In a city of luxurious apartments and coveted addresses, there are a few that rise above the rest. A fabulous apartment with a 100-foot stretch of windows facing Central Park, seven working fireplaces and two balconies might do the trick. Especially if it happens to be in the famed and fabled Dakota.
“I do not own it, Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn own it, yes, yes, we must be very clear about that!” exclaimed Frances Hayward, the silver-haired animal-rights activist and philanthropist who has rented the famous Grey Gardens mansion in East Hampton for twelve years now.
Ms. Hayward was arriving Read More
“Hugh [Jackman] is so at peace with himself—like a John Wayne or a Clint Eastwood—and she’s like electricity. Together, they are such a classic couple. And, well, he is the sexiest man alive!” said Australia director Baz Luhrmann, glancing in the direction of actors Nicole Kidman and Mr. Jackman (who People magazine recently deemed the Read More
Monday: 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90s
Ok, we know it’s a lowbrow suggestion, but over the weekend we caught an hour of Vh1′s 100 Best Songs of the ’90s and remembered the pleasures of the countdown program, and the end of the millennium. Plaid shirts, Baywatch, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Marky Mark: they’ll all be Read More
Last night, at the star-studded National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards gala, held at Cipriani 42nd Street, we asked Lauren Bacall if she thought the W.G.A. strike would have a lasting effect on the film industry.
“Oh, now is really the time to ask a question that will require lengthy Read More
Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Sidney Poitier, Lauren Bacall, Jonathan Demme, Matthew Broderick—none was in attendance last Thursday evening when I visited, “invitation only,” the Dressing Room: A Homegrown Restaurant, the new venture in Westport, Conn., owned by the Newmans and their executive chef, Michel Nischan.
In advance of the formal Read More
What fresh hell is this? In a load of preposterous twaddle called Birth, Nicole Kidman plays a woman who falls in love with a 10-year-old boy who claims to be the reincarnation of her dead husband. Instead of the dramatic impact it’s supposed to make on our damaged and guilt-ridden libidos (at a time when Read More
“How the hell do we get out of this mess?” asked a frazzled Lauren Bacall, who had once sat coolly on Harry S. Truman’s piano and campaigned majestically with Adlai E. Stevenson in the days before New York Democrats had to hide in secret meeting places like the Ziegfeld Theater on 54th Street. Ms. Read More
Of course, any seminar that advertises singer Michael Jackson along with the phrase “Love, Work and Parenting” has got to be an impulse buy. But those who paid up to $65 for tickets to the Feb. 14 panel discussion at Carnegie Hall may be wondering just exactly what’s in store for them.
According to Rabbi Read More
Call me an old killjoy, if you must, but I find I can’t take much more of the Noël Coward 100th-birthday celebrations. They seem to have been going on for a century. Not since the centennial of the birth of Queen Victoria have we known anything like it. Why, Shakespeare himself never had it so Read More