Last week, Michael Bloomberg attended a press conference for the 100th episode of Gossip Girl. “I just don’t see how Blair could marry Prince Louis when she’s clearly in love with Chuck,” said the New York mayor, who apparently had nothing bigger on his plate to worry at that moment, such as the allegations of rape made against Greg Kelly, the son of his police Commissioner Ray Kelly, or the NYPD head’s own cameo in an anti-Muslim training video for NYPD recruits.
“I just wish that Nate and Vanessa had been able to work things out … but, again, I’m just a casual fan,” he added.
Sundance Film Festival
Shocking reports out of the Sundance Film Festival indicate that the movies have been overshadowed by celebrity behavior–in this year’s edition, by the collapse of 30 Rock comic Tracy Morgan. The Hollywood Reporter, er, reports that Mr. Morgan collapsed after an awards ceremony honoring him (and other megastars like Kate Bosworth and AnnaLynne McCord). Read More
Joe Zee and his violin were featured in “Posessed,” the Times Sunday Styles feature that gives free, tightly controlled publicity to bold face names with projects to promote (see Rose McGowan, Conan the Barbarian), and Stephen Adly Guirgis, The Motherfucker With The Hat) under the pretense of writing about their favorite objets.
Joe Zee, whose Sundance reality show “All on the Line” starts up again in November, would like to tell us about his violin because it’s a symbol of how he’s good at… everything.
“I was good at everything,” said Mr. Zee. “I was like Tracy Flick, sitting in the front row and raising my hand for everything. English, math — anything with a textbook. I was good at consuming knowledge. And I was great at home ec!”
Kickstarter sent the first crowd-funded film to the Sundance Film Festival this year with Matthew Lessner’s The Woods, about a group of anarchist 20-somethings who abandon civilization and move to the forest.
Kickstarter is primarily a way to raise money, but the platform has become a way to build an engaged audience even before creating Read More
An iPhone app from New York-based GoldRun made just for the Sundance Film Festival plants virtual polar bears around Park City.
Users can take a picture with one of these bears and gain access to some VIP-only events, according to a press release.
GoldRun makes “augmented reality apps” — a generic term that usually refers Read More
Paris Hilton Does Sundance
BY SARA VILKOMERSON
Last night I had my one night out experiencing the craziness that is Main Street in Park City. The entire slushy street was filled with people—think Times Square at rush hour—lining up outside of various parties. As my group approached the after-party Read More
Everywhere we’ve gone so far in Park City has had the buzzy feeling of anticipation of things to come. The Sundance makeover of the quaint ski town (where a ski lift really does come in straight through to the center of town! Seriously! It’s crazy!) is nearly complete: Main Street is chockablock with delivery trucks, Read More
Let it snow! For the next few days, Observer snow bunnies Spencer Morgan and Sara Vilkomerson will be reporting from Sundance—and sending pictures! Look for the coded message in the picture below …