Thursday Night Ciné
Big Apple Idolatry
Just when we were sick and tired of cinema screenings and movie premiere parties (Hello nomination-baiting season!), The Cinema Society alongside Dior and Vanity Fair hosted one of its best shindigs yet, at the legendary Indochine restaurant following a showing of the Rust and Bone, Jacques Audiard’s 2012 French-Belgian film, which stars Marion Cotillard and dizzyingly sexy Matthias Schoenaerts.
“I’m gonna need eight glasses of Champagne to lift myself up from that one!” one power publicist bellowed to The Observer over the roaring crowd.
“But Marion Cotillard was just amazing!”
This writer unfortunately missed the screening in order to support wounded U.S. servicemen and women uptown for Stand Up For Heroes event, which featured performances by John Mayer, Roger Waters and Bruce Springsteen.
We were hoping for a sighting and perhaps to bavarder with the Oscar-winner.
“Marion had to immediately catch an international flight,” one social stalwart dutifully informed us. Of course she had plenty of time to pose for the cameras in her Dior couture, flashing her wondrous baby-bump.
- Katy Perry doesn’t want to be just another conquest to John Mayer. Hey lady, now you know how he felt dating Taylor Swift.
Big Apple Idolatry
Taylor Swift, our generation’s kinder, gentler Alanis, has broken her silence about the 2010 song in which she broke her silence about John Mayer. Though the tune “Dear John” alludes to the age difference between the country singer and her elder pop-rock paramour, his bad history in relationships, and, well, his name, Taylor Swift is Read More
The Wee Hours
— Mindy Kaling was spotted pleading with John Mayer to give his expert opinion on her love life at Koi in the Trump SoHo. We can only speculate that his answer involved calling her genitals racist.
John Belushi it wasn’t.
An hour after the weekly 3:30 a.m. text message spread like spitfire across New York, interns and set crew and assistants arrived at Professor Thom’s, a sports bar in the East Village, with outfits assembled and the password for the door on the tips of their tongues. They had heard stories, Read More
Alley Vs Valley
Employees at New York’s buzzmagnet start-up GroupMe are masters of discipline! The company pushed major updates this morning exactly when they said they would, along with a new website that’s straight from the computers on the spaceships of the future.
First, the app. What was yesterday a group text messaging and Read More
West coast blogging platform Posterous started a scrap back in June when it launched a series of tools to help users move their content from “dying platforms” over to Posterous. Included on this list of moribund sites was New York based Tumblr, which has a lot in common with Posterous.
Both sites are Read More
Nights grow cool. Leaves begin to turn. Fall is here and with it comes a shower of random web items, stuff you may want to know even if you don’t want to use it. First and foremost we’re discussing doing something terrible with robots. Then we’ll explore the dark recesses of an artist’s mysterious love-hate Read More
Poor Arianna. Hot-headed musician John Mayer has taken to Tumblr to blast her much-maligned Huffington Post. The singer is mad because the celebrity-gossip arm of the site published a story headlined “Are John Mayer and Jennifer Aniston BACK TOGETHER?” They quote John as saying to a crowd on Sunday, “I believe in second Read More