“We have a Shakespearean, Elizabethean temper,” Al Pacino informed a seated crowd Monday evening in Central Park. As part of its 50th Anniversary Gala, the Public Theater was honoring Mr. Pacino with an award, in the form of a prop rapier he had once wielded on stage, “I’m a little nervous,” he laughed. “I wish I had water, but I have a sword,”
Good movies with a point of view are as hard to produce as winning lottery tickets. Kathleen Turner has produced one that is vital and amusing and well worth seeing. It’s called The Perfect Family and it’s about a family that is anything but. Easy as a sigh, the accomplished, charismatic and multifaceted actress is also the star. Kudos all around.
Fox has gone bonkers promoting the heck out of this very special House episode … and we are totally on board! In the creepily titled episode “Locked In” (about the even more creepy Locked-In Syndrome), Mos Def guest stars as a man who is trapped inside his body but can’t move or Read More
New York City women who support Barack Obama held a rally at City Hall yesterday, ostensibly to counter the post-Palin storyline of female voters moving to John McCain.
At the end of the rally, I asked some attendees if thought Palin was being treated fairly during the campaign, or if, as Hillary Clinton asserted Read More
When he’s not grilling rocker Jon Bon Jovi, or tooling around Dubai with ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft is often found chatting up the various characters at Café Luxembourg on West 70th Street.
“It’s always been my local,” said Mr. Kroft.
On Sept. 10, owner Lynn Wagenknecht’s longtime celebrity Read More
On Tuesday, July 29, an uptown crowd of socials gathered at Michael’s to celebrate a new book called Party Favors: A Novel of Politics and Greed, about the corrupt ways of Washington, D.C., political fund-raising.
The author, Nicole Sexton, spent 15 years in Washington as a Republican Party fund-raiser working for the likes of former Read More
“I have a broken toe and I walked here—I break them all the time!” said actress Blythe Danner (a.k.a. Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom), wearing not hideous gladiators but daisy-accented sandals with an elegant white pantsuit at Planned Parenthood’s One Million Strong Cocktail Party on Monday, June 3. She said she would be spending the summer with Read More
Actress Kathleen Turner officially joins the ranks of Margaret Seltzer and James Frey today, having admitted through a lawyer that certain parts of her recent memoir are untrue. In the book, published stateside in February as Send Yourself Roses by an imprint of Hachette Book Group USA, Ms. Turner wrote that during the filming of Read More
Want to get up close and personal with actress Kathleen Turner, near enough to feel her, um, body heat? Better start riding the bus. As the director of the off-Broadway revival of Crimes of the Heart, Ms. Turner has had to forfeit her generous Hollywood salary. She now eats out less and takes mass transit, Read More
In The Transom: Mike Leigh and Scott Elliott lunch at Balthazar; Judy Dench, Joan Collins, and Kathleen Turner consider the war in Iraq; When Is a Chair Not a Chair? When it’s at the Studio Museum in Harlem and Peter Norton is buying them. Plus! Our East End Correspondent Taffy Winesap Settles in for Read More