Celebrities give back
If you still haven’t picked out the perfect stocking stuffer for the guy (or gal!) who has everything, mosey over to CharityBuzz.com, an auction site that is currently offering a holiday-themed assortment of goodies. Its celebrity auctions are particularly spectacular. Who wouldn’t want David Lynch reading their screenplay, or Jennifer Egan to Skype into their book club? (Don’t even get us started on the two-hour date with Academy Award nominee James Cromwell.)
Two shows are departing the Great White Way before the competitive holiday season even begins. Onetime Observer cover girl Kathie Lee Gifford is saying goodbye to her charismatic-Christian-themed passion project Scandalous, which will have played 31 previews and 29 regular performances when it says goodbye on Sunday. It departs this weekend, allowing Ms. Gifford to return her full energies to broadcasting the famously wine-drenched fourth hour of Today each morning.
“I’ve been in this business 45 years, and I’ve done everything but porn,” Kathie Lee Gifford, the co-host of Today’s fourth hour, recently told The Observer over lunch, poking a fork into her onion soup and twisting the cheese around it purposefully.
“I doubt there’ll be an offer anytime soon,” she added with a laugh, Read More
Big Apple Idolatry
– Lindsay Lohan is voting for Mitt Romney, which is probably going to hurt him in the polls even worse than last night’s VP debate.
Rosie O’Donnell loves the little children of Nyack, N.Y. It’s the adults she can live without.
Perhaps it’s a good thing the syndicated talk-show host has put her 1880′s Victorian mansion there up for sale (not enough privacy, according to a recent press report). For on the evening of Oct. 31, Ms. O’Donnell did Read More
Of the many things to be said about the exhibition called Fame After Photography , which Marvin Heiferman and Carole Kismaric have organized for the Museum of Modern Art, the first is this: Fame is neither a work of art in itself nor a survey of works of art by others. It does contain a Read More