In October, when a four-bedroom duplex in the tony 830 Park Avenue went into contract, real estate gossips were all atwitter, speculating as to whether it was actress Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman who had made a deal for the co-op unit. Anonymous sources confirmed those speculations last month, and Barrymore fans everywhere breathed sighs of relief as still further rumors suggested that the actress had made it past the building’s co-op board. (Even traditionally stuffy co-ops have become more relaxed in recent years, but we bet Ms. Barrymore would have fared well even in stricter times. She always makes such a nice impression!) And now, if in fact all of the aforementioned rumors were true, Ms. Barrymore and Mr. Kopelman have closed on the apartment, most recently asking $8.3 million, according to the Sotheby’s website; Roger Erickson had the listing.
No matter the circumstances, it’s hard not to feel at least a little blue when one is exiting a relationship or a two-bedroom condo with 360-degree views. Romance and real estate are, after all, the gravitational forces around which so many of our lives revolve.
But heartache is a sensation that Justin Long, the man most famous for dating famous women—most notably Drew Barrymore and most recently Amanda Seyfried—ought to be familiar with by now. After five years of what we have to assume was a mostly happy relationship, Mr. Long, the perennial guy-next-door, has sold his Lower East Side condo at 103 Norfolk Street, otherwise known as Blue.
We didn’t see the career of our favorite Charlie’s Angel taking this turn; after finding acclaim with her roller-derby directorial debut Whip It, Drew Barrymore is to direct The End, a drama about the apocalypse. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The End is to be a humanistic look at individuals around Read More
Drew Barrymore is reportedly considering converting to Judaism for her fiancé Will Kopelman. We have never changed our own faith, though we did see the episode of Sex and the City in which Charlotte takes the ritual mikva. We also read up at BeingJewish.com! So here are a few tips for Read More
Running time 100 minutes
Written and directed by Kirk Jones
Starring Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell, Kate Beckinsale
The week’s second remake (never a good idea) is Everybody’s Fine, an Americanization of Giuseppe Tornatore’s Italian comedy Stanno tutti Bene. Originally, Marcello Mastroianni played a retired bureaucrat who discovers his five Read More
Who knew killing zombies was such a lucrative business? Zombieland squished the competition at the box office this weekend, placing first with an estimated $25 million. That gives the horror-zombie-comedy hybrid the second highest opening for a zombie-related film, behind only Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake. Elsewhere on the Read More
How do we know fall is officially here? Because not only are the temperatures dropping—we needed to pull out shirts with long sleeves this week, people!—but the movies are finally getting good. Four potential gems hit theaters today, and as usual, there is something for everyone. As we do every Friday, here’s a handy guide Read More
With the Arrested Development movie firmly ensconced as the Sasquatch of film projects, forever-taunting fans with glimpses and false positives—get excited: apparently the script is being worked on right this second!—thank goodness for small favors like Whip It. Drew Barrymore’s sunny grrlpower romp, which easily qualifies as one of the best movies we’ve Read More
Monday: Charlie’s Angels
We’ve had Sam Rockwell on the brain since a colleague of ours saw his new movie Moon at Tribeca and came back raving. We love pretty much everything the guy does—remember the Clooney-directed Confessions of a Dangerous Mind?—but his turn as the secret bad guy who romances Drew Barrymore (and dances!) Read More
The laws of diminished expectations at work: The seventh season of 24 has been relatively free of both logic and tension, but because it is so infinitely better than season six, critics and fans alike have praised its resurgence. Don’t believe them. As we head into the final six episodes of the Read More