Leibner’s the kind of guy who wants to engulf you,” said Regis Philbin. “He’s a huggie.”
Mr. Philbin was speaking on Dec. 5, on live television, during a taping of his early-a.m. Metamucil chug-down with Kelly Ripa. The “huggie” he described is Richard Leibner, the baby-faced paterfamilias of television’s most powerful talent agency, N.S. Bienstock, Read More
Sydney Pollack and the late Philip Johnson.
Last night, roughly 100 people attended the unofficial Tribeca Film Festival screening of Sketches of Frank Gehry, director Sydney Pollack‘s documentary on the famous architect (who also happens to be his friend, too).
Every seat was taken in the DOLBY screening room (formerly Read More
“How much Metamucil does Regis buy?” demanded Kelly Ripa of an audience member who claimed to shop at the same market as Ms. Ripa’s co-host, Regis Philbin, right after a recent Monday morning taping of ABC’s Live with Regis and Kelly. It was a little after 10 a.m., and this sassy piece of dental floss Read More
Act One: A ‘Bump’ in the Road
“One afternoon a few weeks ago, Jennifer Philbin, a writer for ‘The O.C.,’ was driving her BMW in heavy traffic on Wilshire Boulevard, in Los Angeles, when she passed the remnants of an accident. She turned to look and promptly ran into the car in front of her—a 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
Near the end of the first round of NBC’s new game show, Weakest Link , right before the first contestant was made to take the walk of shame, the series’ ramrod-straight host, Anne Robinson, began her first extended bit of contestant torment. Dressed in a black pantsuit topped off with a black leather duster, Ms. Read More
If television is a mirror for the culture that watches it, then New York dreams about money more than other places and it’s more obsessed by the legal system than the rest of the country. Surprisingly, New Yorkers are less enthralled with its onetime hometown hero, David Letterman, than viewers elsewhere, and they would rather Read More