Earlier this week, the Village got a new neighbor: Alec Baldwin bought a new downtown home at Devonshire House, taking over the massive duplex penthouse. He appears to be making room in the city’s hipper environs for his new girlfriend, Hilaria Thomas, who will likely prefer the neighborhood to his previous home in the star-studded 300 Central Park West.
It’s a well-worn path. Indeed, Mr. Baldwin is only the latest in a line of older uptown dudes to to head downtown in search of love.
Nicole Kidman is here, trying to smile up some new interest in both a career that has turned anemic and a movie version of the Broadway play Rabbit Hole, which underscores her rarely tapped depths as a dramatic actress. As movies lose luster and star wattage dims, you wouldn’t guess it this week in Toronto. Read More
As the Tribeca Film Festival opened last night with Whatever Works, Woody Allen‘s new film starring comedian Larry David, the procession of talent filing into the Zeigfeld Theatre seemed to collectively decide that the safest thing to do, considering the masses of screaming passersby, overeager reporters, and elbow-grabbing publicists, was to get inside as Read More
Harvey Keitel and Martin Scorsese are working together again (remember 2002′s Deuces Wild? Probably not). They’re teaming to produce Chaos, a romantic drama set in New York about "two lovelorn people," according to Variety. Daphna Kastner, who is married to Mr. Keitel (they had the wedding ceremony at Robert De Niro’s NYC home Read More
Harvey Keitel—yes, the same actor who played Mr. White in Reservoir Dogs and got an Oscar nod for his role in Bugsy—will play the title role in Jerry Springer: The Opera in Concert, presented at Carnegie Hall, Jan. 29 and 30.
As previously announced, Jason Moore (Avenue Q) will Read More
Jane Campion’s Holy Smoke , from a screenplay by Anna Campion and Jane Campion, treads a fine line between mordant irony and mere facetiousness as it hops back and forth between Australia and India in a guru-driven sensual quest for faith and fraud. Ms. Campion is a wild talent even by Australia’s wild standards, which Read More
Upper East Side
HAMPTONS LAND GRABBER NABS THREE MORE APARTMENTS AT 625 PARK AVENUE. According to real estate sources, Ira Rennert, the Humvee magnate who is building a 25-bedroom waterfront monstrosity with a multistory garage in Sagaponack, has decided he needs a little elbow room in Manhattan as well. Mr. Rennert recently purchased three Read More