Just when we thought we could count on some titillating, juicy scandals a la The Real Housewives of Kazakhstan, Maira Nazarbayev, the Plaza filcher, has let us down.
The Plaza has had more international intrigue than a Bond film, so why not a bit more!
The brother of Kazakhstan’s president, Bolat Nazarbayev filed charges against Maira and Daniyar Nazarbayeva, his ex-wife and her son, at the Manhattan Supreme Court to be returned his $20 million dollar plaza condo, plus money damages, the Post reported.
“I’m not dressed like the Kazakh bride,” Sigourney Weaver told The Observer last week.
“I’m wearing Lanvin,” she said in an exaggerated French accent, perhaps a remnant of Fashion Week reverie. Indeed, Ms. Weaver was one of many gowned sophistiquées packed into the main atrium of the Public Library appraising a mannequin clad in traditional Read More
Late last Thursday night, the clock ticking toward midnight under a full Canadian moon, a line made up mostly of young men snaked along Toronto’s Gerrard Street. The hipsters in their hoodies, the awkward computer nerds, the beefy frat-boys were there for the Toronto Film Festival’s “midnight madness” North American premiere of Borat: Cultural Learnings Read More
Earlier this week, I read that the Ali G movie is back in production after a brief hiatus. Director Todd Philips had pulled out of the film; according to rumor, he and the crew started to receive death threats not long after “Borat,” Ali G’s alter ego, sang an offensive version of the national anthem Read More
Jim Wolfensohn came out swinging when he took over the World Bank in 1995. As a scion of the New York investment banking establishment and consigliere to the high and mighty, he seemed to have a decent shot at reforming the World Bank’s sclerotic bureaucracy. But when he trained his sights on official corruption, promising Read More