In the rich tradition of Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, and Elton John, Mick Jagger is taking the stage at Rockefeller Center to host and perform on the season finale on May 19. While the finale host is often someone with a big summer movie to promote, Mr. Jagger’s presence ensures that the show will be Read More
Arnold Schwarzenegger is publishing a memoir with Simon & Schuster. Scheduled for publication in October 2012, the tentative title is Total Recall (total cringe.) [NYT]
After his memoir hit bookstores in Britain this morning, Julian Assange accuses his British publisher, Canongate, of “old-fashioned opportunism and duplicity.” His American publisher, Knopf, announced the cancellation of his contract yesterday. [The Bookseller]
The hotel guests at Dream Downtown had suitcases, satchels and children piled up next to the check-in counter, waiting interminably for a chance at a room, and as they did swirls of fashionable men and women speed-walked by without a word or a look—they were headed to the last big event of the week, the after-party for Marc Jacobs and his spring and summer collection. The hotel guests ventured an occasional glace at the well-attired cohort with the mysterious wristbands, striding confidently toward the tucked-away area in the back, but mostly they slouched on pieces of luggage and scratched at purple eyes, unknowing of the scene unfolding out of sight.
We’re liveblogging the Grammys here starting at 6p.m. Keep refreshing this page for updates and observations!
11:23. Arcade Fire wins for The Suburbs. We forgot the cardinal Grammy rule, that the most recent performer always wins! Always (usually). Lady Gaga’s hat shrouds her reaction. “We’re going to go play another song–because we like music,” says Read More
The Battle of Elle: An examination of Nina Garcia and Anne Slowey’s reality TV rivalry. [NYMag]
Project Runway winner and catchphrase machine Christian Siriano is designing a collection for maternity wear line Moody Mamas. It will be called—you guessed it!—Fierce.[The Cut]
Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall’s 16-year-old daughter, Georgia May Read More
SHINE A LIGHT
Running time 120 minutes
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood and others
Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light, featuring the Rolling Stones onstage with their talented friends—including Christina Aguilera, Byrdie Bell, Buddy Guy, Kimberley Magness and Jack White—rattled my old bones to nirvana Read More
We got a press release trumpeting the official reopening of The Plaza’s Grand Ballroom. It’s been "meticulously restored to its 1929 opulence," and had a soft opening last week as the site of a party for Chanel Fine Jewelry.
I got a sneak peak at the Ballroom last month, when it was still undergoing the Read More
Bianca Jagger, who survived several years of marriage to Mick in the 1970′s only to lose him to a Texan, is getting evicted from her rent-stabilized apartment on Park Avenue.
Ms. Jagger’s landlord had sued her, claiming the apartment could not be her primary residence because she was in the United States on a Read More
I’m in Alanis Morissette withdrawal. I got her new CD, Under Rug Swept, when it came out last month, but now I’m in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, with nothing to play it on. I’m here to do long interviews with people on a serious historical subject, but four or five of Alanis’ songs keep playing in my Read More
On the subject of the Clash of Civilizations, consider this. The Rolling Stones played China after censoring five songs (including Brown Sugar and Beast of Burden). Why no hullaballoo over Chinese censorship? The Chinese are just as perplexing and alien as the Arabs (and maybe just as threatening…). Our civilizations are in some profound Read More