As the droplets ran down his face, American Idol ‘s resident rapier, Simon Cowell, looked incredulous. After a window-shattering rendition of Shakira’s “Underneath Your Clothes,” a rejected contestant, 18-year-old Jonathan Rea of Houston, had walked over to the judges’ table as if to shake Mr. Cowell’s hand, and instead hurled a cup of water at Read More
By Alexandra Wolfe 2/09/04 12:00am
The next time Paris Hilton walks down a runway, seductively hurling one bronzed leg in front of the other, her hair extensions and barely clad hips swishing to the beat of the music, the guys salivating in the audience should know something: Ms. Hilton learned to walk like that from a gay black man living Read More
The push to capitalize on Paris Hilton’s porn-meets-prime-time notoriety continues apace. Sources tell The Transom that Ms. Hilton’s management firm, Untitled Entertainment, is talking to Guess? about featuring Ms. Hilton in an upcoming ad campaign for its clothing. “We do have an offer, but I have no other details,” said Ms. Hilton’s manager, Jason Moore, Read More
By Alexandra Wolfe 2/02/04 12:00am
When the question was put to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry on Boston talk radio station WRKO AM 860 on Jan. 28, speculation had been percolating for a week:
“Can you categorically deny the reports that you have used Botox or other kind[s] of cosmetic surgery or cosmetic enhancements to your appearance,” one of the hosts Read More
By Alexandra Wolfe 1/19/04 12:00am
“I think a lot of people are obsessed with this word ‘socialite,’” said 25-year-old Fabian Basabe at the Upper East Side restaurant Mediterraneo in late December. “What does it mean? One who is social? I don’t understand it.
“I like this whole ‘It Kids’ concept better than I do ‘socialite,’” he said.
Mr. Basabe Read More
The 92nd Street Y’s “Writing New York” reading on Jan. 5 should have been a placid affair. Three authors, all of whom live in and write about the city, were to read from their current work: Jonathan Lethem, Colson Whitehead and the mustachioed Edgardo Vega Yunqué. Mr. Lethem, who won the National Book Critics Circle Read More
Jennifer Westfeldt, best known for playing the title character in Kissing Jessica Stein, the 2001 girl-loving-girl movie that she co-wrote and co-produced, is currently making her Broadway debut in a girl-loving-girl musical revival, Wonderful Town .
What? you ask? A gay musical?
Well, not really. The Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green “love Read More
Queen of the Queer Eyes; the blond; Bravo!
On July 14, five nattily dressed fellows walked down the steps to the Chelsea Hotel’s subterranean bar, Serena, where they were being fêted for the premiere of their new show, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy , on the Bravo cable network. Clad in black suits with Read More
General manager for AOL Music; former BMG mailroom boy, now go-to guy for Britney, Avril Lavigne
On Dec. 1, Evan Harrison was pacing up and down the balcony at Webster Hall. Wearing a tan trucker hat over his chin-length red head of hair and clad in an orange button-down shirt and brown sweater, he Read More
Christie’s sunny expert hauls in $62 million, cultivates Gagosians of tomorrow
Seven years ago, Alicia Bona was an intern at the Marian Goodman Gallery, one of the self-replenishing army of polished private-school girls who answer phones at galleries and auction houses, then land wealthy husbands and begin a life of buying what they once cataloged. Read More