In the kind of grand-scale symbolism achievable only in this great city of ours, ordinary folks throughout Manhattan might have surmised from the Empire State Building being gussied up in blue, with red and white on the tippy-top (cop car, siren), that the swells who support the New York City Police Foundation were putting on Read More
You’ve already heard about Alec Baldwin’s really crummy couple of days, which were kicked off on Tuesday when he allegedly snatched a camera (and possibly punched) New York Daily News photographer Marcus Santos. Really? You haven’t? That’s weird, because the Daily News is all over this, putting the picture of an enraged Jack Donaghy on the cover of yesterday’s paper and keeping this story fresh in the headlines.
Now, this would have just been another Words with Friends mini-drama–something to be joshed about in good nature at some later date–which in PR terms is called “getting in front” of a negative media story. Unfortunately, Mr. Baldwin decided to get on top of his problem: running over several reporters on his bike, dropping his pants on Letterman, hitting Bill Clinton while riding on the sidewalk, and airing his political conspiracy theories on Charlie Rose. Looks like someone is trying to get Bret Easton Ellis to notice them!
The Lunch CROWD
Peggy Siegel’s tennis group was here Monday. A bevy of blondes and one or two brunettes took over a round center table in the Grill. I delivered a pink-and-plum-colored spring bouquet to their table, because I decided the ladies deserved some fresh florals. You can tell spring is in the air because half of the Read More
In the house
The best part of the day comes around 2:00 or so in the afternoon, when our Twitter feed is temporarily dominated by tweets from @michaelsnewyork. Michael’s, the bastion of the media/politics/finance power lunch, has made a successful and entertaining leap into the world of social media with its Twitter account, which will report in Read More
As part of his media tour to promote the paperback version of his book, Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short Story, Greenlight Capital head David Einhorn appeared on Charlie Rose to talk about how messed up the economy is. In response to questions about whether Lehman Brothers could Read More
There have been some excellent, low-voice, black-room Charlie Rose interviews this year, as always. Just last month, in fact, there was one with troubled financier Steven Rattner. He was back last night, but this time he had spectacles on. Another difference is that his disgust for New York State Attorney General and Governor-Elect Andrew Read More
“Multi-platinum.” “10-time Grammy Award-winning artist.” “World-famous performer.” “Songwriter.” “Entrepreneur.” “Philanthropist.” “One of the best known hip-hop artists of his time.” “Himself in the midst of extraordinary fame.”
According to the press release for his Nov. 18 conversation with Charlie Rose — to be filmed for Rose’s show before a live audience at the Brooklyn Read More
Former GE CEO and legend of American enterprise Jack Welch talked with Charlie Rose about what Republican policies might work.
For starters, he’s not in favor of lavishing hundreds of millions of dollars on Elizabeth Warren and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Welch: Do I cut that silly consumer protection agency’s budget when they Read More
Charlie Rose was the latest junction on the Christopher Hitchens cancer whistle-stop tour, and the interviewer pulled no punches in inquiring about the lifestyle that inevitably contributed to the pundit’s cancer.
Rose, who had a health scare himself fairly recently, asked Hitchens if he would do it all again, in terms Read More
Tomorrow, Bloomberg officially takes over BusinessWeek, and, having cleaned house for Josh Tyrangiel—its young new editor—one might expect him to fill his stable of columnists with all sorts of fresh young faces.
One would be wrong. Today, on the even of the big transfer, Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek announced its newest columnist: sexagenarian Charlie Rose.
The Read More