“I’ve been begging for years to be here, and Russell finally invited me to perform,” rejoiced neo-soul recording artist Maxwell at Danny and Russell Simmons’s 14th annual Art for Life benefit last Saturday. “I knew early on that music was for me, and if we can bring that to children, it can change the world,” the Brooklyn native continued, wearing a three-piece suit for the festivities at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton.
Plenty of other stars turned out to support the cause as well, proving once again that the Hamptons is undoubtedly king when it comes to splashy summertime philanthropic events.
“Arts education gives kids an escape from the streets—that’s why I’m here,” explained actor Anthony Anderson, who hosted a Rush Kids auction during the evening. “As a kid, anything that got me in front of an audience was my outlet.”
Two hundred years is a hell of a long time for a nonprofit to have existed, Shindigger thought as we crept into the Pierre hotel on the chilly evening of December 12 to attend the New York City Mission Society’s bicentennial gala. NYCMS had invited an agglomeration of Harlem and uptown notables to the ever-swanky Read More
Star Jones, former co-host of The View, is set to appear on her former show February 22 in order to promote heart health–and to publicly reconvene with the women who fired and replaced her. Among them is Barbara Walters, whom The Observer reported Ms. Jones ran into at a luncheon for Read More
“My second favorite film of all time is Shawshank Redemption,” raved Star Jones, wearing a striped hat and cream dress to Monday’s Mandela Day luncheon at the Pool Room at the Four Seasons, “but I want you to know that I watched The Sum of All Fears for the 14th time last night.” Which is Read More
The Four Seasons Restaurant, modernist shrine of food and power, celebrated its 50th anniversary on Thursday night. It was cold for June, but fortunately the red carpet was made of always-in-season Astroturf. “The red carpet is green,” co-owner Julian Niccolini lamented. “Alex wanted it to be pink.” He was referring to co-owner Alex Read More
Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, Will.I.Am, and Star Jones were among the celebrities who attended Barack Obama‘s victory rally in Chicago’s Grant Park last night. Ms. Winfrey called the win "the greatest experience of [her] lifetime." [US Weekly]
An indignant Tim Robbins spent five hours attempting to vote yesterday after a Read More
Hamptons residents who paid up to $2,500 a plate to hang out with Gwyneth Paltrow at a benefit for the Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue Organization at Steven Klein‘s Bridgehampton farm (read Daily Transom’s account!) were upset when the actress refused to come out of the host’s house for most of the evening. [Read More
Marc Jacobs’ friends tell Page Six that he’s out of control with his boy-chasing and partying ways, afraid he’ll "pull a Halston." [P6]
Donatella Versace wishes Hillary would give up the pants. [P6]
Beyoncé and Jay-Z went out for some cheeseburgers and fries at Pop Burger after Monday’s Read More
Heidi Montag reportedly bailed on the White House Correspondents gala when MSNBC wouldn’t adhere to the demands of her manager and boyfriend Spencer Pratt for first class tickets for the pair, even though only Ms. Montag was invited. [P6]
Padma Lakshmi is apparently cozying up with IMG owner Teddy Forstmann since her Read More
Star Jones’ very public marriage to Al Reynolds is ovah! US Weekly reports that Ms. Jones has filed for divorce from her husband of three and a half years on March 26. Ms. Reynolds told ET that this time around she plans to end the marriage more privately than it began. "I have committed myself Read More