Thurstan Bannister’s father, his lordship Roger Bannister, was—rather famously—the first man ever to run a mile in under four minutes. It took the younger Mr. Bannister, who works in business development at the financial firm Atrevida Partners, slightly longer to sell his 2,942 square-foot co-op at 151 Central Park West—closer to the 46 days his father held on to the title of fastest miler—but the unit nonetheless moved with haste. Arthur Koenig entered contract for the asking price of $12.5 million, according to city records, when the property had spent a mere two months on the market.
“Tickets out!” they barked. “This area is not cleared for standing!” It was as if the AMC Lincoln Square had been converted into an international airport and Shindigger was preventing aircraft from landing.
The multiplex was bursting with the arrivals of Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum for the premiere of Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects, hosted by Open Road Films, The Cinema Society and designer Michael Kors.
“Please return to your seats!”
The typical orders were barked from the front row at Michael Kors on Wednesday, September 12 at 10 a.m. Too much too early. Due to some recent Team Kors PR shifts and rifts, we couldn’t locate the familiar faces that would help The Observer with its conquest. Where were Savannah Read More
Catherine Zeta-Jones, who’s enjoying a mini-comeback with a slate of upcoming films including the musical Rock of Ages, has reportedly been cast as a doctor in Side Effects, an upcoming Steven Soderbergh thriller wherein Blake Lively takes pharmaceuticals to mute the effects of her depression. Ms. Zeta-Jones previously appeared in Mr. Soderbergh’s Traffic Read More
As we anxiously await the release of Steven Soderbergh’s Che–the four-hour epic begins a limited one week engagement at the Ziegfield starting on December 12th before coming back around in January–isn’t it time we got an update on the craziest/awesomest project that the director has ever come up with? Of course we’re talking about Cleo, Read More
Our brain is simply spinning with the news that Steven Soderbergh is planning on making a 3-D rock musical about Egyptian sexpot ruler Cleopatra. First, the casting: Variety reports today that Mr. Soderbergh is sniffing around Catherine Zeta-Jones to take on the role, previously held by both Claudette Colbert (in 1934) and Elizabeth Read More
Tamara Mellon‘s ex-husband Matthew Mellon will debut a new collection with his fiancée, designer Nicole Hanley, under the name Mellon-Hanley at the St. Regis hotel next week. [WWD]
Catherine Zeta-Jones buys duplicates of all her clothes and stocks them at her various homes throughout the world so that they all have identical Read More
Monday: Beverly Hills, 90210 Marathon
We regularly tune in to SoapNet—yes, if you didn’t know, there is a cable channel devoted to soaps—on weekend mornings for reruns of Beverly Hills, 90210, that life-lesson-teaching teen drama that accompanied us through high school and college. This has us uniquely prepared for the CW remake (see Tuesday), which Read More
The Weinstein Bros. are in talks with a slate of Hollywood song-and-dance types to star in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Nine.
According to Variety, The Weinstein Company is negotiating with Penelope Cruz, Catherine Zeta Jones, Sophia Loren, Javier Bardem and newcomer Marion Cotillard (who recently played Edith Piaf in the highly-praised biopic, Read More
Forget the bad food metaphors: The most remarkable thing about the romantic comedy No Reservations is actor Aaron Eckhart’s hair, which even manages to upstage the long, flowing dark locks of his gorgeous co-star, Catherine Zeta-Jones. “It was a mop,” said Mr. Eckhart of the multitoned and layered coif, at a lunch in honor of Read More