On the morning of July 9, 2012, Ted Kim really screwed up. Read More
Fashion Week Observed
How is it possible that the Boom Boom Room is still the Boom Boom Room? New York spots aren’t supposed to survive the winter after Fashion Week. But somehow the Top of the Standard, the golden canopy in Gotham’s skies, has lasted a half-decade.
“What makes it enduring?” Andre Balazs asked us during the rollicking five-year anniversary party he threw for his joint Thursday night. The proprietor of the fine cocktail spot and the hotel that houses it was standing steps away from the Boom Boom Room’s sprawling classic bar, its centerpiece bursting as always with gold-lit tubes like a giant warped church organ. “I think it’s the people, it’s like a child growing up. You can have all the great things, the great view and everything else, but the key to anything is attentiveness.”
She’s A Survivor
A celebrity sighting in New York is something most people like to brag about. Dorris Hone, a 47-year-old single mom and Manhattan resident, had a more traumatic story to tell Thursday night after her run-in with Beyoncé, according to the Post.
Ms. Hone, who suffers from vertigo, said she was riding the Wonder Read More
They ain’t ready for this jelly.
Beyonce’s bootylicious new H&M ads have been turning heads all over the city (like, seriously—is that body post-Blue Ivy?! Oh cruel, cruel world.) But while we’ll take any chance we can get to see the Queen Bee’s bod, in the Lower East Side, residents have decided to add a Read More
Met Costume Gala
Photos courtesy of Patrick McMullan
Last night’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit will probably be–in the long run–lost to the annals of time, indistinguishable from last years, or the years before, or any year since Anna Wintour took over, actually. But for us who were there on the sidelines, waving frantically at a very pregnant Kim Kardashian and an actively dismissive Kanye West, screaming for just a moment of Lena Dunham or Kate Beckinsale time while pressed up against the barriers of the press pen like poor animals on the way to the slaughterhouse, listening to the woman next to us ask every female celebrity the same questions–”Did you eat anything today? What did you eat? How long did it take you to get into the dress?”–the irony of the night’s theme was not lost on us.
This is a really important time for America. This is when we decide, as a country, what the past tense of lip-sync should be. Lip-sanc? Lip-synced? Lip-sang? Hyphen or no hyphen? These are the pressing issues we need to address, America, because how else will we talk about what we already knew, which is that Beyoncé did not sing live during the inauguration, and that also–in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (as portrayed by Keenan Thompson on Saturday Night Live)–”I care why? Hashtag: Jay-Z is a lucky man.”
Today, Beyonce launched her lifestyle blog, The BeyHive Blog, adding to the superstar’s tech takeover, with her eponymous website, her sleek Tumblr and her sometimes politically loose-mouthed Instagram.
Fresh off her scintillatingly sung, er, reportedly lipsynched, rendition of the Star Spangled Banner during Monday’s Presidential Inauguration, Read More
Whether or not today’s rumors about Beyonce lip-syncing the national anthem yesterday are true or not, aren’t we missing the much larger point? If Beyonce wasn’t really using her microphone, what’s to say that President Obama didn’t lip-sync his entire inaugural address?
The problem with that premise–which would have been a fine morning-after joke–was that it had already been released as a satirical video from The Onion three days before the inauguration.
Big Apple Idolatry
– Jay Z was not “right next to De Niro” the other night at Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday. The Taxi Driver star gave the Jigga a Meet the Fockers-level awkward greeting when Jay-Z tried to approach the King of Comedy only to get rebuffed because he had never returned Bob’s phone calls. Even Beyoncé Read More
Pop singer, style icon, and vocal Obama supporter Beyoncé, whose husband Jay-Z played a show in Ohio to support the President’s re-election bid yesterday, has posted an image of herself posing with her absentee ballot.