Baby It's Cold Inside
There was a horn of plenty for Shindigger last week, as invite upon invite boasted gastronomic splendors and choice libations—and none disappointed, from savory amuse-bouche at Monday night’s after-party for Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep to a lavish cornucopia at the AIPAD Photography Show’s Wednesday night opening gala at the Park Avenue Armory. But Read More
Given that it was our second evening in a row at Cipriani’s – albeit at the midtown franchise on this occasion – our usual penchant for the venue had been dampened somewhat, and the inclement weather certainly wasn’t helping. But the UNICEF Snowflake Ball managed to turn our well plucked frowns upside down in a glittering evening of philanthropic revelry, with celebrities in a multitude of fields pitching in to lend a hand. The sumptuous menu was designed by revered chefs; the entertainment led by a veritable swing legend, and the auction prizes donated by some of America’s hottest talent. It is fair to say that UNICEF, like the bartenders, got the mix just right.
Katy Perry was the evening’s surprise A-List attendee, swishing through the foyer’s revolving doors in a fishtail dress designed by another of the evening’s guests, Naeem Khan. The couturier’s wife, jewelry designer Ranjana Khan, recently ventured into reality TV land with several appearances on The Real Housewives of New York and was quick to dispel her involvement with any of the cattiness the show has become famed for.
“Being on RHONY was fun, but I didn’t get caught up in the drama,” she told The Observer on the red carpet. “My friend Carole [Radziwill] wanted me to be involved with the last season, and she’s returning for the next one, so I know she might want me to do something again.” Did Mrs. Khan just let an inside secret slip, perchance? Ms. Radziwill is yet to officially confirm her involvement with season six, but you heard it here straight from the jeweler’s mouth. The Observer 1, RHONY 0.
From the NFL to Fox sports to Live! With Kelly–Michael Strahan must have himself a really good publicist. Rumors abounded on TMZ yesterday that the New York Giants defensive end would finally fill the empty chair left vacant by the departure of Regis Philbin last November.
This morning, WABC, a syndicate of the network that produces the morning show, announced that the 6-foot-5 Fox Sports commentator would be offcially joining the 5-foot-3 human percolator on September 4.
Which leaves just one question: Out of all the 59 hosts that ABC has used as rotating guest hosts, why Mr. Strahan, a name that carries far less cachet than say, NY1′s Pat Kiernan, Mario Lopez, Seth Meyers or Alec Baldwin?
Pat Kiernan might not be taking over Regis Philbin’s spot at “Live! With Kelly,” but at least the cultishly-popular NY1 anchor can console himself with the $3.8 million that he just made on the sale of his Upper West Side penthouse, according to city records.
Even if Mr. Kiernan and wife Dawn did set a neighborhood record when they paid $2.05 million for their new house in Williamsburg, the couple will have more than a little extra pocket change from the sale of the four-bedroom co-op at 215 West 75th Street.
Per Roger Friedman’s Showbiz411, Saturday Night Live head writer Seth Meyers is in the lead to replace Regis Philbin on the morning show currently known as Live with Kelly. Kelly Ripa’s other prospective co-hosts are football star Michael Strahan and singer Josh Groban–sorry, Pat Kiernan. All that lobbying for naught! And Read More
Man of the People, Canadian, web entrepreneur, NY1 morning anchor, trivia fiend, and all-around niceguy Pat Kiernan is getting another shot at National Stardom, as the year-long campaign to get Kiernan named as a permanent co-host for Kelly Ripa scores another victory.
This weekend, philanthropic-minded shoppers descended upon Watermill for the fourteenth annual Super Saturday. Guests including Judith Giuliani, Barbara Walters, Kelly Rutherford, Devorah Rose and Di Petroff turned out for the event which benefits the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
The designer garage sale was co-hosted by Donna Karan, Kelly Ripa, Emma Roberts and Ariel Foxman, who Read More
Say it ain’t so, Regis!
Just minutes ago on “Live With Regis and Kelly” you announced that after more than 40 years on television, you will be leaving the air after this year.
“This will be my last year on this show,” you said to your audience this morning, as your perky co-host Read More
“I keep being surprised by how beautiful it is out here,” the actress Edie Falco said as she cooled off inside of the air-conditioned VIP tent at “Super Saturday,” the Brobdingnagian benefit in Water Mill benefitting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund on Saturday, August 1. “I can’t believe I grew up in a place that Read More
No need to channel-surf! Here’s a list of notables on late night tonight. We’ll post each weekday, for your convenience!
The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS, 11:30pm): Queen Latifah; Emma Watson.
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (NBC, 11:35pm): Bob Newhart; musical guest Al Madrigal.
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC, 12:05am): Actor Dane Cook, 6-year-old Read More