Walking up Columbus Avenue on my way to yoga class, I like to scope out flocks of girls with fake-straight locks, sussing out who paid upward of 300 bucks for that combo of powerful chemicals and careful flat-ironing known as “thermal reconditioning.” Somehow, this trend seems more insidious than sporting the handbag or ass-lifting jeans Read More
It felt like a Century City talent show at the Friars Club salute to singer/songwriter Neil (“Breaking Up Is Hard to Do”) Sedaka on the evening of March 31.
The event at the Lighthouse International Conference Center on East 59th Street was M.C.’d by The View ‘s buxom co-host Joy Behar, who killed the audience Read More
“Amanda gone? Nah-not Amanda. Not that girl!” wrote Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief, on McSweeney’s Web site on Tuesday. “Too big-hearted, too bouncy, too funny, too sweet, too goofy, too playful, too smart, too wiser-than-her-years for her to be gone.”
Like Ms. Orlean, much of the New York literary world seemed to be Read More
With Les Misérables scheduled to close on May 18 after 16 years on Broadway, some eagle-eyed observers of the musical find it odd that actor J. Mark McVey-who has played the lead role of Jean Valjean longer than anyone else associated with the New York production-will be departing the play on Feb. 23. They find Read More
Publicist Lizzie Grubman, about to serve her 30-day sentence at Suffolk County jail in Riverhead, N.Y., might want to get her love life sorted out before she checks in.
The Oct. 15 edition of the New York Post ‘s Page Six column reported that Ms. Grubman-who recently pled guilty to charges stemming from the July Read More
When transatlantic friends Zadie Smith and Dave Eggers appeared together for The New Yorker Festival at the New York Quarterly Meeting House in Stuyvesant Square last Friday, the air was buzzing with anticipation. Both best-selling authors published their first books before 30 and made serious money soon after: Mr. Eggers got a reported $2 million Read More
When the New York Post identified publicist Lizzie Grubman’s front-row companion at the Feb. 10 Alice Roi fashion show as her “new love,” they apparently hadn’t checked with his wife.
Ms. Grubman attended the show in a “Love” T-shirt and sat next to a man whom the Post referred to as “a financier named Jeff.” Read More
Tim and Nina Zagat are as sensitive about their reputations as some of the chefs they review.
At the beginning of the year, Food & Wine magazine assigned former New York Times food critic Mimi Sheraton to travel to eight cities where the Zagats publish their popular maroon guidebooks, dine at restaurants in each Read More
They may not realize it yet, but New Yorkers who live or
work in Greenwich Village, Soho or Little Italy have just given up a degree of
independence when it comes to their community board. Community Board 2 has
announced that its new chairwoman will be Aubrey Lees. Ms. Lees also happens to
be a Read More
When Andrew Sasson, the owner of the Jet East nightclub in Southampton, allegedly chauffeured his ex-girlfriend, publicist Lizzie Grubman, from the bloody mess she’d made at Conscience Point to his Bridgehampton house on July 7, he gave his competitors just the opening they needed. For Mr. Sasson may have made Jet East the most lucrative Read More