Gossip columnist Liz Smith made her way through the dining room of the Monkey Bar on Monday afternoon, where Harvey Weinstein, Diane von Furstenberg and George Stevens, Jr. were hosting a promotional lunch on behalf of The Artist—the black-and-white silent movie that Mr. Weinstein is gently, persuasively shepherding toward an Academy Award for Best Picture—and surveyed the scene, perched side-saddle in a red leather booth. Ms. Smith, who is supposedly in her eighties, looked a few decades younger in a black leather jacket with white stitching from Carlisle.
The Wee Hours
On Sunday night, The Cinema Society and Piaget had the pleasure of welcoming Madonna, for the New York screening of her new film “W.E.” The film is, to quote producer, Harvey Weinstein, the “renaissance woman’s” directorial debut, and follows dual love stories: a contemporary affair and the storied romance of Wallis Simpson and Prince Edward.
“Wow, this is it, this view, New York City!” Michael Fassbender said after opening the door to the roof of the Standard, where the glass buildings lining the West Side bound forth from the meatpacking district toward midtown.
It was Friday night, and The Observer had just watched the New York Film Festival’s screening of Read More
Bradley Cooper has left the contentious Crow remake undertaken by Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media due to a scheduling conflict, writes The Hollywood Reporter. The production, revamping the Brandon Lee film, is the subject of a Weinstein Company lawsuit; the company led by Harvey and Bob Weinstein believes it has the right Read More
On the evening of April 30, 2010, the fashion elite all trundled downtown en masse for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, a new documentary that delves into the extraordinary life of the jet-set designer and the elegant tunics and billowing dresses for Read More
It’s been a rough couple weeks for fashion house Halston. Rumors have been swirling today that Jimmy Choo exec Tamara Mellon is set to leave the perpetually troubled clothing brand.
Ms. Mellon’s departure comes on the heels of two other big losses for the company. Last week Sarah Jessica Parker and Harvey Weinstein both announced Read More
The Lunch CROWD
In candy apple red slip-ons, silk pajamas, a chest-baring shirt and a scowl, Julian Schnabel blustered toward The Observer to defend his new film, Miral, which was about to have its premiere at the U.N.
Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Palestinian journalist and Schnabel squeeze Rula Jebreal, the film focuses on the title Read More
Not everything has moved to Lincoln Center for Fashion Week. Last Wednesday, Anna Wintour and Ralph Lauren ate lunch together right here at the Four Seasons Restaurant. Just the two of them! Harvey Weinstein was here last week, too, eating with a banker. And he kept the banker waiting, which must mean he is important, Read More
At the weekend’s guild prizes, the only surprise was surprise’s absence. Those who hoped for a pitched Oscar battle surely groaned when The King’s Speech won the Directors Guild of America prize for its director, Tom Hooper (the prize is perhaps the most effective predictor of Oscar’s Best Picture category). And the Screen Read More
As recently as March, Steven Rattner, the former private equity kingpin and Obama administration car czar, was having an unpleasant time with Overhaul, his book on the emergency auto rescue. “Writing books is a bear. It’s just really hard work. And he hasn’t done it before,” Mark Green, who’d talked to him about the struggle, Read More