“Mirella Freni and Pavarotti shared the same wet nurse,” former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said last week at the Eighth Annual Opera News Awards at The Plaza, sharing a bit of opera trivia before giving the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s distinguished achievement award to the supreme Modenese soprano. “Just imagine the Freudian connotations,” hizzoner continued. “Mirella’s Read More
Hillary Rodham Clinton signed a deal with Simon & Schuster, the publisher of Ms, Clinton’s three previous books, for a memoir which will focus on “key decisions and experiences from her time as Secretary of State.” The book is set for publication in 2014.
It was Beyoncé Knowles who sang that “Girls (Run the World).” She would know, especially given Sunday’s mob scene outside Bar Pitti, where she and husband Jay-Z attracted an agitated crowd, frenzied by a rare public appearance of their new daughter, Blue Ivy.
For evidence, tune to HBO, which debuted a show Sunday night starring daughters of David Mamet, Brian Williams and Laurie Simmons, whose 24-year-old spawn, Lena Dunham, also wrote, directed and coproduced Girls alongside Hollywood’s favorite one-manchild movie factory, Judd Apatow.
Note that Beyoncé didn’t have “women” in the chorus of her song. Even though Hillary Rodham Clinton can cover the New York Post, drinking beer and earning a classic headline—‘SWILLARY!’—in the process, it would seem Old Age and Treachery are no match for the youth these days, or at the very least, the fawning attention youth commands.
In light of this morning’s New York Times acknowledgment that a candidate in the Republican field for 2012 is a woman–”Mrs. Bachmann’s rivals,” we are told, “will have to find ways to disagree with Mrs. Bachmann without being accused of making subtle references to her gender”–we decided to look back at how many times the Read More
Today’s cover of Newsweek, with a digitally-aged Lady Di hobnobbing with Kate Middleton, raised our eyebrows–and not merely for the suggestion that, had she lived, Diana would have been “Tweeting from Davos” (wouldn’t she have delegated telling her story to a Twitter-age Andrew Morton?). Why, in our unscientific count, it was the fourth Read More
If you thought Weinergate was the end of crotch shots, dirty talk and Internet voyeurism (all with the rosy glow of a history in politics!), think again: the situation is now x-rated.
Meet Samantha Kogelman, working name Sammie Spades. The “About Sammie” section on her Facebook reads: “I’m a Pornstar! I love having sex, partying Read More
Here’s more about Wal-Mart’s newest addition, Phil Singer.
Singer’s name popped up in Claire Atkinson’s story today, noting he runs “a corporate consulting firm, which has worked with prominent Democrats, including Sen. Chuck Schumer.”
Singer also worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and, most recently, on Andrew Cuomo’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign.
Donald Trump shot down a report claiming he would announce his candidacy on the final episode of his show, The Apprentice, on May 15.
“I can’t announce during the show, I really can’t” and “I’m not allowed to” he said, during an interview on Talk1300. “I don’t know where it came from.” Read More
Hillary Clinton and a number of other female public officials recalled Geraldine Ferraro as a path-breaking icon and a fierce fighter for her family and her favored causes at a memorial service in Midtown Manhattan this morning among hundreds of her friends and family.
“She is seen correctly as paving the way for my political career Read More
“I think what he did was illegal and unconstitutional.”
That was Jerry Nadler, the liberal Democratic congressman, in an interview this weekend, referring to President Obama and the military intervention in Libya.
Those concerns were also raised on a conference call Saturday, where other liberals, like Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, raised constitutional questions about Read More