The country singer Taylor Swift, spotted frequently at the Kennedy compound with young political scion Conor, was recently implicated in a car accident out West–with a businessman who may want to become the subject of one of her tell-all songs. Crocs founder George Boedecker, per The Smoking Gun, was pulled over for DUI in Read More
On Wednesday, Us Weekly‘s website published an item (since deleted, though it’s alive in the magazine’s Google cache and a screenshot is available at GossipCop) about a Sarah Palin appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show, during which she criticized Christina Aguilera for flubbing the words to the national anthem. One problem: this never Read More
Today’s Gatecrasher has a fun little item about Marc Jacobs appearing on Diddy’s latest album. For the track in question, “Last Train to Paris,” Diddy called fashion luminaries like Mr. Jacobs and Anna Wintour and used their voices over the phone in the song.
Mr. Jacobs couldn’t remember what he said but more Read More
Mariella Frostrup, the Swedish-born TV and radio personality in the U.K., has filed a lawsuit against The Sunday Times of London over its September claim that she “snogged” Salman Rushdie at the author’s 2004 bachelor party, The Guardian reports.
The passage in question came from an article that claimed Mr. Rushdie “finished the Read More
Over at Gatecrasher this morning, a source who “knows his model trains” claims to have spotted David Letterman at the Lionel Train popup store in midtown last week, and the late-night host reportedly spent more than $3,500 there.
The piece even features a nice little zinger at the end: “Letterman’s love affair with Read More
Gatecrasher today has an item about Chuck Close at Tuesday’s Whitney gala and, boy, is it fun. The 70-year-old, wheelchair-bound artist crashed the more casual party downstairs, complete with dance floor, and was apparently mobbed by women.
“It was so boring upstairs, I couldn’t wait to get down here with you kids,” he Read More
New Yorker editor David Remnick filed a post to the magazine’s News Desk blog this morning that examines a theory from a new book detailing the president’s African heritage. A section of that book, The Obamas, puts forth that President Obama’s father, who died in a car crash in Nairobi when Barack Jr. Read More
With Fleet Street blond Emily Smith taking over for the departed Richard Johnson at the New York Post‘s Page Six, and Frank DiGiacomo (a former Observer staffer) newly installed at the New York Daily News‘ Gatecrasher column, the city’s two warring tabloids are ramping up their gossip coverage in a no-holds-barred attempt to win out. Read More
Author and professor Francis Wilson writes in The Telegraph today about her experience judging the Man Booker prize this year and mentions off-hand that the winner, Howard Jacobson’s The Finkler Question, wasn’t even submitted for consideration by his publisher Bloomsbury.
This doesn’t seem out of the ordinary, as she mentions another book, Emma Read More
According to an October 8 email that just came across our desk, Lincoln Center has had an outbreak of bedbugs in the dressing rooms at the David H. Koch Theater. The email is from Mark Heiser, the theater’s managing director, and says that treatment for the problem is under way.
You might think that Read More