Red Carpet Real Estate
Kiefer Sutherland’s sumptuous townhouse was such a hit with buyers that even at a 100 percent mark-up, the place barely spent 24 hours on the market. The actor’s home has sold for $17.5 million—a transfer first spotted by The Real Deal—more than twice the $8.25 million that Mr. Sutherland paid for the place back in 2008.
The loopy indulgences of deluded Danish nut Lars von Trier, who recently declared himself a bona fide Nazi in publicity-grabbing world headlines, are no longer called films, they’re considered provocations—shunned by discerning audiences worldwide and embraced by only a small gaggle of clucking, pretentious critics and film festival filmgoers. Melancholia is his latest pile of undiluted drivel, nauseatingly filmed by a wonky hand-held camera and featuring a crazy, mismatched ensemble headed by Kirsten Dunst, who won an acting award in Cannes last year for looking totally catatonic.
Decades ago, a prize was won. Its winners have reveled since in their triumph. In the here and now, though, the victory is revealed to be hollow, and the victors still celebrating it, empty.
This is the crux of That Championship Season, which debuted at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater in 1972, was transferred to Broadway Read More
Once his stint taking over for Larry King starts Jan. 17, Piers Morgan should be as instantly recognizable as any TV personality. But for now, the British host may still need to work on his visibility on this side of the pond.
It was your average celebrity-packed night at the Waverly Inn, and inside Graydon Read More
Monday: Sense and Sensibility
Forget about Bridget Jones’s Diary or Love, Actually (but just for a minute!). This 1995 Ang Lee film is about as satisfying a romantic film as you are going to get, compliments of Jane Austen (natch). There’s the always-fabulous Emma Thompson (who wrote the screenplay) as poor good-girl Elinor Dashwood, Read More
Daily News: These days, a lot of time is spent trying to figure out how to “save” newspapers; can something that prints at a printer and then is delivered to a newsstand hours after the thing is “closed,” to be purchased for money, really be relevant in the 24-hour instant-news cycle? Or something like that. Read More
Daily News: Here are two sentences about something that happened yesterday in Jamaica, Queens: A cow escaped from a slaughterhouse and ran through a residential neighborhood. Police chased it into a backyard where they stunned the animal and then brought in animal control to take the cow away. Actually, here is a third: The cow Read More
New York Post: It’s happened before: Vanity Fair breaks some news, and the New York Post floods the non-Vanity Fair demographic with all the goods. This morning it’s accused Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff’s secretary sounding off on what the guy was like before he got all lethargic and doughy. That apparently happened when the F.B.I. and Read More
The laws of diminished expectations at work: The seventh season of 24 has been relatively free of both logic and tension, but because it is so infinitely better than season six, critics and fans alike have praised its resurgence. Don’t believe them. As we head into the final six episodes of the Read More
PARIS…AS IN FRANCE! YOU KNOW: GAY PAREE! HOLY COW AND BONJOUR SAILOR!—On Friday, Feb. 29, at Bercy Stadium in the 12th Arrondissement, a model in a beautiful gray gown with a two-foot-tall silver tree on her head was walking the runway in Alexander McQueen’s fashion show.
The designer apparently has a bird fetish; there Read More