Big Apple Idolatry
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— Oh yeah, Chris Brown and Rihanna are definitely back together. He even dumped his girlfriend the night before going to a Jay-Z concert with his ex. At this point, we just hope for the best for these two, or at least that there’s a good laser tattoo removal place nearby.
— That letter in The New York Times was no coincidence: Jerry Seinfeld is touring in New York again. (For a better letter to the paper, read his 1999 defense of the Upper West Side.)
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld took the time from his busy schedule on this rainy Tuesday afternoon to register a formal complaint with a letter to the editor about Neil Genzlinger’s rant in today’s New York Times. Mr. Genzlinger wrote about the overuse of the word “really” when “delivered with a high-pitched sneer to indicate a contempt so complete that it requires no clarification.”
A note to Neil Genzlinger (“The ‘R’ Word: Really, Really Overused,” Arts pages, Oct. 2):Your Critic’s Notebook column about the overuse of the term “Really?” was so deeply vacuous that I couldn’t help but feel that you have stepped into my area of expertise.
Really, Neil? Really? You’re upset about too many people saying, “Really?”? I mean, really.
On April 24, 1941, Richard Holbrooke was born in Manhattan. And though he spent his last hours yesterday in Washington, D.C. and much of his diplomat’s life crossing borders fighting oppressive rulers tooth-and-nail, he always remained a New Yorker.
And as a testament to that birthright, Holbrooke was a foreign affairs genius who, when he Read More
David Lynch likes to swim in “an ocean of consciousness,” which he was describing to a sold-out crowd at Radio City Music Hall on the evening of Saturday, April 4.
“It is an ocean of infinite intelligence. Creativity. Happiness known as bliss. Infinite universal love. Energy. Dynamic peace,” mused the 63-year-old filmmaker, dressed in a Read More
Trident Media Group C.E.O. and literary agent Daniel Strone oversaw two of the season’s most high-stakes book auctions last week, fielding eye-popping offers from publishers across the city without giving them so much as a proposal for either project. Sarah Silverman’s book, which Mr. Strone sold to HarperCollins on Thursday, went for Read More
Madonna and Alex Rodriguez took seperate helicopters to Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld‘s house in East Hampton. The two couples stayed for four hours before all returning in the same helicopter. [P6]
Ivana Trump has been spending time with 23-year-old Belgian model Marius Rusovici while her new husband, Rossano Rubicondi, films a Read More
Joe Francis called Samantha Ronson "jealous" and "wretched," to which Ms. Ronson responded, "I think he’s one of the more disgusting human beings in the world because of what he does . . . He’s a [bleep]bag." She also recalled a recent run-in when Mr. Francis "said hello to Lindsay [Lohan] and looked over at Read More
Less than a month ago, Microsoft announced that it had tapped comedian Jerry Seinfeld for its "hip" new Windows Vista ads (also featuring Microsoft chairman Bill Gates) that were going to finally stand up to Apple’s wildly popular "I’m a Mac, I’m a PC" commercials. But now, the Wall Street Read More
Microsoft Corp. has retaliated against Apple’s clever, youth-targeted ads by writing a $10 million check to Jerry Seinfeld to appear in its new ad campaign, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The company, whose recent quarterly profit growth has been upstaged by Apple, is hoping that the 54-year-old comedian will help make Read More
Jay-Z and Beyoncé really did get married on Friday! Well, we think. Mary J. Blige supposedly confirmed the news to her fans while performing in North Carolina over the weekend and witnesses have been leaking details to US Weekly and People.com. [NY Daily News]
Socialites coping Read More