The Lunch Hour
“Money Honey” Maria Bartiromo was here last week with a gentleman. It must have been a very serious conversation because they were talking intensely; maybe it was about the future of her workplace, the New York Stock Exchange.
TV journalism’s orginal glamour girl, Barbara Walters, also stopped by for lunch this week, bringing Mrs. Rudy Read More
At a party where Jamie Dimon gabbed with Lloyd Blankfein and the mayor cracked wise about George Clooney, the most important people in New York City gathered this month to celebrate Steven Rattner, the former private equity guru and car czar. Within 24 hours, the news that Mr. Rattner was settling longstanding charges Read More
As recently as March, Steven Rattner, the former private equity kingpin and Obama administration car czar, was having an unpleasant time with Overhaul, his book on the emergency auto rescue. “Writing books is a bear. It’s just really hard work. And he hasn’t done it before,” Mark Green, who’d talked to him about the struggle, Read More
Barbara Walters and Bill Geddis, the executive producers and creators of The View, are planning a unisex version of the show. Frank DiGiacomo has a nice way of framing this in Gatecrasher: “Think of it as ‘The View’ — with balls.”
Ms. Walters and Mr. Geddis would like to produce the show, which Read More
Roger Ailes made a rare appearance on a rival network yesterday morning, joining a “This Week” roundtable on ABC News to talk about Scott Brown, President Obama and Glenn Beck.
“I was waiting for HD, I look so much better” the Fox News C.E.O. told Barbara Walters, who was sitting in for the Read More
On Saturday, Aug. 8, East Hampton’s Main Street was packed with people making their way to the Fifth Annual Authors Night at the East Hampton Library. So long was the line of parked cars that one of the presenting authors, Allen Planz, an elderly poet and charter captain, sprawled himself out on the sidewalk, shoe Read More
“I like it better the other way,” legendary interviewer Barbara Walters said after spending two hours answering questions on Thursday afternoon, May 21—mostly about her close friend, the late Brooke Astor, whose son, Anthony Marshall, stands accused of raiding his mother’s estate.
“Give me this!” Ms. Read More
“Who is the black fellow who is sitting next me?” Brooke Astor had asked former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at a dinner at her apartment in January 2002.
“He is Kofi Annan,” Mr. Kissinger replied.
“Is he a distinguished fellow?” Ms. Astor asked.
In fact, the sitting secretary general of the Read More
“Good Lord, what’s happened to the picture?” wondered Lord William Waldorf Astor when he saw the empty wall space in Brooke Astor’s red-lacquered library, where her cherished Childe Hassam painting had hung.
For decades, the two Astors had visited each other across the Atlantic—two sides of the Read More
The late philanthropist and socialite Brooke Astor had a “very nice, cordial relationship” with her son, Anthony Marshall, said Linda Gillies, longtime director of the now-defunct charitable foundation set up by Ms. Astor’s husband, Vincent Astor. “They spoke, they laughed together and they worked together.”
Yet, mother and son inevitably had their moments. Ms. Read More