Earlier today, Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva learned that Barbara Walters, the 83-year-old trailblazing TV journalist, would announce her retirement in May of next year.
Still, it wasn’t entirely clear if the news was definite. “Walters had been determined to leave on her own terms,” Ms. Andreeva wrote, “so it is unclear whether revealing the plans Read More
Don’t scratch, Barbara! Barbara Walters, who has been hospitalized since she fell and hit her head on January 19, is now recovering from a common childhood affliction: Chicken Pox. Ms. Walters was kept in the hospital for observation after her fall because of a high temperature, and it seems to have been a result of the pox.
“We want to give you an update on Barbara,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg announced today on The View. ”You all know that she fell and cut her head 10 days ago, and then was running a temperature, but it turns out it is all the result of a delayed childhood. Barbara has the chicken pox.”
Barbara Walters announced on today’s episode of The View that she has bagged an exclusive interview with Lindsay Lohan–well, exclusive as these things go, given that Ms. Lohan dropped a political bombshell, her endorsement of Mitt Romney, to red-carpet reporters at a party for Mr. Pink Ginseng Drink and that she Read More
“Sarah Jessica invited me,” said television personality Amy Sedaris. “I’ve never even been to the ballet!” The actress, who played Sarah Jessica Parker’s publisher on Sex and the City, was standing alone in the midst of a crowded cocktail party before the New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala at Lincoln Center last Thursday. Ms. Parker, Read More
Barbara Walters has had a tough week: her letter of support to Columbia on behalf of a young female aide to Syrian despot Bashar el-Assad after interviewing him for ABC has been all over the dailies. You wouldn’t know it, though, from watching her daily appearances on her daily chat show, The View. Last Read More
Rejoice all ye house hunters looking in the $50 million and above range!
For a while, it seemed that all hope was lost, what with the disappearance of the Courtney Sale Ross mammoth at 740 Park, the Teddy Forstmann whopper at 2 East 70th Street and the $77.5 million Ritz-Carlton throne. But praise be, there’s a new $50 million co-op apartment on the market.
The owners of a floor-through apartment at the hoity-toity 944 Fifth Avenue (the staff members actually wear white gloves, reports The New York Times, who first wrote about the listing), have listed their six-bedroom apartment. The apartment is located on a high floor above the tree line. The listing doesn’t actually mention which high floor—how discreet!—but a little sleuthing reveals that the apartment is almost certainly on the eleventh floor.
Fashion Week Observed
Sunday afternoon at the Tents is always a scene. The climax is when legendary designer/aristocrat, Diane von Fürstenberg takes the stage. CFDA President-regnant; she is fashion royalty and attracts a fitting crowd:
Olivier Zahm from Purple magazine carried on with Terry Richardson…
“Could we get a word with you, Mr. Richardson?” we asked.
“No!” was Read More
Star Jones, former co-host of The View, is set to appear on her former show February 22 in order to promote heart health–and to publicly reconvene with the women who fired and replaced her. Among them is Barbara Walters, whom The Observer reported Ms. Jones ran into at a luncheon for Read More
This weekend, philanthropic-minded shoppers descended upon Watermill for the fourteenth annual Super Saturday. Guests including Judith Giuliani, Barbara Walters, Kelly Rutherford, Devorah Rose and Di Petroff turned out for the event which benefits the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
The designer garage sale was co-hosted by Donna Karan, Kelly Ripa, Emma Roberts and Ariel Foxman, who Read More
Perils and Possibilities
Chelsea Clinton arrived at the 44th floor of Hearst Tower Tuesday night (“with amaaaaze makeup and an impeccable blowout,” one fan tweeted from the publisher’s headquarters) and soon began whispering with Randi Zuckerberg in the corner. The Observer, taking notes on the surrounding scene (high heels, designer dresses, crispy cheesesticks), lurked nearby, waiting Read More