The Eight-Day Week
Gloria Steinem either was or was not interested in talking about The Playboy Club, the upcoming NBC series depicting the milieu in the buxom-bunny warrens where she’d worked, undercover, in the 1960s. “It’s defunct, it doesn’t exist anymore,” she told The Transom, adding to comments in another interview in which she told Reuters she hoped Read More
Probably staying up way past his bedtime, Today weatherman and NBC broadcast darling Al Roker celebrated the release of his first murder mystery novel, The Morning Show Murders, on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 24, at SushiSamba on Seventh Avenue.
The entire cast of Today gathered to congratulate Mr. Roker and praise his untiring Read More
Ann Curry was on fire.
“Here’s what’s pissing me off,” she said, leaning forward in her chair. She was jabbing a pale finger at the audience of more than 350 new media types who had unfolded their laptops at the 140 Characters Conference on June 16th.
“The reason I have to Read More
Far be it from actress Sarah Jessica Parker to do something so clichéd as show up at her Sex and the City co-star Chris Noth’s bar, the Cutting Room, on West 24th Street—despite her position as honorary host of a benefit concert there, also on Monday, June 16.
A number of Read More
Brad Pitt took to the Today show this morning, where he chatted with Ann Curry about his new foundation, called “Make it Right,” which plans to build some 150 “green” homes in New Orleans’ battered 9th Ward. Curiously, there was no talk of the high toxicity levels in the soil, which was Read More
The Daily News has some nuggets from Ed Klein's latest Unauthorized Biography. He continues to stalk powerful women in this portrait of Katie Couric, which hits bookstores a week from today.
The News writes:
The most shocking tale in author Edward Klein's unauthorized biography, "Katie: The Real Story," is that Couric's marriage to Jay Monahan Read More
Bringing Duchess Back
From time to time, particularly when running a few clicks behind schedule, The Transom likes to roll boldly onto a scene and not get caught up with the fine print of a press release. There is a certain “let the freedom bell ring!” sensation that comes with firing off questions willy-nilly based Read More
Why should Brooklyn get all the gargantuan $1 billion developments? The City Council has approved plans for Long Island City’s Silvercup Studios. The name says it all: 2.7 million square feet of television and film fun, 665,000 square feet for commercial space, plus 1,000 units of housing. And a roof Read More
Neighbor from hell. [Trent]
Today hostess Ann Curry is in trouble with the neighbors for renovations on her West 71st Street townhouse, Page Six reports today.
It’s folded into a report about turmoil at The Today Show.
But we were interested in what she’s actually doing to the place and–lo and behold!–it was erstwhile Manhattan Transfers reporter Read More
Twelve months of tremulous Code Orange alerts, a stampeding Republican flotsam and an economy buoyed by Wall Street bonuses, yet confounded by anemic employment, did little to dampen New York’s celebrity real-estate circus. As we conclude the year talking about network news anchors turning over the keys to their nightly broadcast, it’s fitting that we Read More