Chris Noth-owned Saturday Night Live hangout The Cutting Room will close on January 13th because of rent hikes, though it may re-open in another location at some point. [P6]
If you’re hanging out in Chelsea or Times Square on New Year’s Eve, P. Diddy (and Ciroc Vodka) will pay for your cab home. Read More
This morning, Top Chef host-judges Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio treated the food press to a conference call to discuss the upcoming fifth season of the show, which was mostly filmed in Brooklyn. Besides learning that guest judges will include Eric Ripert, Dave Grohl, Martha Stewart, Lidia Bastianich, Wylie Dufresne, and Marcus Samuelsson, we found Read More
Wednesday evening, Gawker Media hosted a party at Soho House in honor of the soon-to-be-released film version of How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, Toby Young’s memoir of his misadventures as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair in the late ’90s. Half of the crowd kept referring to the celebration as a book party, Read More
David Letterman might just have summed up last week when he said, “You heard it here first, ladies and gentlemen, this doesn’t smell right." Felix Gillette and John Koblin track the billion little pieces in our new A.D.D. news cycle. PLUS: Pumping McCain.
John Koblin looks at the last days of The Read More
“You see those extras?” said the producer, indicating a group of nubile young women standing a few feet away. “They’re yours for the asking. Just point to the one you like and I’ll have her sent to your room.”
This was in the summer of 2007, and we were on the Read More
Sunday’s Los Angeles Times ran a short profile to remind you that the film version of Toby Young‘s bestselling 2001 memoir, How To Lose Friends & Alienate People, will be released this Friday. Starring Simon Pegg as "Sidney Young," the movie seems to be a loosely fictionailized version of Mr. Young’s failed Read More
The Transom refused to attend Toby Young’s book party last night, even though it was clearly the must-attend party of 2002. Did one really have to attend to report it?
Rachel Sklar was in an effusive mood, her rockin’ bod swaying slightly with the off-genre Soho House soundtrack. She warmly greeted the overly well-dressed reporter Read More
As anyone who has studied Hollywood knows, the son-in-law rises, the assistant despises. But when they’re Princeton graduates-the pool that Scary Movie 3 screenwriter Craig Mazin, Princeton class of 1992, decided to hire from-they may have a better shot. On May 29, the Princeton University alumni listserve “Princeton-in-Hollywood” posted the following notice:
“I am looking Read More
When you compare the professions, pastry chef really has it over journalism, don’t you think? At least at first glance. I mean, your pastry chef, if he or she is good enough, always pleases people, makes them smile, even moan with pleasure. Your journalist, if he’s done his job, makes people, well … angry, irritated, Read More
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People , by Toby Young. Da Capo Press, 329 pages, $24.
We’re all familiar with the idea of the warts-and-all portrait, but Toby Young, in sitting for his own likeness, has followed a more extreme formula: all warts. There’s almost no form of triviality or obnoxiousness that he Read More