ALL IN A DAY'S WORK
For actors, 24 hour plays are like the last day of class – the illusion of working remains, but everybody knows it’s just a thinly veiled disguise for goofing off with your friends and wearing fake Mexican mustaches. And at Monday night’s event at the American Airlines Theater, the pranks were in full swing and the faux facial hair put to good use as a host of stars took to the stage to support the Urban Arts program. “This is the most fun you can have with your clothes on that benefits children and is sponsored by Mont Blanc,” joked the charity’s Executive Director Philip Courtney as he stood under the spotlight, eagerly watched by his A-List peers.
Mischief and mishaps undeniably characterized the event, but a wave of hush fell over the audience as student poets Janessa Terry and Canice Munroe performed their work at the show’s opening. Their words had audience members and celebrities alike enthralled, and highlighted the excellent forum provided by Urban Arts in enabling young creatives from underprivileged backgrounds to showcase their talent.
Graydon Carter told a bunch of American Express executives that he created the Waverly Inn for the "non-Sex and the City and nonhedge-fund crowd," and that he oversees the restaurant’s table assignments. Also, he hires people who "walk with purpose." [P6]
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Apparently, an increasingly coherent and aware Britney Spears is upset about her mother Lynne’s forthcoming tell-all, Through the Storm. The book reveals, among other things, that the pop star lost her virginity at 14 and began drinking in middle school, along with embarrassing details about Britney’s many, many crack-ups. No longer content to act as Read More
I’ve interviewed all kinds of people: French artists, astronomers, I.C.M. agents, video-store guys, flier distributors, barmaids, tennis instructors, just about every celebrity I’ve ever wanted to meet except Lou Reed, the mentally ill, Pat Boone, rabbis-but, except for Pia Zadora, I’ve always had trouble with famous actresses. Glenn Close snapped at me. Sharon Stone leveled Read More
I made Broadway history recently. No, I didn’t win the
Pulitzer Prize in drama for Proof ;
that was somebody else. Like a schmuck, I stood in line for two hours to get
tickets to The Producers the day
after it opened to the best reviews since Oedipus
But I was performing Read More
Sex is a very difficult thing to accomplish onstage. I hear
it’s as common as cherry pie backstage, but that’s nothing to do with us.
Onstage sex is tricky. People, after all, are watching.
Voyeurism doesn’t suit the communal activity of theater.
Movies are different; movies are more private. There are dirty movies, no Read More
A year after tying the knot with former soap actress Rachel Miner, teenage thespian Macaulay Culkin and his bride will finally be home alone. The 19-year-old film star–who has been on hiatus since 1994′s Richie Rich , co-starring John Larroquette–recently spent $1.725 million for a full-floor, 5,200-square-foot loft at 704 Broadway, a condo building near Read More