men of manhattan
At the age of 50—after helping to birth professional skateboarding; after hustling orange juice futures and working as a Hollywood stunt man and having his face plastered across Times Square billboards; after dating runway models and Oscar-winning actresses—Steve Olson had himself his first tabloid flare-up. It came in the summer of 2011, as he was strolling through the West Village with his girlfriend, the actress Paz de la Huerta.
The Daily Transom
Lingerie line Agent Provocateur has chosen the face of its Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. You’ll never guess who it is! Yes, it’s Paz de la Huerta, the actress and punch-thrower known for wardrobe malfunctions galore.
Well, not all of those malfunctions are accidents! We were there for the reading of Madame Bovary, Read More
The Daily Transom
It was last March, and Paz de la Huerta found herself — as she often can be — in the Boom Boom Room. It was, at first, just another party. Then a scuffle broke out.
And how the fists flew! Paz had attacked a person named Samantha Swetra, who has played herself in Read More
It was a return to the scene of the crime Monday night for Paz de la Huerta. The starlet has a court date this week for an assault charge stemming from an incident at the Boom Boom Room last Spring. She ventured back to the club last night for a screening after party.
Was she Read More
“What you’re going to see today is equal parts audacious, shocking, um, decadent and wildly entertaining,” announced Lionsgate exec Joe Drake before last night’s screening of The Devil’s Double.
An eclectic audience—including Dame Helen Mirren, designer Cynthia Rowley, actress Zoe Lister Jones, Nicole Murphy accompanied by ex-Giant Michael Strahan, and dynamic duo Ice-T and Coco Read More
These Are The Breaks
Last Friday, The Observer attended the opening of Nose Job, a new collection of scrap meta-based works at Eric Firestone’s gallery in East Hampton. The exhibition was lovely and the rosé was plentiful, but we did spend an more than scant amount of time talking about another event, one that happened in Manhattan earlier that Read More
Growing up in SoHo in the 1980′s and 90′s with your Spanish duke father and women’s rights activist mother may sound perfectly idyllic, but the occasionally acerbic actress Paz de la Huerta says otherwise in an interview in the New York Times Magazine that was published today. “It was like a circus,” she Read More
In what must have been a fit of fanboy indiscretion, Brian Williams signed up to interview the famously cagey Robert De Niro on the actor’s home turf, the Tribeca Film Festival.
Some typical responses from Mr. De Niro: “I’m O.K.” “I am and I’m not.” “No.” “Yeah.” “What?”
Closing the conversation, Mr. Williams Read More
Paz’s problems started with a stiletto.
“Oh I’m sorry…” the endlessly leggy Ms. de la Huerta cooed, or rather warbled, to The Observer. We were standing with her at a Playboy party, under the High Line, and with one shoestrap broken she leaned on us, palms flung around the nape of our neck. She Read More
Fashion Week 2011
At all three parties The Observer attended Saturday night, we heard the usual refrains from the people guarding the door: “You’re wasting your time;” “I can’t help you tonight, sir;” “No” (our personal favorite). We got in anyway, of course.
There were two security guards outside the entrance to the Mondrian Hotel Saturday night for Read More