Hamptons residents who paid up to $2,500 a plate to hang out with Gwyneth Paltrow at a benefit for the Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue Organization at Steven Klein‘s Bridgehampton farm (read Daily Transom’s account!) were upset when the actress refused to come out of the host’s house for most of the evening. [NYDN] Read More
Tomorrow evening, the East Hampton Library will host its fourth annual Author’s Night benefit, Page Six reported today. All of the proceeds will benefit the library (though an Authors Only summer share might be kinda fun too!). Over 80 writers are expected to attend, including E.L. Doctorow, Jay McInerney, A.M. Holmes, Marie Brenner, Malachy Read More
Last night at an after-party for a private screening of Step Brothers on the roof of the Empire Hotel, 38-year-old Matthew Settle, who plays the young Brooklyn Dad on Gossip Girl, wanted to bum a cigarette. (He was obliged.)
"Well, Rufus is probably going to run into some trouble with his daughter," he said when Read More
A long-lost short story by Jay McInerney, stolen from the author’s apartment about twenty years ago and recently returned, will be published next week on the Web site FiveChapters.com. The story, entitled "If Wishes Were Porsches," will be serialized over the course of the work week, starting next Monday October 22, with Read More
The mood was festive at last night's townhouse showing/wine tasting/book signing at 310 East 53rd Street.
"Welcome to our home," a woman joked as partygoers sauntered around the 4,000-square-foot property.
Four floors above the midtown after-work happy hour scene, brokers and media types munched on figs with blue cheese and downed wine as Read More
Dana Vachon, the 28-year-old banker turned blogger turned novelist about town, was not wearing socks. Just loafers. A buttery brown leather pair that may or may not have been Gucci and cocooned his feet to reveal just the manliest hint of hair-sprinkled skin. Set against an outfit of cobalt blue jeans, gold-coin cufflinks, and a Read More
Fresh off its lament for the days when Jay McInerney was cool, Gawker.com lashes out at Cindy Adams for her deranged claim that Michael Crichton has a history of writing best-selling books. The devastating kicker:
A column continuing to run long after it’s lost any shred of coherence or even entertainment value? Read More
Gawker.com poses a poignant question this afternoon:
Just out of curiosity, when one becomes a parody of oneself does it happen immediately, or is it a gradual process that occurs so slowly that one fails to notice until it’s too late, at which point one neither cares nor remembers what having even the vaguest Read More
Supporting an anti-gay amendment was a bad idea for Sue Kelly, who incurred the wrath of big-time developer Adam Rose. Manhattan real estate is very political. [Daily News] Why else is New York different than the rest of the universe? Outside, $2.5 million will Read More
Queens school daze [A.R.N.]