The Eight-Day Week
The second annual brunch fund-raiser benefiting the Olevolos Project, a nonprofit organization that helps orphans and disadvantaged children from the Olevolos Village in Tanzania, is hosted by actor Bryan Greenberg, fellow trendy thespians like Gina Gershon, Jena Malone and Justin Long, and blonde supermodel Julie Henderson. It’s the perfect Saturday wake-up call—the daytime fun includes Read More
“Look who it is: it’s Edwina, the Edwina,” Isaac Mizrahi exclaimed to The Observer this past Saturday, as he approached Edwina von Gal, the designer who, Ross Bleckner told us, “did the landscaping at my house in Sagaponack.”
We were at Cindy Sherman’s new East Hampton home at a benefit for the Azuero Earth Project, the Panama-based ecological nonprofit of which Ms. von Gal is president. It was a cozy beginning-of-the-end to the Hamptons summer season. Guests sat on benches under a white tent to eat empanadas and watch performances by Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed. Children climbed into pendulous bamboo cocoons, stuffed with pillows, that swayed from the trees.
Director William Friedkin has always been attracted to lurid movie material. From the gruesome, overcooked The Exorcist to the vile and unhinged Cruising, he craves plots about deeply conflicted characters who are hopelessly alienated, disconnected from both the society that surrounds them and even their own lives. One craves another well-crafted action nail-biter like his Oscar-winning The French Connection, but at 76, his view of the world just gets darker than ever. Small wonder, then, that he has found his literary soulmate in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts, whose twisted, controversial and fascinating work has found its way to the screen through Mr. Friedkin’s jaundiced camera twice—first in the repellant schizophrenic thriller Bug, and now in the toxic trailer-trash thriller Killer Joe. When this sick, ludicrous cocktail of sex, violence and mayhem was first unveiled a year ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, one wag aptly described it as “the ghost of Tennessee Williams meets the spirit of Quentin Tarantino.” For shock value, cut to Gina Gershon, crawling across a filthy kitchen floor covered in blood to perform fellatio at gunpoint on a Colonel Sanders drumstick, and you have a high-water mark in tastelessness that gives depravity a bad name.
The gods of comedy, tragedy and friends’ matrimony conspired to put in me in Memphis, the city, last weekend, just after I saw Memphis, the musical. At a museum there, I listened to a recording of the first broadcast of an Elvis song, “That’s All Right,” on a popular Memphis radio show hosted by a Read More
On a recent evening, Fisher Stevens, actor, producer and tireless organizer of dinner parties, had rallied a crew to the chichi vegan paradise Pure Food & Wine.
“Fisher’s like a good-time guy,” said Gina Gershon, who’s been to more Fisher Stevens get-togethers than she cares to count. “He’s like the catalyst for a Read More
As regular people partied in the streets last night, the city’s Hollywood imports gathered at the Public House in Midtown, where producer Harvey Weinstein, GQ editor Jim Nelson, Borghese CEO Georgette Mosbacher, and Glamour editor Cindi Leive hosted a bipartisan election night party. (On the bar was a bowl of Obama/Biden pins alongside a bowl Read More
This morning Gina Gershon went on Live with Regis and Kelly—except that today it was "Live with Mario Lopez and Kelly"—to promote her Broadway play, Boeing Boeing.
Predictably, she used the opportunity to once again share some thoughts about Vanity Fair‘s recent article that made allegations about the actress and Bill Read More
Gina Gershon and her team of lawyers are going after Vanity Fair for alleging that she has been having an affair with Bill Clinton. [TMZ]
Ethan Hawke and pregnant fiancée Ryan Shawhughes, who used to be the nanny of his two children with Uma Thurman, were seen applying for their marriage license Read More
Gina Gershon, who sat down with the Observer‘s Spencer Morgan for some chicken soup last October, is prepared for a landing on Broadway with Mary McCormack, who played Kate Harper on The West Wing. They’ll play flight attendants in the upcoming revival of <'s 1960s farce Boeing-Boeing, set to open May 4 at the Read More
On Sunday, Oct. 7, Gina Gershon premiered her new act—a one-woman musical about her search for her cat, and so much more. Two days before the big night, the 45-year-old actress joined me for a bowl of chicken soup at Bubby’s.
She arrived at the Tribeca eatery from a rehearsal in classic rocker style—lugging Read More