Red Carpet Real Estate
Stokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. will never have to wear a onesie again to keep his feet warm in the winter. According to the Post, the rock-star just purchased a plush Nolita apartment from Victoria’s Secret model Maryna Linchuk, and for the handsome price of $1.25 million, Mr. Hammond gets two bathrooms with heated floors.
Remember that great Sean John ad Mark Ronson was in 10 years ago? The Observer loved that ad. Sure we could have asked the producer whether married life had changed him, or “what’s next,” but all we really wanted to know was whether it was P. Diddy’s idea or his to let the toothpick dangle so lazily in that print advertisement we once saw ages ago in VIBE. And as electronic rockers Phantogram left the stage of Symmetry Live—the W New York-Downtown’s music concert series—we asked him.
With the Strokes taking a break until February—and their songwriting largely on hiatus since 2001—the boys have bolted for the relative security of the side project. Of course, there’s guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. and his well-received solo albums, most recently ¿Cómo Te Llama?. Then this summer—while Julian Casablancas, Pharrell, and Santogold shilled for Read More
Model Christie Brinkley and ex-husband Peter Cook–who are involved in a vicious custody dispute–managed to bring their children to a Jonas Brothers concert (read Daily Transom’s report!) at their school in East Hampton without incident. [NYDN] Great Britian’s Princess Michael of Kent is angry with New York Social Diary blogger David Read More
Model Agyness Deyn and Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. are engaged. [Us]
Woody Allen‘s new film Vicky Cristina Barcelona premiered Wednesday night at the Hotel Plaza Athenee on East 64th St.; stars Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall didn’t show up. [WWD]
At the screening, Vicky Cristina Barcelona star Javier Bardem gloated Read More
The Strokes Blow It
The swaggering spirit of rock ‘n’ roll returned to the Mercury Lounge on March 22, but it wasn’t happening onstage. While the thirtyish trio Honus Wagner-author Thomas Beller on drums, music publicist Jim Merlis on bass, and mystery-bookstore manager and Beastie Boy buddy Tom Cushman on vocals and guitar-played the same Read More