Red Carpet Real Estate
Celebrities—they’re just like us! Okay, not really, but some small aspects of their lives are kind of like some small aspects of our lives, even if these small, overlapping aspects of our lives do not usually involve real estate. Unless, of course, it’s the squalid apartment that the celebrity lived before he or she was a celebrity, like William Shatner’s old, ramshackle house in Hastings-on-Hudson. Mostly, these reminiscences have a strong undertone of “can you believe that someone like me lived in someplace like this?”
And we look around at our own sad, squalid apartments and ask ourselves the same question, but we know the answer to that question which is that no one is surprised you live in a place like this and probably never will be.
“Look who it is: it’s Edwina, the Edwina,” Isaac Mizrahi exclaimed to The Observer this past Saturday, as he approached Edwina von Gal, the designer who, Ross Bleckner told us, “did the landscaping at my house in Sagaponack.”
We were at Cindy Sherman’s new East Hampton home at a benefit for the Azuero Earth Project, the Panama-based ecological nonprofit of which Ms. von Gal is president. It was a cozy beginning-of-the-end to the Hamptons summer season. Guests sat on benches under a white tent to eat empanadas and watch performances by Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed. Children climbed into pendulous bamboo cocoons, stuffed with pillows, that swayed from the trees.
The summer of same-sex weddings! Couples that have used the year since marriage equality was legalized in New York to pick the perfect caterer have included Christine Quinn and fiancée, Thomas Roberts and fiancé–and now pop singer Rufus Wainwright and his love, theater producer Jorn Weisbrodt.
He’s back IN the game–with new producer Mark Ronson. And he sounds strangely… country?
Neptune would have felt right at home at the Riverkeeper’s Fisherman’s Ball at Chelsea Piers-the bar was decorated with giant metal fish and fishermen’s caps, the tables were bedecked with fish-printed needlepoint tablecloth, the windows overlooked the foggy Hudson. It was reminiscent of a down-market Maine rental cabin. Naturally, they served sushi. (Were we at Read More
“I do not own it, Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn own it, yes, yes, we must be very clear about that!” exclaimed Frances Hayward, the silver-haired animal-rights activist and philanthropist who has rented the famous Grey Gardens mansion in East Hampton for twelve years now.
Ms. Hayward was arriving Read More
In the new film The Mystery of Claywoman, about a 500-million-year-old woman/prophet everyone seems to be looking for, Amy Poehler appears in a series of sketches for the film with Debbie Harry as her French lesbian lover who writes a book about Claywoman. The film, which was written and performed by Michael Cavadias Read More
We’ve never seen an opera at the Met. It’s one of those things that has been discussed as a sort of thing-to-do-while-you- live-in-New-York, but since we’ve been here for eleven years, and aren’t going anywhere, what’s the rush? But we’ll admit that we would have been intrigued by the thought of seeing an opera by Read More
DENVER—Wednesday afternoon at the Denver Art Museum, Jennifer Lopez, Capitol File and Viacom honored Marian Wright Edelman for her work with the Children’s Defense Fund. Before the awards presentation began, the Daily Transom spied the singer Rufus Wainwright, wearing a plaid blazer, striped T-shirt and sandals.
"I’m gay and out and proud, but in saying Read More
“It gets a little nutty,” sighed the singer Rufus Wainwright at the 15th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit in Southampton on Saturday, July 26. “When they bring the horse in… there will be a horse. Being auctioned off. So that’ll be fun.”
The evening’s dress code was “decadent chic.” Mr. Wainwright wore a green leopard Read More