In this clip, Chris Rock introduces Barack Obama—the candidate for “progressive people that are not scared,” Mr. Rock says, who “want to be on the right side of history, because you’ll be real embarrassed if he won and you wasn’t down with it.” The comedian adds that the “smart” senator from Illinois, who he Read More
On the evening of Friday, Feb. 15, an exhibition of documentarian Albert Maysles’ photographs and cinemagraphs opened at the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea. The event coincided with the release of a new book, A Maysles Scrapbook, which features a preface by Martin Scorsese, who praises the iconic, collaborative efforts of Mr. Maysles Read More
Zena Scharf, the 24-year-old daughter of painter Kenny Scharf, has recently joined fashion photographer Patrick McMullan’s staff, where she works in the art department. She said it’s a nice place to work: “I’ve known him my whole life, basically.” When we ran into Ms. Scharf, she was on hand to help her pal-cum-boss Read More
Okay, so it’s not exactly a new stump speech. Or even a speech, really. (Heck, are these people even celebrities?) In any case, this ethanol-scented clip features singer John Mayer getting into a tiff with former Mac spokesman Justin Long. Whatever about? Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, of course—a politician Mr. Mayer is game Read More
At newyorksocialdiary.com, David Patrick Columbia digests his personal relationships with a long list of American presidents.
At last week’s Tribeca Ball, Andre Balazs beat Padma Lakshmi in a bidding war for a matching diamond earring and necklace set; he paid $20,000. [P6]
Look at Lindsay Lohan recreate Marilyn Monroe’s Read More
Actor Jack Nicholson has taken a real shining to Hillary Clinton. In this audio clip, recorded last week, radio host Rick Dees puts the 70-year-old actor, who went on the air to endorse the senator from New York, on “a party line” with Ms. Clinton, 60.
“I thought you were going to call Read More
The Parker, a small boutique on Madison Ave. near 78th Street, was overflowing last night with an eclectic mix of partygoers who had come to celebrate downtown designer-DJ Izzy Gold’s new, limited-edition “Kiss Kiss” T-shirt. The design of the soft, gray item was inspired by Patrick McMullan’s 1996 book of the same name—a weighty chunk Read More
With Rambo on his side, presidential hopeful John McCain has nothing to worry about. In this clip from Fox News, an anchor asks actor Sylvester Stallone (a.k.a. Sly) who he supports in the upcoming presidential race. Considering Mr. McCain’s cinematic war-hero history—you know, the whole Hanoi P.O.W. stint back in the 60’s—Mr. Stallone has Read More
Morning Memo: Brad Pitt Scares Shutterbug; Jimmy Kimmel Avenges Self on Sarah Silverman for Racy Matt Damon Duet
For Jimmy Kimmel’s birthday, his girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, and Matt Damon starred in a music video called “I’m [Bleep]ing Matt Damon”; Mr. Kimmel is retaliating with his own star-studded, catchy clip: “I’m [Bleep]ing Ben Affleck.” [P6]
Oscar nominee Tilda Swinton switches between two lovers—German artist Sandro Kopp, 29, and the father of Read More
The grass at Bryant Park isn’t even cold yet, but the folks behind last week’s midtown mayhem have already started seducing coverage for their next runway romp. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios will take place from March 9-13. Confirmed designers, as of today, include: Kelly Nishimoto, Kevan Hall, Octavio Carlin, Maggie Barry and Read More