This past spring, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch announced she was ending her 71-year stint in New York City to move home to Michigan. At 88 years old, the actress claimed she was simply exhausted.
On Monday night, Ms. Stritch found the energy to trek back to the Big Apple for the Stella by Starlight gala Read More
The Eight-Day Week
“Mirella Freni and Pavarotti shared the same wet nurse,” former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said last week at the Eighth Annual Opera News Awards at The Plaza, sharing a bit of opera trivia before giving the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s distinguished achievement award to the supreme Modenese soprano. “Just imagine the Freudian connotations,” hizzoner continued. “Mirella’s Read More
Big Apple Idolatry
Recently P.J. Clarke’s, that very Mad Men-like eatery, shut the doors to its second floor—but just to the common folk. The special people, or rather its loyal customers, received a membership card that grants access to the rarefied sanctum of floor two, known as the Sidecar. The upstairs space is more elegant and thus quiet, Read More
— Mindy Kaling was spotted pleading with John Mayer to give his expert opinion on her love life at Koi in the Trump SoHo. We can only speculate that his answer involved calling her genitals racist.
Liza Minnelli, who played mother figure / love interest “Lucille II” on the late, lamented Fox series Arrested Development, is to return for the show’s Netflix revival, says TV Guide.
Some way to preserve your voice before the summer concert tour! Liza Minnelli was spotted lighting up with a male friend last night at the premiere party for The House of Blue Leaves at Sardi’s. “Ms. Minnelli? I don’t want to interrupt your smoke,” asked a timid publicist, attempting to usher the Oscar-winner Read More
Rielle Hunter kisses and tells… Jay McInerney.
Soho can’t be bothered with “suscpicious packages.”
Liza Minelli, four-time divorcee, covers “Single Ladies.”
A New Yorker cartoonist is on view at a Columbia gallery.
Marc Jacobs gets naked.
Also, naked Fridays Read More
After paying his dues in small clubs and big tours with Liza Minnelli, Johnny Rodgers (spelled with a “d” like Richard Rodgers, not with a “g” like Ginger Rogers and Roy Rogers) has finally landed a well-deserved three-week gig at the Algonquin’s fabled Oak Room. With thatched blond hair and a friendly, aw-shucks Read More
VINCENTE MINNELLI: Hollywood’s Dark Dreamer,
By Emanuel Levy
St. Martin’s, 448 pages, $37.95
The division over Vincente Minnelli has always been between those who believe him to be an underappreciated artist, and those who believe him to be a glorified window dresser. Much of this difference does not truly relate to Minnelli’s films—which, Read More
At Thursday night’s American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) gala at Cipriani, the attendees were all about the cause and less about Fashion Week, which officially kicked off the next day.
Among those present were Liza Minnelli and Donna Karan (both of whom were honored for their work for AIDS research), Kenneth Cole, Anna Read More