwell is standing trial for stalking Yankees general manager Brian Cashman—and in that scenario there are records that the baseball fan got physical with the object of her affection. (There’s at least enough proof that wifey Mary Cashman is expected to clean up in that divorce settlement she filed the day the story broke.)
Now that the arraignment has started, the truth is coming out about Ms. Meanwell—whose last name is a misnomer if we’ve ever heard one—and a recently unsealed indictment accuses the 35-year-old of lying about everything from the phone calls she told a grand jury she didn’t make to Mr. Cashman’s family and office to her own personal finances. Apparently she was trying to blackmail Mr. Cashman to subsidize a better apartment for herself.
Ironically, this posh prowler may be getting her wish: with Manhattan real estate prices being what they are, taxpayers are giving her a better deal on an 8 x 10 room than she could ever afford in the city. So look on the bright side, Ms. Meanwell: New York apartments with bars on the windows are not that uncommon. Just imagine you’re in first-floor walk-up.