In the 70s, Brooklyn-born writer Gary David Goldberg once spent a year hitchhiking around the world with his future wife and his black Labrador Retriever, Ubu. That in and of itself is no small feat, and had it been Mr. Goldberg’s only claim to fame, he probably still could have gotten him a book deal for his memoir–Sit, Ubu, Sit: How I Went from Brooklyn to Hollywood With the Same Woman, the Same Dog and a Lot Less Hair–which was published in 2008.
But Mr. Goldberg managed to make a name for himself in much more than doggie hitchhiking. The Family Ties and Spin City creator, who passed away yesterday in his California home after a battle with brain cancer leaves behind a legacy that also includes that critically acclaimed (but oft forgotten) series <a href="”>Brooklyn Bridge, as well as the John Cusack and Diane Lane rom-com Must Love Dogs. He was 68-years-old.
Michael Pollan’s new book, Cooked, has just been published, and to celebrate, the rangy, brilliant food writer hosted 100 friends at the Morgan Lehmann Gallery underneath the High Line on West 22nd Street. Why there? So that his guests could be surrounded by the stunning paintings of Judith Belzer—his wife—whose electrifying depictions of Read More
Robert Greenblatt, Michael J. Fox
It is a laughing matter: When Michael J. Fox abruptly left his starring role on ABC’s Spin City in 2000, the world was shocked to find out that the actor was suffering from a degenerative brain disorder.
So what better way to mark his return, over a decade later, than with a comedy about a family man with Parkinson’s?
Most glamorous fund-raisers follow a familiar formula: They take place in a swanky setting, serve cataracts of Champagne, invite plenty of celebrity guests to spy on and auction off cool prizes.
The 10th New York City gala fund-raiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s,” certainly Read More
Monday: Gossip Girl
OMFG you guys! It’s the Gossip Girl season-two finale! And sheesh, what a long and crazy ride it has been … hmmm, we can’t really remember a single continuing plot point! But tonight the you-know-what will really hit the fan when Gossip Girl sends out a “scandalous” email as the kids graduate Read More
Monday: Charlie’s Angels
We’ve had Sam Rockwell on the brain since a colleague of ours saw his new movie Moon at Tribeca and came back raving. We love pretty much everything the guy does—remember the Clooney-directed Confessions of a Dangerous Mind?—but his turn as the secret bad guy who romances Drew Barrymore (and dances!) Read More
It’s 2 AM and you awake with a jerk, alone in your fully-lit apartment and still on the couch. On TV, the credits of some movie you’ve already seen a billion times are scrolling by. It feels like rock bottom. And we know, because we’re just like you: single.
Need a movie to keep you Read More
Ryan Reynolds, the actor best known for his role as Scarlett Johansson‘s new husband, is running the New York Marathon this year! In an entry on Huffington Post this morning, he begins by recalling his previous experience as a spectator of the 38-year-old race:
I joined the crowd about a Read More
It would be nice to think that with the release of the new extended cut of Casualties of War, Brian De Palma’s masterpiece and one of the greatest of all American movies, would finally get its due. In 1989, America didn’t want to see another Vietnam movie. Now, mired in Iraq, viewers may see the Read More
Not long ago, a rabbi’s son from New Jersey named David Rosenthal was one of the hottest writers in television. He made millions of dollars and played a key role in the success of sitcoms like Ellen and Spin City . He was young, funny and smart, and important people like Jeffrey Katzenberg loved his Read More