As the “Special Guest Host” at the Jackie Robinson Foundation Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria on Monday night, Bill Cosby put the benefit’s guests through a gentle ribbing. “I would like all of the scholars to just say hello,” Mr. Cosby said to the packed ballroom. “And I would like the people responsible for Read More
By Doree Shafrir 3/03/09 5:20pm
Since spending money is now considered the patriotic duty of those who are still employed, I hoofed it over to the Barneys Warehouse Sale the other day, confident in my ability to find, perhaps, a pair of Marc Jacobs flats that I could wear in the same way that politicians don flag lapel pins.
Man Bites Blog: Hey, You Media Wimps! If You Want to Save Newspapers, Learn to Love Your iPhones, Then Go Join Facebook
A democracy cannot function without a free press.
O.K., we know that, and you probably can’t see another word about it. The point of what follows is practical. We’re in this unbelievable business morass, an indescribable battlefield. How do we get out of it?
Contributing to this catastrophe has been newspapers’ stubborn refusal Read More
By Doree Shafrir 2/16/09 10:03pm
Audience members at Jill Stuart‘s show on Monday included a number of starlets—Michelle Trachtenberg, Amanda Bynes, Kristen Bell—who were all anxiously ushered by what appeared to be a SWAT-team of bodyguards. Real excitement ensued, however, when sisters Paris and Nicky Hilton, both wearing leather jackets, took their seats in the front row. And apparently we Read More
By Doree Shafrir 2/13/09 9:22pm
At Thursday night’s American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) gala at Cipriani, the attendees were all about the cause and less about Fashion Week, which officially kicked off the next day.
Among those present were Liza Minnelli and Donna Karan (both of whom were honored for their work for AIDS research), Kenneth Cole, Anna Read More
By Doree Shafrir 2/12/09 9:07pm
Wednesday night, at the second season premiere of the Real Housewives of New York City at Gilt at the Palace Hotel, Housewife Alex McCord insisted that her feud with co-star Jill Zarin was over. "Jill and I are fine," said Ms. McCord. The new season’s preview shows her and Ms. Zarin entangled in a bitter Read More
By Doree Shafrir 2/10/09 4:55pm
A few years ago, I was dating a 28-year-old painter and musician who didn’t have a job during the year and change we were dating; his mother paid his rent, paid for his car, gave him spending money and (unwittingly?) paid for his weed. What did he want to do with his life besides paint, Read More
By Doree Shafrir 2/02/09 7:09pm
While most of the sports world was gathered in Tampa over the weekend, the top of the Sports Illustrated masthead was left behind to schmooze with the media set Sunday night at the Oak Room at the Plaza. "Our sponsors are having very tough years," said S.I. editor Terry McDonell. (In flush times, advertisers like Read More
By Doree Shafrir 1/27/09 7:42pm
At the Lower East Side’s Angel Orensanz Center on Monday night for their show’s second season premiere, Flight of the Conchords stars Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie seemed prepared to weather the dour economy. "If any show’s going to survive, it’s going to be us," said Mr. McKenzie, referring to the Conchords‘ low budget. (Two Read More
By Doree Shafrir 1/23/09 4:40pm
At the opening of the 55th Winter Antiques Show Thursday evening at the Park Avenue Armory, Martha Stewart was there to shop. Surrounded by a flurry of admirers, she diligently inspected all the goods, clearly more interested in the hunt than schmoozing. "I’ve been coming here for 25 years," said Ms. Stewart. "I’ve bought here Read More