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On Saturday, Off the Record received a press release from Los Angeles-based celebrity PR firm Sprock. It was pretty thin gruel: “Actor Keith Collins & Actor John Stamos” were spotted at Westside Tavern, with Mr. Stamos “discussing his performances in his always sold out Broadway Play ‘The Best Man On Broadway’ [sic, throughout].”
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At a crowded movie premiere in Midtown recently, The Observer witnessed a young movie and TV star—a dashing young man who’s been involved with several starlets despite whispers about his close relationships with other men—sitting for the entire party in close conversation with a well-groomed gent, even as his co-stars circulated. As we passed, the Read More
Jane Fonda is always a welcome antidote to the hackneyed drivel of today’s movies, even when she’s relegated to sharing the screen with also-rans like Jennifer Lopez and Lindsay Lohan. In her career zenith, she could always be counted on to bring both complexity and nuance to the least deserving roles. At 74, she hasn’t forgotten a thing. With a wonderful, careful and admiring director, she gives even a routine picture unbridled energy, craft and an extra dash of class above and beyond the script. All reasons to embrace Bruce Beresford’s warm, polished, feel-good comedy Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding.
In 2010, flash sale giant Gilt Groupe dabbled in editorial content, restoring the glossy magazine editors felled by the axe of McKinsey & Company to their rightful, expense account-enabled glory, atop blogs like Gilt Taste, Insider, and MANual.
Those operations may have been a drop in the bucket for the billion-dollar company, Read More
We weren’t expecting a New York screening of a film about a Chinese dancer to be a heavily Australian event, but that’s what Monday night’s special showing of Mao’s Last Dancer at the Crosby Street Hotel was-its director, Bruce Beresford, is an Aussie, and the screening was presented by Australian Consul General Phillip Scanlan. The Read More
PARK CITY, UTAH—On the evening of Friday, Jan. 29, Curtis Jackson—better known as the rapper 50 Cent—was milling about the red carpet before the premiere of Twelve, director Joel Schumacher’s adaptation of the 2002 novel of the same name, which wunderkind New York author Nick McDonell penned when he was 17.
It was Mr. Read More
During a promotional party for the new BlackBerry Tour smartphone at the Thompson Lower East Side on Wednesday, July 9, famous freebie seekers Brooke Shields, Olivia Palermo, and Erin Lucas, among many others, had the opportunity to get the gadgets personally monogrammed. Et tu, Fern Mallis?
“That’s so sweet,” actor Chace Crawford said to Read More
Two weeks ago, the Observer wrote about the New Male Beauty, a strange cultural shift initiated (in all likelihood) by the Hollywood image factory that has made many of our young leading actors practically indistinguishable.
With their wide-set eyes, narrow noses, rounded jaw lines and carefully placed strands of layered hair, these faces, Read More
For the past couple of weeks, director Joel Schumacher has been shooting scenes for his upcoming film Twelve on the Upper East Side.
The movie is based on Nick McDonnell’s 2002 novel of the same title about a Manhattan teen who deals drugs at his private school. (Mr. McDonnell, son of Sports Illustrated editor Terry Read More